The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58).
The Final Solution was a plan to eliminate the Jews of Germany and Poland in concentration camps. “The Final Solution—that is to say the step beyond half-measures such as the concentration of Poland’s Jews into overcrowded ghettos—was introduced concurrently with Germany’s preparations for the military campaign against the Soviet Union, since Hitler believed that the annihilation of the Communists entailed not only the extermination of the Soviet ruling class but also what he believed to be its “biological basis”(school.eb.com). Hitler’s hate for the Jews was with a passion and Germany needed someone to blame it on and the Jews would take the blame for Germany’s failure in WWI. The Jews really didn’t do anything and were thrown
The Holocaust is a horrifying subject that started in the early 1940’s and mid-WWII. The Holocaust was formed by Adolf Hitler (Allen 5). He directed a team of people called Nazis to build the concentration camps (Allen 5). The Nazis killed many people during the Holocaust including Jewish men, women, and children. It all started with one camp called Auschwitz where many people died including author and holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel’s family.
The coverage of John Keegan’s, The Second World War and Hannah Arendt’s, A Report On The Banality of Evil, both discuss important topics on the catastrophic event of the Holocaust, that affected the world. The Holocaust was the massacre of primarily the Jewish race, where they suffered through forced deportation from their native land, hard labor in concentration camps, and experienced horrific mass shootings and the gas chamber. This assessment will discuss both Keegan’s and Arendt’s perspectives on what took place during the Holocaust. In addition the purpose of this assessment is to analyze why Hitler and the Nazi Regime contributed in the slaughter of both Jewish and non-Jewish culture groups and defend the argument of their immoral behavior.
In both theaters of WWII, people were killed in masses, however, the reason for the high death rates differ greatly. Germany’s high anti-semitic beliefs and led to huge outcries against Jews in their country. This led to a plan called the Final Solution ( Spielvogel 858-860). This entailed the special strike forces of the SS, Einsatzgruppen, to round up Jews and execute them. Not only were Jews targeted, anyone considered non-Aryan were also executed such as Poles, Ukrainians, and even Gypsies.
The Medical Side of the Holocaust We all know the Holocaust was a terrible time in history, but people don't think about the experiments that went on in that time. There was tons of people who performed experiments on those innocent people and didn’t feel remorse for killing all those people. They used all kinds of methods to kill them like hypothermia, high altitude, Interrogation and Torture. The pain they must have felt must had to be so intense.
The Holocaust was an enormous part of history. Not only this but, it is a reminder to the Jewish community of those who suffered. January 27 is the remembrance day of the Holocaust. Six million lost their lives during this era.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and the World War II collaborators with the Nazis. In other words Holocaust also means Genocide, Ethnic cleansing, Deportation or Mass murder. The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that the Germans were racially superior and that the Jews, considered inferior, were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
Should the Holocaust be taught to 8th graders? January 30, 1933 was a disastrous time in history. A time where millions of innocent human beings were tortured and murdered largely known as the Holocaust. Many people view this as an accident, but the fact is it isn’t. The Holocaust was a genocidal event where Adolf Hitler tortured and persecuted millions of Jews just for their religion.
During World War ll the Nazi's used concentration camps to kill Jews, elderly, gypsies, and much more innocent people. One of these death camps was Auschwitz. One interesting thing about Auschwitz is the physical location. Another interesting thing about Auschwitz is the train ride to get them. Finally the last interesting thing about Auschwitz is the ways they killed the prisoners.
Below freezing temperatures, poison rushing through your veins, getting tortured just because your sibling looks exactly like you. Sitting in a room with no way out, because you know there are guards that would be more than happy to kill you waiting outside. Or being strapped to a table knowing that you probably going to die, and not being able to do anything about it. There are three words for how terrible the holocaust was; freezing, poison, and twin’s experiments. Many people were brought in alive in these experiments but more than ¾ ended up dead.