If a death is preventable and one fails to prevent its occurrence, is he at fault? During and after the Holocaust, citizens of the United States pondered this question in the context of Jewish refugees murdered in Nazi Germany; ultimately, citizens remember this tragic genocide and promise it will not happen again under any circumstances, not only in America, but in other nations as well. Since the Holocaust, leaders and lawmakers in the United States have analyzed the causes that led to this event and designed laws and documents to prevent such an infraction of human rights from happening again. The long-lasting effects of the Holocaust, which expose the dangers of America’s isolation and conservative immigration policies, contribute to the liberalization of American immigration and increased worldwide instances of United States humanitarian intervention.
The holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of six million Jews under the Nazi regime in a genocide. The word ‘Holocaust’ originated from a Greek word meaning “sacrifice by fire”. The Nazis stood by the unwavering belief that the Germans were racially superior and the Jews are being deemed as being inferior. During the era of the Holocaust, German chancellor at the time, Adolf Hitler hated the Jews as they dominated Germany’s many of Germany’s departmental stores, from small shops to big retail stores. Hitler also had an unpleasant experience with a Jew when he was younger, thus contributing to his hatred to Jews. During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other “sub-servient groups” like the Gypsies, the
Genocide is the destruction of an ethnic, racial, or religious group. The most famous genocide, conducted by the Germans, is the extermination of the Jewish population known as the Holocaust. There are other genocides such as the Armenian or Darfur genocide, but the Holocaust is the one talked about and studied the most around the world today. Museums exist in Washington D.C, Los Angeles, and parts of Europe that focus primarily on this dark time in history. Vast amounts of books, movies, and documents concentrate on the Holocaust. Why is this chapter, between 1939 and 1945, discussed and examined? The answer lies within people who experienced the Holocaust such as Elie Wiesel, Jay Frankston, and Franks Shatz. These men have gone through hell and back, but they believe in one thing. That is, the notion of never again. The goal is to educate future generations on what really happened, so history does not repeat itself. Never again should people of any race, religion, or ethnicity, go through the horrific past of the Holocaust. In their writing, Wiesel, Frankston, and Shatz do a great job using pathos, logos, and ethos to convey their message of never again for future generations.
The Holocaust was a genocide which lasted from 1942 to 1945 in which around 6 million European Jewish people were killed. It was the result of the Ideals of the past chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler. Hitler came to power in 1933 by capitalising on worldwide events such as the great depression in 1929 resulting from the Wall Street crash. He began spreading his ideas of anti-Semitism to the German population in preparation for the ‘Final Solution' with the assistance of distribution methods like propaganda, violence, and an economic boycott. Most of the impacts resulting from his methods proved to be extremely valuable to the success of the preparation as they efficiently and effectively carved a hateful image of the Jewish population into the minds of the German people and aligned them with Hitler's ideas of anti-Semitism. However, some of his methods were not valuable to prepare the German people as they were not able to depict a strong enough bias against the Jews.
There are so many remarkable people who have gone before us and shaped the world into what it is today. With the passing of yet another Veterans Day, people were reminded of the extraordinary sacrifices made by ordinary men and women who were unfortunate enough to have lived during times when their nations were at war. Many ordinary citizens lost their lives as a result of the war, just as soldiers did. While some survivors simply lived out their post war lives, others survived and influenced the world. One person who survived the atrocities of the Holocaust during World War II and used his experiences to improve social, political, and religious conditions throughout the world, is Elie Wiesel. Through the words of Elie Wiesel, the public can witness the evils of war, keep these memories alive in the collective recall of future generations, and take action upon witnessing injustices of its kind.
The term Holocaust is one that the world is used to hearing, but only a few people really know what it really means. Today the Holocaust is understood most clearly by Jews and those living during World War II, but not all currently in the world know the full meaning of what the Holocaust meant to those it affected most—the Jews. The word Holocaust is a Greek word that was used to describe the horrific historical event that occurred during World War II. The term holos means “a whole”, and kaustos means “burned” in Greek. Historically the Greek term Holocaust was used to describe the sacrificial offering burned on the altar.
Following the end of WWI, anti-semitism took a new turn as the modern ages of warfare, propaganda, and politics began. World War One's Treaty of Versailles entailed strict regulations on Germany, launching them into economic, social, and political turmoil. Angered, humiliated, and frustrated, the German people were desperate for a scapegoat. Combining these emotions with their pre-existing prejudices and beliefs in myths against the
The holocaust is a term originally referred to a religious rite in which an offering is incinerated. But today, has another meaning; is any human disaster of great magnitude and importance, mainly refers to the extermination of the Jews who lived in Europe conducted by the Germany government. Throughout the nineteenth century, the Jewish community was improving their situation and their rights equalized to those of other citizens in most European countries. But despite this, these people were occasionally being chased by anti-Semitic groups. Some people felt that Jews were an alien race that could not be integrated into European culture.
