Holocaust Dbq Essay

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Chad Green



Holocaust: How Does One Say the Unspeakable?

Holocaust is defined as a sacrifice consumed by fire. At the end of World War II Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party accused Jews of being behind all of Germany’s problems. He said they were the reason they lost the war and they were the reason that heir economy was failing. To get rid of Germany’s “problem” he simply decided to exterminate Jews off the face of the Earth. Along with the Jews went gypsies and homosexuals. The beginning of the “Final Solution” was Jews being stripped away of their rights and property and thrown into ghettos. There were extermination and concentration camps. Names of extermination camps were Treblinka and Chelmno, if you was sent here you would be immediately killed. Concentration camps is where u went for labor work and death. The worst camp was Auschwitz. Surviving Auschwitz was just by luck. However, several …show more content…

Symbolism is when an author uses symbols to represent an idea. The authors of Documents A and B used this writing technique to perfection. Document A showed this a few times. Such as when Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, said “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” What the Mr. Wiesel was trying to symbolize in this line is that his faith in God died while he was in the concentration camp Auschwitz. Another form of symbolism that isn’t directly in the passage is the word “night.” Night is used throughout the book to symbolize death, darkness of the soul, and loss of faith. Document B is an excerpt from the book “And Every Single One Was Someone” by Phil Chernofsky. The book is 1,250 pages of the word “Jew” written 4,800 times on each page. To the reader the word “Jew” symbolizes pain, suffering, and enslavement. In the end, using hidden meaning behind words are essential when talking about the

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