C.Aseltine Comp. 1, P.4 PR: % Four Perfect Pebbles I read the book, Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story written by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan, who was forced to undergo the terrible conditions of Hitler’s reign. In our culture racism isn’t something new. There are constant reports on the news and even in our everyday lives that remind us of what it looks like to be racist and the outcomes of a person’s hate for an opposite race or religion. That is exactly how it was when Hitler slowly came to power in Germany and began to take over.
The Holocaust caused the death of over six million Jews. This mass genocide is known by how horrific and inhuman the Nazi regime was to the Jews. However, what is not widely known is that over five-million other people of non-Jewish groups were killed during the Holocaust. Homosexuals, Gypsies and Jehovah’s Witnesses were a small amount of the many non-Jewish groups affected during the Holocaust. Homosexuals were one of the many non-Jewish groups impacted by the Holocaust.
Nearly one century has passed since we witnessed possibly the biggest passive massacre of all time; the holocaust. Unless you lived under a rock, and even then, it would be impossible to not know about the events that occured during this grief period. It would be hard to comprehend the motives behind so much cruelty, but honest civilians have been the guide to uncovering the reasons behind all of it. One civilian that comes to mind is Anne Frank and her journal entries that uncovered the emotions endured as a Jew in a German take-over. Anne Frank was considered a German-born diarist with Jew heritage.
Propaganda was a huge part of the Holocaust and Theresienstadt kept many secrets hidden away from the outside world. Theresienstadt is significant because it was a camp used during the Holocaust, but was different in the fact it was a facade to cover up the Nazi atrocities. In the Holocaust, Theresienstadt was unique compared to all the other camps and ghettos the Nazi’s used to concentrate and kill Jewish people. It existed as a camp for about three and half years until it was liberated by the Russian army on May 7, 1945 (“Theresienstadt”). Inside of the camp, the Nazis elected a Jewish council of elders to run certain jobs around the camp for them so they wouldn’t have to.
Thousands of twins died during this time because of Mengele’s obsession of twins and of the many unknown experiments that they had to go through. Gypsies were sent to auschwitz because of the persecution directed towards them. During the Holocaust many German people disliked the Gypsies.
The world is complete with death, destruction, and fake news, but it is everyone 's job to make a distinction between true and false.Holocaust Denial has been around since WW2 and started out as propaganda against the Germans.The Holocaust was the mass extermination of the Jews and multiple other “groups” of people in Europe during WWII.Over the past few decades, people such as anti-Semitism (anti-Jew groups) have gathered “proof” that’s the Holocaust never really happened.Although many people believe the Holocaust was a hoax, this historical event is backed up by eyewitnesses, historical documents, and Nazi/war facilities. Eyewitnesses like the famous Anne Frank and many others have published their experiences in books and memoirs to shed a light on the grim time in the world.Even less commonly known authors such as Ruth Kluger have depicted a vivid description of the horror in the Death Camps.”Kluger 's account is set against a backdrop of death and destruction.All remaining inmates of the family camp, she tells us in her memoir, were gassed in July 1944. (Peter Novick).Throughout the years and Nuremberg trials, many Nazi commanders have confessed and
Many Jews were captured, Germans were beaten, and glass from hundreds of shops and buildings littered the ground. (Shuman 27) Jews, however, were not the only people targeted. A man named Adolf Hitler believed that anyone who was Jewish, a gypsy, crippled, or disabled was considered a disgrace to the German population. Anyone who fits into one of these categories would be picked up by a Nazi soldier to be taken to the ghettos. If not, they were lucky enough to be an Aryan.
Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion. Elie Wiesel shows many instances of dehumanization through the abuse of all Jews and the loss of his own name. Through doing so, he tries to prevent any similar event. Many Jews suffered from dehumanization during this terrifying event. Elie was very affected by these acts of dehumanization, such as when he and other Jews were shaved completely.
Could you imagine what it would be like to live during the time of the Holocaust? Could you imagine being sent to a concentration camp? Having your family and friends be murdered for no reason? While many are scared to think of living during this horrific time, some people had to live through this. Eve Bunting and Fred Gross educate readers on the importance of the Holocaust and why we need to learn about it.
When people hear the word “Holocaust” they instantly think about how cruel and horrible this time was for the Jewish people. The Holocaust was a time where many of people suffered, were terrified, and had to live in disgusting conditions. The jewish people were put into concentration camps where they were forced to work and in the end most of them died, but if they were lucky were able to escape or lived long enough to be freed. In the very beginning, Adolf Hitler’s Nazis separated these people from their families to be placed into different concentration camps which is upsetting to think about. The biggest concentration camp where most of the Jews went and were killed was Auschwitz.