Holocaust Paper

Submitted By Neon_Rosebud
Words: 642
Pages: 3

To comprehend The Holocaust, I think we should know that it was not an accident, it was filled with sacrifice, started with one man, and many innocent lost their lives. The Holocaust was not an accident in history. It occurred because individuals, organizations, and governments made choices that not only legalized discrimination, but also allowed prejudice, hatred, and ultimately mass murder to occur. For example: The world outside Nazis Europe received numerous press reports in the 1930s about the persecution of Jews. More than a decade later in 1942 the governments of the U.S and Great Britain received confirmed reports that stated Germany’s intent was to kill all Jews. In fear of massive influx of refugees, neither country modified their refugee policies.
No specific attempts to stop or slow the genocide were made until mounting pressure forced the U.S to undertake limited rescue efforts in 1949. Another example of how the world let this happen: In Europe, spreading anti-Semitism incited citizens of German-Occupied countries to collaborate with the Nazis in their genocidal policies. One of the most important days during the Holocaust was D-day. It was important because it was the day when 100,000+ soldiers gained foothold in Normandy. They started on their way through Europe to eventually defeat Hitler. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944. Over 150,000 allied troops arrived in the French coastline. They were supported by over 10,000 aircraft and over 5,000 ships: All of them helped soldiers get to the prime location. D-day began an important victory but not without sacrifice, more than 10,000 soldiers were wounded or killed in the historic invasion. It all started with the views one man, and ended with 11+ million deaths. Adolf Hitler. Many asked how one man could have influenced so many to do such horrid things to humanity. I might say he was an evil genius. Hitler had a keen and sinister insight into mass psychology and he was a master of intrigue and maneuver. He knew what he wanted to do, and knew just how to do it. For example: Hitler stepped on the scene at a perfect time. There were the Germans, burdened by reparations payments to the victors of WW1, and threatened by hyperinflation, political chaos, and a possible Communist takeover and Hitler steps up, offering scapegoats and solutions. I think that brings the saying “Desperate times, call of desperate measures.” to a whole new level. Another way Hitler influenced his followers was through his book Mein Kampf (my struggle) filled with anti-Semitic outpourings, worship of power,