The Holocaust, a moment in the history of fear, survival, hiding, and death. A time of one of the most feared actions taking place globally, World War II. Many people believe that the Holocaust did not exist, but it was very, very, real indeed. The Holocaust is the most unforgettable event that all survivors could not remove from their mind, it was used as an extermination process for Jews(Allen 6). Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9).
My family was all killed by the Germans.” (Paragraph 13-15). Actively resisting avoids shame, guilt, and the humiliation of being helpless and sitting and watching your people die. On the flip side, others may argue that music, art, paintings, etc. was enough to protest. The flaw to that argument is that those would only be discovered after the war and only if the allies had won, by however actively arming yourself, killing Nazi’s and, sabotoging supplies the impact would be immediately felt, presenting a better chance of winning.
The deeply rooted antisemitism existed earlier in time gave the blueprint to start the Holocaust, the inaction of the bystanders can be viewed as the main ingredient that allowed the Holocaust to reach the magnitude it did. The psychological factors, ordinary people refused to acknowledge the crimes of the Holocaust, the bystanders stayed silent and the hiding behind words is a way to look at the role of the bystanders in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust you could do three things, (1) you do the right thing, (2) you do the wrong thing, (3) you do nothing. Bystanders are considered to be in the third category. There are many definitions of what a bystander is, but according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “‘Bystanders’ as
The discrimination against any group or organization occuring to is brings a lot of importance to the Holocaust. This is because if people can look back on a real life example displaying how discriminatory laws can lead to genocide, like the discrimination against Jews lead to the Holocaust, they would be able to realised that these discriminatory laws today need to be prevented and stopped. Otherwise, a holocaust against any of these previously mentioned groups could materialize. Moreover, the Holocaust ended up having multiple, universal effects on the victims. Similarly, to a much lesser degree, the Holocaust had an effect on the indifferent people that were unknowing of the true occurrences inside the Jewish concentration camps.
The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses. This book is very important because it teaches the reader things they didn’t know well or proves to them that they are wrong if they believed that the Holocaust was not harmful. No one had the right to treat these people in that way and no one has the right to ban this book because this will be censorship. Night also shows the truth about the Holocaust and teaches us that this period in history should be prevented from happening
Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them. “Germany's problems are all caused by the Jews.”, Hitler would say. He believed that Jews started World War I. He also thought that they started Great Depression. People led on to believe him.
They ought to have the majority of deciding the right from the wrong; in order to have a nation that is not corrupt these actions need to disappear. Although, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote hundred of years later, he includes the same approach that Thoreau does but, slightly from a different perspective. King states, “We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’... it was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany” (King 4). He references Hitler because Hitler influenced one of the most unforgettable and extremely unforgivable event in the world. And wants the audience to partake the horrendous event; and not let Americans become what was once the Germans.
The Holocaust is one of the world’s darkest, most appalling events in the history of the world. Timothy Snyder, in his Op-Ed titled “The Next Genocide,” comments on the Holocaust by implying that “the Nazi Final Solution [was] some dark apex of high technology…[which] may seem a distant horror whose lessons have already been learned” (Snyder). However, he also proposes several reasons as to why the possibility of a genocide, similar to the Holocaust, is on the edge of happening. He examines that the main reason for Hitler’s treacherous actions towards the Jews was because he “believed that Germany needed more land and food to survive…and that Jews, and their ideas, posed a threat to his violent expansionist program.” He then traces three reasons,
Hitler and some German socialists believed in the purity of Germans’ ethnicity; they saw Jews and Gypsies as the most dangerous threat to their race purity. When Hitler came to power, he started stripping Jews from their jobs and properties. After that, he started gathering them from all Europe, departed them to the Polish ghettoes, and gassing and killing them. By the end of WWII, he killed more than 6 million Jews. However, there were some survivors who witnessed the whole catastrophic story of the Holocaust.
The 1935 Nuremberg laws banned German Jews from marrying or having relations with the German “master race” (“The Holocaust”). In an event known as Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, Germans destroyed Jewish businesses and property overnight and blamed the Jews for the damage, claiming it as an act of Jewish ‘hostility towards the German people’ (“Nazis launch Kristallnacht”). In 1941, Jews in German-occupied territory were required to wear a yellow star on their clothing so Germans could easily identify them in public (“The
This story was meant to stop another holocaust from happening and the world turning against one another and starting another war. If this book had not been writin and the other stories about the holocaust then the world might not be as it is right now. The world might be under war or it might be completely split up and everyone not caring about what is happening in the other countries and there being another holocaust. If there were other holocaust then the world would no longer be safe and there would be war everywhere. The quote and the story are very similar like the quote is about how awful the first night was and how bad the holocaust was for the jewish people.
In preventing genocide people should stop being driven by hatred to one another by irrational political leaders (Adolf Hitler). In doing this we can stop the events that happened in the past that caused the holocaust from happening in the first place. As I was saying earlier a union of nations (and their people) can prevent so called irrational leader such as Hitler to never have that much power to influence another holocaust event. Even our current president Barrack
Elie Wiesel states that, “there is so much injustice and suffering crying out for our attention. (Night, page 190) ” Elie Wiesel questions why the world kept the evils of Nazi Germany silent, and how humanity let this happened. The witness in the Isis article mentions how people don’t make these genocides a bigger issue. This shows that despite the thousands of deaths caused by both groups, the world decides not to do much, and society needs to stand up and stop these genocides. If we stood up against it now, we can just stop it once and for
“The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.
“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.” -Hitler. These words spoken by Hitler were the end of Jews. But I bet you didn’t know that he wasn 't the main reason the Holocaust happened. The Top SS Officers, The Allies and Hitler were the reasons the Holocaust happened. “ Dr. Mengele, the notorious Dr. Mengele.