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The Origins of the Holocaust

- The question of the origins of the Holocaust has been studied by scholars using several differing approaches. These interpretations are outlined by Donald Niewyk in The Holocaust as the long history of European anti-Semitism, the charismatic personality of Adolf Hitler and the influence of modern “scientific” racism or eugenics. These interpretations are illustrated in the works of John Weiss, Ian Kershaw, and Henry Friedlander. Niewyk uses Weiss to identify the interpretation of ancient anti-Semitism located throughout Europe as the origin of the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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A Glimpse at the Holocaust

- For some, it seems that the Holocaust in another lifetime, but for others it will be something they will never forget. Holocaust was a time for fighting. The Jewish would fight for the right to live as they were killed solely for being Jewish. The Holocaust began in 1939 and would continue through 1945. It was introduced by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, although he did not act alone. His mission would be to “exterminate” all minorities, but most abundantly, the Jews. Based on information given by About.com, it is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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The Holocaust : A Holocaust

- The Holocaust has been known in history for many years, many people have heard its occurrence and the death rate it left around the world. The Holocaust was known as a time of racism, violence, and discrimination, where many Jews died during the time approximately 6 million by German Nazi. The word Holocaust was discovered by the Greeks in ancient times it meant to describe sacrifice offerings to their Gods. The Holocaust in the time divided the lives of Jews into three periods: before, during and after it....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, The Holocaust]

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The Holocaust : A Holocaust

- ... What happens to these Jews from here on out is absolutely horrifying. When Eliezer sees the burning of the babies he is horrified and keeps saying God would never allow something like this to happen. The concentration camps mentally changes everyone to where they only desire survival. Despite Eliezer having an injured foot, he continues to run in the frigid weather just in hopes to survive. With his father deathly ill, Eliezer is told he should preserve his energy for his own survival. When his father finally dies, Eliezer feels a sense of relief, which shows how the Holocaust mentally ruined the victims....   [tags: The Holocaust, Germany, Adolf Hitler, Elie Wiesel]

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Advancing the Individual's Knowledge of the Holocaust

- By comparing, analyzing and questioning the validity of Maus I and II, Night, Night and Fog, nonfictional historical accounts and a poem, called Already Embraced by the Arm of Heavenly Solace, found in Europe in the Contemporary World, Schindler’s List and the Return to Auschwitz we may determine to what degree these sources serve to advance humanity’s understanding of the holocaust. The holocaust can be explained as the historical event in which the Nazi’s, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, and its collaborators murdered and persecuted approximately six million Jews....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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The Holocaust's Effect on the German Jew

- Adolf Hitler came to power over Germany in January of 1933. He hated Jews and blamed them for everything bad that had ever happened to Germany. Hitler’s goal in life was to eliminate the Jewish population. With his rise to power in Germany, he would put into action his plan of elimination. This is not only why German Jews were the main target of the Holocaust, but why they were a large part of the years before, during, and after the Holocaust. Hitler’s “final solution” almost eliminated the Jewish population in Europe during World War II....   [tags: Holocaust]

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The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust

- The Little Known Victims of the Holocaust Many people look back on the Holocaust today and realize that so many abysmal and hideous things happened. The genocide of the Jews is known but what may be less well documented is Hitler’s design to eradicate all groups other than the blue-eyed, fair-haired Aryans. So many of them were forgotten and just pushed in with the major race of the Jews, who were said to be unworthy of life. The people were not ready, nor expecting to be forced into such an egregious state of being....   [tags: Holocaust]

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The Mischlinge: The Forgotten Victims of The Holocaust

- Those of half and quarter Jewish descent remain largely forgotten in the history of the Third Reich and genocide of the Holocaust. Known as Mischlinge, persons of deemed “mixed blood” or “hybrid” status faced extensive persecution and alienation within German society and found themselves in the crosshairs of a rampant National Socialist racial ideology. Controversially, these people proved somewhat difficult to define under Nazi law that sought to cleave the Volk from the primarily Jewish “other”, and as the mechanization toward Hitler’s “Final Solution” the Mischlinge faced probable annihilation....   [tags: The Holocaust]

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Factors Leading to the Holocaust

- Many religious conflicts are built from bigotry; however, only few will forever have an imprint on the world’s history. While some may leave a smear on the world’s past, some – like the homicide of Semitic people – may leave a scar. The Holocaust, closely tied to World War II, was a devastating and systematic persecution of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime and allies. Hitler, an anti-Semitic leader of the Nazis, believed that the Jewish race made the Aryan race impure. The Nazis did all in their power to annihilate the followers of Judaism, while the Jews attempted to rebel, rioted against the government, and united as one....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Rwandan Genocide to the Holocaust

- Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began a mass slaughtering of the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. This mass slaughtering is labeled as genocide, the deliberate obliteration of an ethnic, racial, religious, or political group. The Rwandan genocide lasted 100 days while other countries stood idly by and watched the brutal killings continue. The hatred against the Tutsis began after the RPF invasion in October of 1990. Accusations from editorials and radio broadcasts claimed Tutsis wanted to establish a monarchy with Hutu slaves; other racial libel included all the Tutsis being called cockroaches....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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The Holocaust

