Lastly, the lack of U.S. intervention can be seen in documents five and six. These documents discuss John McCloy’s unreasonable reasons for not interfering and ways that McCloy and the U.S. government could have interfered earlier. These documents prove that despite all of the reasons that the U.S. government came up with, the Holocaust should have and could have been smaller and shorter than it was. If the U.S. had interfered earlier, more lives could have been saved and the effect on these prisoners could have been less
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Nazi guards alive during the Holocaust? Former Nazis to this day are still being prosecuted, but should they really be? Nazi guards should not be put into jail anymore for many reasons. First, Nazi guards wouldn’t have been able to stop the massacre from happening. When they signed up to become Nazis, they didn’t actually know what was going on, and when they got there, if they were to testify against the killing, they would have just been shot.
According to the article “Resistance During The Holocaust”, “ In approximately 100 ghettos… underground organizations were formed. The purpose of such organizations was to wage armed struggle, that is, to...escape from the ghetto. The reason to actively resist is to escape from a place because passively resisting isn’t going to do anything to help you. Some people may say that peace can deal with anything but if your in a ghetto and you want to get out passively resisting isn’t going to intimidate anyone and is more likely to get you killed. So for this reason actively resisting is the better idea.
In the book The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom, the reader journeys through the events that unfolded during the holocaust from the perspective of a Catholic. Corrie Ten Boom may not have fallen victim to the Germans, but she certainly didn 't agree with how the Germans were treating the Jews. Despite it being against the law, the Ten Boom family decided to lie in order to maintain the Jews safety. In this case it is simply to lie in because they are lying for the greater good of saving lives. When people make decisions they weigh the pros and cons, so when it came to the time where Corrie made her decision, she knew the good most definitely outweighed the evil.
Not only that, but the interview also mentions how bombing specific railways had failed to immobilize the Germans, so the Allies believed it futile. Moreover, Bauer comments that bombing gas chambers in camps would have been difficult for them. Nevertheless, it was the Allied armies that liberated the camps and
“ I must accentuate that I personally don’t have anything personally against them. It’s true that I view the Jews as enemies of Germany.” If you don’t have anything against the victims of the Holocaust, especially the Jews then why even bother hurting them in the first place. The Jews didn’t do anything to you. You don’t have the right to hurt them anyways. Although anti-semitism plays a huge role in this, you don’t really have any reason other than hate to hurt the Jews.
I was flabbergasted when Riis was talking to a police officer after taking one of his pictures and causing a fire to start in the tenement: the officer said, “Why don’t you know that’s the Dirty Spoon? It caught fire six times last winter, but it wouldn’t burn. The dirt was so thick on the walls it smothered the fire” (pg. 211). I cannot imagine the filth these poor people were living in for fire to be extinguished by only dirt from the flammable walls, especially since buildings had very few, if any, codes to be met during this time.
However, Britain and the United States did not want to take in Jews after escaping Germany. Once the United States was aware that 's when Peter Bergson advertised what was happening through newspapers. This forced Roosevelt to create a government agency to devise ways to rescue European Jewry and the United States reacted. “The establishment of the board did not resolve all the problems blocking American rescue efforts. For example, the War Department repeatedly refused to bomb Nazi concentration camps or the railroads leading to them”(Berman).
Bystanders during this dreadful disaster did not stand up against the Nazis and their collaborators. This action of silence encouraged more people to follow, which lead to Hitler and the Nazi Party’s rise to power without having to face formidable opposition. Following the Nazi Party’s rise to power, the Holocaust began to take form. Fueled by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic beliefs under Adolf Hitler’s rule,
The Holocaust, a moment in the history of fear, survival, hiding, and death. A time of one of the most feared actions taking place globally, World War II. Many people believe that the Holocaust did not exist, but it was very, very, real indeed. The Holocaust is the most unforgettable event that all survivors could not remove from their mind, it was used as an extermination process for Jews(Allen 6). Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9).
The conditions in the boxcars that Jews rode into concentration camps is hard to imagine. When the nazis wanted to transport loads of Jews to concentration camps, they didn 't know how to do it, their solution was old boxcars. They took old, beat up boxcars and jammed hundreds of Jews in there with nothing to survive. This was the start of the US being involved in another war, but not soon enough. The fact that any Jewish people survived is crazy, and here 's why.
The U.S. refused put the liberating of the concentration and death camps in the forefront of their priorities and instead refused to help at all. When the War Refugee Board asked the Secretary of War to help the camps by bombing the gas chambers, crematoria or even the railway to the camps, the U.S. came up with an excuse that “such [a] doubtful efficacy would not warrant the use of our resources”. The U.S. did not help not because they didn’t have the resources but because they didn’t get any gain from trying to save thousands of lives. The Holocaust is considered one of the worst mass crimes in human history. The U.S. should have done so much more in an effort to try and stop the atrocities that where happening and yet they did not.
“Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” -Hitler. These words spoken by Hitler were the end of Jews. But I bet you didn’t know that he wasn 't the main reason the Holocaust happened. The Top SS Officers, The Allies and Hitler were the reasons the Holocaust happened. “ Dr. Mengele, the notorious Dr. Mengele.
Some believe that the Nuremberg Trials brought justice to the victims of the war. The trials did acknowledge the Holocaust, but they were never able to bring righteousness to the victims (Rubenstein). The Boston Globe said in 2015, "It is true that the International Military Tribunal, the first and most widely remembered trial at Nuremberg, focused on the crime of aggression and was not specifically intended to cover the mass murder of the Jews, what we have come to call the Holocaust" (Rubenstein). The main point of the first trial was to bring justness to the Holocaust victims and survivors. The trial acknowledged the events of the Holocaust and condemned 14 defendants to death (Keleher 1139).