They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
This made them more emotionally scared since the one thing they relied on, had betrayed them, and so it seemed as there was truly no hope at all for them. Many times, their relatives of loved ones were the ones being executed, creating emotional trauma. Elie Wiesel writes, “Smack in the middle of the road, two cauldrons of soup with no one to guard them….free for the taking. But who would dare? Fear was greater than hunger.” Starvation was another method used by the Nazis, only fear outranked being hungry.
Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel. Dehumanization is just one of the many acts committed by Germany that makes the holocaust one of if not the biggest crime against humanity of all time. One way the Germans were able
Shown in Document #4: Discriminatory Decrees Against the Jews. This document shows all the ways they were excluded.”jews were regulated to an inferior status by the denial of common privileges and freedoms.” Not only where they denied from practising dentistry and working certain places but they lost their basic rights and couldn 't even walk on certain streets. During this time period Jewish people were stripped of their identities. Instead of having names the Nazis assigned each person a number and put yellow patches on each person to identify them.
In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons. The purpose for passive resistance was to forget the worries of the ghetto life and to keep themselves clean, and personal satisfaction. The types of cultural and spiritual resistance were Violins of hope, poems, books, music, reading, writing, singing, photography, and art. Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Chiune Sugihara were forced enormous risks to save and care for those being persecuted in Europe. For example, people can best respond to conflict by passively resisting because of legacies, hope, and survival.
The Holocaust was a horrible happening that caused many innocent Jewish people to be forced out of their homes with nothing but a sack of their belongings. They were separated from their families, stripped of their rights and their names, and some even watched their loved ones die. When i think about the U.S. and how we responded to these poor people, when all they needed was a place to stay i can’t believe the decisions we made. As an adolescent many things can be gathered from how the world reacted during the holocaust such as, the bystander effect were we the bystanders in this situation? Also I can learn to not wait till the last moment to do something, or to not wait till something happens to make a move or to fight back.
The Holocaust is one of the most memorable tragedies known to this day. Many people are very uneducated to this day about what really happened during the Holocaust and how these people were treated. An estimated 6 million Jews were murdered during this time. Just that shows how brutal and heartless some people can be towards other human beings. Millions of Jews were treated extremely inhumane and were executed like animals.
Adolf Hitler “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” -Adolf Hitler. This essay will be over Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazis and murderer of the Jews and countless others. Hitler got his point across to the Jews that he clearly did not want them around. He blamed them for the loss of World War II. In my opinion, I think he blamed them because they were not like him.
The Holocaust was a persecution and eventual mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime in the World War II. An estimate of six million Jews were killed, all because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazi thought they were the superior race, and Jews were “inferior” as well as a danger to the ‘perfect’ German community. Gradually, the German government was filled with people who believed that Jews needed to be purged. They began to pass laws that specifically targeted Jews, such as making all Jews wear a big yellow star to identify themselves, as well as forbidding Jews from riding bikes.
The paradox of being half ugly is shown all throughout Hitler 's actions. In WWII the entire Jewish population was the target for Hitler and his Nazis party. This led to millions of jews being persecuted and killed. One example of the ugliness of the war would be the discrimination and the hatred of other races. While in power Hitler created concentration camps to contain Jews and people not of German background.