A Short Note On Illinois Holocaust Museum

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Illinois Holocaust Museum Reflection The Holocaust may be the most disturbing and somber event in human history. 2015 marks the seventieth anniversary of the end of WWII, and it is taught in many schools to prevent a horrific and tragic incident from happening again. WWII marks the Jewish genocide through the rise of the Nazis, Jewish persecution, and the Final Solution. Firstly, the Nazi party rose to power shortly after WWI. Violence erupted in Germany due to the Versailles Peace Treaty and shock from its loss in WWI. With 1929 marking worldwide depression, Hitler ran for president, only losing by 107 votes. The president weakened, and reluctantly named Hitler chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s goal was to consolidate power and eliminate…show more content…
It was the mass murder or annihilation of all Jews. Many new plans were created to execute the Final Solution. In total, the Wannsee Conference planned on murdering eleven million Jews. Evacuation to the East sent Jews to death camps. Before the plans took place, however, officials needed to decide how and whom would kill the Jews. As a result, a new position was created: the Einsatzkommando. These were officers who were allowed to kill Jews on their assigned train if necessary. It really hit home to me when I read this one quote on the wall at the museum. It read: “Just prior to the Wannsee Conference, some 80% of Jews who were to die in the Holocaust were still alive; 18 months later 80% were dead”. This truly emphasizes the scale in which the genocide had been taken to. Overall, genocide occurred between 1939 and 1945. The few who escaped feel fortunate to have lived to old age. Shortly after WWII ended, a declaration was signed to, guaranteeing every human being human rights. Genocide is a worldwide story and a worldwide problem. I believe that it takes one person to inflict harmful damage, but it also takes one person to repair the harmful damage that has been

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