Holocaust Neutral Bystander

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The Holocaust was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler 's Nazi Germany. Aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. In which this happened there were many bystanders that would do anything at all to help the Jews or the others taken by Nazis. In addition, the bystanders also thought very different of the world the Jews were sent to. Moreover, because of this I agree with the following statement. Does this mean that being a neutral bystander helps those who are evil; that remaining silent encourages even more evil to happen. In addition, to being a bystander of the Holocaust meant you were watching all…show more content…
(32; Boyne). However, because of this the other little boy confused by the tone of his voice and thought to himself. "Shmuel looked very sad when he told this story and Bruno didn’t know why; it didn’t seem like such a terrible thing to him, and after all much the same thing happened to him"(35 Boyne). And the evidence provided gives an example of how the "worlds" are excluded from each other from the concentration camps to the outsiders of the concentration camps. Because of the evidence I have provide above shows I agree with the overall…show more content…
However, being a bystander lead an effect of evil just spreading upon other bystanders not helping those in need of help and caused a big silence letting the evil spread. Based on the poem, "First They Came", the poem states, "Then they came for the Socialist and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist"(stanza;2 Niemoller)"Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionists"(stanza;3 Niemoller). This evidence gives an exact example of how someone would keep their mouth shut instead of speaking up as a bystander and

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