The major reason why the Holocaust happened was because the Nazis decided to create the Final Solution, also known as the Final Solution to the Jewish Question. This plan was Nazi Germany’s solution to their perceived Jewish problem. The Nazis were anti-Semitic and blamed the Jews for the political and economic problems that affected Germany during the 1920’s and 30’s. They also wanted to eradicate other unwanted populations of people, such as the mentally disabled and Gypsies.
During World War II, the Nazis created this plan to get rid of the Jewish population for good, which meant killing them in mass numbers. At the Wannsee Conference in 1942, top Nazi officials met to plan how to build concentration camps in Poland that were designed to exterminate the Jews. As you may know, the Nazis, particularly Adolf Hitler, believed that the Jews were inferior because of their different beliefs and practices. They were used as scapegoats for all of Germany’s problems. Also, Hitler believed in the purity of the Aryan race and wanted only strong, able-bodied Germanic people to live in Germany and the rest of Europe.