Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
In the camps more than one million people died during World War II, other sources say 1.1 million died in Auschwitz. There are many reasons of death caused by the Nazis in Auschwitz such as in the gas chambers, the Nazis use Zyklon-B as a way to murder the Non-Aryans, once they were murdered they were put into a crematorium which was used to burn the bodies. If the Jews or Non-Aryans disrespected or did not follow the Nazi’s commands they were either shot or hanged if the non-Aryans were not fed enough they either starved to death or got sick and died. One source said 2.1 to 2.5 million Non-Aryans died in the gas chambers. On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Krakow and liberated the Auschwitz Death Camps.
Hardly Human About 200,000 people that passed through the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust managed to survive. However, that number pales in comparison to the 2.1 to 4 million people slaughtered in that very same camp. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, became one of the seemingly lucky survivors of this horrifying genocide. In this novel, Elie describes the agony he went through while going from one concentration camp to the next attempting to escape death. During the Holocaust, the Nazi’s treated their prisoners as vermin that they needed to immediately dispose of.
In the “Introduction to the Holocaust” from Holocaust Encyclopedia, the author explains the history of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was an organized process of maltreatment to rid people who the Nazis considered imperfect, beginning in Germany in January 1933 to May 1945. The Nazi’s and their empire believed that they were above the Jews, Homosexuals, and Gypsies. As a result, a total reaching into the millions of Jews and non-Jews perished or were victimized from the horrors of the Holocaust. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, many of the survivors found help in displaced persons camps provided by the Allied Forces and many Jews emigrated to Israel as well as the United States and other countries.
Jack Serra Mrs. Breig English 9H 25 March 2017 The Atrocities of Life Inside a Concentration Camp On January 30th of 1933, the Chancellor and Fuhrer of Germany Adolf Hitler commenced mass genocide against the Jewish people. Following WWI, Hitler aimed to eradicate the Jews from Germany. Jewish people were herded into large concentration camps run by Hitler’s Army known as the Nazis. These concentration camps were basically death camps. Living in a concentration camp was one of the worst things one could imagine, for it wasn’t really living at all, but merely existing.
Victoria Khiterer and two students go through these essays and documents to relive the holocaust and not let people of today forget about the horrors and the traumatization that the people went through in the concentration camps from the lies told about the gas chambers to teaching methods of how to get students and other people the real version of the holocaust. Relevant Historiography: Bloxham, Donald. Genocide on trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust: History
The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” -Elie Weisel In 1942 both Krystyna Chiger and Pavel Friedmann, and their families were forced to live in the ghetto because they were Jewish. The Nazis forced them all to live in the ghetto, because of their religion. So they all tried everything they could to survive, because Adolf Hitler and his Nazis were killing thousands of people by the second. There are many similarities between Pavel and Krystyna’s stories. Both of them are Jewish.
The Holocaust was an undeniable historic event and should be taught to every generation throughout their education. The Holocaust was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler’s Nazis killed millions of Jews. Adolf Hitler captured the Jews and put them to work, once they weren’t needed, they were put in gas chambers to their death. As mentioned before, Kitty Hart-Moxon was a survivor of the Holocaust, Kitty and her mother were taken to Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp, to work in bathrooms or collecting the valuables. People were stripped of everything they owned even their name, which were replaced with a number.
An evil disgusting dictator named Adolf Hitler built concentration camps and tortured and killed millions and millions of innocent people including men, women, and children. Jewish People were told that they would be living in a better place. But it was the opposite. In concentration camps, Jewish people were kept in small crowded cells filled with strangers and very little room for sleep and privacy.
One example of when this right was violated is towards the beginning of the book, when Elie and his fellow Jews just arrive to their first concentration camp and Elie witnesses “babies.. Children thrown into the flames” by the truckloads (Wiesel 32). This had to be extremely demoralizing to see your own people die such a horrible death and also for those victims of the deaths to be babies and children is even worse. This event violated human rights because being put to death by flames is torture and it is degrading and unfair treatment and punishment not only to those who died by it but for those other inmates who had to witness it. Another event that violated the fifth article of human rights is later in the story when Elie is punished unjustly and receives “twenty-five” whip lashes and then is verbally assaulted by his Kapo for “mix[ing] into other people’s affairs” (Wiesel 57-58). What had happened was that Elie accidentally caught his Kapo having sexual relations with a Polish girl, and Idek, the Kapo, felt the need to punish Elie for it although he was not guilty for anything.