The Impact of The Holocaust in the World

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Our conscience gives humans the ability to think and know right from wrong. This is what makes humans different from other animals and gives us our humanity. Humanity is necessary for our future. The Holocaust transformed society by bringing to light the standard expectation for humanity and equal treatment regardless of race, religion, or gender (“United Nations Cyber School Bus”). Ann Frank said, “If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example” (“A Changed World: The Continuing Impact of the Holocaust”). As a result of he Holocaust, the Jewish people were held up as examples of how not to treat human beings. Given this tragedy, international attention focused on the humanity and equal treatment of humans despite their race, religion, or gender.
The Holocaust did not begin until the late 1930’s, but events leading to the Holocaust began much earlier. In 1918 at the end of World War I, the path to the Holocaust began (“The History Place – Holocaust Timeline”). Germany lost the war and was required to the sign the Versailles Treaty. As a result, unrest in the government created opportunities for a new regime to take over (“A Changed World: The Continuing Impact of the Holocaust”).
The Versailles Treaty was signed in 1919, which created sanctions that upset the German people…