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The Holocaust began in the 1930s when Hitler started controlling and discriminating against Jews, Romanies and several other ethnic groups. It intensified after the outbreak of the war in 1939.

It was stopped in 1945 when the Allies moved through Germany and Poland at the end of World War II.

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It is generally accepted that the Holocaust was the intentional destruction (extermination) of Europe's Jews.

This did not start until 1941. But yes, the Holocaust did happen during World War Two.

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No. The cause of World War 2 in Europe was German expansion by military force (aggression), not its treatment of Jews or dissidents. (Similarly, the cause of World War 2 in Asia and the Pacific was Japanese aggression).

Even though Nazi Germany began arresting political prisoners and forcing many "un-desireables" into concentration camps the Germans did not begin exterminating them until after WW2 began. Even after the war began, Germany kept the holocaust a secret to the outside world. As the truth began to leak out, many people did not believe it---most people had no clue until the truth was revealed by the news after the war and during the Nuremberg war crime trials.
The holocaust did not start World War 2, no one knew about the holocaust until the war was over.

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When World War 2 started in 1939 the Holocaust in the sense of systematic mass killings of Jews hadn't even begun.

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The Holocaust took place during World War 2 and using the 'cloak' of the war, but the two are not the same thing. German conquests in World War 2, especially in Eastern Europe (Poland, the Soviet Union) and the Balkans greatly increased the number of Jews under Nazi control, and so increased the Nazis' self-inflicted "Jewish question [problem]". However, the two were separate. Germany fought in order to expand - not because they were in global hot pursuit of the Jews. Similarly, not one of the Allies went to war against Germany in order to save Jews. (There is an awful lot of nonsense circulating about this, as if the US went to war in order to save the Jews: the US went to war against Germany because Germany declared war on the US). To cap it all, the Allies did not take reports about the Holocaust seriously till 1944. The motives for the Holocaust remain a matter of debate among historians. Please see the related question.

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WWII.

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