What does it take for a genocide to be officially declared as a “genocide” and widely recognized by different nations as such? During the rise of World War I, in 1915, the Ottoman Empire set a plan to eliminate the Armenian race and portray it as a “threat” to the development of the Turkish nation. Over the course of just 3 years, this plan annihilated over 3/4 of the Armenian population in the Empire, or 1.5 million individuals. This devastating historical event might sound familiar, because just a few decades later the most large-scaled genocide in the history of humankind conducted by the Nazis took the lives of around 6 million Jews and over 10 million civilians from the countries conquered by Germany at the time of World War II. Today,
The Holocaust was the massacre of 11 millions people by the Nazis, six millions of them were Jews. The original meaning of “holocaust” in Greek is “sacrifice by fire,” so the Nazis planned massacre of the Jews. The Hebrew word "Shoah," which means "misery, destroy, or waste," is also used for mass murder. The Nazis used "the Final Solution" to mention their plan of murdering Jewish people. After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were.
Till the other line dispered into the gas chambers. They were now sent to though the gates to their new living conditions. They surfed through disease, malnourishment, and plenty more unspeakable things for years. Mila became ill and was transported to the sick barrack because she was no longer able to work. Bronia did not want her the go there alone even though she was not sick she still went with.
The Nazi Party was founded in 1919 and shortly after, Hitler became the leader in 1921. Adolf Hitler’s goal was to purify the German race. The holocaust includes dehumanization, organization, polarization. The Holocaust ruined the lives of so many innocent people as well as leaving a horrific dent in history by being the worst genocide in the world. The victims of the holocaust were taken to the concentration camps by train.
“ You don 't need religion to have morals. If you can 't determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy not religion.”- unknown. Night by Elie Wiesel, during World War II, in Germany and Poland, Jewish people taken to concentration camps and forced to do labor. They were tortured and murdered even children.His book Night Elie Wiesel explore several themes of the Holocaust including dehumanization loss of Rights and lots of Hope. The Jews have lost their rights by having to give up their things to being told how to live their lives and even losing themselves.
Hitler had a harsh opinion of Jews that turned his hate into an obsession. Many historians believe that the reasons behind his anti-Semitism prove that he was an insane man who blamed Jews for all the evil in the world. Hitler’s belief led to the Holocaust that killed millions of people after World War I. One of the biggest theory of why Hitler hated Jews, was because he believed them to be the cause of Germany’s loss in WWI. Hitler believes Jews were behind the ultimate victory of the Allies.
Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them. “Germany's problems are all caused by the Jews.”, Hitler would say. He believed that Jews started World War I. He also thought that they started Great Depression. People led on to believe him.
The Nuremberg laws had caused the Jews to feel isolated from society and had affected them in various ways. “Adolf Hitler announced the Nuremberg Laws on September 15, 1995” (“ Nuremberg Laws”). This was when the laws were released and when everything had changed for the Jewish people. Also, when these laws were released it had also caused the Jewish people to feel defenseless because they had gotten their freedom and rights stolen from them. These law basically helped the Germans overpower the Jewish people.
This event was similar to slavery with the Native Americans when they were held against their will when the white men was taking over. The holocaust with the jews is an example of hatred and genocide . I believe the holocaust is one of the worst event that happen to mankind history because of the nuremberg laws,propaganda,and anti-semitism There is a lot of things the germans did to make the jews suffer.
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.
Seeing as men were allowed one condom, that they were expected to wash and reuse, STD’s were a causality. I also found out that women were repeatedly injected with a chemical labeled "606" to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. The chemical 606 also destroyed the fertility of many women. Strictly under watch, the comfort women had very little chance of escape, and those who tried were either beaten or killed in horrendous ways to deter other women from trying. When a girl infected several men with a disease, a hot iron bar was placed over her vagina to "sterilize" her; when another girl tried to run away, she was drawn and quartered in front of the other comfort women as
Many women would sell themselves for food or the ability to write letters to their loved ones (Chalmers page 188). Klein made an agreement like this, but instead of sexual favors, she traded her mother’s diamond and pearl necklace for poison. “ In October 1942, for example, five women were taken a party in his (Fritz Bartenschlager) apartment, where they were ordered to serve guests nude and were ultimately raped by them and then murdered the next day” (Chalmers page 192). Numerous camps would rape women before they were supposed to die. Many more prisoners were physically abused.
Yesterday morning Mumtaz found her hanging from the rafters” (McCormick 152). The little girl could not take the psychological pressure that was brought upon her, and so she gave her own life to avoid it. This shows that the sex trafficking industry can mentally break people, and the ones who get out alive from the brothels are usually traumatized for the rest of their lives. After finally being freed, “Some girls who are trafficked choose to remain prostitutes for life because their home villages will not accept them” (Ruffins). This is also shown in the book Sold, with Monica not being accepted back to her village after returning.
“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.
Over the years of 1933-1945 over a million people were killed due to the Holocaust and more than half of them were Jewish. January 20, 1942 there was a meeting called the Wannsee Conference held by Nazi officials and attended by government ministers to discuss the problem of the European Jews. Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Main Security Office was in charge of the meeting. Before this meeting there had been major events that occurred all over Europe causing the Jewish race to become belittled in most of Europe. Adolf Hitler preached that the Jews were not the same as them and Germany needed to remove them from their country and the surrounds areas.