Essay on Holocaust: The Unforgettable

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The history of the Holocaust is taught systematically in all school systems throughout America and most of the known-world. The atrocities committed by Nazi-Germany are well-known and are likely to never be forgotten. The proof behind Hitler’s Final Solution is undeniable. However, with the rise of Holocaust deniers comes the grave danger of forgetting the truth behind the Holocaust, and dooming ourselves to repeating history once again. Holocaust deniers claim that certain events of the Holocaust never happened or are fabricated; however, there are numerous types of evidence that provide concrete proof that it did indeed occur. Possibly the most asinine of all the claims made by the deniers is that any photographic evidence of the…show more content…
Deniers also dispute the fact that gas chambers and crematoria were used as mass extermination tools even though those very same gas chambers and crematoria they deny still exist today. According to Harold Marcuse, a Professor of German history at University of California Santa Barbara, “a small crematorium with one oven containing two incineration stretchers was in operation in the camp” while plans went ahead for a larger replacement facility “that included undressing rooms, disinfection chambers for clothing, an airtight gas chamber disguised as a shower, a morgue and a four-oven crematorium with eight incineration chambers” (45-46). Those same gas chambers and crematoria exist today as well as many others. Pictorial evidence along with scientific experiments performed on these buildings confirms their purpose beyond belief. The gas-chambers were air-tight and disguised as showers, if they really were showers and not gas chambers; there would be absolutely no reason for them to be airtight. The Germans tried to hide what they were doing from the rest of the world by disguising death contraptions as showers. If they were doing nothing wrong, then nothing should have been disguised as a shower. As for the crematoria, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel talks of them in his auto-biography Night, “Do you see that chimney over there? See it? Do
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