The Holocaust is generally said to have taken place from the time that Adolf Hitler was elected as Chancellor on January 30, 1933, to the conclusion of World War II, on May 8, 1945. This time period marks the discrimination and persecution of Jewish people and other minorities.
The Holocaust was a genocide that was ordered by Adolf Hitler. At the time, Hitler ran the Nazi Party and established the Nazi military regime. Jewish people were killed in many different ways and, by the end of the Holocaust, over 6 million Jews had died as a result of Hitler's persecution. Overall, the Nazis were responsible for the deaths of over 11 million people.