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  • Remaining Jews In Concentration Camps
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    "We are the children of the holocaust. We are both Germans and Jews. We are the children of the victims. We are the children of the oppressors. We started out on opposite sides but the memory of the holocaust will join us forever. We shall never let the victims be forgotten, for if we do, we will forget that the perpetrator can be in all of us". This poem expresses quite well the sensation that most individuals feel when they hear the word "Holocaust". Although they may not have been there, or k...
  • Jews
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    Throughout the movie, The Holocaust, the phrase, I just do my job, was usually the only excuse most people who committed crimes against the Jews could come up with. For example, when Helena and Rudy Weiss were staying in Kiev, the city was bombed. During the bombing, one of the Nazi soldiers, who happened to be Heinz Muller, a friend of I ngas family, was hit by falling debris. Hesitant, Rudy helped Muller escape from the collapsing building, gave him some water, and asked him why he was taking ...
  • Ozick's Writing
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    Cynthia Ozick was an American short story writer, novelist, essayist, poet, and translator. She considers herself an American Jewish writer. Cynthia Ozick was a writer of fiction and non-fiction, but did not bloom her career until she was 32 years old. Her literary hero was Henry James. After Cynthia Ozick finished graduate school, she would read for hours. She tried to read all the books that she never read before. She tried to learn everything she could from the books that she read. Reading bo...
  • Elie Wiesel
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    Night by Elie Wiesel What was my reaction to Elie Wiesel's book 'Night'? The only way Ican express my reaction is disbelief. I could not believe how much pain was inflicted on the Jews. I could not believe how the world stood by as this extermination happened. I especially could not believe how Elie Wiesel survived to tell this tragic story. I suppose I would have had to be a Jew during the time of the holocaust to know what actually went on. From what I have read, I can say that I am glad to ha...
  • Helen And Alfons
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    Eleanor Ayer's Parallel Journeys is an informative story of how two individuals survived and fought through the dreadful time of the holocaust. The holocaust was a time in history where Adolf Hitler wanted to rule the world. He forced the country of Germany to believe they could rule the world if they didn't have certain races and or religions of people living amongst them. He disliked anyone who wasn't the "perfect" Aryan race. Aryan Germans have blond hair and blue eyes. The races and religion...
  • Spiritual Effects And The Second Generation
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    'If we were not an eternal people before, we are an eternal people after the Holocaust, in both its very positive and very negative sense. We have not only survived, we have revived ourselves. In a very real way, we have won. We were victorious. But in a very real way, we have lost. We " ll never recover what was lost. We can't assess what was lost. Who knows what beauty and grandeur six million could have contributed to the world? Who can measure it up? What standard do you use? How do you coun...
  • History Of The Jewish People
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    Responses To Persecution Jews are no strangers to suffering. Throughout the ages, many others have also been victims to unspeakable cruelty, but the judgement of Winston Churchill is almost certainly the definitive description of the uniqueness of the Holocaust: 'The Final Solution is probably the greatest, most horrible crime ever committed in the whole history of the world. ' Holocaust scholar Deborah Lip stadt points out two reasons why the German program of genocide remains in a class by its...
  • Jews During The Holocaust
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    DENYING 6 MILLION: THE ASSAULT ON THE TRUTHS OF THE HOLOCAUST They came for the communists, and I did not speak up because I wasnt a communist; They came for the socialists, and I did not speak up because I was not a socialist; They came for the union leaders, and I did not speak up because I wasnt a union leader; They came for the Jews, and I didnt speak up because I wasnt a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up for me. -Martin Nie moller, 1892-1984 Hitler and the Na...
  • Total Destruction Of A Religion
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    The Holocaust The Holocaust means a lot to many people today, and to an equal number of people very little. It shows we are still a young civilization in knowledge for the way we treat each other, whether it be for race or religion. To some of us in society who are Jewish the Holocaust means the death of many of our people. It stands out as the most current opposing action against a religion, and to memory the worst to anyone. And from this comes the most notable phrase from the Jews, 'never aga...
  • Archway To The Part Of The Floor
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    Fourth Floor The Nazi As sult 1. The first exhibit that I experienced was a film on Hitlers' rise to power. It showed how he played on the fears of the people by using propaganda to promote himself to becoming Chancellor of Germany. Ever though he lost the election, Hindenburg on January 30, 1933 appointed Hitler Chancellor. 2. The next thing that caught my interest was a film on anti-Semitism. This film showed the roots for people's natural fear of the Jews from the times of Christianity throug...
