May 31, 2016
DSCR celebrates Holocaust Days of Remembrance
RICHMOND, Va. —
Holocaust is a Greek word meaning "sacrifice by fire." According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, District of Columbia, the Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.