The Unrecognized: Understanding The Holocaust

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“The Unrecognized” In order to better understand the Holocaust, one needs to be familiar with the definition. The Holocaust embodies the systematic slaughter of approximately six million Jewish men, women, and children, in addition to millions of others, by the Nazis during WWll. Furthermore, the origin of the word is rooted in the Greek/Hebrew term for a burnt sacrifice given to God. The ultimate horror of the Holocaust happened in the death camps as bodies were burned whole in the crematoria ( Benerbaum ). As we are educated about the Holocaust, one usually focuses on how the Jewish were brutally treated and murdered. They were put through hell for their religion and were blamed for endless things. Since we’re continously learning…show more content…
Unfortunately, some of the children were rounded up and secretly sterilized, some were subject to terrible medical experiments, and some simply mysteriously “disappeared.” The mixed race also had a lot of trouble with finding jobs and were even turned down when attempting to join their military. Not only were children victimized in Germany but adult African Germans were also treated horribly. Many were sent to internment camps and some were even murdered by the SS. Afro-Germans are not very known of, but they were a big part of the horrible actions Hitler took to please himself (Blacks during the Holocaust). Before Hitler built his nefarious camps, he started off by murdering Germany’s mentally and physically disabled. This program was called the “euthanasia” program. The term “euthanasia” means “good death”, however, it’s the term for a secretive murder program in the Nazi context. This program was created two years before the commencement of the Holocaust. Adolf Hitler began this process in attempt to cleanse his race of genetic burdens. He also thought that these people were simply unworthy of life due to what state they were in (Euthanasia

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