- When I visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, I was sickened to learn of horrifying Nazi activities intended to improve the Aryan race and to learn about the human body.� While many people are aware that the Nazis had these goals, most are uninformed of the means used to reach them.� I was also ignorant of the extent of their attempts to establish themselves as ideal specimens of the human race.� They used many unforgivable methods to accomplish these aims, some of which were revealed to me during my visit to the museum....   [tags: Holocaust Essays, The Nazis]

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Causes of the Holocaust

- Because of anti Semitism, Nazi propaganda, and the rise of Hitler’s message, the citizens of Germany embraced the Nazi Regime believing the allegations against the “unwanted Jews;” therefore, they were bystanders to the Holocaust by yielding the party power to move forward and annihilate the Jews. The German citizens made Jews their scapegoat for their economic and political problems. People like the Germans find others to blame other than themselves.This helped create Anti Semitism. David Downing suggest that, Jews were viewed as “ Christ killers”....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]

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The Holocaust and Genocide

- “Why is the killing of 1 million a lesser crime then the killing of one person?” (Scream Bloody Murder). Throughout history groups of people have been killed by ruling powers, but the unlawful acts went without title until recent events in the 1940ʼs. The mass killings in Germany activated against the Jews created a new word, genocide. “Genocide refers to the widespread murder and other acts committed by governments or other groups with the intent to destroy - in whole or in part- a national, racial, religious or ethnic group” (Choices Program 1)....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]

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Female Holocaust Experiences

- The Holocaust continues to exist as a black mark in the history of Germany; through the government supported torture and extermination of both men and women, more than 6 million lost their lives. As a consequence of the collective tragedy for both sexes, there has been much debate pertaining to the focus of gender specific suffering in Holocaust literature; for this reason, the Holocaust accounts of women writers were largely ignored prior to the 1970’s. Many historians still refute disparities existed between the male and female experience....   [tags: Holocaust ]

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The Implications Of Holocaust And The Holocaust

- ... I think that our friendly relations with cannot dictate our attitude toward such a dreadful historic event... Something happened that couldn’t be defined except as genocide. One-and-a-half million people disappeared. It wasn 't negligence, it was deliberate (Galili 2000).” The Holocaust was a state funded discrimination and murder of six million Jews by the Nazis and everyone that helped to fund this horrific madness. The Holocaust was well organized, as if the Germans planned for hundreds of years....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, The Holocaust, Germany]

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Compare the way Goldhagen and Browning present the perpetrators of the Holocaust

- The events which have become to be known as The Holocaust have caused much debate and dispute among historians. Central to this varied dispute is the intentions and motives of the perpetrators, with a wide range of theories as to why such horrific events took place. The publication of Jonah Goldhagen’s controversial but bestselling book “Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust” in many ways saw the reigniting of the debate and a flurry of scholarly and public interest. Central to Goldhagen’s disputed argument is the presentation of the perpetrators of the Holocaust as ordinary Germans who largely, willingly took part in the atrocities because of deeply held and viol...   [tags: Holocaust]

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Causes of the Holocaust

- What possible reason can someone have for supporting or participating in the genocide and murder of millions of innocent people. During the period of the holocaust, the German peoples participation or indifference’s towards state sponsored genocide and murder could have been an effect of racism, national pride, and peer pressure. To begin with, Racism had a big effect in the genocide and murders in Germany. According A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust, it states that “ It was the explicit aim of Hitler's regime to create a European world both dominated and populated by the "Aryan" race....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]

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The Tragedy Of The Holocaust

- The word Holocaust comes from the Greek language, and is a word that was used to identify a terrifying event that took place in our history, A time we will never forget. During this time period people were burnt and cast into fire. This word is almost a synonym to “death”. A very shocking moment in people’s lives is when they were children and they live during the Holocaust. Children in the holocaust were beaten, tortured and killed in either a concentration camp or death camp. If they did survive they would have died of hard labor, starvation or diseases that were spread in camps....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany]

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A Lecture On The Holocaust

- ... They are a true example of true love because, they stuck together through it all. Stephanie and Marin Marquez, also stood out to me because of the trials that they had to endure not only to be together but to survive. A story that Wolf told the audience was about a young woman who used to steal bread from the German solders. This woman would take the bread to Stephanie for her to eat. Unfortunately, the woman got caught and ended up in a very bad position. The German solders ordered every Jew to gather in the middle of the warehouse, and called out the woman who was stealing bread ended up getting hanged in front of everybody as an example of what would happen if anyone else stole from...   [tags: Jews, The Holocaust, Family, Germany]

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The Tragedy Of The Holocaust

- ... Whereas stars are traditionally portrayed to be signals of hope, for the whole "wish upon a star" theme has become quite well known; in this case, Wiesel actually assigns a negative light to them. Not only that, but he also mentions the fact that no one prayed, and for him of all people, who had wanted to study Jewish religion to the highest level, this goes to show just exactly how terrifying the situation he was in must have been. In reality though, when one really considers it, faith is nothing more to a person than hope is....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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Different Perspectives of The Jewish Holocaust

