Holocaust Discriminatory Effects

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The discrimination against any group or organization occuring to is brings a lot of importance to the Holocaust. This is because if people can look back on a real life example displaying how discriminatory laws can lead to genocide, like the discrimination against Jews lead to the Holocaust, they would be able to realised that these discriminatory laws today need to be prevented and stopped. Otherwise, a holocaust against any of these previously mentioned groups could materialize. Moreover, the Holocaust ended up having multiple, universal effects on the victims. Similarly, to a much lesser degree, the Holocaust had an effect on the indifferent people that were unknowing of the true occurrences inside the Jewish concentration camps. When…show more content…
The psychological effects included some sort of denial in the form of psychic numbing, derealization, or depersonalization. The senses of the victims became heightened after living on the alert for any danger in the conditions of the camp. One of the ways that the survivors of the Holocaust dealt with the horrors they faced in the Holocaust was by believing that they would eventually be reunited with their families, unfortunately, once the survivors left, most of them realised that their families and friends did not survive. Marriages and recreating families was very common after the victim's liberation, it was seen as a victory against the Nazi’s and the children were usually all named after family and friend that did not survive. In the U.S, the survivors were met by negative reactions because the bystanders felt guilty that they couldn't do any thin, and in turn, felt that the victims were blaming them. This led to most survivors remaining silent, feeling even more isolated and on their own. In 1961, a syndrome was finally defined as Survivors Syndrome. Survivors presented itself in symptoms involving thoughts of death, nightmares, panic attacks, and various other psychosomatic symptoms. Survivors Syndrome can be shortly defined by Dr. Joel E. Dimsdale as, “A survivor is one who has encountered, been exposed to, or witnessed death,…show more content…
There has been a substantial amount of evidence to prove that the Allies, regardless of the fact that they knew what was happening, did not, and even refused to, act. For instance, in an interview with Professor Yehuda Bauer(Director of the International Center for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem), Amos Goldberg(Interviewer) asks the question, “‘Why wasn’t that done?.’” in regards to why the Allies didn’t attempt to help the Jews, if only just a little, when they found out about it. Bauer responds by saying, “‘There were a number of reasons. There was an element of antisemitism, especially of course in the foreign offices of the two Western powers... the Allies were afraid that if their struggle were in some way identified with the rescue of Jewish people, they would be accused by their own home constituency of fighting for the Jews and not for themselves.’” Therefore, even the Allies were guilty of acting on Anti-Semitic views. 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
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