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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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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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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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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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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 viol...   [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 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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Causes of the Holocaust - Because of anti Semitism, Nazi propaganda, and the rise of Hitler’s message, the citizens of Germany embraced the Nazi Regime believing the allegations against the “unwanted Jews;” therefore, they were bystanders to the Holocaust by yielding the party power to move forward and annihilate the Jews. The German citizens made Jews their scapegoat for their economic and political problems. People like the Germans find others to blame other than themselves.This helped create Anti Semitism. David Downing suggest that, Jews were viewed as “ Christ killers”....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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The Holocaust and Genocide - “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: Holocaust Essays]
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Causes of the Holocaust - What possible reason can someone have for supporting or participating in the genocide and murder of millions of innocent people. During the period of the holocaust, the German peoples participation or indifference’s towards state sponsored genocide and murder could have been an effect of racism, national pride, and peer pressure. To begin with, Racism had a big effect in the genocide and murders in Germany. According A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust, it states that “ It was the explicit aim of Hitler's regime to create a European world both dominated and populated by the "Aryan" race....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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Different Perspectives of The Jewish Holocaust - The Holocaust tends to be a bitter memory and an unpleasant subject to discuss. Although this event took place many years ago, repercussions are still present in the twenty first century. Especially in Germany, the Holocaust not only influences patriotism, but it also influences education and immigration policies. In contrast to other countries where nationalism is common, Germany has been forced to lessen the sense of nationalism in order to dispose false beliefs some individuals have of German racism....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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The Holocaust Must Not Be Forgotten - Introduction During the Holocaust, Jews lost the meaning of life (Michalczyk 177). They were considered useless and a burden to the Germans (Michalczyk 177). This was continuously beat into their minds not only mentally but also physically (Michalczyk 177). Some were able to beat these thoughts though (Michalczyk 177). They did this by holding on to what Hitler was trying to destroy: their religion (Michalczyk 177). Jews kept religion and faith in their daily lives during the Holocaust because it brought them purpose and hope in order to try and survive....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
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The Holocaust: A Crime Against Humanity - The Holocaust is one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. At first, the Nazi’s put pressure on the Jews by forcing them out of high statuses by boycotting their stores, and eventually by physically persecuting them. However, several Jews did emigrate, more so to North America. After the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Poland in 1939, Nazi control eventually spread to Holland, Norway, northern France, and Czechoslovakia; as the Nazi’s power spread, the more executions occurred....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust]
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The Holocaust of World War II - During World War II, one of the greatest horrors of war was happening. The mass genocide of not only the Jewish people but also Russian prisoners of war, Gypsies, Polish and Ukrainian people (Wistrich, 2003, Pg. 3-4, a). The horror also included the German people themselves. Ones that were handicapped, mentally ill, homosexuals, some religious people, members of labor unions, and political rivals where all part of the Holocaust (Berenbaum, 2011, a). On March twentieth nineteen hundred and thirty-three Hitler opened up the first concentration camp near Dachau Germany (Landau, 1998, Pg....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]
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The Holocaust: German National Pride - National pride was a key factor in the German people’s indifference to or participation in state-sponsored genocide and murder. There are five main reasons why. Jews were among those blamed by German military officers looking for excuses as to why Germany was defeated in WWI, and thus were linked to the loss of national pride. Jews were seen as bringing down the economy by taking up space and manipulating other Germans into giving the Jews their money to fuel the Jews’ inherent greed. Hitler had helped to create national and cultural unity in Germany which included strong feelings of anti-Semitism at its base....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]
