Reaction Paper About Racism In History

864 Words4 Pages
A Look at Racism in History and Its Development

During my childhood, I’ve read many books and articles on racism since it was a current problem in my country – and still is. There were (and still are) conflicts between Turkish people and Kurdish people, Turkish people and Greek people, and these problems have caused many deaths in the last 20-25 years. At the time, I was too young to understand what was happening and why there was a cold war between us and them. As I grew up, I’ve noticed that what caused these conflicts and the deaths of thousands of soldiers was nothing more than a “We’re the better race” fight; started by politicians, but fought by citizens. I believe that is one of the many reasons why racism is such a big problem in my mind, not because I have to deal with it myself, but also because how the labels people put on each other can end so many people’s lives. That is why I want to focus on this
…show more content…
It had all started when the Nazi Party came to power in 1933, and Adolf Hitler became the prime minister of Germany; the first concentration camp was set up in Dachau in the same year with 200 Communist inmates (“History of the Holocaust – Timeline”). What caused the conflict was the belief of the German race being the superior race, and that was what the Nazi Party supported. In their minds, they were trying to create the ideal Germany in their heads with the perfect race of pure Germans; blue eyed, blonde, and white. As they tried to reach their goals of a perfect country, they turned many people’s live into living hell. Reportedly, the Germans killed “nearly two out of every three European Jews” (“Introduction to the Holocaust”), the estimated number is 6,000,000. The total death toll is as follows, taken from “The Holocaust Death Toll” article on Telegraph

    More about Reaction Paper About Racism In History

      Open Document