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The Holocaust: Universal Denial Of Human Rights

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Universal Denial of Human Rights Holocaust is defined as a destruction or slaughter on a mass scale. From 1942 to 1945, victims of the largest mass genocide were denied basic human rights by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. Looking back, two of the main articles abused in Universal Declaration of Human Rights were article five and article nine.
To start, article five states, “no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment.” On page 38 of the memoir Night, a Nazi soldier states, “ Remember it always, let it be graven in your memories, you are in Auschwitz. And Auschwitz is not a convalescent home. It is a concentration camp. Here, you must work. If you don't you will go straight to the chimney. To the
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Article nine states, “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile.” This article was violated by the Nazis three major times. The first time this article was violated was on page 24 of this memoir, “ The doors clanked shut, we had fallen into the trap,” This quote explains how the Jews were placed into detention by being thrown into the cattle cars that took them to the camps. Ellie Wiesel writes,” The SS shoved us inside, a hundred per car,” (97). This quote is another example of how the Jews were placed in detention by the Nazis. The next violation occurs on page 10, where Ellie Wiesel writes, “First edict: Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death,” This quote shows that the Jews were placed in exile from the rest of the population which is a violation of Article nine. To conclude, the victims of the Holocaust were dehumanized and had their rights violated in almost every way. Two of the most blatant violations were those of article five and article nine of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. No human deserves to be placed in those brutal conditions and revive maniacal torture like those victims did. It is impossible to argue that the rights of these human beings were not violated in major
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