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What Caused the Holocaust? - The Holocaust could best be defined as the mass killing of about 6 million Jewish people during World War II. A lot of events led up to the Holocaust, during the Holocaust, and even after the Holocaust. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party and was held most responsible for this terrible genocide. The Holocaust was a terrible time in our world’s history. It all began after World War I when Germany was humiliated due to the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was given to the German power to sign following World War I in 1919....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]
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The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims - After Germany lost World War I, it was in a national state of humiliation. Their economy was in the drain, and they had their hands full paying for the reparations from the war. Then a man named Adolf Hitler rose to the position of Chancellor and realized his potential to inspire people to follow. Hitler promised the people of Germany a new age; an age of prosperity with the country back as a superpower in Europe. Hitler had a vision, and this vision was that not only the country be dominant in a political sense, but that his ‘perfect race’, the ‘Aryans,’ would be dominant in a cultural sense....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]
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A Bystander’s Role in the Holocaust - At what point does personal interest become more important than the safety of others. During the Holocaust, the Nazis were not the only group that advanced the Holocaust, and then the Final Solution. Bystanders, witnesses, passersby, and many other groups indirectly affected the victims of the Holocaust. The silence of these groups held the Jews in more jeopardy than their Nazi captors. Hitler's slow implementation of Holocaust steps mixed with public fear gave the public time to adjust and accept his actions, which would ultimately result in little German resistance during Hitler's final solution....   [tags: nazis, holocaust, hitler, jewish]
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The Story of Adolf Hitler and The Holocaust - During World War II, the Holocaust happened. The holocaust was the mass genocide of Jews. The Nazis were responsible for this event; they were led by Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was a dictator of Germany at the time. He didn’t really have a reason to kill all Jews except for the fact he blamed them for World War I, since he didn’t want all the blame to be on Germany. He was an extreme nationalist and thought that Germany was the best and would become very powerful. In reality the Jews actually did not have anything to do with World War 1....   [tags: holocaust, jews genocide, nazis] 743 words
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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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The Holocaust: Myths and Facts - There is no single definition of ‘Holocaust denial’ or the individuals who preach it. However, scholars may define it as simply the claiming that the Nazis had no plan to exterminate Jews, that the numerous accusations of mass killings via gas chambers are false, or that the figure of 6 million murdered Jews is an irresponsible exaggeration.1 Additionally, many Holocaust deniers believe the Holocaust to be a means of deceit, created by the Soviet communists, the Allies, and the Jews in order to contain the dire truths of their own misdemeanours....   [tags: Holocaust Denial Essays]
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A Survivor's Tale Holocaust Story - “Friends. Your Friends. If you look them together in a room with no food for week, then you can see what it is, friends!”(Book 1, Pg.5) At the start of the story Artie, Vladek’s son, was playing with his friends, but Artie fell and his friends left him there. Artie explains what happened to Vladek, but Vladek replied by telling Artie there is no such thing as a true friend. What happened to Artie was a parallel to the entire story, representing what happened to Vladek during the Holocaust....   [tags: friends, holocaust, jews, vladek] 809 words
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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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The Cambodian Genocide and the Holocaust - The day that the survivors of the Cambodian Genocide will never forget, was the day that the Cambodian society took a turn for the worse. On April 17, 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge went to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, took control and renamed it Democratic Kampuchea also known as DK. Pol Pot announced to all the citizens that he had to “purify” the Cambodian society. Although the Cambodian genocide did not kill as many people as other genocides such as the Holocaust, it is still just as important....   [tags: cambodian genocide, holocaust, pol pot]
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Holocaust Denial: A New Anti- Semitism - Are You in Denial. Imagine if someone said that everything that happen to you in your life was a lie. The Holocaust survivors have to go through the rest of their life being told what they went through was a lie. These people are called Holocaust deniers, and they say the Holocaust never happened and teach other people to believe that it never happened. Holocaust denial is very wrong because it is prejudice toward Jews, hurtful to Holocaust survivors, and some things deniers say are not true. Denying the Holocaust is pretty much being prejudice toward Jews....   [tags: jews, holocaust deniers]
