The Holocaust

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The Holocaust

The Holocaust, what is the true depth of the word? As sad as

it may seem, it affected the lives of millions because of

the hate inside of one certain group of people, the Nazi’s.

Dehumanization is to deprive human qualities such as

individuality or compassion. Victims of the Holocaust went

through dehumanization simply to make the killing of others

psychologically easy for the Nazi’s.

Many victims of the Holocaust suffered from various

experiments which eventually led to the death. Some of the

experiments were things such as: sun lamp, internal

irrigation, hot bath, warming by body heat,

freezing/hypothermia etc. The internal irrigation system is

when, “the frozen victims would have water heated to a near

blistering temperature forcefully irrigated into the

stomach, bladder, and intestines.” (Medical Experiments of

the Holocaust and Nazi Medicine) Why would anybody perform

such horrible things on another human being? That is a

question that many people still can’t answer. It is much

more complex than it may seem. The Nazi’s wanted to make the

victims do so many degrading things that they would appear

to be subhuman. Killing somebody less than human was more

justifiable to the Nazi’s. One experiment that was conducted

on a pair of Russians describes the torture that many

victims went through. The experiment of the twins is

graphically described, “the next part of the examination

consisted of tubes being forced through their n...
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