The Horrible Impact Of The Holocaust

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During the holocaust approximately 11 million people died in Nazi death camps. The horrible impact of the holocaust still impacts us today. The holocaust began January 30, 1933 and ended on May 8, 1945. The Nazi army had believed that they were superior. They were ruled and were lead by Adolf Hitler, their biggest camp was Auschwitz which was located in Poland. There are many sources that talk about the holocaust. One source is the book Night by Elie Wiesel and it focused on his personal experience. Another source is a documentary called Auschwitz Death Camp by Oprah Winfrey, in which she interviews Wiesel about the Auschwitz and the structures. The last source is a poem that is on a third person view and it is called "Little Polish Boy" by Peter Fischl and talks about a little polish bay and how he was held at gunpoint by the Nazi and had no one to speak up for the little boy. The big message of the holocaust is that we are all equal and memorialize the holocaust and the people that sacrificed their life for us.

One important lesson in the book Night is that experiencing a horrible experience can bring people closer together. In the beginning of the book, Wiesel and his father did not really interact with each other and were not close as people might think father and son would be. The first chapter states, "He rarely displayed his feeling, not even with his family and was more involved with the welfare of others than his own kin"(Wiesel 4). This example shows that they…
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