The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58). All of this led to the gigantic catastrophe called the Holocaust. The
The Jews were also given a striped uniform which they had to wear indefinitely without washing it. They were fed small portions of watery soup and small pieces of bread. Within a week or so, the concentration camp inmates were nothing more than skin, bones, and a number tattooed into their forearm. Also, there was always the imminent fear of death. An SS officer could shoot any inmate without reason.
During this time, Jews (and every other group affected) were absolutely dehumanized. Once they arrived to these camps, typically through compact trains, they were not only stripped of the few items they had brought, but were stripped of their names, families and friends, usual lives, and any dignity or hope they had once had.
The Years of 1935-1945 were among the most disturbing from the Jewish point of view. The Jews were treated as animals and thrown into camps surrounded by barbed wire. They were barely fed and forced to work all day long until evening without breaks. Many of the prisoners in these camps died of dysentery, starvation, or hypothermia. Upon entrance to the camp, the prisoners were given medical exams and the weak were immediately sent to their deaths, many weren’t lucky enough to even get a burial as shown here.
The Holocaust is the worst event recorded in history that caused people to question our humanity. Mankind 's worst qualities were shown throughout the whole twelve years. We became inhumane and sadistic. “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede.
They were put into camps in the middle of nowhere. Their so-called “house” was poorly built, they had very thin walls, the house always leaked whenever it rained, they had to make their own furniture, the food wasn’t very good, and there was a fence keeping them in. Many people died trying to get out of the camps. Many innocent people were taken into these camps, a lot were even arrested.
Daily Life at Concentration Camps Starving, cold, unclothed, sick, and hard working people were all put in concentration camps and treated horribly. The Jewish workers worked hard all day everyday or else they would get killed. The way the Nazi’s treated the Jews was extremely bad, the Jews would not get food, clothes, beds, and other necessities. There were all types of camps that had all kinds of jobs, you were assigned a job and didn 't get to pick a job. The Jews had a very compact schedule, they were busy all day, never any time to waste.
There conditions were very unsanitary. They were fed very little a day and often fed only after a day of starvation. They were often overworked. If they were too slow, a guard would often punish them by whipping them. When they would get transported to a new concentration camp, they would stay in a box car on a train for days or even a week with very little food and water.
(Daily life in Ghettos )Plumbing broke down, and human waste was thrown in the streets along with the garbage. Contagious diseases spread rapidly in such cramped, unsanitary housing. People were always hungry. Germans deliberately tried to starve residents by allowing them to purchase only small amount of bread potatoes, and fat.(Life in The Ghettos) The food rations were insufficient for supporting the ghettos inhabitants and the Germans employed brutal measures against smuggles,including both public and private executions.
During the Holocaust, the jews in the Warsaw ghetto faced many hardships. In this paper I will give my input on the jews hardships, and how they managed to survive despise being oppressed by the germans. On November 16, 1940, all the jews in the currently-occupied polish city of Warsaw were forced into a ghetto, which was only 2.4% of the total land mass of the city. To put that into perspective, during that time there was 375,000 jews living in Warsaw. That means a single building housed multiple families of jews.
This article talks about how researchers began to document about all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and the killing factories of the Nazis throughout Europe that has shocked scholars about the history of the Holocaust. During the reign of Hitler’s brutality from 1933 to 1945 researchers have cataloged 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany. The documented camps included “killing centers” and thousands of forced labor camps. In the forced labored camps, prisoners manufactured war supplies, prisoner-of-war camps, and sites named “care” centers, where pregnant woman were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth. Women were
There was a horrific event that lasted twelve years. This event was fueled by hate for an entire group of people. For twelve long years six million Jewish men, women, and children were hunted down and killed. This event is known as the Holocaust and to prevent something as horrific as this we must research and study the Holocaust.
They ran. On January 30, 1933 the Jews started fleeing, hiding, and hoping that no one would find families concealed in secret annexes. The Holocaust is one of the most dreary times on this planet. Back then, technology was not as good as it is now. All people had was a paper and pen, with that paper and pen these people wrote whatever they wanted privately. Everything people would write stays written forever. It turns into literature so that people in the future, us, could read about today. People wrote their feelings together with their points of views on life around them. All of this writing is facts that the Holocaust happened as well as these people’s true feelings. Literature can help us remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust by seeing the different points of view, reading the evidence, and studying the forever recorded history.