He killed for power
By Beckey Arnold – Argus Observer
Sunday, April 15, 2007 1:09 AM PDT

Between 1939 and 1945, the Nazis methodically killed somewhere between 11 and 14 million people — including about 6 million Jews — in concentration camps, ghettos and mass executions.

It is a result of ignorance and hate and is referred to as the Holocaust.

“Learning about the Holocaust is very important to teach tolerance in groups,” Geoffrey Giles, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, said. “It allows us to see prejudice and stereotypes in harmful ways — it can be built upon.”

Giles said that although the Jews were a main target during the Holocaust, it wasn’t that way until Germany invaded surrounding countries.

“There were only about a half million Jews in Germany,” he said. “There were equally important groups to consider — the mentally handicapped began the euthanasia campaign.”