The Holocaust : The World War II

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When people elevate to the status of citizen in their respective country, it’s surely a momentous occasion. However, once the title of citizen is acquired there are certain responsibilities that must be fulfilled. Tim Holden said "The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction"(Holden). Holden’s quote has a specific point that is incredibly important which is confronting the consequences of inaction. Anger and revulsion can arise from a variety of epicenters, but one that undoubtedly protrudes is Adolf Hitler throughout World War II. Inaction can be a godsend, but definitely has a dangerous side which held true during the Holocaust and still holds true today. The holocaust brought out the evil from the depths of the human soul and put it on display tenfold. Obviously the Nazi regime is responsible for the extraordinary loss of life and appalling corruptions committed, but the liability should be spread across the board to the German citizens. The citizens of Germany during the holocaust and World War II might not have known to the full extent what the Nazis were planning on doing with the Jewish population, but definitely were conscious enough to notice how Jews were being treated. The German citizens could have started a movement that worked towards ending the tyranny of the Nazis. The Nazi party

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