The Holocaust And Its Effects On The World War II

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The Holocaust is the history of continuing mourning and dismay. It seemed to be no ignition of concern or sympathy to lighten up this dreadful history. The Holocaust was the extermination of six million Jews and millions of other people that fell into the “undesirable” category, including blacks, gypsies, and homosexuals, by the Nazi Party during World War II. By 1945, two out of every three Jews were killed: 1.5 million children were murdered. Holocaust survivor, Abel Herzberg said,” There were not six million Jews murdered; there was one murder, six million times.” The inmates were beaten, tortured, and experimented on. Their abuse ranged from gassing to drowning. Women’s genitals were violated, sex crimes were committed, and children were thrown into the fire pits, and burned alive. After World War II, both international and domestic courts conducted trials of alleged war criminals. Beginning in 1942, the governments of the Allied powers announced their determination to penalize Axis war criminals. On December 17, 1942, leaders of the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union issued the first joint declaration officially noting the mass murder of European Jews and resolving to prosecute those responsible for crimes against them. The Nuremberg Trials were an arrangement of military tribunals, held by the Allied Forces after World War II, most prominent for the indictment of prominent members of the political, military, and economic authority of Nazi Germany. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. “There were, I suppose, three possible courses: to let the atrocities which had been committed go unpunished; to put the perpetrators to death or punish them by executive action; or to try them. Which was ... ... middle of paper ... ... say they look frail and weak. Think of someone who at the height of his powers devoted his energies to murdering men, women, and children." He added: "The passage of time in no way diminishes the guilt of the killers. Old age should not provide protection. The fact that they have reached an elderly age does not turn them into righteous gentiles." “Holocaust historian and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt agrees that there is no time limit.”Just because they did this a long time ago doesn 't mean they should be exonerated," said Lipstadt, author of such books as Denying the Holocaust and The Eichmann Trial. "If someone raped children decades ago and we found that person now in his 80s or 90s, you would still say they should be tried. The victims deserve to have the perpetrators brought to justice. And society needs to know that you don 't get a free pass."
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