The Holocaust: The Power Of The Holocaust

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François de La Rochefoucauld once wrote, “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. The true search for justice, fairness and humanity is almost always accompanied by brutality and selfish deceit. Therefore, a man ought to examine himself before embracing the dangerous journey of struggle that lay ahead, a ceaseless journey toward perfection and world domination that yields nothing but seedless fruit. One of the world’s largest genocides, The Holocaust, is a prime example of the produce that breeds from the labour of the wicked. There are no amounts of words that can truly express the emotions that pulsate through your veins at the sight of the torture that was caused by the hands of the Nazis. The pain that translates through images of the Holocaust sends a ripple effect of discomfort to the windows of our souls, images captured by journalists who faced a far greater extent of disgust than we do presently. Having recently visited the Durban Holocaust Centre, with fellow undergraduate students, those images spoke to me in leaps and bounds. They motivated my brain to challenge my mind with questions of absolute truth, forcing me to face the harsh reality of history by enhancing my vision to distances far beyond my comprehension. For the first time, I realized what was incredibly important to me. I immediately began compartmentalizing details of relevant importance in my mind,
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