The Holocaust refers to the systematic destruction of 6 million Jews during World War II by the Nazi War Machine. The depths that mankind reached during World War II were unfathomable. It became crystal clear to the whole world what the Nazis in Germany did to the Jewish people. Our understanding of the nature of anti-semitism has changed forever. Six Million Jews from all over Europe and North Africa were killed - systematically - in death camps. The Nazi war machine never let up with killing Jews. Even when the war was essentially lost, the killing continued to the bitter end. The depths of racism that Hitler succeeded in bringing out among the German masses is what enabled him to kill so many Jews.