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The Holocaust - When I visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, I was sickened to learn of horrifying Nazi activities intended to improve the Aryan race and to learn about the human body.� While many people are aware that the Nazis had these goals, most are uninformed of the means used to reach them.� I was also ignorant of the extent of their attempts to establish themselves as ideal specimens of the human race.� They used many unforgivable methods to accomplish these aims, some of which were revealed to me during my visit to the museum....   [tags: Holocaust Essays, The Nazis]
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The Origins of the Holocaust - The question of the origins of the Holocaust has been studied by scholars using several differing approaches. These interpretations are outlined by Donald Niewyk in The Holocaust as the long history of European anti-Semitism, the charismatic personality of Adolf Hitler and the influence of modern “scientific” racism or eugenics. These interpretations are illustrated in the works of John Weiss, Ian Kershaw, and Henry Friedlander. Niewyk uses Weiss to identify the interpretation of ancient anti-Semitism located throughout Europe as the origin of the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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A Glimpse at the Holocaust - For some, it seems that the Holocaust in another lifetime, but for others it will be something they will never forget. Holocaust was a time for fighting. The Jewish would fight for the right to live as they were killed solely for being Jewish. The Holocaust began in 1939 and would continue through 1945. It was introduced by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, although he did not act alone. His mission would be to “exterminate” all minorities, but most abundantly, the Jews. Based on information given by About.com, it is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust      When you think of the holocaust, what do you think about. Is it the millions of Jews lives that were taken. Or is it a great, but wicked speaker named Adolph Hitler. Adolph Hitler, Auschwitz, and American involvement are some key roles in the holocaust.      Adolph Hitler is probably one of the worst people ever to live. When people talk of evil deeds he is at the top of the list. He was a man of words, and could use them to his advantage. He had an ability to talk and make the Germans believe that the Jews were the reason for the problems in their country; so he gave them the idea to move them out....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust] 402 words
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Factors Leading to the Holocaust - Many religious conflicts are built from bigotry; however, only few will forever have an imprint on the world’s history. While some may leave a smear on the world’s past, some – like the homicide of Semitic people – may leave a scar. The Holocaust, closely tied to World War II, was a devastating and systematic persecution of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime and allies. Hitler, an anti-Semitic leader of the Nazis, believed that the Jewish race made the Aryan race impure. The Nazis did all in their power to annihilate the followers of Judaism, while the Jews attempted to rebel, rioted against the government, and united as one....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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Advancing the Individual's Knowledge of the Holocaust - By comparing, analyzing and questioning the validity of Maus I and II, Night, Night and Fog, nonfictional historical accounts and a poem, called Already Embraced by the Arm of Heavenly Solace, found in Europe in the Contemporary World, Schindler’s List and the Return to Auschwitz we may determine to what degree these sources serve to advance humanity’s understanding of the holocaust. The holocaust can be explained as the historical event in which the Nazi’s, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, and its collaborators murdered and persecuted approximately six million Jews....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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The Holocaust's Effect on the German Jew - Adolf Hitler came to power over Germany in January of 1933. He hated Jews and blamed them for everything bad that had ever happened to Germany. Hitler’s goal in life was to eliminate the Jewish population. With his rise to power in Germany, he would put into action his plan of elimination. This is not only why German Jews were the main target of the Holocaust, but why they were a large part of the years before, during, and after the Holocaust. Hitler’s “final solution” almost eliminated the Jewish population in Europe during World War II....   [tags: Holocaust]
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The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust - The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust Many people look back on the Holocaust today and realize that so many abysmal and hideous things happened. The genocide of the Jews is known but what may be less well documented is Hitler’s design to eradicate all groups other than the blue-eyed, fair-haired Aryans. So many of them were forgotten and just pushed in with the major race of the Jews, who were said to be unworthy of life. The people were not ready, nor expecting to be forced into such an egregious state of being....   [tags: Holocaust]
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Female Holocaust Experiences - The Holocaust continues to exist as a black mark in the history of Germany; through the government supported torture and extermination of both men and women, more than 6 million lost their lives. As a consequence of the collective tragedy for both sexes, there has been much debate pertaining to the focus of gender specific suffering in Holocaust literature; for this reason, the Holocaust accounts of women writers were largely ignored prior to the 1970’s. Many historians still refute disparities existed between the male and female experience....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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The Mischlinge: The Forgotten Victims of The Holocaust - Those of half and quarter Jewish descent remain largely forgotten in the history of the Third Reich and genocide of the Holocaust. Known as Mischlinge, persons of deemed “mixed blood” or “hybrid” status faced extensive persecution and alienation within German society and found themselves in the crosshairs of a rampant National Socialist racial ideology. Controversially, these people proved somewhat difficult to define under Nazi law that sought to cleave the Volk from the primarily Jewish “other”, and as the mechanization toward Hitler’s “Final Solution” the Mischlinge faced probable annihilation....   [tags: The Holocaust]
