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The Holocaust, also known as Shoah, refers to the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews, as a program of systematic state-sponsored killing by Nazi Germany, while under the leadership of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, taking place in Nazi Germany and in German occupied territories during World War II. Others who were victims of mass murder by the Nazis include the Romani, people with disabilities, homosexuals, and others.

 

 

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