Anti-Semitism In The Holocaust

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“The word “Holocaust,” from the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned), was historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Since 1945, the word has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews” (“The Holocaust”). But, not all the Jews died, some even shared their story with the world. One example of this is Elie Wiesel and his book Night, which he wrote sharing what happened to him during the Holocaust. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he writes to us about how being dehumanized can change an individual both physically and mentally. Adolf Hitler wasn’t the first anti-semitism to Jews, but he was most likely one of the worst things that could happen to Jews. In fact, in history, there is a long line of dislike/or even hatred for Jews, dating back to the beginning of the Roman Empire. The author quoted, “Anti-Semitism in Europe did not begin with Adolf Hitler. Though use of the term itself dates only to the 1870s, there is evidence of hostility toward Jews long before the Holocaust–even as far back as the ancient world, when Roman authorities destroyed the Jewish temple in Jerusalem and forced Jews to leave Palestine” (“The Holocaust”). This evidence shows how the hatred of Jews has lasted much longer than any other race out there. Even back in the Roman time, Jews were disliked. This connects with my thematic statement due to the fact that even though Hitler took the reins and broke the horse, he
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