Inhumane In Poland

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In the year 1939, Poland’s population rested at a comfortable 35,100,000 people. By the time 1945 rolled around, Poland’s population was 29,484,000. That is a difference of 5,616,000 people, or 16% of the Polish population (Urban and Halloran). This research paper will show that WWII was a horrific event which not only had an extremely high death toll, but was a devastating incident that shows the atrocities of which the human race is capable. In other words, WWII, especially the part referred to as the Holocaust, was an event that should never be allowed to happen again due to it’s cruelty and inhumane nature. Steps need to be taken not only to prevent another atrocity from occurring, but to remember and honor those whose lives were lost.…show more content…
On September 9, 1933, only a short eight months after he came to power, Hitler passed a law forbidding Jews from owning land. This was the beginning of a twelve year struggle between the Jewish people and the Nazi Party, which would later be called the Holocaust, or “sacrifice by fire” in the original Greek. Over the course of the Holocaust, Hitler and his Nazi soldiers were responsible for the deaths of approximately 6 million Jews. Moreover, if you add in the death count of other minority groups he targeted, it comes to a grand total of 11 million people who were directly murdered by the Nazi regime (Urban and Halloran). Hitler's goal behind the atrocity was to create the perfect race. He wanted a world of people from pure Aryan blood. “Hitler’s ideas included inequality among races, nations, and individuals as part of an unchangeable natural order that exalted the ‘Aryan race’ as the creative element of mankind… Moreover, he believed that the state existed to serve the (Aryan people) —a mission that to him the Weimar German Republic betrayed” (Knapp and Lukacs). In all reality, his idea of a pure Aryan race is completely incorrect, as the term “Aryan” refers to the people who lived in ancient Iran and northern India. Most of those people migrated to and populated Europe over the course of hundreds of years, so truthfully, the majority of Europe is “Aryan”... even many of the Jews. However, this didn’t stop Hitler…show more content…
This shows that victory in a war comes at an extremely high cost. WWII was a terrible event which not only caused so many people to lose their lives, but showed the world just what horrors the human race is capable of committing. There were many influential leaders during the course of the war, but ultimately none of them were able to prevent the tragedy that is the Holocaust. Even as new military strategies were created by people like Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, lives were still lost. As one side lessened their deaths, the other side only lost more soldiers. Leaders like Hitler not only participated in the war, but created a new set of terrors as they targeted minority groups. As a result of the uncontainable nature of WWII, the United Nations was created to keep peace and order throughout the world, but this institution couldn’t undo that damage that had already been done. It is imperative that as a race- the human race- we continue work together to make certain that a war and mass genocide like this never happens
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