- The Holocaust tends to be a bitter memory and an unpleasant subject to discuss. Although this event took place many years ago, repercussions are still present in the twenty first century. Especially in Germany, the Holocaust not only influences patriotism, but it also influences education and immigration policies. In contrast to other countries where nationalism is common, Germany has been forced to lessen the sense of nationalism in order to dispose false beliefs some individuals have of German racism....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]

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The Hunger Of The Holocaust

- ... At this time, Jews were already in work camps doing jobs that were not fit for Germans such as unsafe work in factories, construction projects, or coal mines. These jobs were often out of the camp and Jews were expected to walk many kilometers to their jobs no matter the weather conditions (Snyder “The Reich’s”). Every morning they were to wake up when called upon and tidy up their quarters. They were then to report to role call where they may have had to stand for hours in all weather conditions completely still as they listened to orders and instructions for the day....   [tags: The Holocaust, Germany, Jews, Nazi Germany]

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The Holocaust Must Not Be Forgotten

- Introduction During the Holocaust, Jews lost the meaning of life (Michalczyk 177). They were considered useless and a burden to the Germans (Michalczyk 177). This was continuously beat into their minds not only mentally but also physically (Michalczyk 177). Some were able to beat these thoughts though (Michalczyk 177). They did this by holding on to what Hitler was trying to destroy: their religion (Michalczyk 177). Jews kept religion and faith in their daily lives during the Holocaust because it brought them purpose and hope in order to try and survive....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]

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The And The Jewish Holocaust

- ... They now had something to fight for in order to improve their current situation. Even with the little reason that was provided to make such a large assumption, it didn’t take much to convince people of the evil that causes them harm. A strong leader can command and army to all commit suicide if it meant the better for the community. Adolf was this type of the leader, once he gained control and power he sent his many plans into action. The Nazi Propaganda was sent out to encourage the Germans that what the Nazi’s were doing was the right thing, and you should help them in their search....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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The Holocaust: A Crime Against Humanity

- The Holocaust is one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. At first, the Nazi’s put pressure on the Jews by forcing them out of high statuses by boycotting their stores, and eventually by physically persecuting them. However, several Jews did emigrate, more so to North America. After the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Poland in 1939, Nazi control eventually spread to Holland, Norway, northern France, and Czechoslovakia; as the Nazi’s power spread, the more executions occurred....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust]

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The Holocaust of World War II

- During World War II, one of the greatest horrors of war was happening. The mass genocide of not only the Jewish people but also Russian prisoners of war, Gypsies, Polish and Ukrainian people (Wistrich, 2003, Pg. 3-4, a). The horror also included the German people themselves. Ones that were handicapped, mentally ill, homosexuals, some religious people, members of labor unions, and political rivals where all part of the Holocaust (Berenbaum, 2011, a). On March twentieth nineteen hundred and thirty-three Hitler opened up the first concentration camp near Dachau Germany (Landau, 1998, Pg....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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The Denial Of The Holocaust

- ... Occasionally, survivors of mass killing operations bore witness to the killing program” (USHMM). Arad mentions about the success of the Soviet Army that helped to provide more evidence about the Holocaust, “by the summer of 1943, the Soviet army had advanced into Nazi occupied land and prevented the Germans from completing their plan to erase all evidence” (355-366). The Germans took extreme measures to not leave behind any evidence of the top secret operation by the use code words, and verbally commanding the officers (355)....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Holocaust denial]

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The World Of The Holocaust

- ... All while before being sent to the concentration camps or death camps, Jews lived in places called the Ghetto, and in the Ghetto there were jews who prostituted themselves and there were also brothels which the Nazi guards and some jewish men were sent (Person). The perpetrators were the Nazi guards, jewish men and even the people that hid the jewish women and their families (Person). Imagine this, on top of being raped in-front of your family, and on top of it in general Jewish women were humiliated by getting everywhere on their body shaved, which is very important to the women not to shave as a part of their jewish heritage (Person)....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Jews, Ashkenazi Jews]

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The Holocaust: German National Pride

- National pride was a key factor in the German people’s indifference to or participation in state-sponsored genocide and murder. There are five main reasons why. Jews were among those blamed by German military officers looking for excuses as to why Germany was defeated in WWI, and thus were linked to the loss of national pride. Jews were seen as bringing down the economy by taking up space and manipulating other Germans into giving the Jews their money to fuel the Jews’ inherent greed. Hitler had helped to create national and cultural unity in Germany which included strong feelings of anti-Semitism at its base....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]

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The Holocaust Of The Ghetto

- The ghetto is a very often commonly misused word. Jews are the only ones who can utilize the word properly. People of Jewish religion are the alone ones who truly recognize what it is like to be in an actual ghetto. This word holds so many stories behind it are nil compared to what its actual significance. At least one thousand ghettos were established by Germans during the Holocaust. Jews were discovered as a minority; hence they were inhabited in small regions which the Nazi SS named ghettos....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Jews]

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The World Of The Holocaust

- ... ”Eight words were spoken quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight simple, short words. Yet that was the moment when I left my mother. There was no time to think, and I already left my father’s hand press against mine: we are alone.”( Wiesel 29) In concentration camps, Elie and his father were separated from his mother and sisters and never saw them again. Weisel father who died after a brutal beating while Wiesel lay silently on the bunk above for fear of being beaten. Wiesel did not care about his life after his father got killed and he felt free from caring about anything because he could no longer imagine a reason to go on living....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Oskar Schindler, Jews]

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What Caused the Holocaust?

