Many people are advocates for humane human rights, Pope John Paul being one of them. The holocaust was not humane. More than 11 million people were killed during the holocaust, six million of them being jews and 1.1 million of them being children(online). As a child, Pope John Paul remembers neighbors and friends being taken away to camps(online). Pope John Paul II’s speech is an inspiring piece of writing, and moves the reader through repetition, quotes from the bible, and personal experiences to show the person receiving this that he understood what the people were going through.
While in power Hitler created concentration camps to contain Jews and people not of German background. These camps “initially held around 45,000 prisoners” or “undesirable elements of German society, such as Jews, criminals, and homosexuals” (Wikipedia). Many people agreed that what Hitler was doing was righteous and true. Many people even joined in the massacre of the Jews. They believed that all the evil that was happening to the Jews,
Elie Wiesel The holocaust, killed more than 6 million Jewish people just for being Jewish. Elie Wiesel was one of the lucky few to survive the holocaust. I’m going to explain what His life was like as a child, what his life was like as he was in the death camps, and what his life was like after the war was over and he was free again. Elie Wiesel became famous for writing about his experiences in the death camps. Elies childhood was not perfect.
It wouldn’t matter what so ever, if your family was jewish, you were jewish in the Nazis eyes. Sadly it was true that if you had any connection to a jewish person you were getting sent to a concentration camp.1. Most people were not mistaken for Jews, but even when the did it was a few, most Christians , Jehovah Witnesses and other religions were thrown into concentration camps because they did not believe what Nazis were doing and what Hitler believed in. The ones that fought the most angered Hitler and he decided to backfire on all of them.2.” speaking of the targets he liked to go for - unarmed civilians”.”Innocent victims: A machine gunner aboard a German He 111 bomber flies over a Polish city in September 1939. In one recorded conversation Nazi airmen are heard boasting about targeting women with prams” This is just
The Nuremberg Trial was formed a year after the holocaust. There were many camps and facilitates for the displaced people formed. The word ‘genocide’ was brought into existence in order to describe the crimes against humanity as an international crime, and used by the nations to prevent and punish. After the holocaust, there were some courageous Jews that saved others, but most of them were bystanders. In the Holocaust Museum, they highlight the activities of French village, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon.
If those facts are not enough to support the horrible killings upon the Jewish community and other minority groups, there are the stories of individuals that survived the unspeakable ordeal. Their stories match up with the confessions of Nazi soldiers. Reinhold Hanning, now 94 years old, was an Auschwitz guard and apologized in a trial in Germany for participating on the mass killings at the concentration camps. He said, “No one in my family knew that I was active at Auschwitz” (qtd. in Oltermann).
Relate this massacre a lot to the Holocaust. To not only inform the readers it is also honorable to those who have lost their lives in brutality done to them over land, Greed, and Selfishness. Just like the Holocaust, many died because of one human beings power. Racism plays a role in this as well; Holocaust was not the first time many people’s lives have been in danger. Hochschild brings this to an attention by writing this book.
The world witnessed one of the greatest tragedies in history during the 1930s- The Holocaust. As students of history, our knowledge of the Jews begins from how Hitler mercilessly massacred around six million Jews under the Nazi regime and onwards. Yet, we fail to look at what had been of the Jews before the Holocaust. ‘The Story the Jews’ brings to us the unheard legacy of the Jews from a time long before. Rarely, do we come across writers who go into the depth of a topic while still maintaining the simplicity of the writing style.
Hardly Human About 200,000 people that passed through the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust managed to survive. However, that number pales in comparison to the 2.1 to 4 million people slaughtered in that very same camp. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, became one of the seemingly lucky survivors of this horrifying genocide. In this novel, Elie describes the agony he went through while going from one concentration camp to the next attempting to escape death. During the Holocaust, the Nazi’s treated their prisoners as vermin that they needed to immediately dispose of.
Looking at the Holocaust, there is a very small amount of disagreement about who developed the concentration camps or what created the deaths of about 6 million Jews. The Holocaust is definitely the best commonly known case of religious oppression. But during my fact-finding I figured out that the oppression of the Jews expanded much further than directly singling out the full population of a specific religion. Alternatively, Hitler categorized the Jewish as a people, and used his influential power to completely eradicate the entire race.