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Prejudice, Holocaust

By JakeCubElijah Oct 17, 2013 1550 Words

Jacob Unica
Due on: September 16, 2013
Handed in on: September 16, 2013
Slot 3

Prejudice is devastating. Prejudice is probably one of the worst things in the world. Prejudice can even lead to death, crimes, discrimination, and more. The Holocaust is a great example of prejudice. The Holocaust is mostly based on prejudice. The Holocaust was number one pick because it changed the world and made a big history. The Holocaust is quite interesting, very interesting. The Holocaust is interesting because it lasted for quite some time and it got to other places and a lot were killed. It was a really awful act of racism, not a single person in the world should have hatred that much in some races. It shouldn’t happen again. The Holocaust was devastating. It is heart breaking.

When I hear the word “Holocaust” I am always devastated that they actually said that word. In my opinion The Holocaust was a terrible thing; I can’t even believe that it happened. The Holocaust should have not happened. It should have been stopped before it happened. It was probably one of the worst things that humankind has ever done. Millions of Jews, Catholics, Gypsies, and even Germans were persecuted and killed. But unfortunately we have not learned from it, a lot people are still racist. It happens everywhere. I think that a lot more people need to realize that what they are doing is not right thing. People should pay the consequences. I think more people should be aware of this and should be stopped.

Who was involved in The Holocaust?
Back in the 1900’s after the First World War another war happened because of one man named Hitler. Hitler and his party called The Nazi Party were targeting the inferior ones. In Hitler’s head the best race were the Nordic-Aryan-Germanic (Blonde hair, Blue eyes, light skin) also known as the “master race”, apparently they ruled over the “inferior race”. Hitler and most of Germany were scared of racial “pollution”. Russians, Ukrainians, and other Slavic people, and other people those were “defective” and “asocial”, as in people that were mentally and physically disabled people, homosexuals, and habitual criminals were all targeted. And The Jews were the ones that was targeted the most because Hitler hated them very much.

How did the Holocaust happen?
The Holocaust started little by little, since Hitler brained washed he Germans, they just craved to exterminate the Jews from the Christian lands. The extermination started around 1941, after the German invasion of by the Soviet Union. The Germans first started with shooting them first in order to kill them but they got the idea of gassing them to make things quick. After the invasion in Poland Germans made prisons called ghettos for The Jews in 1939. That’s basically the start of The Holocaust. The Germans were tired of shooting Jews all day every day, so they started the concentration camp so they can deport millions of Jews, they didn’t want to do it personally anymore so they would shove a bunch of them in a gas chamber to kill a lot at a time.

What happened in the Holocaust?
The Holocaust was the time when there was some kind of genocide in Europe; it refers to the extermination of the Jews, also known as the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”. Basically, the Nazi took Jews, homosexual, disabled people, and people who didn’t fit the category were killed. Jews were deported from ghettos where they just work hard for little or rotten food. All they were basically make clothing, machines and all that for the Germans. Certain people brought food in for lots or money, but if they were caught they were shot on the spot. Most people were starving and would do anything for food. Most died from diseases, the cold, the lack of medication, exhaustion, hunger, and bullets. The tough ones that survived the ghetto were deported to the concentration camp and was gassed or shot or whatever. They were basically just waiting to die.

Where did The Holocaust take place?
The Holocaust’s main area was in Europe, but the Concentration camps took places in certain countries. The German-occupied countries are where they mostly took place. Citizens of the Western Europe, mostly Jews, were deported to camps, especially Auschwitz, where Jews were poisoned by gas. Jews from Poland, Russia, and Hungary were gassed. But they most Jews came from Baltic Countries, Germany, Austria, Protectorate, Slovakia, Greece, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Romania, Norway, France, Bulgaria, Italy, and Luxembourg. Each major camp had names, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Chelmno, Dachau, Dora-mittelbau, Flossenburg, Grossburg, Gross-Rosen, Janowska, Kaiserwald, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Natzweiler-Struthof, Neuengamme, Oranienburg, Plaszow, Ravensbruck, Sachcenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof, Terezin, Trblinka, and Westerbork are the major concentration camps were they kill people but mostly put them in forced labor and some for transit.

When did the Holocaust happen?
The Holocaust started in the year 1941, where the Nazis tried to extinguish the Jews. There were three staged of this entire thing, Persecution, ghettoization, and genocide. It all started when Hitler became the chancellor of Germany at around January in 1933. The Nazi persecution of the Jews started in April 1933 in Germany. Ever since 1933 and 1943 it was all unfair for the Jews. Jews were blamed for crimes and offence that should not have been sent to the court but they did. Between 1939 and 1941 Jews in the Nazi territories were forced to go to places like the ghettos where they were to work, and they got packed so things got worse, with not enough food, no medication, and overcrowding. The genocide started at around June 1941 when a bunch of death squads went to the Soviet Union behind all the German armies. Their first genocide was in Kausnas, Lithuania at around June 25, 1941.

Why did The Holocaust happen?
The Germans were brain washed by Hitler, thinking that the Jews were the reason they lost everything. The Germans were scared that Jews were always a threat to their kind, and they needed to get rid of the Jews in order to keep the Aryan race. Germans had a problem with people that were mentally and physically disabled people. Germans felt betrayed by the Jews because of the loss of the First World War. A lot of the leaders were Jews but they failed a lot so they got blamed again. Basically, The Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed that they were a plague and a cancer. Hitler blamed the fall of Germany after the First World War on the Jews. He also stated that the Jews were dominating them on economics and they were controlling the mass media and using it for their own use like being selfish. He had the need of getting rid of their economic power, and if he went desperate measures take out literally, like physically.

The Holocaust is just one example of Prejudice. It was an example that changed and impacted the world. But it’s not the only one, Prejudice happens every day and most people are not aware of it. Some people think prejudice is a joke or they don’t care. The Holocaust was based on prejudice. It has always been interesting. The Holocaust was kind of pointless. Prejudice can lead to hatred and that is what happened in The Holocaust, discrimination and all that. Prejudice is one of the worst things in the world. Prejudice is devastating. Prejudice is heart breaking. Works Consulted
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