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust, what is the true depth of the word. As sad as it may seem, it affected the lives of millions because of the hate inside of one certain group of people, the Nazi’s. Dehumanization is to deprive human qualities such as individuality or compassion. Victims of the Holocaust went through dehumanization simply to make the killing of others psychologically easy for the Nazi’s.      Many victims of the Holocaust suffered from various experiments which eventually led to the death....   [tags: Jewsish Holocaust Hitler Dehumanization Essays] 813 words
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Rwandan Genocide to the Holocaust - Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began a mass slaughtering of the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. This mass slaughtering is labeled as genocide, the deliberate obliteration of an ethnic, racial, religious, or political group. The Rwandan genocide lasted 100 days while other countries stood idly by and watched the brutal killings continue. The hatred against the Tutsis began after the RPF invasion in October of 1990. Accusations from editorials and radio broadcasts claimed Tutsis wanted to establish a monarchy with Hutu slaves; other racial libel included all the Tutsis being called cockroaches....   [tags: Holocaust ]
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Compare the way Goldhagen and Browning present the perpetrators of the Holocaust - The events which have become to be known as The Holocaust have caused much debate and dispute among historians. Central to this varied dispute is the intentions and motives of the perpetrators, with a wide range of theories as to why such horrific events took place. The publication of Jonah Goldhagen’s controversial but bestselling book “Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust” in many ways saw the reigniting of the debate and a flurry of scholarly and public interest. Central to Goldhagen’s disputed argument is the presentation of the perpetrators of the Holocaust as ordinary Germans who largely, willingly took part in the atrocities because of deeply held and violently strong anti-Semitic beliefs....   [tags: Holocaust]
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Different Perspectives of The Jewish Holocaust - ... Consequently, the two boys dig a hole; Bruno crawls into the camp, and puts on the special pajamas. The story tragically ends with the death of both boys in a gas chamber. Sterritt remarks that even though the storyline moves viewers to tears, the movie omits realistic details. Sterritt begins his critique by comparing Shmuel to real Holocaust children. He states that most Holocaust children did not have a great survival chance since most children were killed immediately or were used for medical experimentations....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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The Holocaust Must Not Be Forgotten - ... Elkins says that pieces of thread and string were used as candles for the menorahs that were often made out of a clog. He also stresses that the use of candlelight was a huge threat to their own lives. Nazis took every little mishap out of a Jew as another chance to kill. Another Jewish tradition that was continued clandestinely during the Holocaust is the Sabbath (Rich). The Sabbath is considered the ‘day of rest’ for Jews (Elkins). It was and still is one of the most important practices in the Jewish religion....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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Holocaust: Destruction of the Jewish People - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Jewish Holocaust; The Nazi regime and its collaborators planned the total destruction of the Jewish people. However, during the Holocaust Jews were not the only targets of discrimination. While allied and axis soldiers fought in battlefields, the Nazis waged a war against unarmed people. They killed Russian prisoners of war, communists, Jehovah’s witnesses, gypsies, homosexuals, Serbs, cripples, the mentally Ill, beggars and they killed Jews, an estimated six million Jews....   [tags: world war II, holocaust]
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Remember How Horrible the Holocaust Was - "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire". But in the English language, the Holocaust was the most horrible genocide of approximatley six million Jews by the Nazi regime and it's collaborators. In January 1933, the Nazi's came into power in Germany. They believed that Germans were the superior race, and that the Jews were inferior as well as a threat to the German racial community. It was not only the Jews that were deemed "racial inferior":Gypsies, the disabled, and some Slavic peoples....   [tags: Holocaust, Night, Eliezer Wiesel] 545 words
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Holocaust Denial: A New Anti- Semitism - ... Holocaust denial has also been said to be an attack on the documentary history. According to Rabbi Cooper, articles by Holocaust deniers such as the Marco Polo article, published around the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz would hurt the Holocaust survivors. Mr. Fredman, a Holocaust survivor, testified against Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier, in 1985. Ernst Zundel was not prosecuted and continued to spread Holocaust denial (Cheney). Imagine how this made Mr. Friedman feel. That is an horrible thing to go through, testifying against a person who says what happened in your life is not true and then watching him being released....   [tags: jews, holocaust deniers]
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American Holocaust - When one looks through the history of the last century, many great atrocities can come to mind. However, the one that is the most common is that of the Holocaust during World War II. People often wonder how something like this could have been allowed to happen. These same people wonder this without realizing that something similar has happened, right within their own shores. Not only this, but they do not realize how previously close we could become to having this happen again. To understand how this could happen again we must first understand how it happened at all....   [tags: American History Jewish Holocaust] 1158 words
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The Child Survivor of the Holocaust by Ira, Brenner - ... It was originally named Yore Hashoah umered HaGetaOt, meaning Holocaust and heroism commemoration day (Wolowelsky). The reason the named changed was to go beyond memorializing the victims and to show that a Jew is not only a victim but a heroic fighter. Yom Hashoah is celebrated in Israel and the United States. This ceremony really influences the Jews. The national day of mourning for all Jewish catastrophes is known as the Ninth of Av. The anniversary of the destruction of the temple is what this day was made for....   [tags: holocaust victims, survivors]
