Every night, Dr. Eugene Lazowski attended to the medical needs of the ghetto residents, but this was not fulfilling enough for Dr. Lazowski. He desired to do something more to save the Jewish population. After discussing his ambition of saving the Jewish community with Dr. Stanislav Matulewicz, Dr. Matulewicz shared a pivotal medical discovery. If a human was injected with a dead strain of typhus, he or she would test positive for the disease without experiencing the disease itself. The Germans were extremely fearful of an outbreak of typhus and because of its epidemic nature, they would not transfer anyone with typhus to a concentration camp.
During World War II, Hitler and his Nazis ruled Germany declaring Jews and various other races inferior. Afterwards, all Jews in Germany were rounded up and sent to different concentration camps all throughout Germany. Most people sent to the camps were gassed; however, some were experimented on for the Nazi’s own gain. There were terrible, traumatizing experiments that took place on these camps, horrible experiences for all victims. The gruesome experiments that took place during the Holocaust are abhorrent because the experiments they performed, the procedure of the tests, and the ethical conflicts that these despicable tests left behind.
The prisoners in the Holocaust were tormented and treated so cruelly, and the acts so inhumane, that bystanders had to resist, help, and fight back against the Nazis even if the consequences were death. The people that resisted weren 't just in the camps (Meir Berliner), but also outside the camps (Sophie Scholl), and people even hid Jews in their homes in Poland (Zegota). Sophie Scholl, who was an anti-nazi, helped to spread the information about the Holocaust . Scholl and her group made leaflets and passed them around secretly to encourage the people to resist passively against Nazis. “...the leaflet warned [the citizens] that Hitler was leading Germany into the abyss...” (Sophie Scholl Paragraph 12).
The Holocaust was a time in which millions of people were persecuted and mistreated: people banned together and stood up against prejudice and discrimination by actively and passively opposing the Germans. Citizens that actively resisted used violence and force to directly attacked the Nazis in attempt to save their life. Those that prefered, prepared to resist passively by not using physical brutality, but instead continued their daily lives out of the sight of the Nazis. In “The Diary of Anne Frank,” we see how Meip, a Dutch Citizen resisted the Germans passively, by hiding the Frank family and four other Jewish families in a secret annex above Anne’s father 's business premise during World War Two. They resisted without risking anybody’s life, yet still maintained their Jewish culture and beliefs.
But the main reason to why we should completely abolish stereotyping above all other propaganda manipulation techniques is what I stated before, it has a brainwashing effect on human minds. The existence of manipulation through stereotyping and the acceptance of it has made it to be untouchable by the mind, however the mind itself is undeniably touched. We could say these old advertisements are historical and should not be touched, though, we should consider the effect it has on our children, the day they learn about how human kind low-mindedly accepts this foul use of thoughts. How come that we rational, loving people have these suppressed feelings towards others with differences? We cannot deny the existence of these feelings, but this does not imply our immorality, this implies poor social surroundings.
“The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.
The Holocaust: The Persecution of the Jews On January 30, 1933 – May 8, 1945, Due to the Nazi 's need to demonstrate their "God-like power". The holocaust is known as one of the most gruesome parts about World War II, the reason for that is because of the Nazi 's, only seeing the Jews as parasites needing to be exterminated, due to their racist and anti-Semitic ideology. On January 30, 1933, Hitler assumed power as chancellor of Germany. He presided over a cabinet in which Nazi minister was still in the minority. On February 27, 1933, Reichstag building was set on fire, it housed to the German parliament.
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.
Hitler implemented harsh policies that led to World War II and the mass murders of Jews. Jews and other groups that were considered a “threat to the German race” to the Nazi party were forced to hide from the worlds eyes. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “in recent years, there has been an increase in antisemitism in the form of hate speech, violence, and denial and distortion of the Holocaust”. These types of
1. Vocabulary: (for all 6 Documents) • Kristallnacht: Occurred from November 9 to November 10, 1938. Nazis and Nazi supporters in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed Jews. Also known as “Night of Broken Glass.” • Partisans: a strong supporter of a person, group, or cause. • Antisemitism: discrimination, hostility, or prejudice against Jews • Appeasement: the policy of consenting to the demands of a potentially hostile country to maintain peace.
At this camp the prisoners were made up of people who opposed the new regime and could cause problems down the road for Hitler?s plan. The Jewish people who owned local shops and businesses slowly lost business because no one wanted to be seen giving business to the hated race.? The Law of Reestablishment of the Professional Civil Service was enacted and this stated Jews with public jobs are to be dismissed. Continuing with giving Jews no rights or place in society is the burning of books that were written by Jewish authors. This took place in public to show how serious the Nazi party was about humiliating and denying any rights to the Jewish population.
Many incidents having religious or ethnic motivators, the idea of the Jewish race became one of the Nazi’s justifications for their genocide. Maus happens to give us a good look at one of the most important events in history: the Holocaust. After World War 2 hostility towards jews began to die down. The creation of the state of israel was a result of the Holocaust, and has given many jews a place to go after World War 2. Throughout history Jews have been persecuted and treated unfairly.