Sobibor was a death camp located in Poland which took part in the systematic obliteration of Jews during the Holocaust. Around 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor between its construction in 1941 and its liquidation in 1943. But there was a select few brave occupants that decided they would not go down without a fight. They composed a revolt that would inspire people worldwide to never give up hope even in the darkest times in history. Lead by Jewish occupant, Leon Fendhendler, and Soviet prisoner of war Alexander (Sascha) Perchersky, the revolt “Proved that the Nazi death machine was an imperfect and beatable force.” (Ryan Picarrillo) Considering only 50 Sobibor escapees lived to see the end of the war, the significance of the uprising could be questioned, but it was effective.
Those denying the event say that concentration camps were built after World War II was over as propaganda, and that the death toll numbers were simply made up. In their opi... ... middle of paper ... ...ing”, so to speak. The goal of Holocaust deniers everywhere is to place blame on the imperfect victims, not the Aryan race, Hitler’s perfect population. The Holocaust was a dark time not only in Jewish history, but also in the history of mankind. The conclusion that all people are not equal and those of lesser value need to be exteminated is one that should never have been made.
This also made it bet... ... middle of paper ... ...h is considered one of the worst. We learn about the Holocaust to learn about our villians and heroes, saviors and enemies of the war. We learn about the Holocaust so we know the consequences of racism and intolerance. We learn about the Holocaustso we can prevent history from repeating itself. Another reason we learn about the Holocaust is to understand that when political figures talk about purity of race, purity of religion, and discrimination it will not end well.
Well, they've never been able to prove yet that he even killed 60,000!” And then Attorney Edgar J. Steele, a revisionist, claims the photographs of emaciated and dying Jews were just pictures of skinny people and bodies stacked like wood were actually of Czechs, Poles, and Germans who died of typhus. (Chomsky n. pag.) While some had theories of the Holocaust not existing, others ju... ... middle of paper ... ...ists see that and still believe the Holocaust never happened, there reasoning might be off. Works Cited Austin, Ben.
Six million Jews were tortured and killed just for being Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Today, while unfortunately the number of Holocaust survivors who can directly tell their stories is decreasing, many people are denying that the genocide even took place. Despite the vast amount of evidence of the torture by the Nazis onto their victims during World War two, people still choose to deny what took place. “There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut” (Martin Scorsese). Holocaust deniers should not be heeded.
However, one murder of a German soldier resulted in more than a hundred Jews being killed as retribution and so individual rebellions we’re not favored. (“Acts of Resistance”). Instead, small groups formed while in captivity and constructed plans of escape. These groups revolted silently but ferociously; daring to steal guns and ammunition and sneaking in explosives to level their most frightening enemy, the crematorium (“Armed Resistance”). Resistance in camps hardly ever ended with the prisoners finally achieving their well sought out freedom, but there were a select few that somehow managed to not only escape the camp, but also survive the numerous German soldiers who were sent out after them.
The question that many have is why people did not try to stop the killing and torturing of the Jews, and why did the... ... middle of paper ... ...rs liberated the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945, they found fifty unloaded boxcars, which had been left on a siding by the German guards when they fled. They had been standing there for several days (Goffred).” After the holocaust, questions rose as to whether more could have been done to prevent the murder of six million Jews. The answer to that question is yes. Countries could have stepped up, before it got out of control. When Jews tried to get out of Germany; many countries denied their access to get into their countries.
Discovering the Third Reich Through Mephisto "Mike," a confused coworker asked me, "why do you want to take a course on the Nazis?" Finding myself unprepared to account for a lure that, to me, was intrinsic to the subject matter, I struggled with a hasty explanation about studying mass dementia for the sake of understanding how it works and preventing it from happening again. "A whole bunch of Jews went willingly to their deaths," I elaborated. "A nation of people stood by and watched it happen. You have to wonder, why didn't somebody stop that?"
Pro... ... middle of paper ... ...ople prayed in Auschwitz. Of course, he says that it is not that the Christians are not sympathetic towards the victims, but it is how can a relationship grow if it has been severed for such a long time? He says that only if we have a dialogue between Christians and the Jewish victims can we truly understand each other. However, he states that Christians may need to change their theology entirely to have a full and lasting relationship with the victims and the Jewish people in general. He states that Christians should remember they too were persecuted under Roman authority, and that they are not so "above" the Jews as they tend to believe.
To begin to understand how a tragedy like the Holocaust could have took place without intervention we need to understand antisemitism. Merriam-Webster OnLine defines antisemitism as "hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group"(Blah, Blah, Blah). Antisemitism is a little more complex than it sounds. Two thousand years ago the Romans drove the Jews out of the land now called Israel. The Jews went all over the word trying to maintain their belief system and culture as a minority.