Persuasive Essay: The Holocaust

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My reaction to the Holocaust was devastating. It is one example of bad

things happening to good people. The mass murdering of so many Jews is

just disgusting and also because it was done for basically no reason.

As this was a true event many sources or witnesses are available to

express their views, feelings and emotions of themselves and those who

survived this terrible tragedy.

I will demonstrate examples of Jews who have survived what they have

been through and what they think about God. It is really hard to go

through all of this and still believe that God exists. The holocaust

should not change our theology on God. It is said to be that the

Holocaust was a temporary "Eclipse of God".[1] This is supposed to be

when God is away from earth beyond any reason or explanation. People

trying to respond to this problem of believing that there is a God

after witnessing the terrible event have either succeeded or failed. I

will introduce three people who have survived the Holocaust and have

tried responding to this problem. The three people included are Primo

Levi, Richard Rubenstein and Emil Fackenheim.

I think a big impact on the life of Jews would be their belief in God

because many of them have tried responding to this problem and have

changed the ways in which they think about him, their views on how

good or powerful he is, how they express him and why they still

believe in him. I will introduce the problem of evil to the Jews that

have survived the Holocaust and their problems of belief. I will also

say which of the three Jews the most are convincing to me. The

holocaust presents a problem for the Jews and changes their belief in

God because now some Jews think "God is Dead" [2] Their reason to

thinking this is because God is supposed to be omnipotent and almighty

he could not have let something like this to happen. If there was a

God, surely this event would not have taken place.
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