The Holocaust: The True Meaning Of The Holocaust

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A Middle East Editor in Newsweek, Janine di Giovanni, said: “In the aftermath of any war or genocide, healing and reconciliation are ultimate aspirations.” Millions of women, men, and children have been tortured, killed, raped, and forced out from their homes in mass atrocities. Many of them are already part of the past and whether there was some kind of aid response from the world or not, is too late to change the occurred, and to bring back the deceased ones. However, the aftermath of any genocide can always bring back some kind of hope for those who are still hurt and were victims of such massacre, if done for the aspiration of the well-being and social justice of the people. Nevertheless, the aftermath is not a magic spell to go back in…show more content…
The Nuremberg Trial was formed a year after the holocaust. There were many camps and facilitates for the displaced people formed. The word ‘genocide’ was brought into existence in order to describe the crimes against humanity as an international crime, and used by the nations to prevent and punish.
After the holocaust, there were some courageous Jews that saved others, but most of them were bystanders. In the Holocaust Museum, they highlight the activities of French village, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. This village aided Jews by hiding them, and offering them shelters anywhere. The International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg was formed in 1946. The U.S., the UK, the Soviet Union and France each supplied two judges (a primary and an alternate). Some Nazi officials were sentenced to death, others received life sentences in prison, and some of them had prison terms for up to 20 years, a few of them were found innocent. However, many Nazis’ perpetrators of the Holocaust were never punished, including Hitler. The organization United to End Genocide described that under the development of the Nuremberg Trial “the international community has continued and improved accountability through forums such as the International Criminal Court, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda” (United to End
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After the genocide, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), political party in Rwanda, established a union with a Hutu president and a Tutsi vice president. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) provided peace process and relief in the aftermath of genocide between Hutus and Tutsis. United to End Genocide describes how twenty-six percent of the population in Rwanda still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. “In 1994, the United Nations created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), dedicated to bringing those responsible for the genocide to justice” (United to End
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