The bitter defeat of Germany in the World War 1 and the humiliating Treaty of Versailles gave rise to an indigenous and extreme form of fascism in Germany called Nazism. This ideology leads to one of the worst genocide in the history of mankind, known as The Holocaust, in which approximately six million Jews were killed by the Nazi regime under the command of Adolf Hitler and its collaborators. These killings took place throughout Nazi Germany and German occupied territories. During and after World War ll, i.e., between 1941- 1945, Jews were targeted and methodically murdered in the largest genocide of the 20th cent. Every arm of Germany’s bureaucracy was involved in the logistics of the genocides, turning the Third Reich into “a genocidal
The Holocaust was a tragic event that took place from 1941 to around 1945. Adolf Hitler was behind the movement of persecution of the Jewish race. More than six million Jews were murdered in this awful event. The place where these tragic events took place were Concentration Camps. Unsafe and unhealthy conditions for anyone to live in but they were forced there against will.
The Holocaust is the murdering of 6 million Jews and 5 million non-Jews. “Holocaust“ in Greek means to “sacrifice by fire,” which the Nazis did in Crematories inside the camps. The Nazis targeted many people other than just the Jews. The main groups of people targeted by the Nazis were the Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, Slavic people, such as Poles and Russians, communists, socialists, Jehovah’s Witness, and homosexuals (Introduction). The Nazis were taking over all of Europe, but they never invade past the borders of Europe.
When people hear the word “Holocaust” they instantly think about how cruel and horrible this time was for the Jewish people. The Holocaust was a time where many of people suffered, were terrified, and had to live in disgusting conditions. The jewish people were put into concentration camps where they were forced to work and in the end most of them died, but if they were lucky were able to escape or lived long enough to be freed. In the very beginning, Adolf Hitler’s Nazis separated these people from their families to be placed into different concentration camps which is upsetting to think about. The biggest concentration camp where most of the Jews went and were killed was Auschwitz.
The Holocaust was the mass murder of Jews, Gypsies, and the mentally or physically disabled (Introduction). The word Holocaust means burning of animals as a human sacrifice (Steele 6). In the process of the Holocaust, more than 35 million people died (Strahinich 76). The Holocaust took place mostly in Europe and Poland, where the Jewish population was three million plus (Introduction). Prime locations for the camps were on good working railroads with ghettos nearby (Strahinich 39).
Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
This quote shows the inhumane treatment of the people sentenced to the concentration camps during World War II where six million Jews die in various ways. Wisel uses irony at the end of the book after the camps and torture to show that he had endured so much only to almost die of food poisoning The callous indifference shown throughout the memoir creates the necessity of every man for himself. “Soon, nearly everywhere, pieces of bread were being dropped into the wagons. The audience stared at these skeletons of men, fighting one another to the death for a mouthful.” (106). Withered skeletons, fighting for a measly bite of bread in the coldest of temperatures; confined to the small cattle car that has nothing more than open slats on the side.
Concentration camps you basically do everything the Nazis say or you are punished. Whether is be to do labor for hours on end, or stand for 24 hours without falling(“Concentration Camps”). The vast system of these camps was the production of death and torture on a enormous scale. Lastly, death camps are when they bring a group of people and mass murder them. The most commonly known way to do this was gas chambers(“Concentration Camps”).
Over 11 million civilians were murdered in between the time period of January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945. These innocent people were murdered in various, inhumane ways such as firing line, terrible living conditions, gassing with the use of carbon dioxide and Zyklon B, and forcing people to work until death. The Holocaust is one of, if not the darkest time in the history of human life on Earth. Many people committed suicide or suicide by guard because they did not and could not stand the conditions they were forced to live in. Most knew what their fate was and when it came time for them to meet their fate, they would kill themselves or have guards kill them.
The morning after the massacres, 30,000 German Jewish men were arrested for the "crime" of being Jewish and sent to concentration camps, which was a harsh punishment. De Nacht der langen Messer (The night of the long knives) is another example and was a purge that took place in Germany in which Nazi soldiers carried out numerous political homicides on 77 leading figures of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party. The night of the long knives (often called