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Actions of Necessity during the Holocaust - During times of peril, people will do anything to survive. In Elie Wiesel’s Night and in Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s play of The Diary of Anne Frank, the characters Eliezer and Anne Frank respectively face the horrors of the Holocaust, watching as seemingly good natured people show their true faces, stealing, murdering and fighting to be able to survive. When supplies are low, people steal from those that already have small amounts for their own benefit. In the beginning, Mr.Van Daan did not seem to express selfishness in the Diary of Anne Frank, approving Dussel to live with them when asked, saying that there ‘“was no reason for you to consult [me]… you have the right to do exactly as you please.”’ (Goodrich 43.) His selflessness to help a fellow Jew to avoid being captured showed his integrity....   [tags: Holocaust, Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel, ] 617 words
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Children and Morality during the Holocaust - During World War II and the Holocaust, morality collapsed. It was no longer easy to differentiate between what was good and what was evil. With a world filled with starvation, dehumanization, and dictatorship, Jewish children had a rough life. They were not free to run away and play; instead they were either in hiding or a camp. The three sources that will be analyzed in this essay demonstrate how the Jews and Gentiles risked their lives to help save innocent Jewish children. One Jew who risked his life helping orphans was Yanush Korczak....   [tags: Holocaust, children, World War II,]
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American Holocaust - AMERICAN HOLOCAUST The other side of the story to our great American history is not as pretty as they teach us in grade school. The American Holocaust by David Stannard is a novel full of live excerpts from eyewitnesses to the genocide of the American Indians. He goes as far as to describe what life was most likely like before Europeans came to the Americas and obliterated the "Paradise" so described. Columbus even wrote how beautiful the places were in which he committed acts against the Natives so horrific, it was hard to read about, let alone talk about....   [tags: American History Jewish Holocaust David Stannard] 1412 words
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The Holocaust - For most people, the Holocaust evokes feelings of empathy for the victims, and anger toward the persecutors. The Holocaust, defined as “the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime,” began with the rise of Nazi Germany (“A Historical Summary”). When the Germans lost World War One, the Jews received the blame. Anti-Semitism, or the hatred toward Jews, spread like wildfire throughout the nation. Hitler came to power with ideas of a master race, resulting in the persecution of many across Europe in what became known as the Holocaust....   [tags: History, Nazy]
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Emotion and Memory of the Holocaust - In the aftermath of the Jewish Holocaust, an outpouring of eyewitness accounts by both survivors and perpetrators has surfaced as historical evidence. For many, this has determined what modern popular culture remembers about this atrocious event. Emotion obviously plays a vital role in the accounts of the survivors, yet can it be considered when discussing the historical significance of the murder of six million European Jews by the Third Reich. Emotion is the expression of thoughts and beliefs affected by feeling and sensibility of an individual regarding a certain event or individual....   [tags: Historical Knowledge of Jewish Holocaust]
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust 01/15/2010 Senior English The Holocaust “Why is the killing of 1 million a lesser crime then the killing of one person?” (Scream Bloody Murder). Throughout history groups of people have been killed by ruling powers, but the unlawful acts went without title until recent events in the 1940ʼs. The mass killings in Germany activated against the Jews created a new word, genocide. “Genocide refers to the widespread murder and other acts committed by governments or other groups with the intent to destroy - in whole or in part- a national, racial, religious or ethnic group” (Choices Program 1)....   [tags: History ]
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The Undercurrents of World War II: The Holocaust - As tensions escalated in Europe until the point of the Second World War, another war raged beneath the surface, unbeknownst to foreign onlookers. Not only did Hitler and Nazi Germany start an unprovoked war that took the lives of over 50 million soldiers, they also exterminated millions of innocent people for no other reason than their religion. The Holocaust began in 1933, reached its peak during the Second World War, and came to an end with the war in 1945. Hitler used the Holocaust as a mechanism to purge his German state of any lesser people (especially those of Jewish heritage) that might be of some threat to his superior Aryan race....   [tags: Holocaust, World War 2, Nazi, genocide, ] 2217 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust of 1933-1945, was the systematic killing of millions of European Jews by the National Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazis) (Webster, 430). This project showed the treacherous treatment towards all Jews of that era. Though many fought against this horrific genocide, the officials had already determined in their minds to exterminate the Jews. Thus, the Holocaust was a malicious movement that broke up many homes, brought immense despair, and congregated great discrimination. The Holocaust was an act of Hell on earth....   [tags: World War II]
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The Holocaust - ... About ten years after he was released from prison, Hitler arose from obscurity to power after taking advantage of the weaknesses of his enemies. On January 20 of 1933, he was named chancellor of Germany. When President Paul von Hindenburg died in 1934, Adolf appointed himself as Germany’s ruler. At first, the Nazis were only killing political opponents like Communists and/or Social Democrats, for which their harshest persecution was used. Many of the first prisoners sent to Dachau (The first official concentration camp opened near Munich in March of 1933) were communists....   [tags: Nazis, Germany, Jews, genocide, Adolf Hitler]