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The Child Survivor of the Holocaust by Ira, Brenner - Would You Want to Remember Throughout history, the human race has had to go through many horrible things. Famines, diseases, and war have always been present where there are people. However, a great thing about people is that we try to learn from our mistakes. The Holocaust was a horrible time in history and it should not be forgotten. The individuals involved in this experience went through awful things and it is crucial that people learn about this harsh time. In order to prevent a massacre like this from ever happening again, we must continue to teach future generations about the severity of this time....   [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 exact...   [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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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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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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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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Holocaust Denial and Distortion - “One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect men and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth.” -W.E.B Du Bois, Black Reconstruction, 1935 As early as age thirteen, we start learning about the Holocaust in classrooms and in textbooks. We learn that in the 1940s, the German Nazi party (led by Adolph Hitler) intentionally performed a mass genocide in order to try to breed a perfect population of human beings....   [tags: Holocaust Denial Essays] 2232 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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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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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 - 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 Alain Resnais. The ‘Night and Fog Decree’ was issued by Adolf Hitler on December 7th 1941. The ‘Night and Fog Decree’ (Nacht und Nebel Erlass) bypassed all forms of basic law and was an order from Hitler to his secret police to murder anyone in Nazi Germany and occupied Europe who was deemed to be a threat. The decree stated that such people were not to be immediately executed but were to vanish without a trace into the night and fog....   [tags: cinematic documentary, holocaust]
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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 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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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 - The Holocaust was the murder and persecution of approximately 6 million Jews and many others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Nazis came to power in Germany in January of 1933. The Nazis thought that the “inferior” Jews were a threat to the “racially superior” German racial community. The death camps were operated from 1941 to 1945, and many people lost their lives or were forced to work in concentration camps during these years. The story leading up to the Holocaust, how the terrible event affected people’s lives, and how it came to and end are all topics that make this historic event worth learning about....   [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 - Genocide is one of the most frightening terms one could hear, sending shivers down your spine just to hear the word. Genocide is the intent of extermination of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. One of the best known Genocide’s to the world is known as the Holocaust. Germans exterminated over 6 million Jews in just a couple of years. Families were torn apart, and some of the worst things you could ever do to a human being were done in these times. After the Holocaust everyone said Never Again, but it has happened over and over....   [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 - It was in December 1948, when it was approved unanimous the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide at France which became the 260th resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations. What made the leaders of the 41 States create and sign this document in which the term Genocide was legally defined. This document serves as a permanent reminder of the actions made by the Nazis and their leader Adolf Hitler during the Holocaust where more than five million of European Jews were killed....   [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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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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The Holocaust - By the end of the Holocaust, the Nazis had killed eleven million people. This unspeakable mass murder has left its mark on the world; Hitler’s infamous leadership haunts modern society. Yet few people know about another genocide, of roughly the same scale, with a death toll of approximately ten million people: the murderous regime of King Leopold II in the Congo, which inspired Joseph Conrad's 1899 novel Heart of Darkness. The horror of the Belgian imperial project, which he witnessed first-hand as a mariner in the Congo Free State, was the subject of his most famous work....   [tags: nazi, hitler, mass murder]
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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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The Horrors of The Holocaust - Tread the murky waters of the internet and it won’t be long before you stumble across a Hitler comparison. Apparently, that one person who wronged you or that political leader whose ideology differs from yours is fair game to be called “literally Hitler,” which tells us two interesting characteristics about our society: one, people do not know how to use the word literally, and two, they view Hitler as the epitome of evil. Why’s that. Obviously Hitler did terrible deeds, with his systematic murder of millions of people being by far the most notable, but let’s be frank, the people throwing around “literally Hitler” insults were not alive during the Holocaust....   [tags: hitler, collective tragedy, nazi]
