The victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16).
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Nazi Party wanted to separate the Jews from the non-Jewish population, so they established ghettos. The ghettos allowed the Nazis to organize the Jews so deportation was easier, quicker, and allowed more Jews to be deported quicker (U.S. Holocaust 3). It was also a way to isolate and control the Jews (Altman 8).
Without these significant factors, it would be impossible for the Jews to oppose the Nazis, accelerating the mass murder and genocide. The Jewish resistance against the Nazis during the Holocaust saved many Jews from perishing in the harsh conditions and gave the Jews hope for survival and justice, causing it be one of the most significant and sanguine parts of the Holocaust. While many Jews during the Holocaust participated in acts of armed resistance, other Jews performed cultural and spiritual activities which undermined Nazi power and gave courage and hope. For example, many Jews had literary evenings, gatherings to mark the anniversary of a Jewish artist, and concerts. Some of the cultural activities were based on activities done before the war, while
"Stay Together." "All us stick together, so we don't get lost” (Lentini). That’s where humanity comes into play in the Holocaust, where people still retain their kindness and smartness. Throughout the Holocaust, the Gypsies endured persecution by being forcibly imprisoned, subjected to anti-gypsy laws and policies, and forced to live in inhumane conditions at the hands of the Nazis who believed them to be racially inferior. The Nazis persecuted the Gypsies for many reasons.
Hitler’s and Himmler’s first checkpoint was to separate all Jews and minorities from the “master race” Aryan people (Allen 37). The Nazis held the Jews in ghettos until they could figure out what to do with them early in the war. Later after the “Final Solution” was approved, they were primarily held in ghettos until they could be shipped to camps to die (Allen 37). Many ghettos were made in major German and Polish cities. The biggest ghetto to be built during the war was the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland.
In the Holocaust many Jews died because of malnutrition and diseases. They Jews went through severe conditions by marching with many hours without rest. At the end of the memoir it says, “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me”(119). This quote means he was so skinny and all he could see of himself was his bones. This shows how the Nazis treated Elie and the other Jews with hunger and how they did not get any food.
Even though the Holocaust had so many deaths, there were also so much love, and so many good people. People like Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum, and Syvia Perlmutter had to live in ghettos in cities, had to wake up to a heart pounding, scary feeling of death, and were put in and killed in concentration camps. The spirit triumphed through the Holocaust because many still had hope and happiness throughout the Holocaust. To begin with, the spirit triumphed through the Holocaust through nature. In Document
Starvation in the Ghettos Starvation during the Holocaust led many people to painful, everlasting days and eventually death. Not only was it the supply of food, but it was the type of food that bothered them the most. The limited amount of food took a toll on them mentally and physically to a point where some could not even walk. Finally, about 2 million children and adults died during the Holocaust on the behalf of starvation and illness. The amount of food provided in the Ghettos during the Holocaust was scarce.
Less than fifty years as a racist and anti-Semitic neo-Nazis minded groups were denied the fact of the Holocaust or claim that he had a much smaller scale. This has its reasons: both political and anti-Semitic. Some want to whitewash Nazism, others believe that the State of Israel emerged as compensation to Jews by the horrors of World War II and denying the Holocaust as a historical fact, deny Israel the right to exist. That is why those who question the story, supported by the Arab countries. But the Holocaust really was, and keeping his memory, we strive to make the world will never allow the repetition of this terrible page of