The Holocaust Was Influenced By Hate, And The Remembrance Of Holocaust

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The Holocaust was the systematic killing and extermination of millions of Jews and other Europeans by the German Nazi state between 1939 and 1945. Innocent Europeans were forced from their homes into concentration camps, executed violently, and used for medical experiments. The Nazis believed their acts against this innocent society were justified when hate was the motivating factor. The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping on a society. It forces societies to examine the responsibility and role of citizenship, in addition to approaching the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction. (Holden Congressional Record). Despite the adverse treatment of the Jews, there are lessons that can be learned from the Holocaust: The Nazi’s rise to power could have been prevented, the act of genocide was influenced by hate, and the remembrance of the Holocaust is of the utmost importance for humanity. The Nazi’s rise to power could have been diverted by two forces: The Allied Powers and Jewish citizens. The Allied Powers played a key role in setting up Germany’s rise back to power after World War I. After the events of World War One, the Allies imposed on Germany The Treaty of Versailles, which made them responsible for the war, imposed reparation payments, prohibited them from building weapons, and reduced the size of the German army (“Versailles, Treaty of”). The treaty affected Germany politically and economically. Citizens were…
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