The Second World War was the most terrible conflict the world has seen. Many nations, including China, felt the effects of this conflict. But probably the single defining feature of this heartless battle between good and evil was the Holocaust. The Holocaust refers to the Nazi attempt to destroy the entire Jewish people of Europe. Over six million Jews were exterminated, including 1.5 million children. By the end of that war, of the nine million Jews in Europe, only three million remained, including those who escaped overseas. Entire civilizations had been destroyed. By the end of this systematic campaign to destroy an entire people, some one third of all Jews on earth had been murdered.
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