Political Issues In The Holocaust

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“The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.” – Stephen Ambrose Holocaust is this event, this tragic moment of our history which touched millions of people with the story of masses being killed in the period of more than ten years, from 1933 to 1945, that it became its own phenomenon – genocide (The Holocaust). The Nazi, who thought German were superior over the Jewish people, took away the life of around six million Jews: number almost as large as the Bulgarian population nowadays, if we don’t count the other ethnic groups that were murdered. The survivors were left to deal with the effects of the genocide: the psychological trauma, loss of family members, fear of going home and, of course, political issues. In my research paper…show more content…
Because of this event, the word genocide was created – the organized violence against specific groups of the society committed in order to destroy these groups by murdering them (What). The process of banishing and murdering millions of people was systematic and took years. These people were taken to the ghettos by force, living them no chance to do something, but be isolated (The Holocaust). The Final Solution came when in June 1941 the Germans attacked the Soviet Union (The Holocaust). Four command groups aimed to gather all Jews from different cities for them to be shot with automatic weapons and by the end of 1942 the number of murdered Jewish people because of the command groups went up to 1.3 million (The Holocaust). Despite the fact Germans also killed other ethnical groups, the Jewish received this so called special treatment, Sonderbehandlung in German, where all of them, no matter men, women or kids, were to be killed with poisonous gas (The Holocaust). For the Jewish people, different types of camps were established: death camps (around 3.5 million Jews killed in these camps), concentration camps and slave camps (for strong and younger Jews) (The Holocaust). In the slave and the concentration camps, for example, the Jews had to work in factories till late at night, provided only with shelter and some type of food, usually some kind of watery soup with small amount of vegetables, in order to stay alive (The Holocaust). The harsh conditions and the violence seen by millions changed these people and left them with the memory and the trauma from
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