In Poland and Eastern Europe, a system of mechanized murder was instituted, with staging areas and detention centers, like Auschwitz, to hold people en route to be killed in special death camps, like Treblinka. The nazis both experimented with the most efficient methods of killing, and the social aspects, of how to control crowds of people who were on their way to be murdered. They also used slave labor from these camps to further their imperial ends, and were ideologically committed to murder. This framework was the result of a group of men conspiring to find some illicit solution to an “alien problem” and to consolidate their political power. It resulted in the total destruction of the Jewish civilization in Poland, which had been growing for 800 years, and was the very top center of Jewish learning in the world. Judaism has very much fallen apart because of this. It also resulted in the creation of the state of Israel, in 1948, as a home for the Jewish refugees. If not for the Holocaust, and the guilt of Europe, the UN would not have championed its establishment. This is one reason that some people in the region are Holocaust deniers — since the one followed the other.
The fort of Kumbalgarh gets its name after Rana Kumbha, one of the greatest rulers of Mewar, known for his valor and heroism. The fort was built in the 15th century and is located in Rajsamand district of present day Rajasthan, nestled in the Aravalli hills. Second to Chittorgarh, this was the most valued fort in Mewar due to its great strategic importance. The great Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap was born in this fort, and it took a good 15 years to build. During the medieval period Kumbhalgarh was a refuge for Rajput rulers during battle, one of them being Prince Udai who hid here as a child when Chittorgarh was besieged in 1535. Rana Kumbha understood the value of a defensive network of forts that would protect Mewar from invasions and also provide a refuge for the rulers. He was credited with constructing around 32 forts in the Mewar region, and Kumbhalgarh remains his greatest achievement. Built at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level, Kumbhalgarh remained one of the most impregnable forts ever, withstanding even the combined forces of Akbar, Rana Mansingh of Amber, and Raja Udaisingh of Marwar. The construction of the fort began in 1443, and legend goes that initially, the walls crumbled as soon as the sun set. A spiritual guru advised Kumbha that only a voluntary human sacrifice could remove the curse on it. He advised that a temple should be built on the spot where the head fell, while the fort should be built at where the body fell. For a long time no one came forward, until one soldier volunteered to do so, and today the main gate of the fortress Hanuman Pol contains a shrine in memory of the sacrifice.