Similar to the first World War, World War II was a dispute between powers and or countries and involved the death of million of civilians and militants of those disputing countries.There are many events that have made World War II significant and i will show you in this essay.
In the 20th century, World War II began and caused many deaths everywhere in Europe, The war was fought between many countries that formed two different alliances: the Allies and the Axis. One of the leaders from the Axis power, Adolf Hitler, hated the Jews. He believed that the Aryan race was the master race of the people. All who were not considered as Aryan race was discriminated and hated in Germany. Jewish people were victim of the abuse that they received from the "Superior" Aryan race, they were sent towards concentration camp and were treated harshly and killed in cold blood, simply because of their religion, this was called the holocaust. Only a small amount of Jews survived the holocaust, a lot of stories from Jews who had suffered through the horror of concentration camp had surfaced and revealed the horror that they experienced, one of this Jews that spoke up is Joseph Sher.
This article talks about how researchers began to document about all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and the killing factories of the Nazis throughout Europe that has shocked scholars about the history of the Holocaust. During the reign of Hitler’s brutality from 1933 to 1945 researchers have cataloged 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany. The documented camps included “killing centers” and thousands of forced labor camps. In the forced labored camps, prisoners manufactured war supplies, prisoner-of-war camps, and sites named “care” centers, where pregnant woman were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth. Women were
Imagine the world as you know it is no longer. The plain scentless air is now the stench of burned human flesh. You’re torn from your family not knowing their fate. You are no longer free to roam earth but now trapped in a torturous cage with the only escape being death. For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
During the Holocaust, Jews were robbed of their identities and their humanity in countless ways. The Holocaust was conducted like an experiment about how many ways a person could be dehumanized, then killed. It is hard to understand how people could do such horrific and inhumane things to other humans. It doesn't seem humanly possible to put innocent human beings through such terrible physical and emotional pain. The Nazis deprived concentration camp inmates of their natural human rights, and of any other humanity they had left in them.
The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58). All of this led to the gigantic catastrophe called the Holocaust. The
The problem of evil has been a major concern in the human race with various attempts being made to reconcile the belief in God with the existence of evil in this world. The Christian conception of God as supremely good and powerful has made the problem of evil to be very difficult simply because such a being will make the world a better place than it is by preventing evil from causing pain and suffering to humanity. Both Christianity and Judaism face a great challenge to solve the issue of evil and its existence because of the impact of evil that the holocaust caused on millions of people. Scholars have devoted their time to account for the horrifying events that took place during the holocaust by examining different theodicy
The average German worker had supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party because both Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party had appealed to what the average German workers had wanted. After World War I, Germany had experienced a hyperinflation as a result of all the war reparations. The entire German population had become crazed as they were trying to make money in order to purchase food and other basic necessities. The middle class, or the average Germans, had lost their entire life savings as the value of the German mark had decreased to the point that it was literally nothing. The German mark had become just worthless paper. “They had to sell their most precious belongings for ten [million] inflated marks to buy a bit of food or an absolutely necessary coat…”(Document
Jews that lived during the Holocaust were robbed and deprived of their God given rights and humanity.. They slowly lost hope, faith, family, and the reason you keep living. Elie Wiesel realizes he has to let go of his family to survive when the doctor says, “In this place there is no such thing as father, brother, friend”(110). This is dehumanizing because people are born needing a family to depend on and once they lose something as simple as that, they fall into a pit of negative emotions. Thousands of people lost their family members during the holocaust and the Germans had absolutely so sympathy towards them. The Nazis continued their torment by killing large groups of people in small, confined areas. This is supported by a Jew among Wiesel when he said, “we can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse”(31).
During World War II, the Jewish people were treated like objects rather than people by their Nazi captors. The Nazi’s view of the Jews was not a good one. They weren’t viewed as human anymore.
Of all the evil that ever took place in the world one that is very well know is the Holocaust. It was one of the cruelest and dehumanizing things that ever took place in the world. It was a way to not only torture the Jews but to destroy them mentally and physically. Merriam Webster defines "Holocaust" as a sacrifice consumed by fire. Germans thought of themselves as naturally superior towards the Jews whom they considered naturally
My historical perspective changed drastically with this fact because Jewish people were so isolated compared to people from different religions to the point where they were told where to live and the area they lived in was in a highly poor condition. Jewish people were most likely treated so harshly because they were blamed for all the issues that arose in Germany which is completely racist and illogical. This fact angered me so much because people during the 1940s were so blinded by their rage towards Jewish people that they did inhuman things to them as a form of revenge. I would be hurt, irritated, and heartbroken if I were a Jew who was forced to live in Ghettos. I might’ve even reached the point where I would be questioning my existence just like Eliezer did because I’d be utterly hopeless. I am very grateful that many changes have been made to the law system and treatment of people because if events like the Holocaust continued, humanity would be
In the 1940’s, Jewish people were captured and thrown into concentration camps against their will. Jews spent years completing hard labor and saw things that will never escape their memories. People were gassed, tortured, and some were even thrown into fires alive. During the war in Germany, over 6 million Jews were murdered by Nazi’s due to their religion. Discrimination has been a huge problem for hundreds of years and it continues to spread each and every day. People are beginning to spread awareness of this topic and certain cultures have joined together to create peace. Discrimination is a world-wide issue that we can take down with awareness and a kind, open heart.
Eleven million innocent people gone in the blink of an eye. The Holocaust was a toxic time period in which millions of Europeans lost their lives due to the belief that Anglo-Saxons were “racially superior”. This twelve yearlong misery began once a man named Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. Jews were the main group targeted because they were believed to have caused all economic problems but, they were not the only ones. Homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Romans, and people who were disabled were all some of the groups targeted during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was deadly and brutal for the millions of people who had to endure the concentration camps and face terror from the Nazis.
As we are educated about the Holocaust, one usually focuses on how the Jewish were brutally treated and murdered. They were put through hell for their religion and were blamed for endless things. Since we’re continously learning