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The Victims of The Holocaust - ... Hitler States in his book Mein Kampf “At the beginning of World War I, or even during the war, if twelve or fifteen thousand of these Jews who were corrupting the nation had been forced to submit to poison-gas, just as hundreds of our best German workers from every social stratum and every trade and calling had to face it in the field, then the millions of sacrifices made at the battle front would not have been in vain.” (Origins of the Holocaust 34). Hitler wanted perfect people with blonde hair and blue eyes everyone else he wanted dead....   [tags: WWII, nazism, the Jewish question]
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The History of the Holocaust - Adolf Hitler said “I believe that I am acting in the accordance with the will of the all Mighty Creator, by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the lord.” This is how he rationalized his malicious acts against the Jewish people in Germany. A horrendous act that would later become known as the Holocaust. The first act toward the holocaust was on January 30th, 1933, when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. Paul Von Hindenberg, the current president of Germany, did his best to keep Hitler out of office, but in the end it wasn’t enough....   [tags: World History ]
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The Terror of The Holocaust - The terror of the Holocaust is dated from the time, January 30, 1933, when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The Nazi Party had took advantage of the political unrest that was after World War I when Germany was defeated, and the Versailles Treaty established the reducing of prewar territory and armed forces, requested Germany to recognize guilt, and specified that Germany provide money for the allied armies to repair (“Jewish Virtual Library”). Therefore, wage war commence with communism and vicious propaganda in which the Nazi party blamed the Jews for the debilitation of the Germany government (“Jewish Virtual Library”)....   [tags: Concentration Camps, The 3rd Reich]
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Denying that the Holocaust - How can history be denied. History is not always pretty, or nice but nothing will change it. The Holocaust was one of the most devastating things to ever happen, but it DID happen. The denial of this piece of history should be illegal. One cannot deny this event and the vital impact that it had on the world. Denying that the Holocaust happened should be illegal because it affected millions of people, there are facts to back it up, and learning about the Holocaust will help prevent it from happening again....   [tags: german politics, nazi, jewish]
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Bystanders of the Holocaust - When individuals think about the Holocaust, most place the responsibility of the terrible events on the perpetrators. However, bystanders played one of the largest roles in the Holocaust (Evans, Carrell) simply by staying safe for way too long (Florida Center) and the world wants to make sure it never happens again (Shriver Jr., Donald W). If the individuals, governments, and countries would have stood up for what they knew was right, the Holocaust would have ended before it did. Just like society now, we don't care about something if it doesn't directly impact us....   [tags: germans, jews, hitler]
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Children of the Holocaust - “One of the most extraordinary aspects of Nazi genocide was the cold deliberate intention to kill children in numbers so great that there is no historical precedent for it.” (Lukas, 13 Kindle) About 1.5 million children were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust—one million being killed because they were Jews (ushmm.org) The Germans had a clearly defined goal of killing the Jewish children so that there would be no remnants of their race to reproduce, resulting in extinction. Not only were the children that were victimized in the Holocaust persecuted and murdered, but they were all stripped of their childhood....   [tags: Slaughter of Children, Nazi Extermination Camps]
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Facebook and the Holocaust - It is “Facebook’s policy not to remove groups that deny the holocaust,” said Randi Zuckerberg, marketing director of the popular social networking site Facebook.com. The issue of cyberspace censorship is increasingly debated in the wake of the social networking craze and the Egyptian revolt, a part of a wave of revolution that is rippling across the Middle East and North Africa known as the Arab Spring. The advent of internet networking as a resource has augmented the dispersal of ideas and the organization of fringe groups....   [tags: Social Networking, Social Network] 798 words
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Atrocities of the Holocaust - Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Jewish Holocaust is one of the most prominent. From 1933 to 1945, the Nazis waged a vicious war against Jews and other "lesser races". This war came to a head with the "Final Solution" in 1938. One of the most horrific results of the Final Solution were the scores of concentration and death camps spread across Nazi Germany, Poland, and other parts of Nazi-controlled Europe. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, people around the world were shocked by final tallies of human losses, and the people responsible were punished for their inhuman acts....   [tags: nazi, world war II, second world war] 1497 words
