Essay on The Holocaust

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The Holocaust

”We are the children of the holocaust. We are both Germans and Jews. We are the children of the victims. We are the children of the oppressors. We started out on opposite sides but the memory of the holocaust will join us forever. We shall never let the victims be forgotten, for if we do, we will forget that the perpetrator can be in all of us.” This poem expresses quite well the sensation that most individuals feel when they hear the word “Holocaust.” Although they may not have been there, or known someone who was, they may still feel an underlying sadness or anger due to the events that took place during World War II. I myself am neither a Jew nor have German decent, and I too become emotional at just the thought of
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Thankfully, in 1945, World War II ended in Europe and Hitler was conquered; all remaining Jews in concentration camps were freed and the Holocaust came to an end (Morretta).

"...and we say that the war will not end as the Jews imagine it will, namely with the uprooting of the Aryans, but the result of this war will be the complete annihilation of the Jews. Now for the first time they will not bleed other people to death, but for the first time the old Jewish law of An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, will be applied. And the further this war spreads, the further will spread this fight against the world of the [Jew], and they will be used as food for every prison camp, and [ ] in every family, which will have it explained to it why [ ], and the hour will come when the enemy of all times, or at least of the last thousand years, will have played his part to the end."
This quote, stated by Adolf Hitler himself in Berlin during the winter of 1942 sends chills through the blood of anyone who reads it. He not only suggests that the “complete annihilation” of the Jews is seemingly normal, yet in fact makes it sound beneficial. These twisted viewpoints by such a powerful leader led to the ultimate destruction of the Jewish people, both literally and metaphorically. The spirits of those who survived have ultimately been broken and torn, and those who were not involved

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