The Holocaust The word holocaust means a sacrificial offering that is completely burned. Jews, mentally disabled, gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, communists and other political opponents Estimated = 11 million people were killed including the Jews (6 million)
THE US - Response “The Manhattan Project” Began in 1942
The Atomic Bomb Manhattan Project scientists successfully exploded the first atomic bomb on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki On Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic weapon was exploded about 1,800 feet over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. (Little Boy) 70,000 People Died On August 9, a Trinity-type weapon 1,800 feet above Nagasaki. (Fat Man) 40,000 People Died