Introduction to the Holocaust II The Holocaust was a mass genocide across the continent of Europe. The Holocaust by definition means “sacrifice by fire”. During the Holocaust, almost 11 million people were killed. 6 million of these victims were jewish. The Holocaust was also known as Hitler’s “Final Solution”, which was to exterminate Gypsies, Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah 's Witnesses, and Political Prisoners.
During the Holocaust millions of people were killed by the Nazis because they were not the ideal race. The Nuremberg Trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The judges of the trials were from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France. These trials were held to bring justice to all the lives lost during World War two. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials were held to bring justice to Nazi officials, Industrialists, but failed to punish those who escaped.
Psychological Techniques: Effective or Ineffective? Throughout the course of the Holocaust, which lasted from 1933-1945, Nazis used a variety of different psychological techniques to lure, and ultimately exterminate about six million Jewish people. Some of these techniques include the foot-in-the-door technique, public executions, living conditions, emotional fear, among other techniques such as seemingly harmless activities like dancing with joyful music, false hope, and the separation of families. In addition to these psychological effects used on the actual prisoners, Nazis also used propaganda to further instil the anti-semitic ideology into the German citizens; this also led to the Holocaust. Clearly the Nazi propaganda and psychological
Nazis dehumanize the jews in multiple ways and for multiple reasons in the times of the holocaust. The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel.
They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
In “Violins of Hope”, an article on violins played in Nazi concentration camps, it explains the impact of preserving the lives and story of the Jews who were killed during World War Two. The Nazis’ ultimate goal was to have the Jews, and everything connected to them, destroyed: “The Violins of Hope are… like tombstones, he says, for the thousands of Jewish instruments and musicians destroyed in the war ”(paragraph 19). With the instruments still existing, and with the stories of the former Jewish musicians being told, it is a tremendous victory for the Jews that their culture is preserved. Others may argue that even with the violins being preserved, the Jewish musicians died anyway. Even if they didn’t make it, their story did.
Thousands of twins died during this time because of Mengele’s obsession of twins and of the many unknown experiments that they had to go through. Gypsies were sent to auschwitz because of the persecution directed towards them. During the Holocaust many German people disliked the Gypsies. They believed that they were less than they were and said that they had an increased criminal rate. Many said the same about the other groups that were victims of the Holocaust as well.
As most know the Holocaust was a genocide where millions of Jews were massacred by orders of Adolf Hitler. Born April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was leader of the National Socialist party, most commonly known as the Nazi. Hitler was also the Chancellor of Germany from 1933 through 1945. He led the country of Germany into World War II in 1939. Hitler believed the Jews were responsible for all of the problems and evils in the world.
He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10). World War II was going on at the same time as the Holocaust. The Allied forces, which included The United States of America, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, were fighting the Axis Powers, which consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. (Mackay 4-5). 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.
Why Did Jews Treat Each Other Inhumanely What do you think is the reason what makes those Jews treat other humans so inhumanity? In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Jews are treated so badly by the Nazis in many ways. Therefore, they treat badly to other humans because the Jews lost their faith, they want to survive in the camp, and they were treated as subhuman which means they don’t need to be civilized anymore. First of all, the Jews acted so inhumanly to others because they wanted to survive in the camp. A father and a son both died because they were fighting for a bread in order to survive.