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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

- When I signed up for this course, I had limited knowledge of the holocaust and was not very interested in its history. This course ended up being one of my favorites and the most informational courses that I have taken. Other Political leaders such as Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin had committed mass murders that caused a much higher victim rate than Hitler, so my thoughts were that the holocaust was just another tragedy in human history. This class has given me a different perspective in the way I view the holocaust....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Jews, Adolf Hitler]

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The Holocaust : A Holocaust

- From two different perspectives, Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, and Christopher Browning, a historian of the German perpetrators, have different prospectives of the Germans who were involved in the Holocaust. Wiesel’s Night focuses on the story of an actual survivor and his journey, where as Browning’s Ordinary Men focuses on the German Order Police from judicial interrogations. Both books depict how each party is mentally and physically ruined from the Holocaust and the encounters they endure....   [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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Holocaust : A Second Murder Of The Holocaust

- Six million Jews, two million children, and five million non-Jewish victims were each executed by the Germans to get rid of the “inferior race” under the reign of Adolf Hitler. Despite these horrific deaths and persecutions from many concentration camps in Auschwitz, to Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass”, where Temples, synagogues, Jewish businesses, and Jewish cemeteries were set on fire or destroyed, people still deny that any of these events took place. That the murder of approximately six million Jews during World War II never occurred; that the Nazis had no official policy or intention to exterminate the Jews; and that the poison gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp nev...   [tags: Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, The 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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Holocaust : Victims Of The Holocaust

- Holocaust Denial The Holocaust is one of the worst events that has occurred in history where over 6 million jewish people were brutally murdered. There are many facts and first hand accounts of what took place during those times. Many diaries were kept and pictures taken that capture the horrific events that took place. There are others accounts though that claim the Holocaust never happened and that no one died. There are people that call themselves deniers. These individuals claim to see no evidence that the Holocaust took place....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, World War II]

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The Implications Of Holocaust And The Holocaust

- Most social scientists have been overlooking the growth of social scientific concept of genocide. Sociologists argue that holocaust is an illustrative case of the destructive side of modernity. Comparing the two genocides, Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, will support the theory. Because of modernity, people started recognizing when genocide is committed. Modernity has both, good and bad impacts on humanity. The good side of it is that people started labeling genocide as a new issue, instead of categorizing it as warfare and they demanded justice....   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, The Holocaust, Germany]

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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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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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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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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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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

- This lecture was about the different couples that survived the Holocaust. Photographer Lloyd Wolf was the speaker and did an awesome job with bringing the pictures on the screen to life. From what we were told about the couples, they loved each other and had nothing bad to say about one another. Of course they had a few disagreements but nothing major. All of the couples that we learned about had one thing in common, and that was they all loved and wanted each other’s company. In every interview that Wolf introduced to the people, they all said the same thing....   [tags: Jews, The Holocaust, Family, Germany]

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The Tragedy Of The Holocaust

- Although many people, when looking back at the Holocaust, immediately think of the Nazis terrorizing the Jews, what some people do not realize is that there may have been other factors that influenced this atrocity, which stripped the Jews of their basic human needs, their families, and their faith. Several survivors narrate just these things when asked to recount their time during the Holocaust, but many never really talk about the ambience being felt. However, one survivor focuses on this very fact....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust]

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The War Of The Holocaust

- This is the part when Eliezer is trying to comfort Yehiel because he was weeping bitterly. Elie is still in shock and hasn’t exactly processed everything that is happening to him. It shows how everything still seems like a dream and it’s unreal while other are able to fully grasp the situation. It might have also been why it took so long for rescue to come, people didn’t believe that it was happening and didn’t know what it was capable of. He no longer saw what was important to him. After arriving at the camp, an SS officer breaks the news to them and it seems as if he was taunting them....   [tags: Human, Family, The Holocaust, Jews]

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The Aftermath Of The Holocaust

- 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....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Israel, Jews]

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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

