Why Is The Holocaust Important

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Diego Montiel
World History/ World Literature

Revealing of some other aspect of the past

Relevance to an increased understanding of the present day

Results that have consequences for the future

Hatred for the Jews by Hitler, when he got in power, he wanted to exterminate all the Jews because he believed they were the cause of the World’s problems.

The results were 6,000,000 fatalities.
Created neo-nazi group

A holocaust is a destruction or slaughter on a mass scale. Some examples of holocausts were the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the Cambodian genocide, the Rwandan genocide, the Bosnian genocide, the genocide of Darfur and many more. During each genocide, humanity has come closer to eradicating a …show more content…

Well, the Holocaust was an important event because it almost eradicated the whole European Jewish population and many other groups in Europe. This event also showed how cruel humanity can be, what some people are capable of doing in order to gain and maintain power. This event is what caused the UN to make the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United Nations established the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in December 10, 1948 because of the atrocities committed beforehand, like Holocaust, World War 2 and World War 1. They wanted to use the UDHR to try and establish the rights that every human has to make sure that they are never violated. The UDHR guarantees that every human gets …show more content…

For example, Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a true story about survival in the Holocaust. In this book Wiesel recounts how the Nazi's treated them in the concentration camps. They sent them to giant ovens and gas chambers to commit mass murder. The Nazis made it so that Jews had to carry passes (provide some background on some of the things they did in concentration camps, then introduce the quotation) “There's a long road of suffering ahead of you. But don't lose courage. You've already escaped the gravest danger: selection. So now, muster your strength, and don't lose heart. We shall all see the day of liberation. Have faith in life. Above all else, have faith. Drive out despair, and you will keep death away from yourselves. Hell is not for eternity. And now, a prayer - or rather, a piece of advice: let there be comradeship among you. We are all brothers, and we are all suffering the same fate. The same smoke floats over all our heads. Help one another. It is the only way to survive.” -Elie Wiesel, Night This quote is talking about how not to lose hope in the dark times that the Jews are going through, he doesn’t go into full detail to describe the setting, but as he says: There’s a long road of suffering ahead of you. The human rights that are were violated were the right of liberty, life, security, equality of rights, their rights to not be held in detention,

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