Introduction: During the Holocaust, many people suffered from the despicable actions of others. These actions were influenced by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic views of people. The result of such actions were the deaths of millions during the Holocaust, a devastating genocide aimed to eliminate Jews. In this tragic event, people, both initiators and bystanders, played major roles that allowed the Holocaust to continue. Bystanders during this dreadful disaster did not stand up against the Nazis and their collaborators.
His past involved disagreement with Jews which led to Hitler accusing the Jewish for losing the First World War and the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. With a goal in mind Hitler prepared for the Holocaust by first destroying the Treaty to free Germany, which made the mass killing possible. In the final analysis, even though the evidence points to Hitler intending and planning the Holocaust in 1925, it is still debatable due to the lack of physical evidence of Hitler ordering the Holocaust. But no matter what opinion you choose, he is still liable for the deaths of millions of Jews as the head of the Nazi
Think back to the time Hitler was in charge of Germany. It was a crazy and hectic place for people who were Jewish. Many times when people look back they remember the Jews and how Hitler tortured them. But what happened to the people who weren’t Jewish? They have an important part in the story as well.
The Blame Game When a person is murdered, or hurt an investigation happens. This usually leads to a murderer, and accomplice. This murderer goes on trial and is either found guilty or not guilty. During the time period of January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945 a mass murder happened of about 11 million people in Germany.
“How could it be possible for them to be burning people and children and for the world to keep silent”. During the World War II, the Nazi party, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler wanted to kill all the Jews in Europe, The Nazis and their collaborators murdered six million Jewish people, including one and a half million children. This terrible period in history is now referred to as the Holocaust. It is hard to care about the suffering of a group of people who are out cast, seen as the “other”espically when violence is threaten if one stands out. One significant reason why the world stayed silent while jews were exterminated is because leader of major countries feared war.
All throughout History, Millions of innocent people have been unjustly persecuted. The Holocaust was one of the most famous genocides known to man in the early 1940’s. Also the hangings during the Witch Hunts in Salem, Massachusetts were another prime instance of people being wrongfully and unjustly accused and punished. Both of the time periods show how many people died horrific and terrible deaths, and in the events of the Holocaust and the Witch Trials power was used to instill fear and hysteria into the people around them. The amount of similarities is appalling.
In the eleven documents we’ve viewed, its easy to see that the Germans have taken away basic human rights of the Jewish people. They've abused and practically tortured these poor Jewish people. Not to mention, the Jewish people have done nothing wrong to the Germans or Hitler, they just blamed them for the hyperinflation. Lastly, These Jewish people have a right to live their lives to the fullest and to the best of their ability and the Germans ripped that away from them. And once again, they did nothing wrong.
We are enemies of the Jews because we are fighters for the freedom of the German people. The Jew is the cause and the beneficiary of our misery... He has made two halves of Germany. He is the real cause for our loss of the Great War. The Jew is responsible for our misery and he lives on it.
The Allied Countries were the main top reason why the Holocaust happened the way it did. "We could hear the cannons very close buy. But we no longer had the strength or courage to think that the Germans would run out of time, that the Russians would reach us before being evacuated." (95-96) Now the prisoners could hear the cannons from the USSR or Soviet Union, so this explains that the Allied Countries did try to help but it just was not fast enough in that so many people were already killed by this time.
All of the millions of Jews who survived through the Holocaust didn’t receive a compensation, nor did the thousands of Jewish families was suffered a lost due to the Holocaust. Nobody was able to help the Jews, for the 12 years that they were imprisoned in the many concentration camps. Here many Jews were violated, tortured, and even killed. Many of the Jewish lost faith; they gave up on their lives and even gave up on their gods. The actions done by the Nazis can never be reversed; the Holocaust will forever be a dark time in which humans treated other humans like animals, what the Nazis did to the Jewish will forever be remembered.
The deeply rooted antisemitism existed earlier in time gave the blueprint to start the Holocaust, the inaction of the bystanders can be viewed as the main ingredient that allowed the Holocaust to reach the magnitude it did. The psychological factors, ordinary people refused to acknowledge the crimes of the Holocaust, the bystanders stayed silent and the hiding behind words is a way to look at the role of the bystanders in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust you could do three things, (1) you do the right thing, (2) you do the wrong thing, (3) you do nothing. Bystanders are considered to be in the third category. There are many definitions of what a bystander is, but according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “‘Bystanders’ as
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.
As the laws against Jews in Germany got progressively worse, some Jewish people thought to stick up for their rights, but it was futile. Jewish people began fleeing the country, but few countries would take them due to the fear of a newly empowered German state. On the evening of November 9, 1938, the Holocaust began with carefully coordinated attacks on Jewish businesses. Unfortunately, this was just a sample of the horrors that would be shown in the next twelve years. Hindsight is already 20/20 and from the events leading up to the Holocaust most historians concur that the Holocaust should have been predicted and stopped.
In the early 1940s, Adolf Hitler told Germany the single story of his opinions of the Jewish race. His single story led Germany to blame Jews, persecute Jews, and kill Jews. You would think the nation would stand against wrongdoings, but most were brainwashed by Hitler’s perspective, and the rest, cowards. Germany was manipulated to think a certain way, without caring to hear what the Jews had to say, and ultimately reacted in a harmful way to the Jews. You may ask, why is this important?