- The Holocaust could best be defined as the mass killing of about 6 million Jewish people during World War II. A lot of events led up to the Holocaust, during the Holocaust, and even after the Holocaust. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party and was held most responsible for this terrible genocide. The Holocaust was a terrible time in our world’s history. It all began after World War I when Germany was humiliated due to the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was given to the German power to sign following World War I in 1919....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims

- After Germany lost World War I, it was in a national state of humiliation. Their economy was in the drain, and they had their hands full paying for the reparations from the war. Then a man named Adolf Hitler rose to the position of Chancellor and realized his potential to inspire people to follow. Hitler promised the people of Germany a new age; an age of prosperity with the country back as a superpower in Europe. Hitler had a vision, and this vision was that not only the country be dominant in a political sense, but that his ‘perfect race’, the ‘Aryans,’ would be dominant in a cultural sense....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]

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A Vivid View Into the Holocaust

- ... Within the museum many people are featured and honored for their involvement with the Holocaust. The Jews are the mainly the people who are shown in the museum, although the Nazi’s, other authority figures, and Joseph Mengele are also included in the museum. Most of the Nazi’s within the museum are the better known that have made a larger impact in the Holocaust. For example, Joseph Mengele would fall into the more popular Nazi category even though he was not a Nazi; he was a German Schutzstaffel officer....   [tags: United States Holocaust Museum]

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A Bystander’s Role in the Holocaust

- At what point does personal interest become more important than the safety of others. During the Holocaust, the Nazis were not the only group that advanced the Holocaust, and then the Final Solution. Bystanders, witnesses, passersby, and many other groups indirectly affected the victims of the Holocaust. The silence of these groups held the Jews in more jeopardy than their Nazi captors. Hitler's slow implementation of Holocaust steps mixed with public fear gave the public time to adjust and accept his actions, which would ultimately result in little German resistance during Hitler's final solution....   [tags: nazis, holocaust, hitler, jewish]

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The Story of Adolf Hitler and The Holocaust

- During World War II, the Holocaust happened. The holocaust was the mass genocide of Jews. The Nazis were responsible for this event; they were led by Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was a dictator of Germany at the time. He didn’t really have a reason to kill all Jews except for the fact he blamed them for World War I, since he didn’t want all the blame to be on Germany. He was an extreme nationalist and thought that Germany was the best and would become very powerful. In reality the Jews actually did not have anything to do with World War 1....   [tags: holocaust, jews genocide, nazis]

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Holocaust: Destruction of the Jewish People

- The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Jewish Holocaust; The Nazi regime and its collaborators planned the total destruction of the Jewish people. However, during the Holocaust Jews were not the only targets of discrimination. While allied and axis soldiers fought in battlefields, the Nazis waged a war against unarmed people. They killed Russian prisoners of war, communists, Jehovah’s witnesses, gypsies, homosexuals, Serbs, cripples, the mentally Ill, beggars and they killed Jews, an estimated six million Jews....   [tags: world war II, holocaust]

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Remember How Horrible the Holocaust Was

- "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire". But in the English language, the Holocaust was the most horrible genocide of approximatley six million Jews by the Nazi regime and it's collaborators. In January 1933, the Nazi's came into power in Germany. They believed that Germans were the superior race, and that the Jews were inferior as well as a threat to the German racial community. It was not only the Jews that were deemed "racial inferior":Gypsies, the disabled, and some Slavic peoples....   [tags: Holocaust, Night, Eliezer Wiesel]

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The Holocaust: Myths and Facts

- There is no single definition of ‘Holocaust denial’ or the individuals who preach it. However, scholars may define it as simply the claiming that the Nazis had no plan to exterminate Jews, that the numerous accusations of mass killings via gas chambers are false, or that the figure of 6 million murdered Jews is an irresponsible exaggeration.1 Additionally, many Holocaust deniers believe the Holocaust to be a means of deceit, created by the Soviet communists, the Allies, and the Jews in order to contain the dire truths of their own misdemeanours....   [tags: Holocaust Denial Essays]

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The Holocaust: The Final Solution

- Hitler said die Endlösung der Judenfrage, History says The Final Solution The evolution of the Final Solution of the Jewish Question was executed in stages. Was the Final Solution truly the answer. During the time of the Holocaust this idea meant different things at different things. The Holocaust was one of the most traumatic and heart-rending killings. Six million Jews are believed to have been killed during the Holocaust. There were over preconceived ideas and political figures. It all evolved from hatred during the biblical ages....   [tags: holocaust, jews, genocide]