- “Bread, soup - these were my whole life. I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time.” This quote from Elie Wiesel 's book, Night, portrays the hunger people suffered throughout the Holocaust during WWII. However, it did not all begin this way. At the beginning of WWII, Jews all over Germany were discriminated against and rejected from the rest of society. They were first placed in work camps where they worked from sunrise to sunset for no pay and had scarce food to eat, but still could eat enough to ease their hunger....   [tags: The Holocaust, Germany, Jews, Nazi Germany]

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The Myth Of The Holocaust

- When studying atrocities such as the Holocaust, the concept of morality is often questioned. However, as the medieval morality play illustrates, there are those that will decide, during these times, to make a free and conscious decision to do the right thing instead of following the temptation to commit a wrongdoing. The plays that have been read thus far in the semester have supported this assertion. In Shimon Wincelberg’s Resort 76, there were several instances in which one man was willing to sacrifice himself to save the life of another, including Schnur’s voluntary surrender to the SS to ensure that no one else would die on account of his own actions and the willingness of Blaustain to c...   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Crime, Schutzstaffel]

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The And The Jewish Holocaust

- By nature, humans do not want to kill other humans. It is against our way of life and our biology to actively kill another human being. If this is true, then why did the Jewish Holocaust have to happen. If every cell in our body tells us not to kill, why does genocide even happen. The only answer is to make then not human. It is much easier to view people as wide animals if you want an excuse to do something against nature. We take away all of the qualities that humans grow attached, everything that could cloud the emotions against killing....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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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 Denial Of The Holocaust

- The freedom of speech has given each individual a voice to express oneself. Misusing the right has led to increasing number of conspiracies on a wide range of subjects and Holocaust is certainly an issue that is intensely debated over. However, it is also important to back ideas with evidence that can prove an issue logically. Hence, it is important to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive in the face of continuing challenges by anti-Semites, deniers, and historical revisionists. The denial of the Holocaust was fueled by the operation carried out by the Nazi operation named “Aktion 1005”....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Holocaust denial]

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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, Modernity And The Holocaust

- Sociologists argue that the holocaust is an illustrative case of the destructive side of modernity. In his text, Modernity and the Holocaust, Bauman suggests that the holocaust allowed never before seen aspects of society to surface. Despite such aspects being new to society, they were natural and dormant in people until provided with the appropriate circumstances. When discussing modernity, Bauman describes the way in which society has shifted from solid modernity to liquid modernity. Liquid modernity describes the current condition of constant mobility and changes that occur in relationships, identities, and global economics within society....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, Jews]

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The Uniqueness Of The Holocaust

- The Uniqueness of the Holocaust During World War II there was event that lead to deaths of millions of innocent people. This even is known as the holocaust, millions of innocent people were killed violently, there was mass murders, rapes and horrific tortures. The question I will attempt to answer in the course of this paper is if the holocaust was a unique event in history. In my opinion there were other mass murders that people committed justified by the feeling of being threatened. But I don 't believe that any were as horrific and inhumane as Germany’s genocide of the Jewish people....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust, Jews]

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The World Of The Holocaust

- The Holocaust is one of the most well known major genocides that the world knows of. Thile the Holocaust was well known for the treatment of Jewish men, the shadows have covered up the treatment of the women and children. You will hear of the many sacrifices that these brave women endured. All from when it all started, to the treatment of women and children, to the USA and Europe taking no refugees, the rules and sacrifices of hiding, to self prostitution for survival, and trying to escape death no matter the cost....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Jews, Ashkenazi Jews]

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The Genocide Of The Holocaust

- There are plenty of supporters for the Turks who claim that they never committed genocide. Turkish apologists and respected historians are among these supporters. The most notable of these historians was Bernard Lewis, the dean of American Orientalists and an expert on Turkey. The deportations and killings of hundreds of thousands of Armenians from Eastern Anatolia is not considered as genocide by some Historians but rather as a the conflict of two nationalisms for a single piece of land. Much like a civil war....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Germany, Elie Wiesel]

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The Tragedy Of The Holocaust

