The Holocaust: The Dangers Of The Holocaust

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The world’s history is stained with a multitude of genocides and long standing prejudices against a peoples. One of the most notorious of these calamities was unfortunately one of the most recent, occurring in the mid-20th century: The Holocaust. This event is often defined as the systematic killing of Europe’s Jewish population, in Nazi-Germany occupied territories, and of other groups, including Gypsies(Roma and Sinti), homosexuals, and more. In this genocide, it is estimated that approximately 11 million people brutally lost their lives, perhaps more. Nearly 80 years later, it is still a point of discussion in the majority of the world. The Holocaust was and is still an important part of our history because studying it can help future generations prevent a similar event, it brought to light the problems with intolerance and indifference in other countries, and it taught a lesson to the entire world about the dangers of prejudice and hatred. To begin with, even though the holocaust’s main goal was to exterminate the Jews and other groups that were deemed “inferior,” the Holocaust was not limited to only having direct effects on the extermination of these targeted groups. Additionally, the Holocaust ended up affecting the economies of countries. On the 9th and 10th of November in 1938, Kristallnacht took place in Germany as revenge for the death of Ernst von Rath, the third secretary of the German Embassy in Paris, who was shot on the 7th on the month by Herschel

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