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The Holocaust

- The Holocaust      When you think of the holocaust, what do you think about. Is it the millions of Jews lives that were taken. Or is it a great, but wicked speaker named Adolph Hitler. Adolph Hitler, Auschwitz, and American involvement are some key roles in the holocaust.      Adolph Hitler is probably one of the worst people ever to live. When people talk of evil deeds he is at the top of the list. He was a man of words, and could use them to his advantage. He had an ability to talk and make the Germans believe that the Jews were the reason for the problems in their country; so he gave them the idea to move them out....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]

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A Survivor's Tale Holocaust Story

- “Friends. Your Friends. If you look them together in a room with no food for week, then you can see what it is, friends!”(Book 1, Pg.5) At the start of the story Artie, Vladek’s son, was playing with his friends, but Artie fell and his friends left him there. Artie explains what happened to Vladek, but Vladek replied by telling Artie there is no such thing as a true friend. What happened to Artie was a parallel to the entire story, representing what happened to Vladek during the Holocaust....   [tags: friends, holocaust, jews, vladek]

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What The Artifacts ( Shoes ) Of The Holocaust

- ... The camps had harsh conditions and no regard for the acceptable legal norms of arrest and detainment adopted by constitutional democratic countries. Soon after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor, he started establishing the concentration camps. Immediately after attaining power, the Nazi regime organized a lot of detention camps in the country. Their main aim was to incarcerate both the perceived and real opponents of the Nazi rule or policy. Camps were established all over the country so as to handle the large number of people who were arrested on an ad hoc basis....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler]

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The True Effects Of The Holocaust

- The true effects of the Holocaust remained unknown to the general public in the United States. This was arguably the biggest reason used by the US government to explain their absence in the Holocaust. Despite much of the media censored by the British and the Palestinian governments, the events about the Holocaust were not veiled to the United States (Bauer 5). This is one of the three major reasons why America was not involved in the earlier parts of the Holocaust, two of which could have been avoided....   [tags: Jews, The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Antisemitism]

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The Cambodian Genocide and the Holocaust

- The day that the survivors of the Cambodian Genocide will never forget, was the day that the Cambodian society took a turn for the worse. On April 17, 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge went to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, took control and renamed it Democratic Kampuchea also known as DK. Pol Pot announced to all the citizens that he had to “purify” the Cambodian society. Although the Cambodian genocide did not kill as many people as other genocides such as the Holocaust, it is still just as important....   [tags: cambodian genocide, holocaust, pol pot]

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The Holocaust Of The Imperial War Museum

- ... I find it strange that even after so many years and so many images and witnesses of the events, it is still hard for most people to grasp how such horrors could have begun and led to the murder of over 11 million persons. Regardless, I still find it hard to believe the cruelty that human beings are capable of. The museum’s set-up and especially the video at the beginning on the persecution of the Jewish people throughout time really helped in giving me a picture of just how complex a topic it was and how deep and long the roots of hatred and blame went....   [tags: The Holocaust, Jews, Extermination camp, Feeling]

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Holocaust Denial: A New Anti- Semitism

- Are You in Denial. Imagine if someone said that everything that happen to you in your life was a lie. The Holocaust survivors have to go through the rest of their life being told what they went through was a lie. These people are called Holocaust deniers, and they say the Holocaust never happened and teach other people to believe that it never happened. Holocaust denial is very wrong because it is prejudice toward Jews, hurtful to Holocaust survivors, and some things deniers say are not true. Denying the Holocaust is pretty much being prejudice toward Jews....   [tags: jews, holocaust deniers]

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The Holocaust Of World War II

- ... Closed ghettos had walls or fences surrounding encampments with barbered wire above the walls, guard towers manned with high powered rifles and automatic weapons, and patrolling guards complete with attack dogs. Closed ghettos were the most common type of ghettos. An open ghetto contained no walls or fences, however, these camps had restrictions on who could enter or leave. Destruction ghettos were created to house those awaiting execution and were tightly sealed off from the rest of the population....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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The Child Survivor of the Holocaust by Ira, Brenner

- Would You Want to Remember Throughout history, the human race has had to go through many horrible things. Famines, diseases, and war have always been present where there are people. However, a great thing about people is that we try to learn from our mistakes. The Holocaust was a horrible time in history and it should not be forgotten. The individuals involved in this experience went through awful things and it is crucial that people learn about this harsh time. In order to prevent a massacre like this from ever happening again, we must continue to teach future generations about the severity of this time....   [tags: holocaust victims, survivors]

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Hans Kras Music And The Holocaust

- ... The story of Jewish inmates being confronted with a small orchestra as they reported for roll call or work duty is a prevalent image. However, the role of music was much more influential in various camps and ghettos than this simple image. For example, music was often encountered due to Nazi command (Fackler, Music in the Concentration Camps). Prisoners were required to sing on various occasions, there were camp orchestras, and music was sometimes played over loud speakers to occasionally drown out the sound of gunshots....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Nazi Party]