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The Holocaust - The holocaust, or Shoah was a systematic, planned program of genocide to exterminate all Jews. This government based program was carried out by Hitler, and its allies in the Nazi army during world war two. Approximately 6 million Jews were killed, and if the murder of the Romani, Soviet civilians and prisoners, the disabled, homosexuals, and others who apposed to Hitler’s religious, political and social views were counted, this number would be more like 11 to 17 million. The holocaust is generally described with two periods, 1933-1939, and 1939-1945, the end of WWII....   [tags: Genocide] 517 words
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The Holocaust - ... It’s almost impossible to know every detail, because they did hide it the best they could and destroyed as much evidence as they could. They bombed their major crematoriums and burned as many papers and files as they possibly could but there was still so much evidence of medical experiments, torturing’s, killings, and so many other inhumanly things done to these millions of innocent people that they could not hide it. After all their efforts, they still couldn’t hide the atrocities, like the gas chambers for example....   [tags: Genocide, Concentration Camps]
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The Holocaust - THE HOLOCAUST The Holocaust is debatably one of the most tragic events in history to ever occur. Adolf Hitler, the leader of this most devastating affair, was so opposed to people different than him, that he caused the mass murder of countless Jews, gypsies, Blacks, Check Slovakians and other unique kids of people. The Holocaust, which lasted from around 1941 to 1945, caused much response from the countries directly affected and other countries around the world. Germany was in a horrible economic state after terribly losing World War One, and they needed to find a way to totally reconstruct their entire economy, and Hitler fit the bill....   [tags: World War II]
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The Holocaust - ... Germans blame the Jews for all their misfortunes. Germany’s lack of food, their defeat in World War I, high interest loans on the government’s purchase of weaponry. The weapons used by Germans were expensive but were poorly manufactured with a lower quality by the Jews. Germans marked Jews’ ID cards and passports with a J to identify them easily. Targets Jewish teachers were fired regardless of their education, teaching ability or their accomplishments the outcome of this was that German schools lost some of their best minds including physicist and Novel price winners such as Albert Einstein....   [tags: Genocide, Adolf Hitler, European Jews, Nazis]
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The Holocaust - Through the course of history, the Jewish people have been mistreated, condemned, robbed, even put to death because of their religion. In the Middle Ages, they were forced to wear symbols on their clothing, identifying them as Jews. The dates 1933 to 1945 marked the period of the deadly Holocaust in which many atrocities were committed against the Jewish people and minority groups not of Aryan descent. Six million innocent Jews were exterminated because of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” This paper will exhibit how Adolf Hitler used the three anti-Jewish policies written in history, conversion, expulsion, and annihilation to his advantage....   [tags: History, Jewish Community] 1593 words
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Holocaust - ... They were a threat furthermore for having businesses and industries in Germany and any other place associated with Germans. The Jewish community did not cope well with the notion of the extermination of Jews because they were sent to concentration (and death) camps. Since Himmler’s model of camps included organizations, extermination of enemies, selected high competent subordinates, it was continued by Hitler in further camps and to promote the guards into military organizations (Orth 183). Therefore, Himmler’s model ensured that the concentration camps would stay secure and under the rule of the Nazi regime....   [tags: Concentration Camps, The 3rd Reich]
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The Holocaust - It is without a doubt that the Holocaust will forever go down in history as one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. Even years after the Nazi leadership, effects of the war still haunt the streets of Germany and the memories of the few survivors still alive today. Hitler and his Nazi regime held power in Germany from 1939 until 1945, when they were defeated by the Allied forces (Davenport 10). Within that time, Hitler was responsible for the death of six million Jewish people, and millions of other non-Jews....   [tags: History, Nazi, The Nuremberg Trials] 1216 words
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Holocaust Survivor Report: Roaul Wallenberg - Holocaust Survivor Report: Roaul Wallenberg During the Nazi regime the Nazis persecuted and jailed hundreds of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, and political prisoners. In class we have read that millions of people died in the Holocaust but we were never able to truly comprehend, and learn the Holocaust until we have read an individual story such as Raoul Wallenberg’s . kmhIt is amazing what people have done and really makes you think what you would have done if you were there. Raoul Wallenberg was born in Kapptsta, Sweden, on August 4, 1912....   [tags: Holocaust Nazi Jew History] 743 words
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The Irish Potato Famine and The Holocaust in Literature - The Irish Potato Famine and The Holocaust in Literature Writers often use literature as a means of communicating traumatic events that occur in history, and such events are recorded by first-hand accounts as well as remembered by people far removed from the situation. Two traumatic events in history that are readily found in literature are The Irish Potato Famine and The Holocaust. A literary medium that has been used quite poignantly to convey trauma is poetry and the poetry from these two historical traumatic events is not difficult to find....   [tags: Literature Holocaust Potato Famine]
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The Holocaust - Holocaust I've thought, and thought about resistance in the Holocaust and I've come to this realization: No words or poem or detailed description can describe the level of terror and oppression that took place. I am simply going to try my best to understand a fraction of the pain that many people went through, and the lessons we can learn from what happened. If the people that died in the Holocaust had one thing to say, I think that they would say, "Life is a gift, and you're lucky to have it, don't waste it, because before you even know it, it won't be a free gift anymore." The oppressed Jews went to their physical and mental limit just to avoid death....   [tags: European Europe History] 457 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust means a lot to many people today, and to an equal number of people very little. It shows we are still a young civilization in knowledge for the way we treat each other, whether it be for race or religion. To some of us in society who are Jewish the Holocaust means the death of many of our people. It stands out as the most current opposing action against a religion, and to memory the worst to anyone. And from this comes the most notable phrase from the Jews, "never again." Meaning that they will never let themselves as a religion be tortured, and enslaved again, at least not if they can help it....   [tags: essays research papers] 463 words
