Holocaust as the Worst Manmade Disaster
The Holocaust was a terrible historical event. It took the lives of many
innocent people. As Nazi Germany gained control of one country after another in
World War II, many civilians were killed. These crimes weren't as bad as the
massive and deliberate and well-planned killing of more than fifteen million people.
Although the Holocaust was the worst manmade disaster in recent history, it taught
the world the value of human life.
The main goal of the Nazi Holocaust was to kill all of the Jews in Europe. Hitler
wanted what he called a perfect race. Anyone who wasn?t in his race or what he
thought was a perfect race was tormented and killed. Jews were forced to wear
yellow stars so everyone would know who they were. Adolf Hitler?s persecution of
the Jews began as soon as the Nazis came to power in 1933(Fischel 30) . Hitler led
the Germans to believe that the Jews were behind a conspiracy, so the Germans
boycotted Jewish businesses. Jews were driven from their jobs in government and
in universities. They became ?nonpersons? in their very own country, with no claim
to rights of any kind. Many nations fled to other European nations or to the United
States. The Jews were fearing for their lives, unfortunately not everyone could go,
some would have to stay and endure something they couldn?t
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Brawnaw, which is at the border
between Austria and Bavaria. Hitler had a strained relationship with his father. He
joined the National Socialist Workers Party in 1919 and became the chairman in
July 1921(Fischel 136). As World War II turned against Germany, Hitler retreated
to an underground bunk in Berlin in January 1945. When Hitler made his last will
and testament, he blamed the Jews for Germany?s defeat and encouraged the nation
to keep the blood pure. He then married his mistress Eva Braun, and committed
suicide with her on April 30, 1945(Fischel 138). Hitler had Germany practically in
a trance. The Jews were so scared. No one really knew why Hitler had the Jews like
he did or what his reason he had behind the whole ordeal.
The Nazis deceived their victims in cruel ways. Even though they treated the
Jews like animals, they also confused them into thinking everything was going to be
ok. They gave false hope to t...
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...hat Hitler did so people will never forget the pain the Jews
went through. Jews were singled out for no reason and they were Gods chosen
people. Hitler will have to pay for what he did to the Jews. I think the most
important lesson of all is the lesson of endurance. So many Jews endured so much.
There was almost nothing they couldn?t take on. They knew they had Jesus on their
side and they knew he would always be there for them. It is a awful thing that it
happened but so many people have learned and will continue learning from it.
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