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The Holocaust

Throughout history people have been oppressed. There are many reasons why people are oppressed, such as race, social class, and religious beliefs. A few examples of oppression are the Slavery of the African Americans, moving the Indians to the reservations, and the Holocaust. While Slavery and the reservations were bad as their own entities, the Holocaust was terrible; as it drew from elements of both. Throughout history there has been evidence of gross oppression among the people, especially with the Holocaust. The Holocaust began in 1941 and ended in 1945. The Holocaust was a Nazi Germany movement in which the Jewish people were persecuted and ostracized. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party during this time, resented the Jewish people. He resented them because he believed they were the cause of Germany’s defeat in World War 1. He believed that only Aryans, his idea of the perfect race, belonged in Germany. The Aryan race can be described as a subdivision of the much larger Caucasian race. They had blond hair and blue eyes and were considered to be pure blood. After pointing out that the Jews were a minority in Germany, it was easy for Hitler to convince the people that the Jews were aliens in the country. After convincing the people that the Jews didn’t belong, it was easy for him to move the Jews to the ghettos. While in the ghettos, the people were beaten by the German soldiers and the scarce food supply led to the starvation if many. One might say that the ghettos could be paralleled to the Indian reservations. Like the Indians, the Jews were forced to leave their homes to live in an organized area. The Indian reservations may not have been as strict as the ghettos in Germany, but they both served the same purpose. The purpose of the reservations and ghettos was simply to contain the people. unlike the ghettos of Germany, reservations had a...
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