Psychological Effects Of The Holocaust

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Justice Adams Take Home Essay The Holocaust disrupted all of Europe and as a result of the Nazi regime’s wrath, 6 million innocent Jews were killed. While studying this tragic event, one must thoroughly examine what these victims experienced during the Holocaust in order to further understand their actions in response to the darkness they faced. Upon evaluation, one can conclude that the extraordinary circumstances of the Holocaust forced the many victims to respond in an extraordinary manner, challenging many people’s way of life psychologically, morally, and spiritually. The destruction of the Jewish people during WWII occurred in both the mental and physical realms. Although 6 million Jewish people were killed during the Holocaust, millions more also were affected by the aftermath of such a massive tragedy. While many people were forced to suffer mentally during the war, the emotional pain of the Holocaust lingered long after the end of the Nazi Party and spanned generations. The physiological issues faced by the victims of the Holocaust were a direct result of the horrible conditions faced by those who were persecuted. In I Never saw another butterfly we see just how depression affected the Jewish youth of the time. I never saw another butterfly consists of stories from the children of Terezin. The camp was an overcrowded ghetto run by the Nazi regime in which its inhabitants faced some of the toughest conditions imaginable. In “The Butterfly” on page 39,
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