- When considering the Holocaust in its totality, historian Nora Levin believes that such an atrocity is without parallel; a perspective that can be supported by the detailed accuracy of the dramatizations that have been made based on the events of this tragedy. The extreme cruelty, destructive political and racial ideology, size of the human slaughter and overall insensitivity of the world are characteristics that make this act of cruelty, an event than can never be compared to. In The Pianist, individuals were throwing themselves out of windows or poison themselves when they felt that the time had come to be deported to a concentration camp and possibly executed in the gas chamber, so that t...   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Pope Pius XII]

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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 Ghettos Of The Holocaust

- The Ghettos of the Holocaust Suffering; “To experience severe pain, illness, or injury,” (Merriam Webster). Throughout the holocaust, many definably inhumane atrocities took place. Among the lesser acknowledged are the fates of those in the ghettos. Ranging from a small, restricted street corner, to more than a square mile large, ghettos ‘housed’ thousands upon thousands of people that had committed no crime (USHMM). Ghettos of the holocaust caused great suffering, and were a basis for the deportation and mass murder of millions, for the reason that living life in the ghettos was not only unsanitary but surrounded by anti-semitic violence, adding to the death toll of Jews and other discrimi...   [tags: The Holocaust, World War II, Nazi Germany]

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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 World Of The Holocaust

- Many innocent lives were taken during the Holocaust. It was a genocide where Adolf Hitler killed about six million Jews. Of those six million, one million were children. This was one of the deadliest genocides in the history. From 1941 to 1945, the number of Jewish murders increased throughout the Nazi program called The Final Solution. Concentration camps were started in 1933, victims were being transported to the camps by cuttle. If any of the victims survived their journey, they were killed in gas chambers....   [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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The Holocaust : The Greatest Genocides

- The Holocaust was one of the greatest genocides to take place in European history. The Jewish Holocaust took place in the years of 1933-1945 when dictator Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany. It at first started off as simple discriminations against Jews but then progressed into a full blown genocide of millions of Jews and other races that were considered to be ‘inferior.’ The main reason behind this was because the Nazis believed that Jews and other inferior races were the reason behind Germany’s weakness as a country and wanted to eliminate all traces of them in order to become a more powerful country....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany]

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An Introductory Paragraph On The Holocaust

- Introductory paragraph Everyone thought slavery was horrific but what Hitler did to the Jewish community was just as bad, if not, worse. A lot of us are oblivious to what really happened; the Jews were just another minority that got the short end of the stick. Millions of innocent Jews died due to Hitler and his rules. Thesis Many who lived during the Holocaust kept quiet when it came to anyone harassing the Jews. It 's not right to just sit back and watch these tragic events happen to other people; we can 't just brush this one under the rug....   [tags: The Holocaust, Germany, Jews, Judaism]

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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 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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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 Film Industry Exploded With The Creation Of Holocaust

- There was a time of history where the entire world was watching an unthinkable tragedy take place, the Holocaust. The film industry exploded with the creation of Holocaust films. From Germany to America, before, during, and after WWII, films portraying the Holocaust took center stage. Interestingly enough, America was not directly effected by the events taking place in Europe. There are accusations towards America asking why did we not help. "How is it possible for a influential country to just sit back and watch a genocide take place?"(CITE) How is it possible for a country who was not directly affected by the Holocaust create many influential films depicted the Holocaust, such as The Diary...   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, The Holocaust, World War II]

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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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Effects Of The Holocaust On The World

- Effect of the Holocaust The United States had to enter in a WWlI, because Hitler, the German leader of the Nazi’s, was taking over England. Under Hitler’s power millions of Jewish people were tortured and then murdered in concentration camps. This is known today as the Holocaust. The purpose of the concentration camps were to find different approaches to kill the Jewish race. Some Jews were told to take a shower and then they were killed by the poisonous gas released from of the shower head. Other Jews were starved to death and some were burned in micro ovens....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Antisemitism, Jews]

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The Holocaust Was A Controversial Issue

- Introduction: The Holocaust was an event that took place in Germany which means ‘sacrifice by fire’ in Greek; many murdered Jews were the consequences of this terrible action caused by Adolf Hitler. According to the website United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) it states that “The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.” This terrific slaughter was a racial and discriminatory oppression for the Nazis to the minorities....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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The Jews During The Holocaust

