The Holocaust: Not “Why” But “For What”? We can’t explain “why” the Holocaust occurred. It is inexplicable. But we can possibly answer “for what” it happened. How the Jewish people moved from surviving to thriving. Dedicated to the memory of the six million. Share Tweet Write a comment: CommentName Email Website Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.