During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
Violations of our Everyday Life During the Holocaust, many of the Human Rights we exercise today were broken. Consequently, millions of innocent and law-abiding people were killed during this time. The Jews were forced to labor endlessly in concentration camps, and lives were changed for the worse. Three of our precious Human Rights that were broken were: Our right to equality, freedom from discrimination, and the license from torture and degrading treatment. Their equality was destroyed at the start of the Holocaust.
Nazis thought they were cleansing the world while others believed it was vile. The Holocaust is notorious to people for Hitler murdering Jews, but that is not the only reason. If looked into deeper it is realized that Hitler was a mastermind who created chaos and fear in the whole world. It is written in history and will never be forgotten. Because Hitler was anti semitic and had a very high power over the Nazis, together they killed millions of people during the Holocaust.
There were about two thousand of them. Those who wanted to baptize themselves were spared.” The people of Europe burnt all of those Jewish people because there was a slight possibility that they could have caused the plague. They all quickly turned there sanity aside and murdered over 2,000 people. Mass hysteria was played a great roll in the downfall of Europe during the bubonic
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
The sheer amount of lives lost in this horrid time astonishes a large quantity of today’s population. Not only were people being tossed into the concentration camps, but soldiers and civilians were killed in the fight for their lives’. Human beings were given numbers and made to look like clones, as if to hide the misery of dehumanization. Loss of self and personal identity is shown throughout Night by Elie Wiesel. When hearing
The Crucible Fear has effected much of history. Many of these events in history are very similar. One of the biggest examples in history would be The Holocaust. An example would be the Salem witch trails which were depicted in the book The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Crucible and The Holocaust are related because one person was to blame for the mass hysteria, there was one person in power, fear was used to control the people and many people were wrongly punished.
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel there are many words that can describe the horrible events that went on during the Holocaust. There was a tremendous amount of evil that the Germans displayed during this time period. One of the most soul opening quotes from Ellie was, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes … children thrown into the flames" (Wiesel 51). The people in this book that committed these crimes were always so corrupt. It is extremely wrong to kill any person, but it is especially wrong to kill babies that still have so much more of their life to live.
The Nazis were successful in fully dehumanizing Jewish prisoners in concentration camps. This brutal treatment often led to the loss of hope in these camps, part of the Nazis goal. In Night, Eliezer Wiesel’s memoir, he tells of the many instances where he experienced dehumanization during his time at several concentration camps. The Nazis eliminated people’s humanity in many ways, including starvation, nakedness, and taking away their names in exchange for a number. Starvation causes great suffering and deprives people of an essential part of life.
But that still wasn’t enough, so came operation Reinhard. Operation Reinhard may have been one of the most effective events to help the final solution killing almost 1.8 million Jews. What they did was deport an absurd amount of Jews to a killing center and just have a mass murder. Even with the few years that operation Reinhard was in action it stilled had a big impact. The final solution may didn’t get brought up much or even seemed important, but really it was the columns to the Nazis house.
The death camps were places where the detainees would be taken into chambers where toxic gas would be released and the prisoners would just drop dead. The “Final Solution” was one of the key elements that the Nazi Society believed in. Though at the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Europe work camps were the places where the prisoners were forced to work long grueling hours, later in the occupation they started to use death camps to help them in the “Final Solution”. According to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Millions of people were imprisoned and abused in the various types of Nazi camps. Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone.
Did you realized that from the early 1942’s to the late 1944’s, at least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz?Auschwitz was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built by the Third Reich in polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during WWII.Genocide at extermination camps was initially carried out in the form of mass shooting. However, the shootings provide to be psychologically damaging to those who are being asked to pull the triggers. The Nazis next then tried mass killing by blowing victims up with explosives. Concentration camps were a horrific part of WWII because of Hitler’s dislike for Jews. The Jews had no shoes, not that much food, and poor clothing.
Zyklon B became a popular substance to be used in Extermination Camps. The use of Zyklon B on Death Camps gave a negative image of the toxic gas and it promptly became the symbol of death. In September, 1941, Germany gassed with Zyklon B about 850 prisoners from the Soviet War (USHMM “Gassing Operations”). Nazis could have used any other tactic to assassinate adversaries. However, Nazis decided to use Zyklon B because it was effective to kill in a large scale.
If I was going to kill myself, this was the time. ... fifteen steps to go... No. Two steps from the pit, we were ordered to turn left and headed into barracks. (33-34)” Elie was willing to kill himself just to avoid the impending mass burning he thought he was fated to go to, and by tricking the Jews they managed to severely demoralize and drive some to actually commit suicide; they cared not if the Jews died, they were of no significant value.