The Jewish Holocaust is often described as the largest, most gruesome holocaust in history. It began in 1933 with the rise of Adolf Hitler and lasted nearly twelve years until the Nazi Party were defeated by the Allied powers in 1945. The expression “Holocaust” originated from Greece which is translated to “sacrifice by fire”. This is a very proper name considering the slaughter and carnage of Jewish people inflicted by the Nazis. In addition to the Jewish, Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexual, and physically and mentally disabled were targeted by the Nazis. Although the numbers are not exact, it is estimated that approximately eleven-million people were killed during the Holocaust. This includes about six-million Jews and one-million children. The persecution begins on April 1, 1933 when Nazis initiated the first action against Jews. It began with a boycott of all Jewish businesses and only became more extreme as time went on. In September of 1935 Jews were excluded from public life and stripped of citizenship and marriage rights. This was an unprecedented action that was enforced by the German government through the Nuremberg Laws. Several other anti-Jewish laws were established during the buildup of World War II. During these dismal years, countless Jews were sent to “camps”. These “camps” ranged from concentration camps, extermination camps, labor camps, to prisoner of war camps. Nevertheless, all of these camps treated Jews inhumanly. Dachau, Germany was the home of
Eleven million innocent people died and many did not know what they did or why it was happening to them (Rice 11). The Holocaust happened because of the Germans after World War 2 thought that the reason that their economy was falling down was because of Jewish people. The Holocaust followed the Ladder of Prejudice is a started with speech and moved its way up to “The Final Solution” also known as extermination. Hitler did not start with killing Jews. He killed Jews,Gypsies,homosexuals and many more religions or cultural people and Hitler also sent people to concentration camps if they spoke against the Government, then he moved to the Ladder of Prejudice, he used discrimination, physical attack and, extermination.
The Holocaust genocide lasted for approximately 4,482 days. There were nearly twelve years of planning and organizing the extermination of Jews in Europe. For most of those years, nearly all surrounding countries did not partake in assisting the survival of these Jews. Why? Why was there such insufficient help from countries around the world while the Holocaust had been occurring? Had other countries stepped in sooner to provide safety and rescue for the Jews, how different would history be?
I know it was war but was it also racism? Judging through the fact Germany was also the enemy, why didn't the U.S bomb them if they were also our enemy in WW2? This is all I have to say. Thousands of innocent Japanese people died which surely ended the war but those people who died also had family and friends. There are hundred of different ways to end the war that is better than killing thousands of innocent people. Not to be mean but the U.S used similar killing strategy that the Nazis used to kill the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
As Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel once said, “In Jewish history there are no coincidences.” The term the “Holocaust” has a very specific meaning to most people today. It refers to the genocide of innocent Jews due to prejudice views of Hitler during World War II. The mass killings of these Jews were tremendously awful. People are quick to blame the death of these innocent Jews on Hitler, which is ultimately true, but this was not the first time Jews had gone through similar injustices. In fact, Cruelty toward the Jewish people began in the middle ages with discrimination and mild massacres. They have been highly mistreated and no one really talks about early views on Jewish people. Although Hitler’s cause of hatred could have originated from somewhere very different, the people that lived during the middle ages main cause of hatred toward Jews is drawn from religious points of view. So, the very familiar Holocaust, popularly known as the Jewish annihilation during Hitler's reign, was not the first genocide of Jewish people. Rather, the Jewish people have been persecuted on various occasions, the first being during the middle ages.
1945. A single date but an entire compendium of significant events in the course of our world’s history. A mere year, with so much meaning: the end to the second worldwide outbreak of horror and hatred. Additionally, the long belated end to the Holocaust, essentially the mass murder of six million Jews by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army in secret work and killing prisons termed concentration camps. Unknown to some, but known by most which lead us to ask why did the world stay silent? Perhaps the concept was too unbelievable for many to imagine, or maybe the world truly was oblivious for some time, although the most likely guess would be fear. Fear that they would be too persecuted and snatched away from the only life they have ever known to the concentration camps where they would then be separated from their family, next forced to labor and work and starve, and finally die a terrible death as Ellie was, during the World War 2 period. Although, Ellie did not die and was one of the luckiest men in the world to survive this atrocity. Alone and thoroughly deranged, shortly after being liberated by the Americans, he is coerced (I believe out of fear) by an utter stranger with a facade of an angel. Basically, he is convinced to travel to Palestine and join the terrorists and murderers who are battling to create Israel, where Ellie becomes an important factor in these movements. Throughout Night and Dawn, a consistent emotion is fear, which is known to cause people to change, including Ellie. I believe that Ellie has become detached from his humanity, has had his religious and moral beliefs distorted, but has retained his outlook on the future between his experiences in Night and Dawn.
The Holocaust of 1933-1945, was the systematic killing of millions of European Jews by the National Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazis) (Webster, 430). This project showed the treacherous treatment towards all Jews of that era. Though many fought against this horrific genocide, the officials had already determined in their minds to exterminate the Jews. Thus, the Holocaust was a malicious movement that broke up many homes, brought immense despair, and congregated great discrimination. The Holocaust was an act of Hell on earth.