The Holocaust was one of the most tragic events in history which ended many innocent Jewish lives. Six million Jews plus many more were completely wiped out due to the effects of the Holocaust. It is still unforgivable for the things the Nazi party did and is still a very questionable subject on how they were able to accomplish such devastation. To be able to organize the removal of an entire population of people based on their religion not only takes high intelligence, but most of all takes a very twisted and demented outlook on life. Learning about the holocaust and the people involved is very important, as well as how it has affected our world today. There are many very fascinating things about the holocaust but three very fascinating things are Gerda Weissmann’s story and her faith in humanity, the lessons learned from the holocaust that have changed the world, and whether or not people have moved on from the Holocaust and considered it ‘old news.’ First off, the first thing that is very captivating thing about the Holocaust is Gerda Weissmann’s story and her faith in humanity. I believe that having faith in humanity is trusting other people to do the right thing. Having faith in humanity is trusting yourself, as well as the rest of civilization to make something of this world. To have faith in humanity is to believe somehow the chaos of this universe will eventually be resolved by those ahead of us in the future. Gerda Weissmann Klein had faith in humanity. Though she struggled through work camps and indifferent Nazis for years, she was still able to pull through. In many ways Gerda had faith in humanity while the Holocaust was going on. Gerda never ran away or gave up, though she thought about it. She had faith that someday, humanity would change, they would stop the senseless killing and stop violence. Throughout Gerda’s experience in the holocaust she experienced many things that sometimes made her question if she wanted to live anymore...
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