January 30, 1933 - May 8, 1945, was when the Holocaust occurred. It was a mass murder of 6 million European Jews ran by the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. In his opinion jews were an inferior race, and he had an attempt at trying to murder all Jews. In the Holocaust, there were many bystanders that were scared of the consequences of speaking up. In an article, I found online states “Powerlessness, fear for one's physical safety, social pressures within one’s group”. People in this time period were scared of the consequence it may have had to their family or themselves, so they acted selfishly and did not think about the effect they could have had on the millions of jews getting executed.
Whether its the causes of fear, effect on fear, or a combination of both, fear causes people to act irrationally. In lord of the flies, it is shown in the way the kids kill Simon even though they knew it was a person and not a beast. In history, it is shown in the Holocaust by how people were scared to speak up. In all fear has an effect that makes people act without