The Holocaust: The Causes And Effects Of The Holocaust

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The aftermath of the Holocaust left over six million Jews perished and the survivors in pain and anguish, each of their lives impacted forever by reliving the horrid events of this unspeakable tragedy every day. They needed to pick up the pieces to continue living by fleeing to different countries, assimilating into new cultures, and beginning new families to create happy memories. This being challenging for many of them, forced some of the survivors to suppress their emotions about the past in order to accomplish these newer lives while others to talk about it frequently. Each of them had their own methods to cope with the affects and thoughts they had after the Holocaust; their methods having its own advantages and disadvantages. This goes to show that the Holocaust survivors were affected more than ones mind …show more content…

They came up with a solution to try to get the U.S. involved to help save everyone. So in 1943, directly before Yom Kippur, 400 Rabbis marched to Washington to speak with Congress on the matter of rescuing the Jews in Europe from the Nazi rule. America eventually set up a War Refugee Board to help settle the situation and to stop the protesting. The board was able to save over 100,000 lives; although, it is still tragic how millions of more people 's lives could have been saved, but instead were left to die. The Jewish resistance was mainly trying to foil the Nazi plan to dehumanize Jewish people, but did not succeed as they had hoped. Even the Jews in Europe themselves did not believe what was happening. They all believed that when they were told they were being sent to “work camps” or going to be “resettled in the East” was true. No one could imagine that the Nazi’s actually planned to murder an entire nation. By the time they could believe the rumors, millions were already dead and many lives had been affected

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