Do you know how many Jewish peoples and other minorities that were slaughtered during the Holocaust? There was up to 6 million Jews and and 7 million Soviet civilians. Many gypsies, gays, and blacks were killed as well. These people died in numerous, unpleasant ways, like gas chambers, guns, fire, starvation, and disease. The prisoners in the Holocaust were tormented and treated so cruelly, and the acts so inhumane, that bystanders had to resist, help, and fight back against the Nazis even if the consequences were death.
In the novel Night and the poem “The Hangman”, the bystander effect took place because people were afraid to bring attention to themselves. In the film The Hunger Games, however, Katniss Everdeen took a stand because she was not afraid of what would happen to her but what would happen to her sister and others in trouble instead. This feeling of fear for yourself rather than others is what separates the bystanders from the morally courageous people of the world. In the novel Night, most of the prisoners during the Holocaust became bystanders because of the fear for themselves getting killed. When Elie’s father gets hit for the first time, Elie said, “ My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked.
While the author nor the speaker were Jewish, “This Way for Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” allows readers to experience a bystander effect, so to speak. The speaker is powerless against the Nazi SS soldiers, and often during a crisis, if a person is surrounded by others, they wait for someone else to take charge and handle the situation. The speaker knows he will die if he challenges the Nazis, so he helplessly looks on in the hopes that someone else will end this madness. The author shares this story in order to stop the bystander effect, and empower people to prevent this if it happens again. There have been many genocides in history, and humanity (the people, but also the concept) will not survive unless we prevent another from happening.
For example, millions of people died due to the Nazi Concentration Camps while the casualties due to the Japanese Internment Camps were few. Hitler was ruthless, and when it came to the fate of millions of innocent people, he sent those useless to him to die. While people did die due to the Japanese Internment Camps, the American government didn’t intend to kill anyone and it wasn’t their first priority to kill the Japanese-Americans. In addition to this, the country of Israel was created for Jewish people who survived the Holocaust yet those who survived the Japanese Internment Camps were left to start their life all over again. Though it still causes fighting today, the country of Israel was created to serve as a home for those who survived the Holocaust since no one else was willing to take them in.
It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
Nikitchenko 's action to oversee such crimes was very wrong. Now, in 1945 he was serving as a judge to condemn German Nazis for their wrongdoings even though he had witnessed and approved of the killing and torture of innocent citizens. This just contradicts the Nuremberg trial 's mission. The Nuremberg trials were meant to punish Germans and all those who had committed reprehensible acts during the war, but the Allies were not convicted for their crimes (Davenport 141). Because those charges against the Nazis were made following the crimes, it is suspicious that none of the crimes committed by the Allied powers were brought forward.
For example, in “Resistance During the Holocaust”, many wouldn’t rebel because that would not only mean death for them, but death for their family and friends. The Anti-Defamation League states, “However, the risks of resisting Nazi policies were grave; often an act of resistance by one person would mean the death of many others”(5). You should use passive resistance because if you resist that did not only mean the death for you but the death for your family. You are putting other people’s life at risk but if you are passive resistant then you are saving your life, your families’ live, and maybe your friends’ lives. This is important because why would you put the lives of people you care about in jeopardy?
The Holocaust was an era of catastrophe and hatred that lead to the deaths of many, many innocent lives (Meltzer Rescue 1). The Holocaust was considered a wrongdoing against all of humanity (Meltzer Rescue 3). The Holocaust was a time full of hatred and wrongdoing for many years (Meltzer Rescue 3). The Holocaust was an attempt to exterminate (Meltzer 15).The Holocaust was in many different places at once (Meltzer Rescue Map). The Holocaust took place in England (Meltzer Rescue Map).
In total, german authorities and their collaborators killed up to six million Jews. That was two-thirds the population of the Jewish population in Europe 1939. Even though the Nazis didn’t annihilate the Jewish population or even win the war, they still ended, destroyed, and changed many people 's lives. So I conclude that the final solution was one of the most thought out and persistent plans
At the end of World War I, the Germans were angry and bitter that they lost the war. One of them was a Austrian corporal, the infamous Adolf Hitler, who rose to power and became the Chancellor of Germany, Führer (leader) of Germany, and also a leader of the Nazis party. Hitler, along with the other Nazis members, started the Holocaust, a genocide during WWII where millions of people were imprisoned and killed, especially Jews. He was also involved in WWII, being one of the three leaders of the Axis Powers. We feel that the Holocaust is a horrifying event in human history because so many people died.
I will remember the Holocaust because a lot of people were hurt and killed. The American Soldiers were fighting to win World War ll, they risked their lives to save people from this tragic event. Some people even died, who weren’t Jews. 11 million people died during this awful time and only 6 million were Jews. The Nazis killed about ⅔ of the Jews living in Europe.
The Rape of Berlin was a war crime; it was not a necessary evil. History books only tell us so much compared to what actually happens, they tend to leave out some topics because they just don’t have enough evidence. Therefore, not many people are familiar to topics such as rape during World War II. History concentrated so much on the soldiers and how they survived in the cold, that it forgets about the innocent people who are in the middle of all the chaos. The women and children who get assaulted and violated in a war which they didn’t sign up for.
Hitler made the military decisions for his country during the war, but he is perhaps most known for his role in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was "the systematic murder of 6 million Jews across Europe (Danzer et al. 542)." At first, Jewish people were restricted of their liberties through the Nuremberg Laws ("Holocaust Timeline"). After forcing many Jews to leave, only around 250,000 Jewish people remained in Germany; therefore, Hitler executed his Final Solution, which was "a policy of genocide, the deliberate and systematic murder of an entire population (Danzer et al.