II. As a result, victims of the Nazi army were forced from their homes and sentenced to live in ghettos and/or were rapidly transported by train to concentration camps. A well-known concentration camp by the name of Auschwitz became the extermination center to over one million Jewish citizens. Victims experienced a magnitude of horrors inside the walls of Auschwitz. Every single day, Jewish prisoners faced a grisly life, having to endure living in feces and excrement’s, while also waiting in fear of when they would be a part of the next round of execution (Lewinska, 1993). Execution took place through gas chambers, gallows, mass shooting, starvation and even experimental tests were performed. As stated by the Holocaust Museum (Internet #4), there were leaders of the church that protested the mistreatment of Jews and tried to help potential Jewish prisoners seek refuge from the Nazi’s. With the help of the church, a resolution was passed that denounced the Nazi army for their invasive maltreatment towards Jews. However, not all bystanders were so eager to help Jewish refugees. Around t...
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...s practices and abandon their Jewish identity. These suggestions, however, were said to of come from the guilt of the family members who did not provide any beneficial aid helping the European Jews during the Holocaust. As stated by Sandra Williams from the University of Central Florida, “In the 1950 's, when the children of survivors were of age to be Bar Mitzvahed, painful memories were stirred when survivors and their children became acutely aware of the absence of many relatives at these celebrations” (Williams, 1993). It appeared that the only light shining on the situation was justice. In October of 1946, twenty-two dominant Nazi leaders were held accountable for their brutal and hostile actions against humanity. Of the twenty-two leaders, including politicians and military personnel, eleven were sentenced to death for their heinous crimes (Internet #2).
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