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Genocide

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The Holocaust was a tragic genocide which killed 11 million people. Out of that 11 million, 6 million were Jews. The others who were killed were the gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. “The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.” (Tim Holden) While the Holocaust was happening, Germany was fighting in WWII. The Holocaust, in my opinion, was genocide because of the number of people who died, because of the people who did survive, and because of how people lost all their belongings. “The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.” (Dan Quayle) Although most people believe that this genocide was a terrible thing, some others believe it was the right thing to do. These small percentages of people have been proven wrong over and over again throughout time.
The Jews and many others were being persecuted in Germany by the Nazis. (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) They had all their civil rights taken away from them. Many of them were taken to concentration camps to work forced labor. The people who were considered not useful, were sent to death camps where they were brutally murdered. They were also put into gas chambers where they were mass murdered by a poisonous gas called Zyclon B. Some were lined up in a single file line and were shot to death. Among the people who weren’t useful to the Nazis, were young children. About 1.1 million children were killed in the Holocaust. Even babies were killed and sometimes thrown into the air and used for target practice.
One reason the Holocaust is genocide is because of the amount of people ...

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...azis deny having done such things.
The things that happened in the Holocaust (many people dying, the lives of those who survived, and the people losing everything) in my opinion are considered genocide. The Holocaust was a crime to humanity. Many people suffered and some had no regret or hate for the Nazis and what they had done. The Holocaust was a tragic point in time which should never be forgotten in the future. The people who suffered and lived to talk about what happened, shouldn’t be forgotten either. Since the Holocaust, no governments have targeted Jews to mass murder. “Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded, Anti-Antisemitism still exists as the scourge of the world.” (Eliot Engel)
I believe there will be genocides in the future, and if other nations or countries don’t do anything to help stop it, it could be much worse than the Holocaust.
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