I. Introduction The Holocaust is one of the most horrific and cruel genocides known to mankind. Adolf Eichmann is one of the many people who took a huge part in this genocide. He thought of ways to transport Jews to and from concentration camps, as well as ways to efficiently kill a great number of them. Eichmann's atrocious thought processes affects millions of lives.
Seventy – six years ago the first killings of Jews began in Chelmo, Poland. Not even one hundred years have passed, and people are already forgetting how devastating it was, killing over six million Jews. Quotes from Night, by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor himself, and facts and statistics illustrates how the Holocaust proves how cruel others can be, what happens when one man has too much power, and how fast humans resort to their basic instincts to survive, and that is why people should continue to learn about it. First and foremost, we know humans can be the cruelest things in the world sometimes, as demonstrated by the Nazis in the Holocaust. When they killed ruthlessly, and without regret six million Jews, and close to two million other minorities.
On September 1, 1939 World War II began. Germany and the axis powers were trying to get Europe to be in Nazi control. With this came the wrath of Adolf Hitler. He believed the reason why Germany lost World War I and had a huge economic crisis was because of the Jewish population, the mentally ill, blacks, and gypsies. He believed the only way to cleanse the world and prevent that from happening again was to exterminate those people.
Tim Snyder’s “Bloodlands” gives a detailed history of Europe during the reigns of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In “Bloodlands” Snyder’s main point is to describe that although Hitler and Stalin had conflicting goals and viewpoints, their actions directly affected one another and resulted in one of the most horrific time periods in European history. Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian who specializes in the Holocaust and Central and Western Europe. After graduating high school, Snyder received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his Doctorate from Oxford University; Snyder also has held fellowships Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw (Timothy Snyder, 2018).
The two sources being used in this paper is FDR and the Jews by Breitman, Richard, and Allan J. Lichtman (2013) and Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust by Robert N. Rosen (2006). The Origin of the first source is a book written By Richard Breitman
“The Holocaust is the solution to the Jews final question.” This famously known quote, said by Adolf Hitler, explains the ugly truth behind his so called “well-being”. Dating all the way back to the 1930s, Hitler was first brought to power becoming a dictator and leader of the Nazi party; however, many citizens under his rule did not know that they just set their country up for a major downfall. From 1933 to 1945 society in Germany was “doomed” as many had put it, and full of indifference. Author of Night, witness of the Holocaust, and a human just like anyone else, Elie Wiesel, shared his horrific journey about how he survived through the time of the genocide of Jews.
Many Germans, during WWII had started to take on the ideology of Hitler – that Jewish citizens in Germany were the cause of their poverty and misfortune. Of course, many knew that this was merely a form of scapegoating, and although they disagreed with the majority of Germany’s citizens, many would not speak up for fear of isolation (Boone,
The Nazis continued their torment by killing large groups of people in small, confined areas. This is supported by a Jew among Wiesel when he said, “we can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse”(31).
One of the most significant arguments that historians make in regards to the uniqueness of the Holocaust, is that it was an event that was ‘unlike’ any other event or genocide in history. The fact that it was unlike any other event, seems to allude to the belief that it cannot be compared to any other event like it. Consequently, it could be said that because of the belief that the Holocaust is ‘incomparable’ and ‘unlike’ any other event in history, there is a strong case for historians who subscribe to the theory that it is inherently unique. In saying this, however, it should be pointed out that, before one agrees to the theory of the Holocausts uniqueness, they should first ask themselves what makes the Holocaust unlike or incomparable to other events in history, and furthermore, how do these differences equate to its uniqueness? Similarly, before one begins their research in the hopes of discovering whether or not the Holocaust was indeed unique, it is also important to remember that historians claiming its uniqueness are not (in most cases) implying that those who
Over the course of 100 days, over 800,000 innocent people were murdered in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Many schools don’t teach about the horrific acts occurring outside of their country’s four walls. Is it to protect the students’ innocence or to keep them from being afraid? Would it not be better to teach kids about these acts so they can keep from making the same mistakes in the future? In the book Shattered by Eric Walters, our main character, Ian Blackburn was totally unaware of the genocide until he met Sarge, a homeless military veteran at a soup kitchen called ‘The Club”.
Samuel Nunez 8th Grade English Honors Block 2 Mrs. Guidry 30 January 2018 The Holocaust The Holocaust was the mass murdering of Jews, politicians, prisoners of war, and social minorities by Adolf Hitler’s idea called the “Final Solution”, which was the idea of the Jew’s extinction (The Holocaust).
To explain the cause of the Holocaust and reduce the most crucial moments in the history of Nazi Germany to one year is an incredible feat, and one performed masterfully by Giles MacDonogh. As the author of 11 other books, including After the Reich and The Last Kaiser, and an Oxford University graduate who has written for popular British newspapers such as the Financial Times, MacDonogh displays prowess as a scholar and historian. His account of what he sees as Nazi Germany 's most vital year is as compelling as it is convincing, offering the reader a disturbing glance at Hitler 's ascension and evoking forceful and mixed emotions. 1938: Hitler 's Gamble is a historical book explaining the year of 1938 and its significance in history. MacDonogh seeks to justify the claim that 1938 was the most important year for Nazi Germany.
The Holocaust-related plays, movies and books that have been read and watched thus far in the semester have left us, the students, with more questions than answers. By depicting the events as accurately as these playwrights and filmmakers have, the reader/viewer is then able to understand, in detail, the horrific acts of torture that the victims had to endure. With an accurate picture of the events of the Holocaust in their mind, the reader/viewer then can start to question how can a human being can commit such horrific acts of cruelty upon their fellow man or how a divine entity can allow something so terrible happen to the people that believe in them the most; questions with virtually impossible answers. For instance, in Amen, the filmmaker focuses on the unwillingness of Pope Pius XII to speak out against Hitler and the Third Reich even though several reputable individuals made him aware of the extermination and the forced labor that the Jewish people had to experience.
“This war will not end as the Jew imagine... the outcome of the war will be the extermination of all Jewish people” (Hitler). This statement provides a glimpse into the horrid mind of Adolf Hitler. As Hitler rises to power in Germany, there will be an immediate reduction of freedom and rights to the German population, specifically Jews. As the start of WWll begins, Hitler introduces a system of ghettos and concentration camps with the intention of removing all of the Jewish people from the population.
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.