The Holocaust Essay

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Genocide is one of the most frightening terms one could hear, sending shivers down your spine just to hear the word. Genocide is the intent of extermination of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. One of the best known Genocide’s to the world is known as the Holocaust. Germans exterminated over 6 million Jews in just a couple of years. Families were torn apart, and some of the worst things you could ever do to a human being were done in these times. After the Holocaust everyone said Never Again, but it has happened over and over. If we follow the steps to preventing genocides, we can stop history from repeating itself and keep the people of the world safe. The bystander effect is one of the biggest reasons why Genocides keep …show more content…
After all their efforts, they still couldn’t hide the atrocities, like the gas chambers for example. Imagine being forced from your home in the middle of the night without warning, shoved into a small cattle car with 100’s of other people for days, then arriving at a port. Your only comfort left is your family, then your husband and sons are ripped away from you and pushed into a separate line while you and your daughter are forced into the line assigned to the “shower”, you’re ordered to strip and are given soap then herded into the shower, watching the door lock behind you. Confused murmurs brake out as everyone watches the shower heads expecting the water to come but it doesn’t, then you smell it; it is gas being pumped into the chamber and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. You are in this shower made into a gas chamber surrounded by strangers, feeling the fear and pain overtake your body and panic seizing your mind. You look down into the eyes of your daughter and see your panic mirrored in them and do your best to comfort her as you wait for the death that you know is coming to take you both. It is unbearable to even think about. I think this is why bystanders exist, because they may not have a clear knowledge of the horrific things that

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