I have always had this odd fascination with the Holocaust. I don’t have a familial history attached to it or anything, yet I’ve still felt connected to it. My first encounter with the Holocaust was in elementary school. A Ukrainian Jew, a survivor of the Holocaust, came into my classroom and talked with the students through a translator. What I remember most clearly is when he mentioned every nationality that he met while in a concentration camp: Russians, Slovaks, Germans, Polish, the list goes on and on. It was when he was listing these places that we no longer needed the translator to understand him. We knew what he was saying. I’ve never understood why this memory has been stuck in my mind for so long. But, our trip to Poland and Greece has given me an idea as to why this memory has stuck with me for over a decade.
The Holocaust affected everyone. Not one single life went through the atrocities untouched. Today, the effects are still being felt. As one of my classmates once …show more content…
First was the prevalence of ‘Jew on a stick for good luck.’ I thought to myself, did these people learn nothing? I thought it was ridiculous that this type of imagery was still available for public consumption. Another instance in which I was both disappointed and furious was when I saw multiple tourists taking selfies or getting other to take their picture while they were posing and smiling in front of the entrance to the camp. As much as I like to complain about how the last generation did things badly, this was a situation in which I was ashamed of my own generation.
What saddened me the most was that it seemed like people had not learned from the Holocaust what they should have. This also makes me feel that what we were doing there was much more important than we originally thought. The Holocaust is still a topic that needs to be talked about and taught. And that is what we were doing there: learning and
“When I came to power, I did not want the concentration camps to become old age pensioners homes, but instruments of terror.” These are the words from one of the worst monsters in history-Adolf Hitler, and what he said in the quote was absolutely correct. These concentration camps were horrifying with the smell of burning flesh and the bloodcurdling screams of thousands of people. I learned that you had to work to survive and had to be emotionless according to Elie in the book Night. Learning about what they did in the concentration camps teaches us more and more about how lucky we are for living in this time period and to not live in fear of being tortured or killed.
Living in the Holocaust- As a Teenager The Holocaust was one of the most tragic and heartbreaking eras. Millions and millions died and were put through torturous conditions, just because they were a certain religion. Young kids had to have their lives ruined as well, and one person that lived life in concentration camps was Elie Wiesel. Elie survived, however, passed away earlier this year.
I went from being happy and joyful to feeling a pit in my stomach. I always had an idea as to how terrible the Holocaust was. It was not until I stepped into the two exhibits that I truly felt the pain of the situation. Being surrounded by volunteers whose families were present, and even seeing some real life survivors changed the Holocaust from something I read in my textbook, to something that actually happened in real life to real people. I always felt the sadness that surrounded the topic.
I found the descending hallway that leads to the picture of Hitler particularly affecting. It really gave me a sense of doom as I descended down. Also. The sapling from Anne Frank 's tree gave a sense of hope at the end of the horror. although a somber note in a human account, it is account nonetheless some exhibits are a bit graphic but that is what the holocaust was graphic and unimaginable.
There are many events in history but Holocaust left a permanent scar on the face of history. The event soaked in blood and tears of innocent would be unforgettable. Holocaust also known as Shoah (in Hebrew) was a genocide that took lives of millions of people from different backgrounds. Approximately 1 million Gypises were killed, 1.5 million mentally and physically handicapped people were victims of T-4 program, but Jews where the primary victims and 6 million Jews died in holocaust (Neiwyk and Nicosia). The Holocaust took place between 1933-1945.
For many Jews in the 1940’s, Auschwitz and Buna were a living nightmare. There were many scenes, ideas and feelings that were unforgettable for me. The first scenes that I found shocking were when Elie Wiesel saw the bodies of babies being thrown in a flame. I couldn’t imagine watching small, innocent bodies being treated like that. Second, the lack of mercy at the concentration camp were unbelievable.
The Holocaust was a devastating event that had outreaching effects on many groups of people and many countries. Although most of this devastation happened to the Jewish Race. There are many books, movies, memoirs, and academic journals regarding the Holocaust, portraying how it affected different people and their stories. One memoir that will be discussed is Night written by Elie Wiesel about his life during the Holocaust. Also a movie by the name of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be discussed.
Death was not only physical for people also suffered moral, emotional, and spiritual death. Countless people lost the faith and values that they had developed throughout their whole lives once they experienced or witnessed the brutality and horrors of the Holocaust. Once
Imagine being woken up at sunrise every morning to the sound of an excruciatingly loud bell and people already yelling at you, screaming at you, beating you, and treating you like you are a piece of garbage. During the holocaust millions of Jews and thousands of other people in concentration camps had to deal with that kind of torture every day. The Holocaust impacted the whole world by being one of the worst periods of time to date, ruining millions of people's lives due to the starvation, time spent in the camps, and the brutal living conditions they had to deal with. To begin with, the time spent in the concentration for some people was incredible. In some cases, people would spend 2 to 3 years in a concentration camp, but for those few unlucky souls, they could spend up to 12 YEARS in an array of concentration camps.
During the Holocaust, six million Jews were sent to their deaths. Nevertheless, in the Holocaust literature, one can find the glimpse of joy. In 1933, in Germany, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party created a German Empire & Jews were no place in Hitler’s vision. Love & Laughter were two of the main things that made Jews and other people forget the time happening in the Holocaust, including nature. Almost 2,700,000 Jews were sent to extermination camps such as, Treblinka and Chelmno, where they were lately killed.
Everyone who has learned about World War II should know about the Holocaust. The Holocaust was during the same period of World War II. “What is it called the Holocaust?” you may ask. The Holocaust originates from the Greek language and means “completely burnt offering to God.”
The Holocaust will always be one of the most horrific memories that will never be suppressed. The Holocaust was when millions of Jews were thrown into concentration camps and tortured until their death. Families were being split up, not knowing they would never see each other again. It was so tragic, that the Jews eventually did not mind the deceased bodies lying beside them on the ground. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
Compassion is an extremely powerful emotion. It’s when you help someone get through an awful time in their life. Usually if it’s someone or something you, love you can show compassion towards it, You’ll end up putting an extreme amount of love and compassion into something you care about. If your loved one is going through an event you’ve gone through, you can empathize with them and connect. Showing love and compassion can let other people know what kind of person you are.
The Holocaust is the worst event recorded in history that caused people to question our humanity. Mankind 's worst qualities were shown throughout the whole twelve years. We became inhumane and sadistic. “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede.