Essay on Holocaust Museum

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Fourth Floor
The Nazi Assult

1. The first exhibit that I experienced was a film on Hitlers' rise to power. It showed how he played on the fears of the people by using propaganda to promote himself to becoming Chancellor of Germany. Ever though he lost the election, Hindenburg on January 30, 1933 appointed Hitler Chancellor.
2. The next thing that caught my interest was a film on anti-Semitism. This film showed the roots for people's natural fear of the Jews from the times of Christianity through the middle ages and up to WWII.
3. The more traditional type of exhibit they had was about how the Germans tried to separate Aryans from what they considered inferior races that did not deserve to exist. They tried to do this very
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The Germans used these to transport Jews from the Ghettos directly to the concentration camps.
4. The doctors at the concentration camps would perform grotesque operations, and dissections on the bodies of Jews. And I remember one Jew, who had a severely disfigured skeleton, he was stabbed to death, and then the doctors proceeded to strip the flesh off of his bones, and preserve his skeleton for future study.

Personal Response
1. The exhibit really helped me to put all of the pieces that I have learned over the years together.
2. I thought that the archway would be the type of twisted thing that the Nazis would to further humiliate the Jews.
3. I stood in the boxcar for a couple of seconds, and I looked at the scuffed floor, where the paint was worn down to the wood, and I could really picture all of those people being crammed into the boxcar and sent to their deaths.
4. As I watched the movie, I could not grasp that the things that I was seeing were real, especially the body parts just laying around. It made me feel sick to my stomach that stuff like that happened.

Second Floor
The Last Chapter

1. On this floor there was a wall that was for the people who went out of there way to save Jewish people from the Nazis. They were organized by from what country they came from, and I remember reading about one professor who saved close to 1,000 people from the Holocaust.
2. Denmark was the only country that tried to fully protect its Jewish…

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