Compare And Contrast The Trail Of Tears Vs Holocaust

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The devastation of many souls: The Holocaust vs. The Trail of Tears Maggie Helms English II Ms. Autumn Farless, Ed.S. Maggie Helms English II Ms. Autumn Farless, Ed.S. The devastation of many souls: The Holocaust vs. The Trail of Tears “The intent was to keep that history buried. And I think something like that has happened over and again, symbolically” (“Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears”1). This was the goal of Delores McQuinn, a politician whose goal is to shed light on alternate history, particularly, the Trail of Tears. Often students study events like this and the Holocaust, without ever really understanding the details of the events that helped shape history...by tearing people apart. "I was afraid of this thing, …show more content…

During the Holocaust the people that suffered in this time period were the jews with the exception only if they had blonde hair and blue eyes and during the Trial of Tears this was based around the Native Americans. Both the Native Americans and Jews suffered beatings if they did not obey and also their family would suffer from something they did or didn’t listen to. In the Holocaust “Survivors and Victims any persons, Jewish or non-Jewish, who were displaced, persecuted, or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic, social, and political policies of the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.” (https://www.ushmm.org/remember/the-holocaust-survivors-and-victims-resource-center/survivors-and-victims) These people were not only Jewish but also elderly, sick, dissenters, and also handicapped women, men, and children. Hitler did this because he was building an army and anyone who was sick or elderly or handicap was not going to be put in the army he was creating because they were weak and with weak people came a weak army, which he couldn’t have.The Trail of Tears victims consisted of Native Americans only. This is because the Native Americans had very important land that had gold on it them not knowing of course. But when you are a Native American you are handed down from …show more content…

“The first major law to curtail the rights of Jewish citizens was the "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" of April 7, 1933, according to which Jewish and "politically unreliable" civil servants and employees were to be excluded from state service.” (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005681) This law was a kind of regulation used to exclude Jews from organizations, professions, and other aspects of public life. To break it down the Jews couldn’t come to anything they were outcasts and if one Jew walk into somewhere that was not allowed the got stared down and nobody in the whole would talk to the Jew almost like he/she was a germ. The second major law was the loss of homes for the Jews. The Nazis would come in two-three at time to tell the Jews they had five-ten minutes to gather as much stuff as they could then they would come in and get them to take the to their “new home” meaning the concentration camps or the ghettos. If they did not listen they would barge into the house and beat them or drag them out of the house till they finally just accepted that they were going with the soldiers no matter what. Many Jews would go to random people's house that they didn’t know and knock on the door asking the family to hide them in their house in their basement. For the people

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