The Holocaust one one of the most meaningful, sorrowful and poignant events in all of history. Even though it was a horrific experience for millions of people there are things that we can learn from it to make our world today a better place. We can reflect on the things that have been done to millions of people and we can hear the different stories of their experience, but nothing can be as impactful of actually being there, experiencing those things. One of the most imperative lessons that we have learned during this unit was to be an upstanders and don’t let things slide by you even though you know that they are not ok. Being an upstander is not just saying no to someone or saying that something is not ok.
With the tragedy of the Holocaust (1933 - 1945) many Jewish people were sent to concentration camps and executed. With this tragedy it may seem like no one is good at heart. People were forced to commit wretched crimes, but Anne believes that there is still good in the world when she said “...in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Pg. 237.
Today the Holocaust is one of the most studied historical events, yet it remains one of the most controversial and confusing topics in history. Following the revelations of the Nazi death camps at the end of World War Two (WWII) (1945), there began a focus on Hitler’s centrality in the Holocaust, which was fulfilling an apologetic function. To many Hitler embodied the violence and fanaticism of mythical anti-Semitism, while keeping the imperatives of modern bureaucratic functions. These ‘traditional views’ focus on anti-Semitism as the sole cause of the Holocaust and examine the irrational aspects of Nazi policy. More recent views show an overall policy of extermination while emphasizing the interaction between top Nazi officials and the
After the jewish prisoners were liberated, their lives weren’t going to get back to normal just yet. The Holocaust negatively affected Jewish survivors during World War II because hatred of the Jewish religion had risen, they experienced difficulty resettling, and many were left with debilitating health issues. Nazi propaganda raised hatred toward the Jewish community, which made their lives very difficult following their liberation. With little possibilities of emigration, tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors migrated westward to European countries liberated by Allies. Many people died slowly and painfully after the Holocaust due to disease and starvation.
The Holocaust is the most significant historical event that I have studied so far. This tragic event took place during World War II and only very few survivors lived to share their shocking experiences. I have read a few of these survivor’s stories, such as Night, by Elie Wiesel and it has personally impacted me and influenced my thinking in various ways. The Holocaust was the greatest act of hate, violence, and anti-semitism.
The Holocaust was a systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi’s from 1933 to 1945. The Germans believed they were “racially superior” and that Jews were “inferior”, they were a treat to the German racial community. Gypsies, people with mental and physical disabilities, and poles were also targeted or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Theodor Geisel, who drew editorial cartoons under the pen name “Dr. Seuss,” was outraged by the news from France and decided to use his cartooning skills to help publicize the plight of the Jews. Dr. Seuss’s wartime cartoon showed discrimination against Jews and called attention to the early stages of the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler could possibly be the worst politician of all time after causing the death of millions of innocent people. Before the Holocaust Jews had the right to Religion, the right to own their own businesses, and have jobs. The only things they had to follow were the regulations of the law in Germany at that time, just like any other human being. But, after Hitler came into power things started to change drastically.
The discrimination against any group or organization occuring to is brings a lot of importance to the Holocaust. This is because if people can look back on a real life example displaying how discriminatory laws can lead to genocide, like the discrimination against Jews lead to the Holocaust, they would be able to realised that these discriminatory laws today need to be prevented and stopped. Otherwise, a holocaust against any of these previously mentioned groups could materialize. Moreover, the Holocaust ended up having multiple, universal effects on the victims. Similarly, to a much lesser degree, the Holocaust had an effect on the indifferent people that were unknowing of the true occurrences inside the Jewish concentration camps.
The Holocaust was nothing short of mass genocide an entire culture just because they didn’t fit in with a government “vision”, which made them easy scapegoats for the Nazi Regime for problems that came to Germany after the First World War. So when the Holocaust started, many refuges evacuated Germany and parts of Europe for places such as Palestinian, which was once apart of their homeland. But when the new people there, the Arabians, would limit or even try and stop them from getting in, it created a heavy tension that has lasted to this day.
The Jewish Holocaust is a very well known tragedy around the world. During the Jewish Holocaust many lives were lost and many people began to lose hope. This was a very horrible tragedy that affected many and continue to affect many to this day. The amount of lives that were lost or taken during the Holocaust was enormous. It is considered to be a masquer and will forever help to shape the world, whether it be good or bad.