Argumentative Essay On The Holocaust

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There is no doubt that the Holocaust is one of the best remembered and most studied genocides in human history. There are very few who would be puzzled by the mention of the Holocaust in today’s world as it’s impacts have been immense and lasting. Many lives were lost during this time, and many atrocities occurred- torture and persecution were pushed past the boundaries of most people’s imaginations. Throughout modern history, the Holocaust has been documented over and over again as the worst genocide- and perhaps even the worst crime- in human history. Many historians have even said it was a unique occurrence that is unparalleled by other crimes in human history. This being said, it is not difficult to argue this statement when observing and analyzing the many components of the Holocaust and of other horrible crimes that have happened. It is hard to say that the Jewish Holocaust is that much different from other mass murders throughout history. During this time, the technology and planning were much more complicated and advanced, but the general purpose is consistently similar. German task forces bear a striking resemblance to many other death squads that have targeted and…show more content…
Many could claim that the lives lost, the catastrophic impact, and the advanced technology set the Holocaust apart from others but I believe it is morally unjustifiable to categorize human suffering in a form of ranking or comparison. Every tragic incident of genocide and every devastating crime throughout history have similarities and differences between each other. Each act of evil or hatred is despicable and not one should be given precedent over another no matter how many were killed or how atrocious the means by which the victims were killed were. The Holocaust and all other crimes and genocides are horrific stains on our history that will never be

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