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Actions of Necessity during the Holocaust

- During times of peril, people will do anything to survive. In Elie Wiesel’s Night and in Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s play of The Diary of Anne Frank, the characters Eliezer and Anne Frank respectively face the horrors of the Holocaust, watching as seemingly good natured people show their true faces, stealing, murdering and fighting to be able to survive. When supplies are low, people steal from those that already have small amounts for their own benefit. In the beginning, Mr.Van Daan did not seem to express selfishness in the Diary of Anne Frank, approving Dussel to live with them when asked, saying that there ‘“was no reason for you to consult [me]… you have the right to do exact...   [tags: Holocaust, Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel, ]

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Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

- Their hands arose as the Führer passed by. Chants grew louder and louder; “Heil Hitler. Heil Hitler.” This was their leader, a man who the children looked up to, and the reason why Germans were able to return to work. Hitler, a leader who was praised in his time era, however, today is seen as the reason behind the holocaust, a unique event in history. Adolf Hitler who served as a dictator from 1934 to 1945 said: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” (GoodReads) Hitler told lies, yet his biggest one was saying the Jews were an inferior race....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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Nazi Germany And The Holocaust

- ... 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 the time of the Holocaust, in 1933, the United States set strict limitations to the number of immigrants that were allowed into the country....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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Children and Morality during the Holocaust

- During World War II and the Holocaust, morality collapsed. It was no longer easy to differentiate between what was good and what was evil. With a world filled with starvation, dehumanization, and dictatorship, Jewish children had a rough life. They were not free to run away and play; instead they were either in hiding or a camp. The three sources that will be analyzed in this essay demonstrate how the Jews and Gentiles risked their lives to help save innocent Jewish children. One Jew who risked his life helping orphans was Yanush Korczak....   [tags: Holocaust, children, World War II,]

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Family Life During The Holocaust

- Family Life During the Holocaust Even though once Jews were moved to concentration camps, it was hard to maintain a normal life, evidence from the camps reveals families stayed intact throughout this time of hardship. Families were often left without a father or child and still sought to keep living. There’s no better evidence of the Jew’s resiliency than the survivor’s willingness to set up families in the years immediately following the Holocaust. Before the reign of Hitler and the outbreak of World War II, Jews were living in every country of Europe....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, Jews]

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The Reason The Nazi Holocaust

- The reason the Nazi holocaust was so very successful, actually eliminating two-thirds of the European Jewish population, was due to several contributing factors. One of the most important factors at play in the successful extermination of so many Jews was the actual history of the Jewish community spread throughout Europe. The Jews have practically always been persecuted ever since they dispersed from biblical Israel throughout the countries of Europe. Much of Europe’s religious base has been Catholic throughout the years since the days that the Roman Empire conquered most of Europe, hence the term, “all roads lead to Rome”....   [tags: Jews, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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The Structural Strain Theory Of The Holocaust

- ... Since Adolf Hitler was in power he commanded that all Jews properties and valuables be taken. For example, in the book “Maus” it states, “He had to sell his business to a German and run out from the country without even the money.”( Spiegelman, A. (1986). Maus. Pantheon. Page 35) In this case this will cause the Jews to have fewer resources to attend to their normal lives and will make them not able to obtain proper cultural values comfortably. Such cultural values would be religious holidays, which would require them to have certain meals with certain ingredients....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Germany, The Holocaust]

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The Holocaust And The Impact On The Jewish Community

- ... [One theory that I will be connecting to the Jewish impact is the functionalist theory. The functionalist theory was constructed by the famous french sociologist, Emile Durkheim (REF 1). This theory focuses on “how social order is possible or how society remains relatively stable”. Each part of society is organized into social institutions which fill certain needs. Durkheim described this theory with the analogy of an organism, and within that organism are components that each have a role but cannot function on their own....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Germany]

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The Holocaust: Racist Ideology Put Into Practice

- 2-3 SENTENCE HOOK“Die Juden sind unser unglück” (The Jews are our misfortune).REWORD THESISThe Holocaust changed the lives of everyone who knew about it, and drastically changed the lives of everyone who had to endure the atrocity. Due to jumping to conclusions, an entire race was almost completely eliminated. Without racism having had existed, the tale of the Holocaust wouldn’t have been heard of. Adolf Hitler had forced his country to have the same mindset that he had, certain that he knew the secret of our world....   [tags: racism, brainwash, holocaust]

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The Holocaust : The Tragic Event Of History

- In a blink of an eye 20,000 Jews were killed each day for their religion. The Holocaust was a tragic event in history. It happened from 1933 to 1945 in Europe. It all started because one man did not like a certain race of some people. That man had an uncaring attitude towards people just like his father did. Adolf Hitler was a man of many words, but being nice is not one of them. He was raised differently from other children. Hitler had a hard time throughout school. He had become the leader of the Nazi party which had started it all....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, Germany, The Holocaust]

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The Holocaust And The Nazi War

