The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews and other religions from the Nazi regime and their collaborators (Steele 6). The Nazi’s got their power in 1933, they thought they were the “Master Race” and other’s lower than them were hated and tortured or killed (Steele 6). After the Nazi’s took power their final solution was to erase all Jews, other religions, and anyone who stood in their way (Steele 6). The Holocaust took place all over Europe but some of the main places the Holocaust took place in were Germany, Poland, and Hungary (Blohm 10), (Ghettos). People that were involved in the Holocaust were Nazis, Jews, other religions, and politicians (Steele 6-7).
The Holocaust was the massacre of 11 millions people by the Nazis, six millions of them were Jews. The original meaning of “holocaust” in Greek is “sacrifice by fire,” so the Nazis planned massacre of the Jews. The Hebrew word "Shoah," which means "misery, destroy, or waste," is also used for mass murder. The Nazis used "the Final Solution" to mention their plan of murdering Jewish people. After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were.
The stripping of Eliezer’s clothes, removal of his gold crown, and how being at Auschwitz makes his beliefs and faith disappear are all instances where he is a victim of dehumanization. With Eliezer’s friends being made into soup, Jewish people getting burned, and how babies were being used for target practice are great exemplifications on how Eliezer’s friends were also victims of the dehumanizing actions that the Germans portrayed towards the Jewish people. One lesson that is shown is that although they cannot choose the circumstances they are in, they choose the way they decide to deal with these circumstances. Up to 6 million Jewish people died because of their beliefs and religion during the period of the Holocaust. The fact that we live in a world that gives anyone the opportunity to believe in what they would like makes us very
He then explained that the job of the Sonderkommandos was to remove the corpses from the gas chambers. Seeing Jacob’s confused expression, he told him about the terrible truth about what was going on in Auschwitz. He also told Jacob that everyone who was sent to the left side when they arrived at the camp was immediately killed in the gas chambers. Letting this all sink in, he finally explained how the Nazis number one priority was to keep what happened at Auschwitz a secret from the outside world. Leszek did not wear the yellow triangle signifying being a Jew; instead, he wore a red
From the beginning of the infamous Warsaw ghetto to its final days, this capital city in Poland endured heavy losses. Before being taken to the death camps, but after being ripped from their homes, the Jews were made to live in these Ghettos. The early history, the Jew's life in the Ghetto, and the closing history, which gives us the aftermath of
1-3) The next location in Auschwitz that he was brought to was called the Crematorium where he would have the generators declickered; the dead dragged to ovens for cremation, coke had to be brought in; ashes had to be raked out, and finally the Crematorium had to be cleaned and disinfected. (Pg. 100). While in Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp he talk about how on his first day he engaged in levelling a large mound of earth. (Pg.
Jews were moved to these ghettos in 1935. The first ghetto in Poland was named Warsaw. This was one of the largest ghettos and held four hundred thousand Jews. In 1941, German soldiers were commanded to destroy most of the ghettos because it was part of Hitler’s plan to seize the Jews population. The soldiers would shoot and burn the ghettos to the ground.
The Holocaust: The Persecution of the Jews On January 30, 1933 – May 8, 1945, Due to the Nazi 's need to demonstrate their "God-like power". The holocaust is known as one of the most gruesome parts about World War II, the reason for that is because of the Nazi 's, only seeing the Jews as parasites needing to be exterminated, due to their racist and anti-Semitic ideology. On January 30, 1933, Hitler assumed power as chancellor of Germany. He presided over a cabinet in which Nazi minister was still in the minority. On February 27, 1933, Reichstag building was set on fire, it housed to the German parliament.
These ghettos were the worst part of the cities that the Nazis took over which they converted into living areas for captured Jews. “They used these places to “store” Jews they didn 't have room for at the concentration camps yet” (Bachrach 38). The Nazis had one very big ghetto in Warsaw, Poland called, simply, the Warsaw Ghetto (Bachrach 39). Warsaw was the biggest ghetto that the Nazis had but the Jews used that to their advantage. The Warsaw ghetto was one of the only ghettos at which a successful escape attempt was ever