The Holocaust was the massacre of 11 millions people by the Nazis, six millions of them were Jews. The original meaning of “holocaust” in Greek is “sacrifice by fire,” so the Nazis planned massacre of the Jews. The Hebrew word "Shoah," which means "misery, destroy, or waste," is also used for mass murder. The Nazis used "the Final Solution" to mention their plan of murdering Jewish people. After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were.
Both of these insane dictators annihilated millions of people, even their own people for unjustified reasons. The Holocaust eradicated over six million Jews and two-thirds of the population in Europe. Under Hitler’s rule, the Jews, and other minorities were tortured, dehumanized, starved, shot, gassed, and incinerated. Pol Pot’s people were tortured just as the Jews when he targeted and killed almost a half-million Chinese for no reason. In the Holocaust, many Jews died just from the walk from one concentration camp to another.
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering” summarizes the thinking behind Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Intro to SD2: Intolerance is another way the Nazis justified the Holocaust. The differences between the Jewish people and the average German was pointed out with great hostility upon the rise of the Nazi Party.
The Holocaust The Holocaust was a mass murdering of millions of people. Most of the people killed were of the Jewish population. The number of people killed was so high they had to make a new word for it, genocide (Rice 11). The leader of this genocide was Adolf Hitler. Hitler is a German dictator (Fremon 7).
I think that this can apply to the Holocaust. Although the Holocaust was not some minor blunder that can easily be recovered from, it is important for society as a whole to learn from what happened. It is easy to see now that it was a time in history with very low standards, and it makes me wonder what was wrong with those who enforced it. In this movie, I could not help but feel bad for those that were treated so horribly and it makes me glad that it is viewed as a horrible treatment now. Now that the Holocaust is recognized as a terrible time, it has been a foundation for how people are treated.
Nyiszlis story is contributed greatly to the history of the Holocaust. Although people might say the way Dr. Nyiszli acted in Auschwitz wasn’t right, he did it so he can share his story and the truth with everyone. He had a reason for it all. Now the world knows how cruel and cold-hearted they had to be to do all those evil things. Nyiszli tells us how SS officers were so heartless that they put thousands of people in ovens without even caring.
The extermination of about six million Jewish citizens under the power of Adolf Hitler, gave a glimpse of our capacity to create destruction. Just under 100 years later, during a 100-day span in 1994, Rwanda's Hutu government killed an estimated 1 million Tutsis, wiping out more than one-third of Rwanda’s population. Continuing into the 2010s, the cruel acts taken upon the civilians compare notably to the acts taken upon the Jews. As stated by Edmund Burke, “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” This brilliant quote represents that without proper interpretation, history will forever be in a
The Holocaust was a horrible event in history that will scar humanity forever. With the events of the Holocaust being experienced by millions there are many different perspectives of said events. One such perspective is presented in Night, a memoir written by Elie Wiesel about his experiences as a young Jewish boy during the Holocaust. Another perspective is presented in Schindler’s List, a film directed by Steven Spielberg (based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally) about Oskar Schindler, a gentile who saves over one thousand Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Both pieces show heart wrenching stories of the abuse of a group of people in different ways, each using different mediums to convey their points.
“I'm of that generation of Jews still deeply influenced by the Holocaust. Certainly the notion that the state power to kill can be subject to such extraordinary abuse is always lurking beneath the surface for me. Certainly my experience and identity as a Jew is there,” a quote said by Scott Turow, an American author and lawyer. The Holocaust is tragedy that scarred not only the survivors, but generations to come; it also erased part of the future. The Holocaust left an impact on, not only Vladek, but all Jews that survived the Holocaust.
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 I attended a program titled Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass. The event occurred in St. Joseph’s Chapel at 6 P.M. The theme of the event was to remember the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a terrible time in history when over six million Jewish men, women, and children were killed by the Nazis. The Nazis used many methods to execute this mass genocide such as gas chambers, concentration camps, and even starvation.