The Nuremberg Laws and The Holocaust

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The Holocaust, a shady and unforgivable twelve years that will live in horror. Millions upon millions of "undesirables" were rounded up and inhumanely brutalized and killed based on their race, religon, or even politcal beliefs. This gruesome stain on humanity will always be remembered as some of the worst years in human history. But why would we learn about such a horrific subject? Surely us kids will never be able to truly comprehend the sub-par conditions of the camps, the dirt-poor health of the innocent people, and the pure hatred of people, covering Germany in an evl smog. In some ways, you're absolutely right. Kids and adults alike will most likely never be able to truly grasp the tortures and the utter hopelessness these people felt. But this must be a topic that is taught in school. Not only do we learn from our past, but we might take inspiration and hope from some of these brave people. Millions of these stories have existed, though a majority were probably never told. Amongst this brief minority lives the very special one of Anne Frank. You may be thinking this still gives no excuse to describe to children such a graphic and gory time, but the thing is, how do we expect to move on to the future if we do not first reflect on the past? Germany after World War I (WWI) was shambled. This led to one of the greatest economic falls in all of recorded history. The German government printed unprecedented amounts of their money. Inflation ran its course, rendering the currency utterly useless. Historians have reason to believe that this slump led to the slumps of the countries proceeding it. A young, accident-prone Adolf Hitler awoke from his hospital bed after being blinded by mustard gas. He was given the news that Germany su... ... middle of paper ... ...ere were eight people in her hiding space, called the Secret Annex. Among those eight, only Otto Frank, Anne's father, survived the Holocaust. Her stories about her hiding are unique and well known. Her last entry was August 1st, only three days before they were arrested. But the truest reason of why we study the Holocaust is because befoere we can move on to the future, one must reflect on the past. Had we not learned about this, we would all be vulnerable to something like this recurring in the future. But as time continues, details get fuzzier and fuzzier. It is this generation's responsibility to find flaw in previous generations and apply changes so that it can be fixed. We must also perserve stories of those before us. Without a past, there can be no future. In conclusion, the most important reason we study the holocaust is to better ourselves and our lives.

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