In one of their first real experiences to the German soldiers they were forced to wait for hours while the German ss counted every Jewish citizen. In the story Ellie says at one point “ we were put in cattle cars 100 to a car” the people barely had space to breath in such tight space cramped against 100 other skinny people. They would wait in their own waste till they reach their next location throwing any dead out into the snow with no berial along the way. The respect in general really shows the lack of compassion from the Nazi. One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being.
Almost all Japanese Americans were punished and held accountable for the actions of a small group. Many of the camps didn’t provide the proper care for the families they were holding, when they could have remained home living their normal life. Lastly, many Japanese Americans were forced to accept racism as the ‘new norm’ which is inhumane. Imprisoning thousands of Japanese and disciplining them for the actions of a small group, is inappropriate and unfair. Due to the internment camps, many family members were lost and many families were torn apart.
People are not good at heart Anne Frank famously said that “In spite of everything, I still truly believe that people are really good at heart”. But could this important figure in our history be perhaps wrong? In the sad truth, yes, people are not generally good at heart because people can be very selfish , people can have strong beliefs, friends can hurt one another, and people can do bad things in the midst of crisis. Why people are not wonderful at heart is that people can be extremely selfish. For example, this January, a boy named”....Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life”(https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/health/ohio-suicide-cluster/index.html).
People may feel this was if someone was hurting them (or something) and even if they told them to stop, they would continue harassing them (bullying). People may say that teriorst or criminals are not good at heart because they have done something hurtful or rough. In a story under the article People are truly good at heart? Sadly,no, It reported “In 2006, terrorist plotted to destroy as many as 10 planes flying from London to North America.” This is an argument that I would disagree with these people should not be looked at as objects because they have feelings to and probably have families that really care about them. It is classified that without feelings, we would not be considered ‘humans’.
As well as the fact that many Japanese held dual citizenship, meaning they were able to travel freely throughout both America and Japan. This worried many officials, leading to the suspicion that Japanese-Americans had been conspiring against the United States from under their very noses, thinking that perhaps maybe the enemy lie in the very grounds of which they slept. Furthermore leading to the legalization of Executive order 9066 by the Supreme Court. It has been pointed out that Japanese-Americans had been singled out and punished due to the fact that they were the only ones among the axis nations that had attacked the United States. Even though no record records that any Japanese-Americans ever rebelled against the United States, during that time no one could be sure, (Point/Counterpoint: The Japanese-American
They were told, “be killed or work.” The Germans dehumanized Jews by calling them a number instead of their God given names. “I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” (Wiesel pg 42) Edicts were made, one which being every Jewish person had to wear the yellow star to be marked and separated from other races. In the very beginning of the Holocaust, the Jews were told they could take one sack of personal belongings with them, but their sacks never even left the ghetto’s of where they lived. The Jews were forced to have their haircut, then their heads shaved.
Dehumanization The Nazi’s dehumanized the Jews with the Nuremburg laws. Such as Jews can’t marry or have a sexual relationship with a German. Jews were stripped away from their human rights. Making Jewish people dig trenches to actual put the people that the Nazi had killed in the trenches or it would be their deathbed. Organization Mass killing of the Jews.
The Jews were considered “bloodsuckers” and “parasites”, and they were too different genetically, physically, and spiritually (Bareth, Karl and Alfred Vogel). The Nazis built camps for both groups and made it their priority to kill as many individuals from each group as they could. The primary difference between the disabled Germans and the Jews was that the disabled Germans were first only subjected to sterilization, while the Jews were murdered. In the beginning, the disabled Germans were sterilized in order to prevent them having children and passing down the less valuable traits ("Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933)." The Nazis transferred to mass murder when parents of disabled German children asked for euthanasia instead of sterilization (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”).
Jews were not allowed to watch movies, attend theaters or any other forms of entertainment in Germany(Frank,1947). The tennis courts, hockey fields, swimming pools or any other athletic fields was banned from Jews using it (Frank, 1947). Jews were banned from going for rowing which is the sport or pastime of propelling a boat by means of oars (Frank, 1947). Any athletic activity in public was banned Jews from taking part (Frank, 1947). Jews were not allowed to sit in their those of their friends place or gardens after 8:00 P.M. Jews were banned to visit Christians in their home(Frank,1947).
Those people the Germans felt represented both a genetic and a financial burden on German society and the state as well. Anti-Semitism was the hatred of Jews. This was act was mostly portrayed by the Nazis as they ordered anti-Jewish boycotts, staged book burnings, and enacted anti-Jewish legislation. in 1935, the Nuremberg Laws defined the Jews by race and seperated people of "Aryans" and