Effects of War on Children: Comparing Experiences of Children During the Holocaust and Children Affected by the War on Terrorism

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Pope John Paul II once said “We wish to remember. But we wish to remember for a purpose, namely to ensure that never again will evil prevail, as it did for the millions of innocent victims of Nazism.” (Paul, 2000) This speech goes with all wars that occurred in the past and present. This synopsis will focus on the effects of war on children and the different ways they survived through it. It will compare the children of the Holocaust and the children of the war on terrorism. War has a great effect on children and can harm them socially, mentally, and physically. Survival of the fittest differs vastly between these children and the wars they are going through.
Terrorist groups are all over and have been around for a long time. Back in 1933
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The Nazi regime came into power in 1933 with the minority count standing over nine million. By 1945 the German Nazi killed just about two out of every three European Jews. This idea was known as the final solution. Hitler later killed himself and his family that year. Hitler could not handle the ending resolution, of people stopping his reign and freeing the people he despised most.
Children during the Holocaust had their childhood taken away and had to grow up to take care of their younger siblings. Jews were forced out of their neighborhoods and sent to the ghetto or concentration camps ("Hidden children: daily," 2010). They were destitute and were put into homes with limited space also, after the Jews moved in these small homes or into camps Nazis limited their supplies of goods. Children who were moved had to move quickly and quietly. Most of their goods they had were the clothes they wore on their backs. Countless Jewish children lived with foster families and worked in factories ("Holocaust Encyclopedia," 2010). Nazis racial law excluded Jews from the German neighborhood. Anne Frank is a great example of how everything that a person has ever owned is taken away.
Anne Frank was a teenage girl that had to go into hiding because of the Nazi regime. Her family was middle class and could support her needs whenever possible. Everything was taken away from her and her life was completely changed. When in hiding she is fed and sheltered but