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The Holocaust in Denmark - The Holocaust in Denmark: A review of the BBC Documentary: “Auschwitz: The Nazis and the’ Final Solution’ On the background of the Second World War, the Holocaust or the ethnic cleansing of the Jews happened, as a result of the Nazi policies of repression. The Holocaust is one the most traumatic historical events for humanity, and it shows us what humankind is possible of doing regarding the other people of a certain ethnicity. The historical documentary realized by BBC-“Auschwitz: The Nazis and the ‘Final Solution’’’ provides us with a remarkable source of information regarding the outcomes of the Nazi regime, focusing on the policies of repression held on the Jews, Soviet...   [tags: nazi, documentary, factories of death]
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Denmark and the Holocaust - ... On another note; although there is a large population of Jews in Copenhagen, the attendance rates for synagogues are surprisingly low. This attests to the fact that not many practice their religion regularly. Denmark took the invasion of Nazi Germany better than one would think. They were the only nation captured by Nazi Germany without a fight or struggle. The invasion had the least casualties of any attack during Hitler’s conquest. After Denmark was captured, word spread about the Nazis rounding up all the Jewish to capture them....   [tags: nazi, jewish people, danish culture]
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Use of Narrative in John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Narrative is a rhetorical structure that distorts reality in order to reveal it. This is an eminently evident actuality in John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Through this distortion, Boyne is able to evoke the reader’s empathy, portray the horror of the Holocaust to a younger audience and convey human’s capacity for inhumanity and indifference. This is achieved by Boyne, primarily through the exaggeration of innocence throughout the novel, the content presented to the audience, and the use of a child narrator....   [tags: Holocaust] 998 words
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At What Cost Would You Save The Life Of Another? - “Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” (Berenbaum) Would you save lives of others at the consequence of losing your own. Many people faced with this question during the Holocaust became bystanders while very few had the courage to jeopardize everything to rescue others. While Nazi’s were terrorizing others and eliminating their liberties others became bystanders and were spectators and accomplices to the Nazi party. The Holocaust; an attempt to clear a country of its impurities, to create a superior race, and to create a perfect civilization in a country of discrimination and hostility....   [tags: Holocaust] 788 words
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Jewish Living Conditions In Concentration Camps - Jewish Living Conditions In Concentration Camps Jewish Living Conditions In Concentration Camps. It is estimated that Nazis established around fifteen thousand concentration camps throughout occupied countries. (Concentration Camp Listing, 2010) These camps, known as “DEATH CAMPS” spread throughout all of Europe under German ruling. It has been estimated to be around 15,000,000 concentration camps that were established from small to large ones. (Concentration Camp Listing, 2010) One of the most commonly known concentration camps was the one located in Auschwitz, this particular concentration camp was were diseases and epidemics prevailed due to poor living conditions....   [tags: Holocaust]
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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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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 Holoca...   [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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The Pit Of Human Depravity - The holocaust was a catastrophic event that killed millions of innocent people and showed the world how inhuman mankind can be. This dark period in world history demonstrated unmatched violence and cruelty towards the Jewish race that led toward genocide. Genocide did not begin with the Holocaust; nor was it a spontaneous event. Many warning signs within world events helped provide Germany and Adolf Hitler the foundation to carry out increasing levels of human depravity (Mission Statement). These warning signs during the Holocaust include; Anti-Semitism, Hitler Youth, Racial profiling, the Ghettos, Lodz, Crystal Night, Pogroms, and Deportation....   [tags: The Holocaust] 2575 words
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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: The Unforgettable - The history of the Holocaust is taught systematically in all school systems throughout America and most of the known-world. The atrocities committed by Nazi-Germany are well-known and are likely to never be forgotten. The proof behind Hitler’s Final Solution is undeniable. However, with the rise of Holocaust deniers comes the grave danger of forgetting the truth behind the Holocaust, and dooming ourselves to repeating history once again. Holocaust deniers claim that certain events of the Holocaust never happened or are fabricated; however, there are numerous types of evidence that provide concrete proof that it did indeed occur....   [tags: World War II]
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Remembering the Holocaust - In 2009, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran called the Holocaust a "lie and a mythical claim" on NPR news (Whitelaw). The hype over Muslims denying the Holocaust has existed for many years, and many people believe that Ahmadinejad made this claim out of the fear that the Holocaust will legitimize the claim of the Israeli. But just last week, on the same day that Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly on this matter again, a Moroccan college student named Elmedhi Boudra organized a convention devoted to remembering the Holocaust....   [tags: Muslim Denial, Convention]
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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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