He also wanted to tell the reader about his life as a Jew in a concentration camp and the horrors he faced. He wanted us to think about what we would have done in his place and what forgiveness means to us. After he published his book, he asked certain people to respond to the story and what they would have done in his place. Some people are Jews, some are Christians, some are young, some older, some were even part of the war. Everyone who wrote an essay was different from the rest in some way, but they all had one connection, Simon.
The most serious and most debated charge made by Hochhuth was that Pope Pius XII remained silent throughout the genocide of European Jews by the Nazis, and thus portrays Pope Pius XII of being a silent accomplice of the most horrific crime of the century (Conway,105). Through research I have come along many theories when looking and the Vatican’s role in the Holocaust, some argue the institution was successful in saving the lives of thousands of Jews, while on the other hand some go all the way to arguing that Pope Pius XII was in fact a pro Nazi and anti-Semitic. In recent years there have been various accusations towards the Vatican of either helping the Nazi regime or keeping silent and giving the green light to the Nazis. This research paper will look at the role of the Vatican during the holocaust from the Vatican’s perspective regarding its silence, as well as looking at how despite popular belief various actions were taken by Pope Pius XII in helping European Jews escape from
Therefore, the lack of resistance imposed by German citizens and soldiers makes them accountable for the Holocaust. In conclusion, the responsibility of the Holocaust should be held under German people rather than the Nazis. The direct motivational traits that the German soldiers showed when herding Jews, the superior impression of German citizens that jeopardized the lives of Jews, and the unnecessary degrees of loyalty that the Germans heaved shows the deserving guilt of the Germans for the
Hitler’s violent passion towards the executors of the assassination and the idea of revenge if very obvious in this speech. His passion towards his cause of leading Germany into being the dominant race in Europe is also very visible. Finally “Telos” is the purpose or conclusion of the speech, in this case it was to assure the Germans that he is alive and the plot failed. Thus we use these concepts to show how rhetoric functions, and how Adolf Hitler was eloquent from the rhetoric
It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat. Ignorance clouded the judgment of the German people. Ultimately the Jews would pay the price while the world was oblivious of the crimes against humanity which the Nazis committed. Elie Wiesel is stuck in dark times for people of his ethnicity. Nazis felt that the Jewish people were inferior.
This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination. The Jews had to go through terrible things. For example, Elie “didn’t know that this was the moment in time
A year later, Himmler appointed Theodor Eicke as Dachau concentration camp commander. In 1939, Eicke was replaced by Richard Glücks, who took the job as Inspector of Concentration Camps and held this position until the camp closed in 1945. The German Security Police had the responsibility to arrest, release, execute, and to order disciplinary punishment. Prisoners could be confined in concentration camps indefinitely for not doing anything wrong, having charges to a specific crime, upon release from prison or court, and lastly because the police authorities thought an individual was a danger to German society. For prisoners whose behavior was criminal related but considered non-political, the Criminal Police officers issued a “preventative arrest.” Under these orders, jews were incarcerated in the concentration camps.
The holocaust was not just a movement to mass execute the Jewish race; there were reasons behind this tragic event. Hitler, the Nazi leader, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and the Jews were “inferior”, therefore they should be eliminated. Does this not happen today? Stereotypes, racism, prejudice and discrimination keep us from evolving and living at peace with each other. We see discrimination and racism happen everyday in our lives.
We all know that Jewish people were the main targets in the Holocaust, but not many people know that other groups and races. Some groups that were killed are but not limited to: disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, Roma Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Polish People and people of African descent. While Jewish people should be recognized for their struggles, so should every other group. Disabled People Hitler didn’t want to have any disabled people in Nazi Germany. He thought that they were too much work and overall useless to society.
“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.
Nikitchenko 's action to oversee such crimes was very wrong. Now, in 1945 he was serving as a judge to condemn German Nazis for their wrongdoings even though he had witnessed and approved of the killing and torture of innocent citizens. This just contradicts the Nuremberg trial 's mission. The Nuremberg trials were meant to punish Germans and all those who had committed reprehensible acts during the war, but the Allies were not convicted for their crimes (Davenport 141). Because those charges against the Nazis were made following the crimes, it is suspicious that none of the crimes committed by the Allied powers were brought forward.
Even though they are similar, concentration and internment camps aren’t the same because one was out of fear, the other hatred, ‘actions’ versus ‘reactions’, and the Japanese had opportunities, while the Jewish didn’t. Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment camps are not the same thing because Hitler made his camps out of hate, while internment camps were made out of fear. Internment camps were established after the Japanese bombed the U.S. Concentration camps just collected everyone who didn’t fit the idea of a ‘pure’ German. Even though they are similar, the German camps were made before things got bad in the war, and not because the country got bombed.
Ellie however was lucky enough to survive the Holocaust. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim, silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” In this quote, Ellie is talking about how we shouldn’t be neutral toward other people. Being neutral can hurt the victim more than you think.
“We know that Germany will be free when the Jew has been excluded from the life of the German people”, according to Julius Streicher, who was the founder and publisher of the newspaper, Der Sturmer. Apparently, history repeated itself from the time of the Crusades to the time of the Holocaust since this thought from the Holocaust was like looking into a mirror from the Crusades. During the Holocaust, which was from 1933 until 1945, Hitler led Germany into war. His goal was to make the world exclusively the Aryan race. In order to do so, they tried to kill all of the Jews.