It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
Historical revisionists only look at the evidence that supports their claims, while ignoring the whole of the evidence that could possibly discredit their beliefs. I am going to restrict my research to a few basic claims and try to identify how each claim is based on belief or feelings rather than scientific evidence. First the claim that the number of bodies cremated was not mathematically possible at the killing centers, and concentration camps. However, like all great systematic endeavors, they usually have small beginnings that lead to ambitious feats. The Nazi efforts did not begin with the mass genocide of Jews, that was just their end game.
When people were active so many lives were lost. In the text, “Resistance During the Holocaust,” it states that “However, the risk of resisting Nazi policies were grave; often an act of resistance by one person would mean the death of many others” (paragraph 5). If all Jews would have fought who knows where we could be today. Maybe they would have won their fight but many more lives would have been lost, but maybe no one would even know they fought. However, some may say that writing and keeping records may have never seen the light of day.
Many consider bystanders to be as guilty as perpetrators for not doing or saying anything in a time of crisis. Such was the case for the Holocaust. Bystanders during the Holocaust consisted of the civilians and countries who chose to distance themselves from what was really happening, instead choosing to justify the situation, or just not think of it. Many people rationalized, that the idea of self preservation was much more important than sacrificing oneself for the greater good. People also held a sense of indifference towards the suffering of the Jewish people.
The Nuremberg laws were a huge part of the holocaust because it did one bad thing which basically made hate legal. They did this by changing the laws so punishing the jews can be done legally. When Nuremberg laws were in place hate became more frequent. Hate was really common and a very used action used against the jews. The Nuremberg laws banned Jews from having any contact with Germans.
Though what he says is naive, it points out the barbarity of the German attitude toward the Jews. If an uneducated child could be puzzled by this, then how could learned adults allow such a thing? Through Bruno’s comment, John Boyne conveys the corruptness of the German leaders during the Holocaust, an idea that the movie does not relay to the watcher nearly as well. The book impels the reader to think deeper about the horrors of the Holocaust, and all this ties into the true theme of the
We all know that Jewish people were the main targets in the Holocaust, but not many people know that other groups and races. Some groups that were killed are but not limited to: disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, Roma Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Polish People and people of African descent. While Jewish people should be recognized for their struggles, so should every other group. Disabled People Hitler didn’t want to have any disabled people in Nazi Germany. He thought that they were too much work and overall useless to society.
This demonstrates Stevens’s defensiveness against the notion that Darlington’s life could have ever been shameful, since he immediately dismisses this idea instead of proving it wrong. Furthermore, Stevens trivializes one of Darlington’s worst actions, stating that it is “salacious nonsense . . . to claim that Lord Darlington was anti-Semitic” (Ishiguro 137), despite Darlington having ordered Stevens to fire two Jewish housemaids on the basis of their ethnicity alone.
Muslims are also to blame for bringing terrorism to America and have gained so much power that they put fear in the citizens of victimized countries (Moore 1). The measure that criminals go to commit hate crimes is just devastating and harsh. These kinds of violence cause harm and strike fear in people not only in London but also places hearing of these horrific events. Nobody wants to be harassed or attacked for something that certain individuals in their culture did, and be stereotyped as that one