Three days later, an American bomber jet dropped a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. This attack killed around 40,000 people. Soon After the dropping of the bombs, Japanese Emperor Hirohito declared Japans unconditional surrender. That day, August 15, is now known as V-J Day.
Not long after the diary was found, Anne’s story was known all around the world. Anne Frank impacted the lives of many by showing people an insight of what life was really like for Jews under Hitler’s control and being someone who people can look up to. Therefore, Anne Frank impacted the lives of many people around the world and has become a “famous symbol for the lost promise of the children who died in the Holocaust” (Anne Frank 1). In 1938, the Frank family applied for visas to the United States but were denied because they were considered to be German Jews (Foray 335). However, this was sadly only the beginning of Anne’s difficulties.
Such a bomb was more powerful and destructive than any ever known to man. After FDR died on April 12, 1945, the decision to drop the bomb was left in the hands of the new president, Harry S. Truman. On July 25, 1945, President Truman gave the order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Twelve days later, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, exploding with the force of 15,000 tons of TNT and reaching 5400 degrees Fahrenheit instantly (Gup 80). Six days later, Nagasaki was hit with a second atomic bomb.
This immediately meant trouble and we had to let them know that we were very serious. If we let the Japanese get away with just "surrender", then they would've basically gotten away with many of their wrong doings. This was seen as unfair and unjust by the United States, and they knew they had to take action. "The Germans had not surrendered unconditionally at the end of World War I, and as a result they rose again to start World War II." (Handout 36, 2) This was a great fear of the United States and they were not about to make the same mistake twice, this time letting Japan get away free.
The Bomb Was Dropped Today is the day after the mass destruction of Hiroshima. On Monday, August 6th the first atomic bomb to be used in war fare was dropped. The atomic bomb “Little Boy” as they called it was drooped at approximately 8:15am Japanese standard time. The B-29 Bomber “Enola Gay” was the one to have dropped the atomic bomb yesterday which caused mass destruction. When the bomb reached approximately 2,000 feet above the surface it was detonated.
That is a great deal of trauma for one child to witness at such a young age. The numbers they were issued and tattooed on there forearms will always remind them of those terrible days at the concentration camps. Those memories alone are enough to drive one to be crazy and not want to live on. Elie went on to be an accomplished writer and professor at Boston University and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Elie is a success story who made it through those tough years and became one of the most influential writers of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust is considered the largest genocide of our entire world, killing more than 600,000,000 Jewish people during the years of 1933-1945. The memories and history that have filled our lives that occurred during the Holocaust are constantly remembered around the world. Many populations today “think” that constant reminders allow for us to become informed and help diminish the hatred for other races still today. These scholars believe that by remembering the Holocaust, you are able to become knowledgeable and learn how to help prevent this from happening again. Since the Holocaust in a sense impacted the entire human race and history of the world, there are traces of the Holocaust all across our culture today.
One could only hope that while kissing their family goodbye, it would not be the last time you’d see them. This camp killed over 12,000 people a day. Auschwitz quickly became a symbol of terror it was considered and “genocide” it was composed of three sights. Plans for this camp were starting in the 1930’s, and in May 1940 Auschwitz I was born. Auschwitz II aka Auschwitz- Birkenau was established in 1942.
Human suffering is important to discuss because it will always be an on going event unless we have world peace. Authors also find human agony a very imporant thing to write about. This is because there is always so much going on in the world, but many others do not know about it. Around the globe are events that are hurting poor inoccent citizens. One of the greatest novels that helps readers understand the imporance of the bomb being dropped on human suffering is Hiroshima.
The Holocaust is widely known through out the world. When people think of the Holocaust, the first concentration camp that most likely comes to mind is Auschwitz. Today most people don’t fully understand what happened. They don’t get a good grasp on what it must have actually felt like to be there because it took place so many years ago. That being said, there are probably billions of questions being asked such as, “What did the Nazi’s do to these people?” or “How many people were killed during this horrifying genocide?” Even through these tragic events, there were survivors and witnesses, and these survivors and witnesses have been able to share their information with the rest of the world.