“Why dwell upon the study of the Holocaust when history is loaded with other tragedies? Because the Holocaust was unique. This is not to say that other tragedies were less horrible, only that the Holocaust was different and should not be compared and trivialized,” the author noted (Tarnor Wacks 9). A mere 71 years ago a defining feature of world history took place, in concentration camps across Eastern and Western Europe. 6 million Jews were ripped out of their homes and ultimately murdered. It is imperative that we remember the Holocaust because the magnitude of this tragedy is astronomical and shouldn’t be forgotten.
Taking the lives of 6 million Jews alone, the Holocaust is one of , if not the, greatest tragedies in history. It is completely deranged that at one point in time, millions of people stood by and supported Adolf Hitler. Adolf was a man who stored so much hatred towards Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, etc., that he found it acceptable to kill them through mass shootings, gassings, and Nazi camps. Other times called ‘concentration camps,’ the mere idea of Nazi camps was purely wicked. Disease, forced labor, starvation, and murder are only a few things that were incorporated into these camps. During this time, Jews (and every other group affected) were absolutely dehumanized. Once they arrived to these camps, typically through compact trains, they were not only stripped of the few items they had brought, but were stripped of their names, families and friends, usual lives, and any dignity or hope they had once had.
However, there is a theory that the horrific events commonly called the Holocaust is a hoax concocted by the Jews for the purpose of profiting off of museums, books, and movies that portray the events; that six million deaths are an exaggerated number, and that the events didn’t actually happen the way the world was told. The theory goes on to say that the concentration camps existed, but also that the Jews were not killed for the sake of wiping out their entire ethnic group, or that their suffering was as great as history claims. While the Holocaust may not have been a hoax concocted by the Jews for the sake of profit, evidence suggests that the events, as they were presented to us, are not the exact account of what took place during World War
Holocaust Revisionists: Disbelief in Genocide through Gas Chambers There are numerous events that have occurred in history, they have been documented and analyzed. Most of these events are taught in schools all around the world. But, the one event that still causes much conflict amongst those who are educated on the topic, the Holocaust; an event that has forever changed the lives of some and will continue to impact others throughout their life. The Holocaust has caused conflict between those who agree with the occurrence and those who feel that it is merely a myth.
Survivor 's Guilt Imagine surviving the Holocaust while millions of other people have perished. Dying people from left to right. You honestly wanted to help them, however you could not. Would you feel the guilt that you were alive while the person next to you did not? Even if you had the chance, would you even have saved them?
They are generally motivated by hatred of Jews and build on the claim that the Holocaust was invented or exaggerated by Jews as part of a plot to advance Jewish interests.” (Holocaust Denial and Distortion). There are truly people who think this way and believe the Jews were just using this “fake” story to help themselves. People need to see and understand what the jews went through, because we can’t just let that slide as if it were nothing, something like this needs to be seen, no matter how gruesome. It needs to be seen and spread, until there is absolutely no denying what happened.
I listened to “The Night in Question 2015”. This episode discussed the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and proposed the following question: “Even if the assassination is supported by facts, why are people choosing to deny it?”. I can’t relate to this episode, but I know of people that can. There are people around the world that deny the Holocaust. When I was reciting blessings in front of the Holocaust Memorial on Holocaust Remembrance Day, there were deniers who shouted out anti Israel slogans and protested against the Holocaust.
Many people do not think of the Holocaust as 12 appalling years full of unforgettable tragedies. The Holocaust is not normally spoken about every day, but the amount of pain and terror during those eventful years should not be abandoned. The Jews were always referred to as animals and not as human beings. Germans used many forms of dehumanization and neglect. If it was not labor and abuse the other alternative was the crematorium. Not only were Jews treated with such disrespect, but many of them were sent to the ovens to get burnt. The ovens were a place where Jews were forced to suffer through a slow and agonizing death.
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,
The Holocaust is the genocide of almost six million European Jews during World War II, in an intentional attempt to eradicate by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party known as Nazis in Germany under the command of Adolph Hitler. While the majority of people today understand at least vaguely what the holocaust was, yet there are actually an aggrandizing amount of people that don't fathom or apperceive what it involved. The holocaust was primarily a mission to eradicate all Jews, disabled, mentally challenged, blacks, gypsies, or anyone who wasn’t a pure Aryan off of the face of Earth. To be more specific the holocaust was to annihilate all Jews first because Hitler had some mental enmity with them. He had said that Jews were
The Holocaust was the mass genocide of mainly Jewish people and the “undesirables”. The jewish people were dehumanized by the Nazis. All of the people that were persecuted in the mass genocide were either placed into death camps, work camps, or the ghetto when waiting to get to a death camp or work camp. Though the Nazis were trained to be ruthless killing machines, some were kind at heart and helped some of the jewish people survive. “She pinned a lie to the lips of all those who said they had no choice”, Gerda Weissman went through and saw all of the horrific actions of the nazis.
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were moved to the ghettos, because Hitler pushed the Jews to move to the east, then they concore move of the east and move them more to the east. Then “there was no more room for them to move to the east, so they built ghettos for them to live” (Byers 32). But his true intentions were to “separate the Jewish people from manly Germans and also other races” (Allen 37).
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.
The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58). All of this led to the gigantic catastrophe called the Holocaust. The
________________ ____ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Working Title : Jewish Resistance: When Arms Go Up & Flags Come Down “Between 5 & 6 million Jews-out of the Jewish population of 9 million living in Europe-were killed during the holocaust.” This quote, derived and utilized in this paper from a website that is most focused upon history and its historical background and contents. The Holocaust was the mass/systematic extermination of a specific race or group of people, places, or things.