The Third Reich

The Third Reich was the Nazi regime led by Adolf Hitler in Germany from 1933 to 1945. The name "Third Reich" refers to a supposed third empire in German history, following the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire.

The Third Reich is known for its aggressive territorial expansion, through military conquests and annexation of neighboring countries. It is also known for its persecution and genocide of minority groups, particularly Jews, as well as others such as Romani people, homosexuals, people with disabilities, and political opponents. The Third Reich is also responsible for the initiation of World War II, which resulted in the deaths of millions of civilians and military personnel.

Hitler and many of his top officials were also responsible for implementing policies that led to the Holocaust, the systematic extermination of six million Jews and millions of others deemed undesirable by the regime.

The Third Reich was defeated by the Allied powers in 1945, and its leaders were subsequently brought to trial in the Nuremberg Trials. Hitler committed suicide in April of that year, and the remaining leaders were sentenced to death or imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity.