“Why dwell upon the study of the Holocaust when history is loaded with other tragedies? Because the Holocaust was unique. This is not to say that other tragedies were less horrible, only that the Holocaust was different and should not be compared and trivialized,” the author noted (Tarnor Wacks 9). A mere 71 years ago a defining feature of world history took place, in concentration camps across Eastern and Western Europe. 6 million Jews were ripped out of their homes and ultimately murdered.
The Holocaust was a dreadful and truly awful time period, people were dehumanized, and shamed into losing their faith while they experienced tragic and awful death and pain. One Jewish survivor documents his experiences with death in his memoir, ‘Night’, Elie Wiesel. The novel is filled with his tales of death, dehumanization, and faith throughout the concentration camp, Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, the Jews lost their innocence that they once had. In the novel, Night, Elie, his father, and his fellow Jews lost their innocence through dehumanization, loss of faith, and experience of death and violence.
“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere. ”(Ellie Weisel). The Holocaust is often a topic authors use to educate readers about the horrors that happened in our world over 70 years ago. However no matter how many years go by it is not only important that the victims are never forgotten but also the moral message is passed on from generation to generation. The Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting, and Child of the Holocaust, by Fred Gross, both depict the topic of the Holocaust but emphasize different evidence and information to create an overall message to the reader.
The Holocaust is one of the most debated and published events in history. Many people have shown a keen interest in Holocaust studies and research. And as a result, thousands of books, articles, and countless stories have been published about the Holocaust describing it as one of the most tragic and terrible events in the human history. For example the essay collection Genocide and Persecution: The Holocaust is an assemblage of narratives, articles, and records carefully chosen and edited by book editor Jeff Hay and history Professor Frank Chalk. In the "Preface," Hay points out that the "material is from a variety of primary and secondary sources..." and that the "articles are carefully edited..." Also, the United States Holocaust Memorial
Introduction: During the Holocaust, many people suffered from the despicable actions of others. These actions were influenced by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic views of people. The result of such actions were the deaths of millions during the Holocaust, a devastating genocide aimed to eliminate Jews. In this tragic event, people, both initiators and bystanders, played major roles that allowed the Holocaust to continue. Bystanders during this dreadful disaster did not stand up against the Nazis and their collaborators.
The Holocaust was one of the most devastating times for all of the world. It strained the world’s economy and resources; death tolls were tremendously high and injuries were severe. This was one of the worst events in our world’s history. For the 12 years that Germany was ruled by the Nazi Party, a central belief was that there existed in society, certain people who were dangerous and needed to be eliminated for German society to flourish and survive (Impact of the Holocaust).
The Holocaust is undoubtedly one of the most tragic events in human history. Occuring during the WWII, the Holocaust resulted in the death of approximately 6 million Jewish people. The sole way to educate ourselves is through mediums like, film, novels, artifacts, letters, and survivors. In most cases of which the Holocaust is presented, the source does not fully orchestrate and deliver the repercussions, leaving the audience to interpret and grasp the concepts mentally. Human imagination struggles to comprehend the nefarious acts that occurred in concentration camps, where humanity is challenged by a darkness truly evil.
The powerful story of Ellie Wiesel, documented in the book night, lays bare the Holocaust, one of the worst atrocities ever committed. Over the course of WWII, more than 10 million people died of starvation, sickness, torture, and violence. The book documents this terrible event in striking detail, and is clear evidence of the willingness and ability for people to humiliate, torture, and kill others. The Holocaust was planned out and set in motion by a few powerful men, and carried out by thousands more who willingly took to the abominable task of mass murder.
The life of a Holocaust survivor is often thought of as a life that is filled with sorrow and suffering. This is not a false belief, as it is based off of truth. The Holocaust was a time period in which suffering lay at every corner. It was a major tragedy that demonstrates the dangers we humans hold when we fail to be tolerant and accepting of others. The Holocaust was an event happening before the start of the second World War and was caused when Hitler managed to convince people that the Jews were responsible for the events that had transpired.
Before The Holocaust, Jews lived just like everyone else, no one really paid attention to who was Jewish and who wasn’t. Jews had all the rights that everyone else did. They could own land, go to school, have a job, own factories, and live without fear of being caught until, one man jumped in. In a heartbeat he convinced everyone that Jews were the cause of economical problems and everything else that was wrong. He took away all of their rights as citizens and everything they had, land, jobs, family, everything. And the worst part was, they didn’t have one say about what happened to them or their family’s. Some very brave people tried to stop the man but it was too late there was nothing anybody could do about it he was too fierce.
In which millions of Jews were innocently killed and persecuted because of their religion. As a student who is familiar with the years of the holocaust that will forever live in infamy, Wiesel’s memoir has undoubtedly changed my perspective. Throughout the text, I have been emotionally touched by the topics of dehumanization, the young life of Elie Wiesel, and gained a better understanding of the Holocaust. With how dehumanization was portrayed through words, pondering my mind the most.
“ … The world has had to hear a story it would have preferred not to hear - the story of how a cultured people turned to genocide, and how the rest of the world, also composed of cultured, remained silent in the face of genocide.” - Elie Wiesel. The man behind that quote is one of the few people in the world to survive one of the worst tragedies in human history, The Holocaust. An event in which millions of people perished, all because of a crazed dictator’s dream. Elie Wiesel who amazingly survived the horrors, documented his experience in his book, Night.
Of all the terrible events in history, the Holocaust may be the worst of them all. This tragedy was so terrible, I cannot think of the ones who instigated it as human beings. It was against many morals and standards that the world views today as common ethics. The most terrible part of this is, perhaps, how today’s new and younger generations are not sufficiently educated about this disaster. Although many younger generations do not know about the Holocaust, it’s importance should be emphasised in today’s society to learn from it, to realize that every human life is important, and to appreciate the blessings of the present day.
Rescue During the Holocaust millions of Jews were persecuted for multiple years for no reason. Some were worked and beaten until death. During the time of prosecution many people and countries worked hard to rescue the Jews. Individuals risked their life in order to rescue them.
Though there are many differences and variations in sources from the Holocaust, whether it be Night written by Elie Wiesel, Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni, or multiple accounts from Holocaust survivors from an article called Tales from Auschwitz by The Guardian, they all will agree that it was a terrible and unforgivable atrocity committed not only to the Jewish people, but all of mankind. One similarity that the three sources share, as baffling and terrifying as it