Elie Wiesel's Persecution Of People During The Holocaust

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“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them,” said Elie Wiesel. The Holocaust took place during 1933 to 1945 primarily in Germany and Poland, but later spread to other areas of Europe. The Holocaust was deemed the persecution of millions of races, consisting mostly of Jewish families. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party, and executed millions of people because he did not agree with their beliefs and the way their leaders ran the country. Hitler took power of Germany in 1933 after persuading the citizens he could bring Germany back up after World War I. Hitler forced millions of families into concentration camps. “The term concentration camp refers to a camp…show more content…
Hitler did not like the different races of citizens because of their leaders. He created a plan called the ‘Final Solution’ to target a certain population and execute them because of their political and religious beliefs. “After coming to power in 1933, Germany’s Nazi Party implemented a highly organized strategy of persecution, murder, and genocide aimed at ethnically “purifying” Germany, a plan Hitler called the “Final Solution”. Six million Jews and five million Slavs, Roma, disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and political and religious dissidents were killed during the Holocaust” (The Holocaust). It states that Hitler created the Final Solution plan to cleanse up Germany because he did not like different races and religions of the people living there. The Germans passed the Nuremberg Laws which took away Jewish rights and citizenship in Germany. The laws also limited them to certain kinds of work they could do. “After Hitler became chancellor of Germany, the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany became increasingly harsh. It began nationwide with a boycott of Jewish businesses. Then antisemitism was legalized in the Nuremberg laws. These laws stripped jews of their economic, social, and human rights”(Byers). This quote states that once Hitler became the leader of Germany he started to execute Jewish population. Adolf Hitler was a very heartless man, killing millions of civilians at concentration…show more content…
Approximately six million Jewish civilians were killed during the Holocaust. If the laborers were not following the authorities rules, they would be gassed in a chamber or receive a brutal treatment. The most common execution was gassing the laborers. Millions of people died from hunger because they were not fed very much. “After they had suffered torture, degradation, and humiliation inflicted on them by their tormentors to break them down, to rob them of the last shred of human dignity, and to deprive them of any strength to resist and perhaps of any desire to live”(Williams). This quote states that if the laborers were disobedient they would get punished in front of everyone. The Holocaust came to an end once the Nazi Party surrendered. Allies rushed into Germany and were faced with a horrific sight. “The Allied troops were met with a horrible sight when they arrived in the extermination- and concentration camps in 1945: piles of dead bodies, human remains, and ashes. The survivors in the concentration camps were barely alive. The prisoners suffered from starvation and disease – and many thousands died in the first months after the liberation” (The Aftermath), it states that the concentration camps were littered with bodies and debris. Most of bodies remained unidentified because of the vast amount of people that were killed. Thousands of the laborers were able to escape the
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