- ... The children had to go through a lot, they weren’t just able to be normal children they had to do a lot of work and not complain or stop while they were doing the forced labor. They also had to hide for days on end without movement or making a sound. The children were killed for some ridiculous reasons. They were killed if they were considered unwanted or if they had physical or mental disabilities. Children were killed right after they were born, they were used as target practice so they would get thrown up in the air and get shot or the pregnant mother was sent to the gas chambers to die along with the baby....   [tags: Jews, Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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Hitler 's Influence On The Holocaust

- “Propaganda”, what does one think of when approached with this term. Would one think it was of a negative or positive implication. What about the connection it had with the holocaust, would it then be considered negative. Did the Nazis use the role of propaganda. Propaganda played an extremely large role in the Nazi’s rise in power, the brainwashing of the Germans to detestation and ultimately killing the Jews. The power of influence and how it was used through various forms of media to gain a stronger anti-Semitic than they had already had....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler, Nazism]

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The Holocaust Was A Horrible And Unthinkable Event

- The holocaust was a horrible and unthinkable event in history. It was instigated by one cruel individual with the right tactics to get millions of followers. This man was known as Adolf Hitler. Hitler was a very powerful and convincing individual. He made the German people believe he was a compassionate man looking at the best options to get Germany back to where there needed to be post WWI. Hitler did not step into office and bluntly tell the German people he was going to completely annex the race of Jews....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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The Holocaust And The Concentration Camps

- The holocaust was a very tragic and disconsolate time in history. As clearly suggested in Night by Elie Wiesel, this specific time in history was a very dark time for any individual who was looked down upon by the Nazi’s. Individuals were forced into labor camps,while in these camps they lost their moral, their life, and sometimes they began to lose their mind. All concentration camps were either labor camps or death camps, and virtually anyone who went to these camps would not survive to see the end of Hitler 's power....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler, Germany]

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The Holocaust And The Nazi Party

- ... They refereed to these groups of people as the “problem”, often times making citizens fall into old superstitions and belief of stereotypes pushed on them from the media. The public under the blind control of media and propaganda believed that the choice of their government to rob people of their lively hood could be swept under the carpet as long as it wasn’t affecting the majority of the population. The media swayed the public for the most part against Jewish people showing them as complete monsters who would do whatever they could to bring Germany down with them....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler, Nazism]

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The Holocaust Of The Jewish Race

- ... In January 1933, he got his wish and became chancellor of Germany. After President Paul Von Hindenburg’s death in 1934, he anointed himself as “Fuhrer” becoming Germany’s supreme ruler. This was only the beginning of his plan to take power and kill millions. He came up with the idea of having what were called concentration camps to keep the Jews captive during his time of superiority. Concentration camps were where they kept the Jews and made them do labors & eventually killed them. The first official concentration camp opened in March of 1933 at Dachua....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust, Germany]

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The Holocaust

- The Holocaust The Holocaust, what is the true depth of the word. As sad as it may seem, it affected the lives of millions because of the hate inside of one certain group of people, the Nazi’s. Dehumanization is to deprive human qualities such as individuality or compassion. Victims of the Holocaust went through dehumanization simply to make the killing of others psychologically easy for the Nazi’s.      Many victims of the Holocaust suffered from various experiments which eventually led to the death....   [tags: Jewsish Holocaust Hitler Dehumanization Essays]

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World War II And The Holocaust

- ... If the government did not care about the atrocities starting to occur overseas, then how could American citizens give attention to the small amounts of information that were shared with them in newspapers or on the radio. One could argue on the side of democracy and that the government shouldn’t have to act on anything that its constituents do not support. However, if the constituents are unaware of impending genocide, then those who are informed have the duty of responding to the information that is trickling in but quickly dismissed....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, The Holocaust]

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The Jews During The Holocaust

- ... They also assumed the situation would resolve itself – there was no point in actually fighting back. They were confused, overwhelmed, but compliant. There was certainly a good amount of individual resistance, but no mass resistance during most of the Holocaust. There was yet again a generational divide between how people reacted to their arrival at the concentration camp. The young, tough men were ready to revolt and believed they couldn’t simply let them kill them like that. The older men, however, “begged their sons not to be foolish” (Wiesel, 31)....   [tags: The Holocaust, Elie Wiesel, Jews, Nazi Germany]

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Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

- ... Adolf Hitler was raised to be the way he is, from the influences of his father, his community, to the tragic events that happened in his life. Adolf did not come out of the womb screaming “Tod allen Juden!” This ideology was brought upon him by his surroundings, and had been imprinted on him at a young age. Adolf’s Childhood In Mein Kampf, Hitler reflects on his childhood and admits that it was the starting point of his political agenda. Even as one of the world’s most famous dictators, Adolf Hitler briefly mentions in his book that he was completely against joining politics during his early teenage years....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Nazism]

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The Holocaust, By Primo Levi

