The Atrocities of World War II

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The only recognized atrocity of World War II was the Holocaust, but the real truth hides much deeper within. There were thousands of atrocities that occurred leading up to the war, within the years of World War II, and after the war. Many were unrecognized and undocumented and the stories of the dead still remain unknown. My purpose here is to tell the story of the men, women, and children that no one remember, or never even knew existed. The Holocaust was perhaps the most dramatic and well known atrocity of World War II because of the sheer number of deaths and crimes that had to be put on trial in Nuremburg. Millions upon millions of Jewish men, women, and children were executed and experimented on in dozens of ways. The Russians…show more content…
The German civilians had to deal with many tragedies such as being invaded or having the women raped by Allied troops. The economy of World War II had a major impact on the world today. The German economy during the war crashed so much that their money had no value and was just used as paper. There is picture of German children making castles out of thousands of German dollars because they were worthless. The American economy is still affected today by the results of World War II. Thousands of war-bonds were sold to the public in efforts to raise money for the war, build weapons, build ships, build tanks, and pay soldiers. An enormous sum of the money that we owe to other countries dates back to World War II. The amount of federal spending during World War II increased nearly 300% from 1941 to 1945. The money that was spent in World War II increased 72 Billion dollars from 1940 to 1945. Many boards and committees were set in place to monitor the growth in spending and the money spent on the war, so we could spend our money wisely and get more “bang for our buck”. One important topic when talking about World War II is the effect it had on human emotion. Human emotion carried an enormous role throughout the war and probably could have changed the ways and lives of millions of civilians and soldiers for the benefit of the world. For instance,
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