Stretcher bearers carry a wounded soldier during the Battle of the Somme. [LCID: 2453747]
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World War I

World War I (1914–18) marked the first great international conflict of the twentieth century. The trauma of the war would profoundly shape the attitudes and actions of both leaders and ordinary people during the Holocaust. The impact of the conflict and its divisive peace would echo in the decades to come, giving rise to a second world war and genocide committed under its cover.

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How and why was the Holocaust possible?