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HOLOCAUST - HOLOCAUST As tensions mounted up until the point of World War II and the war stormed through Europe, another battle silently raged. Not only did Hitler and the Nazi party wage war on countries throughout Europe, they also assaulted and purged entire innocent groups. The Holocaust began in 1933 and reached its height in WW II, while coming to an end with the war in 1945. Hitler used the Holocaust as a mechanism to rid his "racially superior" German state of any "inferior" groups (especially Jews) that would be of some threat or sign of inferiority to Germany....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Holocaust - Holocaust Throughout the movie, "The Holocaust", the phrase, "I just do my job," was usually the only excuse most people who committed crimes against the Jews could come up with. For example, when Helena and Rudy Weiss were staying in Kiev, the city was bombed. During the bombing, one of the Nazi soldiers, who happened to be Heinz Muller, a friend of Inga's family, was hit by falling debris. Hesitant, Rudy helped Muller escape from the collapsing building, gave him some water, and asked him why he was taking part in the mistreatment of the Jews....   [tags: European Europe History] 867 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The first research in the late 1940s and early 1950s focused on the Jewishness of the Holocaust. Called the "Final Solution" by the Germans, it was the object of two pivotal studies, both of which had the Jews at the center of their treatment. The first was The Final Solution by Gerald Reitlinger and the second The Destruction of the European Jews by Raul Hilberg. Most major studies since have had the same focus: Lucy Dawidowicz (The War Against the Jews; Leni Yahil (The Holocaust); Hilberg (Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders); Daniel Goldhagen (Hitler's Willing Executioners); Martin Gilbert (The Holocaust); Arad et al (Documents on the Holocaust); Yitzak Arad (Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps) and so on....   [tags: Papers] 1107 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust has proven to be a disastrous event in history. The details of this tragedy are shown in the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Night was set in several concentration camps during the Holocaust, but the most memorable was Auschwitz. Wiesel suffers through the agony of watching his own father die, during Wiesels stay at the concentration camp. Thus, the psychological beatings were far worse then the physical beatings. Physical abuse during the Holocaust was monstrous....   [tags: Papers] 450 words
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Holocaust - Death and Humanity in the Holocaust Within the twentieth century, what event stands out to you as the most inhumane treatment of fellow humans. Without a doubt, most would agree that the Holocaust completely matches this sad frame of reference. The Holocaust in Germany was an unspeakable event in human history. In this terrible act, at its worst in Poland, was the direct cause of the deaths of 62.7% of the Jewish population in Europe (History 1). It is obvious that two themes stand out during this time period death and humanity, or inhumanity for that matter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Holocaust - "If we were not an eternal people before, we are an eternal people after the Holocaust, in both its very positive and very negative sense. We have not only survived, we have revived ourselves. In a very real way, we have won. We were victorious. But in a very real way, we have lost. We'll never recover what was lost. We can't assess what was lost. Who knows what beauty and grandeur six million could have contributed to the world. Who can measure it up. What standard do you use....   [tags: essays research papers] 715 words
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Holocaust - Holocaust From Hitler's rain of terror came the Holocaust and the extermination of the Jews. It began with the first assault against the Jews to the beginning of ghettoization to Hitler's plan to exterminate the Jews; and then the Nuremberg laws. The horror of the holocaust can never be justified. Hitler was to blame for this act against Humanity. After the boycott of Jewish business came the laws and views that deprived the Jews of their personal benefits and livelihood. The reason of the boycott was that Jews weren't from Aryan decent, as the German population seems to be....   [tags: Papers] 1573 words
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holocaust - The Holocaust No one could ever determine the importance of six million lives, it would be impossible to. “The intentional extermination of six million people has affected the world in ways that we will never know, maybe the person who could have discovered the cure for Cancer or AIDS died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz.” (Fischel, 78). Six million people is fully one fifth of the world's population. This may not sound like a huge number, but it is. Six million lives all gone. Whole families were wiped out....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust was the extermination of the Jews and other people whom Hitler considered inferior. It took place from 1933 to 1945. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany led this effort. About 12 million people were murdered, half of them being Jews. When Hitler took over control of Germany, everything changed. Hitler had a very strong prejudice against the Jews. He wanted to create the perfect race of blonde haired blue eyed Germans. His followers, who were the soldiers in the camps, were called Nazis....   [tags: European Europe History] 1244 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust ”We are the children of the holocaust. We are both Germans and Jews. We are the children of the victims. We are the children of the oppressors. We started out on opposite sides but the memory of the holocaust will join us forever. We shall never let the victims be forgotten, for if we do, we will forget that the perpetrator can be in all of us.” This poem expresses quite well the sensation that most individuals feel when they hear the word “Holocaust.” Although they may not have been there, or known someone who was, they may still feel an underlying sadness or anger due to the events that took place during World War II....   [tags: History German Jew Nazi Genocide Essays]
