The holocaust was the worst genocide ever realized on earth, it left millions of victims
Thousands of people know of her story, and shall it be known that prejudice and discrimination
The Holocaust was a long tragedy that started in 1933 and lasted until 1945. During this time, millions of Jews were taken from their homes by German soldiers and moved to concentration camps. There many of the Jews were separated from their families tortured, and killed. Even though this was a hard time to live through there were some heroes who tried to save the Jews by hiding them or even making them fake passports to get away. One of the heroes was Sofka Skipwith who got fake paperwork from the French to help the Jews escape.
Wracked with terrorism, climate change, poverty, and a plethora of social justice issues such as racism, sexism, and heteronormativity, our world today is desperately in need of more empathy. A person is empathetic if they are able to vicariously experience another’s thoughts or emotions; empathy gives a person the ability to identify with a situation without having to experience it first hand. Genocide is, typically, what first comes to mind when one ponders the history of Jewish people. Residing in the historically Jewish district of Paris, however, is a museum dedicated not to the trials and suffering of the Jews, but instead to their art and history; it is a place that celebrates what it means to be Jewish rather than highlighting their past tragedies. Dedicating monuments or museums to horrific events or oppressed groups of people can make people more empathetic by giving them a background to identify with, or a face to match to a name. In a perfect world, people would care about the well being of each other without needing to personally identify with them, but also in this perfect world there would be a surplus of empathy.
Wacks notes , “If you are still skeptical about the value of Holocaust education and remembrance, consider this. Study of the Holocaust has helped many people confront their own prejudices. This is the first step in combating discrimination,” (Tarnar Wacks 14). Whether you agree or not you can’t argue with the past. What has happened has happened and all we can do is learn from our mistakes and strive to prevent
The Holocaust was a destruction of many people. There were some people who were resistant against the holocaust. Such as Oskar Schindler who may have just been one person but made a huge difference by saving a thousand people. These heroic people saved many lives and made a great change.
Imagine if you were a kid that was unable to leave an awful place they called a camp, who had lost all of your possessions, including your own mother and father. What else can they take? They wished there was someone on this earth, caring enough to take tortured children and put them into a home away from evil Nazi’s. Well there is, and it’s called the OSE. Let’s begin by comparing the OSE to moral courage and how they display how much courage humans really have. In fact we will see how it relates back to the very terrible holocaust. Finally, by examining how the OSE is still an astounding example of moral courage, playing a huge role in the holocaust, and how it has had such an impact on my life it is clear that the OSE organization showed tremendous moral courage throughout World War 2.
Imagine the world as you know it is no longer. The plain scentless air is now the stench of burned human flesh. You’re torn from your family not knowing their fate. You are no longer free to roam earth but now trapped in a torturous cage with the only escape being death. For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
During the Holocaust, many people suffered from the despicable actions of others. These actions were influenced by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic views of people. The result of such actions were the deaths of millions during the Holocaust, a devastating genocide aimed to eliminate Jews. In this tragic event, people, both initiators and bystanders, played major roles that allowed the Holocaust to continue. Bystanders during this dreadful disaster did not stand up against the Nazis and their collaborators. This action of silence encouraged more people to follow, which lead to Hitler and the Nazi Party’s rise to power without having to face formidable opposition. Following the Nazi Party’s rise to power, the Holocaust began to take form. Fueled by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic beliefs under Adolf Hitler’s rule,
During the Holocaust, Jews were robbed of their identities and their humanity in countless ways. The Holocaust was conducted like an experiment about how many ways a person could be dehumanized, then killed. It is hard to understand how people could do such horrific and inhumane things to other humans. It doesn't seem humanly possible to put innocent human beings through such terrible physical and emotional pain. The Nazis deprived concentration camp inmates of their natural human rights, and of any other humanity they had left in them.
Despite all the terrible things that jews faced I believe their is still humanity in this world. Humanity is described as being selfless and helping others and I truly believe we still have people that are like this. A wartime hero during the holocaust was a man named Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg helped save over an estimated 100,000 people from the Nazis by issuing fake passports and housing jews. This was a pure act of humanity and compassion. Raoul didn 't care if he would be punished or killed but instead made a selfless act to help another person. There were many cases just like this one and i think it really just shows that we still have humanity. Because of people like Raoul I believe we will always have light and not fall completely into
People need to study these sad stories so that they learn from the mistakes of others. To many the study of the Holocaust is too dark or dreary, but what many don’t realize is that when you study it, it benefits you in a way. It causes you to gain a better understanding of the good and bad in the world. “The complex issues that accompany a study of the Holocaust encourage students to think critically about important issues and values not only within the historical context of the Holocaust, but also in contemporary society” (Why Study). Besides the personal gain, you are looking into the life of someone just like you. You are learning about their likes, their dislike, their beliefs, their wants, and you begin to realize that they were just a normal human being. “I should like someone to remember that there once lived a person named David Berger.” (Why Study). Humans have a responsibility to continue studying history. “We must continue to ask questions about the past, even when doing so—especially when doing so—challenges our understanding of how something unfolded” (Rubenstein). People need to show respect to those effected, and they need to ask questions so that their stories are never
The Holocaust was a traumatic and horrendous time for those who suffered and perished. Learning and talking about the Holocaust to this day, is very hard to believe that it ever happened because of the cruel acts that were done to innocent people. Throughout the Holocaust, many people didn’t agree of what Hitler was doing and they decided to take a stand and take action. The resistance groups made a huge difference in the Holocaust to make a change. These people risked their lives for others that were in desperate need of survival. In particular, a woman from Poland named Irena Sendler impacted thousands and thousands of children's lives.
The Holocaust was the worst thing to ever take place in history. Many people lost their faith, their family, young children lost their innocence, and many, young and old, lost their life. These weren’t the only things that got lost during the war; many lost their mind as well. Whether it was losing your family or for hunger these people suffered a great deal.
When considering exhibitions of the immigrant experience in the United States, the Eldridge Street Museum and Synagogue, as well as the Tenement Museum, hold a unique and exemplary collection and site concerning the history of Jewish Immigration. Though both are museums within blocks of each other in New York City’s Lower East Side, and serve as a site of preserved cultural heritage, they respectively offer a very unique exposé on early Jewish life and immigration, while synergizing narratives with other ethnic and religious groups. Through dialogues, tours, and cross-cultural events with the surrounding communities, these museums have consolidated their place as a “New York Museum”, as opposed to simply a “Jewish Museum. In addition to