The Holocaust

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Sabrina Liu
Mrs. Osmonson
English 2
8 May 2014
The Holocaust
The Holocaust was one of the world’s darkest hours, a mass murder conducted in the shadows of the world’s most deadly war. The Holocaust also known as Shoah, means a systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews during the WWII by German Nazi. Adolf Hitler the leader of Nazis, who afraid Jews would take power over Germans; also, many Germans felt they were mistreated by the lost so Jews were like a scapegoat from the previous war lose so they can treat them inhumanely (“The Holocaust”). Millions of Jews were sent to the concentration camps around Europe. In there, they were tortured and killed. Many horrible things happened …show more content…

The jewelries would help him to tread a bad conditions for living, but Haskel put the father in-law to death. Betrays from own people is more painful from the crime that Nazis did to the Jews.
After Jews were released from concentration camps, they were still suffering pains and guilt from their terrible experience, even the next generations had bad influence on it. In the book Maus, Anja felt sorry and guilty for her dead parents and siblings, plus she was a sensitive person so she committed suicide and let her son carried guilt after she passed (Spiegelam). It is very lucky and difficult can live through the Holocaust, and Anja was that lucky survivor, but ridiculously, she could alive under the horrible conditions that Nazis put on her, but she committed suicide after all the pain had passed. The lasting effect on Anja brought more damage than she went in the concentrating camp. Not only sensitive mother can have that strong lasting effect, but also Vladek that smart father totally changed his personality. When Artie’s friend left him, Vladek didn’t say thing to comfort him, “Friends? Your friends?” (2). Life after the Holocaust didn’t bring much happiness than before the war. Vladek also became cheap and doubtful. The lasting effect also has on the next generation. Artie is the son of Vladek and Anja, he was growing up in a very negative condition, he had night mare about the SS will take him away from school and put

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