In a span of 10 years, the Holocaust killed over 7 million people, that’s just as much as the population of Hong Kong. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel shares his experience on how he survived the Holocaust and what he went through. How he dealt with the horrors and even to how he felt of his dad’s death and how he saw himself after it was all over. As he tried to publish it he was constantly turned down due to the fact of how horrid and truful it was. He still tried and tried until it was finally published.
For instance, “Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30th, 1945” (Axelrod 2). Adolf Hitler was a Nazi politician, and some believe he alone is to be blamed for the Holocaust, even though the Nuremberg Trials proved many others were guilty as well. When millions of people are killed, and one person that helped gets away, it is hard to be content. In addition to Hitler, “Goring was sentenced to death by hanging but two hours before his execution the “last renaissance man” committed suicide, taking a cyanide capsule he had managed to smuggle into the cell”
Although millions were murdered during the Holocaust, many war criminals were brought to trial and convicted for their crimes (Nuremburg Trials). The Nuremberg trials were a series of thirteen trials carried in Nuremberg, Germany, between 1945 and 1949.
Introduction to the Holocaust II The Holocaust was a mass genocide across the continent of Europe. The Holocaust by definition means “sacrifice by fire”. During the Holocaust, almost 11 million people were killed. 6 million of these victims were jewish.
Devil’s Island On November 30th, 1933, in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Pyle turned on the gas and cut one of his wrists. A few minutes later his wife smelled the gas and found her husband who police said was “despondent over financial troubles,” and brought him to the hospital. The Great Depression influenced many crimes and suicides that were necessary for most people to commit due to their financial deprivation. Financial stress being the number one cause for this violence, made it very hard for many families to succeed during the 1920s.
Ted Bundy is another famous sociopath. He was executed in 1989, but before his execution he admitted to killing at least 30 young women. “From birth Bundy was already in a category in which the FBI survey found 43 percent of sexual and serial killers: he had only one parent” (twisted minds). His early years were a little complicated because he kept changing his story. His mother left him in behind after he was born and he fell in love with a woman who left him as well.
What I want to come out of that is that they finally stop executing innocent people in this country,” Glossip declares. Attorney Bobby Bland has seen his share of killings reports “I felt that if I could get a plea for life without parole, that would be the best for everyone. ”According to the Death Penalty Information Center then number of prisoners put to death in 2015 were 20. Anthony Ray Hinton was on death row for 30 years because of a murder he committed in 1985. He was freed in 2015 and when he was he notes that “being on death row has taken so much from me as a human being.
Furthermore, The Suicide Tourist was about a 57 year old man of the name of Craig Ewert, he was terminally ill. As a result, he couldn 't do anything on his own in fact his wife was his assistance. The disease made him not want to live. Craig Ewert states, “When you are paralyze, you cannot move or talk. Many people assume is peaceful, but they’ll never know if the person is in pain”(The Suicide Tourist).
He did not get into trouble with the law until he submitted a recording of him administering a lethal injection to a patient. He was charged with second degree murder and sentenced 10 to 25 years. Some previous physicians spoke out against Dr. Kevorkian stating that not all his patients were terminally ill. This is the slippery slope that J. Gay-Williams talks about in his piece titled The Wrongfulness
The number of children killed by the Nazis hasn 't been officially determined, but it is believed to be around 1.5 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children, and thousands of handicapped children. Many of which were killed due to Dr. Josef Mengele 's fatal experiments and horrifying surgeries (Josef par.13). Before Mengele began his work at Auschwitz he was an assistant to Dr. Otmar von Verschuer, who was widely known for his studies on twins. The following year when he received his medical degree, Mengele joined the SS and was drafted into the army (United par.1). The SS or Schutzstaffel accepted the responsibility for “solving” the “Jewish question.”
According to Julie Rovner, Kevorkian was known as Dr. Death and allegedly assisted in more than 130 suicides (Rovner, 1999, para. 3). His method of assisted suicide would be providing his patients with means by which they could kill themselves using a machine that delivered a lethal dose of carbon monoxide (Rovner, 1999, para. 5). He would never get charged for murder in his practices because ultimately it was the patient 's choice whether or not to go through with it. Until one day
Jonestown was created to bring peace to those of People’s Temple, but instead, led them to commit suicide via cyanide-laced juice. James Jones conducted “loyalty drills” in the middle of the night, later telling the people they were not going to die. A total of 918 people lost their lives over the course of the five years that Jonestown was thriving, with very little survivors. James Jones will always be remembered as the cult leader of People’s Temple who led many to their deaths. No one saw this coming, and not many even began to think that this massacre would take place.
World War two was an awful time for everyone. People died and went through tough times. One place that was also awful and where millions of Jews were killed was concentration camps. Concentration camps first came around after Hitler was elected as Chancellor. In the camps there wasn 't a lot of food or water so people, mostly died of starvation and dehydration.