Man's Inhumanity Towards Man

Topics: World War II, The Holocaust, Nazi Germany Pages: 3 (1002 words) Published: October 8, 1999
Man's inhumanity to man is everywhere. I firmly believe that people on this earth should be treated and respected equally. People are all unique. They come from different backgrounds, have different beliefs and ideas, but treating others in such an inhuman way, as the Jewish were in the concentration camps is cruel and should have never happened.

I believe that the killing of several million people during the Holocaust could have been prevented by the means of more involvement from the other countries. When German gained great power, many of the countries did not pay attention. Germany started World War II and countries like England and France, knowing quite well the rise in Germany's power could cause mass destruction wouldn't do anything about it until it was too late. Countries should have bonded together and stop the horrible torture and killings. Why didn't the more powerful countries stop Germany sooner? Some countries just didn't want to get involved until later. Experiencing a slow economy and lack of funds, they didn't want to get into a costly war, but this lack of quick involvement resulted in tragedy.

Preventing this genocide and anti-Semitism, I think would take a lot of work and effort for many of the countries but it would spare so many lives. The other countries should have recognized the threat Germany posed when Germany broke the Treaty of Versailles agreement. Quick action could have saved more than six million lives by stopping Hitler and the Nazi party. After the Holocaust, the people who survived the concentration camps should have received their properties back. Germany should have given the survivors some money so they wouldn't have to start from ground zero.

Why did the people living in Germany allow this to happen? Hitler blamed the Jewish people for the cause of Germany's problems and the people believed him, electing a government who was trying to destroy an entire race. Germans who were against anti-Semitism should have...
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