Learning about the Holocaust has helped me to understand that human beings are capable of unthinkable hate. Although it can be argued that the peoples involvement in the events of the Holocaust were based solely
on influenced thinking, I find it hard to believe
anyone is capable of such heinous crimes without some intent. Seeing and hearing the stories of surviver's experiences broke my heart. Hearing the hurt in there voices and the fear in their eyes as they painfuly recaped moment after moment, was almost to much for me to bare.
I have become aware that there are still active groups today that believe in a superior race, just as Hitler did. Hate is still alive today in the hearts of many humans, and unless we continue to teach the lessons we have learned from the Holocaust, it will continue to grow and devour any sense of unity we have gained. I feel grateful I was taught such a lesson, and plan on passing it down to generation after generation.
May we never forget those who lost their lives to hate, and those who stood on the threshold of death, only to conquer it in the end.