- ... What is interesting is that he is very realistic with the reader in this story because not once he didn’t once hold back to decide which story or what experience he was going to share with the reader he specifically made his stories graphic so that the reader was able to feel the pain that he felt in Auschwitz and we can see that in the following quote “ The thought of the return journey struck in my heart.” In this quote, we specifically see how he knew that he might not be able to return home as he is making his way on to this new journey in his life where he is expected to do rigorous work and change his lifestyle....   [tags: Jews, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Primo Levi]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Holocaust ' By Barbara Sonek

- The poem “Holocaust” by Barbara Sonek is a very moving and emotional piece of literature. It perfectly describes how the Holocaust impacted the lives of millions of Jews by showing what it did to them through the point of view of Jewish children. It tells not only of the fear of not knowing whether they would die or not but also shows how it ruined the potential they had and what their lives would have been like had it never happened. During the Holocaust, over 6 million Jews were massacred. Sonek stated in lines 3 and 4 that, “We were ripped from the arms of our parents and thrown into the fire.” It could mean that they were literally thrown into a fire or it could be a metaphor for being...   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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The Holocaust Was An Inhuman Event That Did Happen

- ... Not only did Hitler have plans to demolish the race of the Jews, but also other competing countries he was fighting against. “Therefore, Hitler sent more than just his army into the Soviet Union; he sent mobile killing squads called Einsatzgruppen. These squads were to search out, and kill Jews, and other “undesirables” en masse.” (Rosenburg). This was the beginning of the Jewish persecution, during World War II. “The Night of Broken Glass”, and the first killings in Germany were extreme, and no one saw this violence arising, other than Hitler, and the Nazis....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, The Holocaust, Germany]

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American Foreign Policy During The Holocaust

- It was once said from an unknown journalist “If we had behaved like humane and generous people instead of complacent, cowardly ones, the two million Jews lying today in the earth of Poland and Hitler’s other crowded graveyards would be alive and safe…. We had it in our power to rescue this doomed people and we did not lift a hand to do it—or perhaps it would be fairer to say that we lifted just one cautious hand, encased in a tight-fitting glove of quotas and visas and affidavits, and a thick layer of prejudice.” (Medoff) America failed to live to their responsibility as a world leade...   [tags: Jewish Immigrants, Nazi Germany, Holocaust]

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The Brutal Treatment Of Prisoners During The Holocaust

- ... A reasoning that the labor was so insanely terrible is because it was meant to destroy prisoners to the point of death or making prisoners want to die so bad they will lose hope and kill themselves. Most of the work that the prisoners were forced to do was working on making the camp “better”. For example they leveled the grounds, erecting new blocks and buildings, laying roads, and digging drainage ditches. They decided to increase daily execution rate so they made the portions even smaller and the labor more intense (jewishvirtuallibrary)....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Jews, Antisemitism]

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The Holocaust During World War II

- The Holocaust, occurred between 1933 and 1945. The actual definition of “holocaust” is a Jewish sacrificial offering that is burned on an altar. The definition has now been altered to describe the slaughter of six million Jews during World War II. The leader of these mass killings was Adolf Hitler. His ideologies of the perfect race, were deemed reason enough to murder millions of human beings. How were the killings done on such a massive scale. Concentration camps. Jews, and other imperfect aryans, (homosexuals, gypsies, and the disabled), were transported to “work” camps....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Antisemitism, Germany]

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The Holocaust And Its Effects On The World War II

- 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....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Schutzstaffel]

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The Undercurrents of World War II: The Holocaust

- As tensions escalated in Europe until the point of the Second World War, another war raged beneath the surface, unbeknownst to foreign onlookers. Not only did Hitler and Nazi Germany start an unprovoked war that took the lives of over 50 million soldiers, they also exterminated millions of innocent people for no other reason than their religion. The Holocaust began in 1933, reached its peak during the Second World War, and came to an end with the war in 1945. Hitler used the Holocaust as a mechanism to purge his German state of any lesser people (especially those of Jewish heritage) that might be of some threat to his superior Aryan race....   [tags: Holocaust, World War 2, Nazi, genocide, ]

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Jews ' Persecution Through The Holocaust And Their Survival

- Schindler’s List: Jews’ Persecution through the Holocaust and Their Survival Jews, a religious group of people originating from Israel, have lived in Europe, including Germany, for about 1500 years (Carr; Shyovitz). As Jews moved away from Israel, agriculture was no longer their main form of breadwinning. They have become more educated and many acquired skilled professions. In Europe, Christians were not allowed to lend money and the Jews have become the main money lenders. The knowledge, skills, and money lending abilities that Jews possessed allowed them to become extremely prosperous....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, World War II]

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Gerda Weissmann Klein : A Holocaust Survivor

- ... On one occasion she met Abek. At the beginning she thinks she fell in love, but later on she was just friends with him because of the harsh and ugly times. In 1942, when the problems with Poland start to get worse, the Nazis force them to move into the ghetto and work in the german work camps to help and make material for the war. The work camps were very difficult for Gerda because of the fact that her father was sick and he would go to the camps and she didn 't know how he was. A few months later, they tell all the Jews that they have to be separated because they want to make Bielsko Jew free....   [tags: The Holocaust, World War II, Gerda Weissmann Klein]

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