In Hitler’s mind the only way to reach complete world domination was to completely blow the other races out of the water (Bacharach 9). Hitler’s main target was the Jews (Meltzer 16). 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. Hitler considered the Jewish people an inferior race compared to his superior race (Meltzer 15-16). Jews started to be forced to move to ghettos as a second way of
On November 23, 1939, Germany issues the law of requiring Jewish to identify themselves through custom-made ID’s. A year passes and on October 12 th , Germany establishes the Warsaw Ghetto officially (USHMM, “Warsaw”). With this, it can be proven that Nazi Germany inflicted much pain on the people of Warsaw. More pain was to come as the ghetto was very cruel to their prisoners. cruelty from living quarters to food rationing.
IBM had trained Nazi officers to control and manage these punch cards and could report directly to Adolf Hitler the “sole purpose to serve the Nazi occupation during the rape in Poland.” In April of 1940, Hitler’s Nazi Germany developed the Central Statistics Office, where more than 500,000 punched cards were processed. After that, in the summer of 1940, Thomas Watson addressed the United States’ White House and State Department a letter where he asked the United States’ government if they wanted IBM and Nazi Germany to stop their business relationship. United States’ Secretary of State Cordell Hull answered immediately “I feel that this is a matter upon which the decision will have to rest entirely with you and is not one upon which this Government would be able to take a position.” Seeing that the reputation of the Nazis was declining in the USA, Watson decided to return the decoration Hitler offered him in 1937. Watson decided to write a letter to Hitler that would be sent by registered mail and disclosed through media. Watson stated, “the present policies of your government are contrary to the causes for which I have been working and for which I received the decoration.” Hitler felt insulted and removed IBM as an allied of the Third Reich.
The Holocaust was a terrible event in human history consisting of millions of deaths of innocent Jews, and this event was during World War II and information about the Holocaust can be found in the Holocaust Museam. The Holocaust Museam showcases this event from box cars to corpses and teaches many of the sad fate of the Jews. Articles about the Holocaust Museam could be either objective or subjective. Objectivity is something that is measurable, like facts, information and statistics. On an opposite viewpoint of objectivity is subjectivity, this includes point of view, opinions, feelings and emotions.
If by chance most survived up until arriving at a concentration camp, more would starve, die from illness or die from overworking. There we Concentration camps were technically death camps. Hitler created them to put Jews through a living hell until they died. It was considered lucky if you somehow escaped or made it out. It was especially a rarity to make it through the worst-known camp, Auschwitz.
He writes, "this is the century that in has known two world wars, the totalitarianisms of right and left, Hitlerism and Stalism, Hiroshima, the Gulag, and the genocides of Auschwitz and Cambodia" (377). Without knowing anything about these evil times, it is evident that evil was present throughout the whole century, and such evilness cannot be justified. Levinas becomes more specific and talks about the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered for no reason. As explained by Emil Fackenheim, a Jewish philosopher, the Holocaust is the perfect event to explain that suffering cannot be justified, because unlike any other genocide, the Jews were killed only for the sake of being killed. In other genocides, repressions, and evil events, people were killed for a reason.
Decades after the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, people are still baffled by the fact that approximately eleven million people were killed in Nazi Germany following the orders of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime (Niewyk & Nicosia, 2000). How is it possible that approximately 500,000 people participated in planning and executing eleven million people, including approximately 1.5 million Jewish children? (Radcliff, 2004; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2014). The atrocious crimes committed during the Holocaust might compel someone to draw the conclusion that humans are innately evil. However, the trail of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major contributors to the Holocaust, stirred animosity as his defense requested the dismissal of
I have read several first hand accounts where the eight stages of genocide were not utilised to anticipate the order of events in the massacre, leading to a variety of iniquities. To introduce these “classics of Holocaust literature” (Chicago Tribune), Elli Coming of Age in the Holocaust written by Livia Jackson is a very moving piece full of lucid sorrow about the experience of death camps, while Night by Ellie Wiesel portrays the horror of Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. These novels portray the procedure of a genocide. Earliest in order, Classification occurs, thereupon Symbolisation, Dehumanisation, leading to Organisation,
The Holocaust was an immoral machination orchestrated by the Nazi’s to eliminate any person who did not meet their criteria of a human. Millions were interned in camps all around Europe. Each person who survived the Holocaust has a different story. Within Elie Wiesel’s Night (2006) and the movie “Life is Beautiful” (2000) two different perspectives on the Holocaust are presented to audiences both however deal with the analogous subjects faced by prisoners. Inside both works you can find the general mood of sadness.
Art Spiegelman portrays this complex issue on page one hundred and fourteen with the interaction between Vladek and his cousins Haskel and Jakov. Although this event happened early on in the Holocaust, the fear within the Jewish community was still evident. Vladek and his wife Anja and her family had been rounded up by the Germans in Sosnowiec and put into a building
“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.
Events leading to the Wannnsee Conference January of 1933 the Nazi party officially took power in Germany and Hitler becomes chancellor. At this time Jews were living in every country in Europe and rightfully so. This was about a total of 9 million Jews who will suddenly lose everything they worked for.? The first of many concentration camps was Dachau right near Munich. At this camp the prisoners were made up of people who opposed the new regime and could cause problems down the road for Hitler?s plan.