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Holocaust - Holocaust Introduction      What, when, where, and why was the Holocaust. The Holocaust was first called a religious rite in which an offer that gave to some one was burned in a fire. The current definition of holocaust is any widespread human massacre. When it is written Holocaust, it means when Nazi Germany completely destroyed the Jewish. The Holocaust was during the period of January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945. Hitler became Germany’s chancellor when it first started and the war ended on the last day of the Holocaust, or known as V-E Day....   [tags: History Genocide Nazi Germany Jews Essays] 1968 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust Anti-semitism and prejudice has always followed Jews. In the folksong "National Brotherhood Week", Tom Lehrer sings: Oh the Protestants hate the Catholics, And the Catholics hate the Protestants, And the Hindus hate the Moslems, And everybody hates the Jews. (1) Anti-Semitism was based not on the Jewish religion, but on what they considered the Jewish race. During the first half of the 20th century and particularly in the period between World War I and World War II, anti-semitism became a dominant force in Europe, notably in Germany....   [tags: Papers] 814 words
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Holocaust - Six million. This is a large number by anyone's account, whether it be dollars, days, or human lives. How could one measure the significance of six million lives, it would be impossible to. "The intentional annihilation of six million people has affected the world in ways that we will never know, maybe the person who could have discovered the cure for Cancer or AIDS died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz." (Remembrance, 1) Six million people is fully one fifth of one per-cent of the world's population....   [tags: essays research papers] 2332 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust Nearly six million Jews were killed and murdered in what was called the holocaust. In the years between 1933 and 1945, the Jews of Europe were marked for death. Inanition anti-Semitism was given legal sanction. It was directed by Adolf Hitler and managed by Heinne Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, and Adolf Eichmann. There were many other great crimes and murders, such as the killing of the Armenians by the Turks , but the holocaust stood out as the "only systematic and organized effort by a modern government to destroy a whole race of people." The Germans under Adolf Hitler believed that the Jews were the German troubles and were a threat to the German and Christian values....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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Holocaust - The Holocaust was a tragic event that ended many Jewish lives. The Nazis murdered over 6 million innocent Jews. They tortured so many of them leaving the few Holocaust survivors with horrid memories. Propaganda played a huge role and affected many people’s thinking during this time period. The propaganda was designed to influence the targeted people’s opinions, beliefs, and emotions. Joseph Paul Goebbel’s was the German national socialist propagandist. He had complete control over radio, press, cinema, and theater....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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Holocaust - The delineation of human life is perceiving existence through resolute contrasts. The difference between day and night is defined by an absolute line of division. For the Jewish culture in the twentieth century, the dissimilarity between life and death is bisected by a definitive line - the Holocaust. Accounts of life during the genocide of the Jewish culture emerged from within the considerable array of Holocaust survivors, among of which are Elie Wiesel’s Night and Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower....   [tags: essays research papers] 3103 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust Six million Jews plus were completely wiped out due to the effects of the Holocaust. It is still unforgivable for the things the Nazi party did and still a very questionable subject on how they were able to accomplish such a devastating feat. To be able to organize the removal of an entire population of people based on their religion not only takes high intelligence, but most of all takes a very twisted and demented outlook on life. To think of what the Nazi's had to be thinking is sickening....   [tags: Papers] 391 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust was the destruction of European Jewry by the Nazis through an officially sanctioned, government-ordered, systematic plan of mass annihilation. As many as six million Jews died, almost two-thirds of the Jews of Europe. Although the Holocaust took place during World War II, the war was not the cause of the Holocaust. The war played a role in covering up the genocide of the Jewish people. How could this have happened. The answers can be found by understanding how violence of this magnitude can evolve out of prejudice based on ignorance, fear, and misunderstanding about minority groups and other groups who are different from ourselves....   [tags: Germany German History Genocide Jewish Essays] 1531 words
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Holocaust - Holocaust The Holocaust remains, and will continue to remain as one of the most horrific things that has happened to a group of people. The absolute inhumanity of the Holocaust puzzles people even today. Contemporary people wonder just how it happened, how could a people be systematically killed, tortured, murdered. The answer will probably never be found, but future generations can avoid something like the Holocaust by studying it, and never forgetting. The Nazi’s did not start out with “The Final Solution”, which did not come till later....   [tags: History Historical Nazi Jews Genocide Essays] 1232 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust Experience The world that people lived in during the Holocaust is described by the personal experiences of the oppressed throughout the story Jack and Rochelle, written by Jack and Rochelle Sutin, and the memoir by Alexander Donat titled The Holocaust Kingdom. The horrifying mindset of the oppressors, particularly the Nazi`s, is illustrated in both books. The vicious and relentless emotional, physical, and psychological abuse the Nazi`s targeted at their victims is depicted in detail....   [tags: essays research papers] 1569 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust was the mass murder of European Jews by the nazis during the second world war. It took place from the 30th of January 1933 to the end of the war in Europe on May 8th 1945. The nazi dictator Adolph Hitler planned to wipe out the entire Jewish population as a part of his plan to conquer the world. Holocaust refers to any widespread human disaster but it's special meaning is the annihilations of six million Jewish men, women and children by the nazi regime. The Jews were singled out for extermination because the nazis had a hatred for them as they considered jews as a race whose goal was world domination and was an obstruction to the Aryan dominance....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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The Holocaust - During the Holocaust an estimated six million Jews were killed. Hitler’s hatred towards the Jews was deliberated from Karl Lueger. Karl was a young mayor of Vienna and he blamed the Jews for Australia’s economic problems. There were a number of events that led to the Holocaust: World War I, Civil War, poor economy, failed coup, and the voters giving power to the Nazis. World War I was settled by the Treaty of Versailles which said that Germany was responsible for War repairs and also the treaty included an embarrassing guilt clause....   [tags: World History] 1113 words
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THE HOLOCAUST - THE HOLOCAUST The Holocaust was the mass annihilation of the European Jews by the National Socialist Party (Nazi) of Germany from 1933 to 1945. In The War of the Jews, Dawidowicz explains the conditions that made anti-Semitism politically acceptable. The Germans of the nineteenth century "inherited a Christian-inspired popular and intellectual anti-Semitism that depicted Jews as foreigners- a state within a state- killers of Christ, well poisoners, and a cause of every misfortune, whether natural, economic, or political....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1718 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust was a catastrophic, cataclysmic event in history that took place over 55 years ago, but why is it still so important to us today. One of the many reasons it is still widely discussed today, is because of the many rights it violated for the Jews as human beings. The main goal of the holocaust was for Nazis to try and kill every Jewish person alive in Europe. Many Nazi leaders tried their hardest do to this, and went unpunished for their actions. All of this tradgedy and calamity started when Adolf Hitler came into power....   [tags: Papers] 1849 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust, a word introduced in the 1950's to describe the mass murder of the Jews of Europe by the Nazi's during World War II. Before that it was traditionally defined as, by the Encarta English dictionary as "1. complete destruction by fire: complete consumption by fire, especially of a large number of human beings or animals 2. total destruction: wholesale or mass destruction of any kind 3. burnt offering: a sacrifice that is totally consumed by fire". The Holocaust is a chapter in human history that will live in shame along with slavery, treatment towards Native Americans, the Japanese internment camps, the Armenians and the execution of hundreds of thousands Russians by Stalin....   [tags: Papers] 1741 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust The Holocaust 1) Newsletter of the Blond Champion This was a newsletter written by a very anti-Semitic writer named Lanz. The newsletters were actually a series of pamphlets written over the course of three years. Hitler frequently bought the pamphlets, which described history as a constant battle between blond Aryan heroes, and dark, hairy ape-men. Lanz sometimes identified the ape-men as Jews, and he predicted that pogroms would soon come. He promoted the swastika as a sign of racial purity, and eventually raised a swastika flag over his castle....   [tags: Nazi Germany History Adolph Hitler Essays] 4565 words
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Holocaust - What does the term “propaganda” say, what does one think of, when approached with this term. Would one think it was of a positive of negative connotation. What about the association it had with the holocaust, would it then be considered negative. Did the Nazis use the role of propaganda overtly. Propaganda played an extremely crucial part in the Nazi’s rise of power, the brainwashing of the Germans to hating and ultimately killing the Jews. What is being discussed is the power of persuasion and how it is used through various forms of media to gain a stronger anti-Semitic than they had already had....   [tags: essays research papers] 774 words
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Holocaust - The most familiar act of anti-Semitism is the Holocaust, but anti-Semitism goes further back. The Holocaust began with the ideas of anti-Semitism, stereotypes, sinister cartoons, and the gradual spread of hate. Anti-Semitism is the prejudice and discrimination against or harassment of Jewish people. Martin Luther once wrote, “That next to the devil thou hast no enemy more cruel, more venomous and violent than a true Jew” (Dawidowicz, 23). Anti-Semitism is just like every other type of prejudice and discrimination, it represents a denial of human rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 2498 words
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Holocaust - Holocaust Freda Friedman was born November 8, 1928 in Poland in the little town of Gdansk. She was one of 8 kids, only six were present at the time the Holocaust was happening. Her maiden name was "Eleberger". Her father was a hard working man, since he had to support a family of eight. He was an owner of a mill, that harvested wheat and barely. The mill had been pasted down in the family for a few generations. The first time Freda heard the name Hitler was when she was only twelve. The name Hitler scared her, she found out about Hitler after he had been killing other Jews so she knew he was a threat to her and her family....   [tags: Papers] 1018 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust All throughout history, Jews have been persecuted. The Jews were blamed for killing Jesus and the idea of anti- Semitism has been around centuries before Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Adolf Hitler led the Nazis to power in 1933 promising to make Germany powerful and respected by the rest of the world. He promised to fight Communism, to find jobs for the six million unemployed workers in Germany, to restore law and order, and to get rid of the “Jewish influence” in Germany....   [tags: Nazi Germany Papers] 4384 words