- Additionally, Zegota didn’t stop at just saving the Jews, they provided numerous services in order to help, protect, and free the Jews from the clutches of the Holocaust. They focused on many things including housing, medical care, and many other things to protect the Jews. For housing, gentiles who were willing to hide Jewish people in their houses were assigned to a Jew to protect from Zegota. Irene Tomaszewski reported how they did this in her book when she states, “Under the direction of Emilia Hizowa, the Housing Section defined three essential needs - to set up emergency shelters where Jews could go immediately to clean up; to give them food, clothing, medical care and encouragement;...   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Antisemitism]

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Description Of The Museum At The Holocaust

- Description of the Museum This was not my first visit to the Holocaust Museum; I attended this museum during my 12th grade year of high school. However, this time around as a graduate student, I paid more attention than I did as a 12th grader. The museum had a complete timeline of the relationship between Germany and Jewish people before, during and after the Holocaust. The museum had a mixture of pictures, videos and writings. The three exhibits that I visited were “Some were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust, the Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust, and Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story”....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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What The Artifacts ( Shoes ) Of The Holocaust

- What the Artifacts (Shoes) of the Holocaust Tells about the Jews’ Conditions during the Nazi Era The Holocaust refers to all the actions that were carried out by the Nazi regime against the Jews in Germany between 1933 and 1945. The Holocaust Artifacts are artifacts that bear out the stories of the victims of the Holocaust and are displayed in Museums. Material artifacts of the Holocaust are a powerful signifier of the Nazi era. This is because they carry and convey the materials trace of authentic experience (Stier 10)....   [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 Holocaust : The World War I

- The Holocaust is a subject familiar to most people around the world. They either learned about it in school or on TV. The word “Holocaust” comes from the Greek words “holos” and “kaustos. “Holos” which means whole and the word “kaustos” meaning burned. Originally it is historically used to describe a sacrificial offering burned on an altar. Throughout history the word has taken a whole different meaning. The modern definition of the word means the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews and other groups by the German Nazi “regime” during World War ll (History, 2016)....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Jews, Germany]

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The Holocaust : An Introductory History

- Holocaust Denial “The Holocaust (also called the Ha-Shoah in Hebrew) refers to the period from January 30,1933- when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany- to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended. During this time, Jews in Europe were subjected to progressively harsher persecution that ultimately led to the murder of 6,000,000 Jews (1.5 million of them being children) and the destruction of 5,000 Jewish communities. These deaths represented two-thirds of European Jewry and one-third of all world Jewry” (“The Holocaust: An Introductory History”)....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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The Holocaust : A Mass Killing Of Jews

- Genocide is the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group (Merriam-Webster). This is what Hitler did to the six million Jews during the Holocaust, which led to many Jews fighting back. This paper will talk about how the Holocaust victims fought back against Hitler and his army. The Holocaust was a mass killing of Jews and non-Jews who were viewed as unneeded within the world by Adolf Hitler. Hitler became leader of Germany and tortured and killed many people....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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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

- The holocaust section of the Imperial War museum is extensive, informative and terrifying. For myself, I find the museum mostly the latter. This is my third trip to a holocaust museum or memorial, and I find each visit only increases my distaste for visiting them. This is not to say that I don’t think these types of places dedicated to the events shouldn 't exist. In fact, I believe the exact opposite. The story of the holocaust and events of other past atrocities should be remembered and as a future teacher, I believe they should continue to be taught in schools....   [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

- The Holocaust began in 1933, prior to the start of World War II, it ended with the conclusion of the War in 1945. Between 1939 and 1945, the world witnessed terrible atrocities across Europe and Asia. Although there is a multitude of events that display the malevolent nature of humankind, one event stands above the rest “The Holocaust”. “Final Solution” was a term Hitler used to refer to his plan to annihilate the Jewish people (USHMM, 2015). The Holocaust is perhaps the most significant event in World History since 1815 due to the tremendous loss of life, the brutality of the tactics used to kill, and the justification for the killings....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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America And The Holocaust : Film Analysis