  • Basis Of Ration Cards
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    Quite a range of fashion shifts occurred during and after World War II. Some of the major changes included: an increasing shift to casual dress, less elaborate fashions, and the disappearance of knickers. Short pants began to be worn as summer attire, and American boys stop wearing knee socks and long stockings. Short hairstyles become popular for boys in America after the War. Anything using vast amounts of cloth or thought unnecessary were not allowed, such as: leg-of-mutton sleeves, aprons, o...
  • Known Concentration Camp During The Holocaust
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    Six million. This is a large number by anyone's account, whether it be dollars, days, or human lives. How could one measure the significance of six million lives, it would be impossible to. 'The intentional annihilation of six million people has affected the world in ways that we will never know, maybe the person who could have discovered the cure for Cancer or AIDS died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. ' (Remembrance, 1) Six million people is fully one fifth of one per-cent of the world's popu...
  • Particular Nature Of The Perpetrators Actions
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    Title: Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust 1996 622 p. $30.00 Author: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York Synopsis - Hitler's Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Daniel Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researches have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds true...
  • Help From Local Population
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    Nazism is known for the crimes of the Holocaust but I believe that contempt for humanity is the most enduring and poisonous legacy. The catastrophic violence off World War I and the subsequent economic distress spawned the movements of the despair - Communism and Fascism. Both movements are based on contempt for the average man. Communism assumed that man is a consuming creature, without spiritual needs. Nazism, assumed that man is like an animal, subject to Darwin's laws of survival of the fitt...
  • Chair The President's Commission On The Holocaust
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    Elie Wiesel's statement, .".. to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all... ". stands as a summary of his views on life and serves as the driving force of his work. Wiesel is the author of 36 works dealing with Judaism, the Holocaust, and the moral responsibility of all people to fight hatred, racism and genocide. Born September 30, 1928, Eliezer Wiesel led a life representative of many Jewish children. Growing up in a small village in Romania, his world revolved around family, ...
  • Voices Of The Holocaust
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    Holocaust Memory: Germany surrenders unconditionally May 7, 1945. Victory in Europe Day is celebrated May 8. For millions, these two dates meant the end of World War II in Europe and the end of the Holocaust: the torturous inhumane treatment that caused death for millions of people. The effects of this event left non-Aryans, especially Jews, persecuted and the rest of the world in wonder of the horror. Those who survived and those who understood are the voices' of the Holocaust and they tell us ...
  • Prejudice Of The Holocaust
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    Prejudice was the main factor that led to the holocaust. For some, resisting these forms of oppression was survival. Considering the dehumanizing the Nazis had forced upon the Jews, people took whatever courage and strength they had to get through this period of time. I believe luck also had a part to play in survival. Even though now prejudice is mostly name calling, 60 years ago it could mean death. Whether one is resisting the Nazis or just resisting prejudice in general, one must never give ...
  • German Jews
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    Between Dignity and Despair: A Review of Marion Kaplan's Book Marion Kaplan's Between Dignity and Despair (Oxford, 1998) covers stories of Jewish life in the time of the Holocaust, when the Nazis began to overtake Germany. Kaplan herself narrates to the reader historical facts, while she includes selections from letters, memoirs, and interviews with survivors. The book is written in chronological order of events, from the daily life of German Jewish families before the Holocaust began to the day...
  • Maus From Other Holocaust Narratives
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    As a result of not having experienced the horrors of the Holocaust like their ancestors did, second generation Jews often sense they must demonstrate their respect and appreciation towards their elders. Indebted to the previous generation, these Jews search for ways in which to honor those martyrs who lost their lives half a century ago. The ways in which this generation pays homage are quite diverse. Many have developed their own shrines to the memories of their ancestors. Others are fully dedi...
  • War For The Jews
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    Between 1941 and 1945 six million Jews were killed horrifically at the hands of the evil Nazis and their followers. The world showed virtually no commitment to any sort of rescue especially when it was suggested that the allied countries should take some Jews in as refugees. The most powerful country of all, the United States of America should have taken some sort of initiative and led the world in a rescue campaign. It did not do this and the question must be asked why not? Evidently even a det...

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