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The Holocaust - Hitler had a plan to ?purify. Germany in order to fulfill his vision of a perfect nation.In Mein Kampf, a book written by Adolf Hitler which explains his ambitions and explains how he wants to cleanse Germany of all Jews, communists, gypsies, homosexuals, and disabled people. Hitler had targeted specifically the Jewish population because of his hatred towards them. In World War Two, around 6 million Jews were persecuted by the Nazis. Firstly, in 1935, the Nazi Party passed the Nuremberg Laws, which were designed to stop Jews and Germans from marrying, to make sure that German blood was not tainted by mixing with other races, and produced pictures warning people about what could happen....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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holocaust - Ruth Moses was one of the children that went through the holocaust. She was born in 1935 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In Frankfurt am Main many things occurred. Ruth was one of the children of Berta and Hugo Moses, which was one of the important Jewish centers. In January 30, 1933, the Nazi’s rose to power. As Ruth got older and older more and more bad things occurred in her homeland. In the nineteenth century Frankfurt was a cultural center of the Jewish Enlightment, it played an important role in commerce, industry, and banking....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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The Holocaust - The Second World War has left an unmistakable impression on the whole of Europe that will never be forgotten. Whether visible to the naked eye, or hidden in the consciousness of its people, the war has scarred Europe indelibly. Historically, the foremost recognizable perpetration against Europeans was Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution to the Jewish question';. This sophisticated operation of systematic mass execution was calculated, organized, and carried out with such horrifying efficiency that only a madman could have been responsible for such an act, and Hitler was indeed mad....   [tags: essays research papers] 768 words
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Holocaust - Tarek El Zein Holocaust Jesus or Hitler. Anti-Semitism was widespread in Europe at the time Hitler came to power. Much of this anti-Semitism was rooted, first, in religious beliefs that arose more than 1500 years before Hitler came to power, and second, on political beliefs, often cynically exploited for political gain. Though it was not accepted by everyone, this existing anti-Semitism was common and provided a receptive audience for Hitler's anti-Semitic claims....   [tags: essays research papers] 1484 words
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Holocaust - This is a story of how a young boy and his family lived through the holocaust. It begins in a town called Transylvania. The young boy was Elizer Weisel, one of four children and the only son. Elie was very spiritual, in which he wanted to find a master in Sighet to instruct him in the Zohar (the cabbalistic books, the secrets of Jewish mysticism). Moshe the Beadle was a poor man of the town that lived humbly. He was the one that would begin teaching Elie the Zohar. But one day, Moshe the Beadle, was expelled from Signet by the Hungarian police....   [tags: essays research papers] 2742 words
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The Holocaust - The Holocaust When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the Jews were their very first target. The infamous boycott against Jewish businesses took place in April 1933 and the first laws against the Jews were enacted as early as on April 7, 1933. Jews were progressively erased from almost every facet of German life. The Nuremberg Laws, passed in 1935, further depriving the Jews of almost every remaining right and freedom. This culminated in the bloodiest programme to date the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) in November 1938....   [tags: Papers] 1645 words
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Holocaust - Holocaust At the early age of 14, I started working in a grocery store owned by Jews. I was born to a Catholic family on a farm in a village near Przemysl. Things changed drastically during my life; in June of 1941, my mother was sent to Germany for forced labor work and I was left to care for my 6-year-old sister. The following year, 1942, the ghetto was being liquidated and I helped 13 Jews escape the final roundups by hiding them in the attic of my house. They stayed there for almost three years while I was able to get them food, water, clothes and anything else that they needed....   [tags: Papers] 540 words
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Holocaust - Holocaust My mane is Max klutz; I was born in Berlin Germany in 1910. I was race as a good Christian child together with my two-year younger sister Jane. My mother took us to church every Sunday, and we strongly believe and follow the Christian faith and traditions. My father owned the biggest bakery known in Berlin, “Mine Bred” it was almost the size of the whole block and sixty people worked there. This bakery was founded in the 1870s by my grandfather and now it belongs to my father. The bakery, as well as my father was well known in Berlin....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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Censorship in the 1950's: How did this affect the making of “Night and Fog” one of the first ever cinematic documentaries on the Holocaust? A film by - ... My main argument will cover what was behind Night and Fog. This controversial piece of art is entwined with post-war French politics and censorship - for example how France, post-war, wanted to be perceived in an official capacity during the war. According to (Greene 1999) censorship restrictions in force throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s ensured that these works could only hint at some of the darkest zones of the French past. Greene clearly infers that France assisted the deportation of Jews to the concentration camps....   [tags: cinematic documentary, holocaust]
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The American Christian Holocausts - The American Christian Holocausts As a high school student I was always annoyed by students who would ask: Why do we have to learn this stuff [history] anyway. We learn history so we don't repeat our mistakes. This is the common answer that my teachers, my father, and just about any other adult would give. This answer made perfect sense to me then, and I easily accepted it. In high school, students learn about the Nazi-Holocaust, and rightfully so. Information abounds regarding this topic. However, my teachers never taught me that our country has a Holocaust of its own (actually there are two; one killing 40 to 60,000,000 Africans, and one killing 100,000,000 Native Red Peoples)....   [tags: Holocaust History] 4999 words
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