- eau HIST 284 Extra Credit: Film America and the Holocaust I found the film, America and the Holocaust, to be very interesting and very beneficial. It not only told the story about that Holocaust from America’s perspective, but it also shows what America was like during that time. I never even thought to look at America during this time, and this film showed me things that I had no idea were going on. Film first started to talk about Kristallnacht, or The Night of Broken glass. During this time Germans went around burning and destroying Jewish homes and businesses....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, Antisemitism, The Holocaust]

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Mein Kampf As A Blueprint For The Holocaust

- Mein Kampf as a Blueprint for the Holocaust. Introduction The Holocaust has become the worst event in human history but why did it happen. Mein Kampf was written by who many would consider one of the evilest men to walk the earth; a man whose ideas committed one of the worst crimes in all of the man kinds history on this earth. Adolf Hitler with only his voice took the lives of millions of homosexuals, gypsies, blacks, disabled people and most of all Jewish people just for not being a part of what he viewed as the perfect race....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, The Holocaust]

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Hans Kras Music And The Holocaust

- Hans Krása was a Czech composer born in Prague on November 30, 1899 to a mixed Czech-German family. Right before Krása was sent to Terezin on August 10, 1942, he composed Brundibar, an opera written for children, based on a play by Aristophanes. However, in July of 1943, the score was smuggled into Terezin where Krása reorchestrated to fit with the various instrumentalists who were available to play the piece at the time. Thus, the Terezin version of Brundibar took place on September 23, 1943 in the hall of the Magdeburg barracks....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Nazi Party]

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Effects Of The Holocaust On Survivors

- Effects of the Holocaust on Survivors Hundreds of people die each day. Two-thirds of the Jewish population was killed, not a big deal, right. Six million people died in a matter of four years because of a one ERRONEOUS idea created by a horrendous man. Not many people who believed in the Jewish faith made it out alive, but the people who didn 't die are being affected in many ways. The people who were involved in the Holocaust should have gotten a lot more help than they did at first. Anything would have helped them, even a loaf of bread....   [tags: The Holocaust, Jews, Antisemitism, Nazi Germany]

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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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The Last Moment Of The Holocaust

- The last moment that future Holocaust victims could have saved themselves or mounted resistance would have been any time before ghettoization. Once in the ghettos, the Jews were segregated from society, from the small amounts of people who were willing to help them; they were out of sight and out of mind. Some potential victims fled to the United States, Britain or nearby nations early on, but many did not. Victims did not leave because they believed the conditions were temporary, or that people would not follow Hitler’s ranting, or that they had grown up in that town their whole lives and their neighbors would not possibly turn against them....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Antisemitism, Nazism]

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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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The Holocaust And Skewed Views

- The Holocaust and Skewed Views The Holocaust and the events that occurred in Nazi Germany are very popular topics of discussion. Today’s society views the actions that occurred during this time to be inhumane and horrific events that should never be repeated or replicated. Therefore, certain aspects of the events are often “played-up,” or exaggerated, while others are ignored resulting in skewed and sometimes naive people. However, the acts of “deadly medicine” that occurred during the Holocaust did cause many questions to arise....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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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

- I. Led by Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany theoretically believed that those, whom were considered Aryan, were ultimately the superior race. Before the Holocaust began, the Nazis commenced an operation to sterilize/euthanize Germans who were afflicted with a mental disease or were physically handicapped (Internet #3). In addition to the murder of nearly two hundred thousand sick Germans, the Nazi army feared the reproduction of other races and set out to ethnically cleanse Germany and the rest of Europe as well (Internet #4)....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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Nazi Media And The Holocaust

- The hatred was so strong that even when Germany knew they were about to lose World War II, the Nazis forced death marches at the end of the Holocaust ("The Camps"). They still were trying to kill as many Jews as possible and get rid of the evidence. The camps were eventually liberated by the Soviet Union and the United States ("The Camps"). As coming onto the scene of the camps, the soldiers of the allies were astonished at the treatment the Jews had received; a lot of the soldiers broke down in tears....   [tags: Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, Adolf Hitler]

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