Holocaust Essay Examples

Holocaust and WW2

There is another side of the historical interpretation of WW2 with some historians seeming to play down the actions of the Nazis. One German historian, Ernst Nolte downplays the Holocaust as he believed that “It was in essence a riposte to Bolshevism”3. Indeed these differing sides to the debate became known as the “Historikerstreit” or… View Article

Genocide in Germany 1933 – 1945

The genocide began in 1933, eliminating all Jews, Jehovah’s witnesses, homosexuals, and other “harmful beings to the rise of Germany”. Though many were targeted, Jews were the majority. It was entirely initiated by Adolf Hitler, who was first elected as chancellor of Germany, and then later assumed the dictator position. The reasons were that he… View Article

Study of holocaust survivors

I chose to analyze Eli Wiesel, Primo Levi and Paul Steinburg. I felt to fully understand what happened during the Holocaust, reading the accounts of the first hand survivors would make the picture more clear and complete. The first part of this assignment is to write a reaction to these survivors turned authors. Of course… View Article

The Travesty of the Holocaust

Since the inception of history, man has sought and ostracized that which is unfamiliar. Ignorance is the root of the beginning of evil and so it was with the Holocaust. I will say the Holocaust as atrocious as it is, is not the first genocide nor has it been the last. The world still watches… View Article

Holocaust Memory in America

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the main institutions used to legitimize Holocaust memory in America. It houses vast collections of images, printed media, newspapers, journal articles, and other artifacts related to the Holocaust which most survivors, historians, and scholars consider to be the most horrible event of the century. The aforementioned… View Article

Holocaust Awareness…Contemporary Lessons

Few events in recent history have had as dramatic an impact on history as the mass murder of Jews in concentration camps during World War II, the Holocaust. The Holocaust appears to be a well documented event (Hilberg, 1992), yet today there are those who feel it is just a myth. When he discovered the… View Article

Holocaust and the sufferings

This thesis shall look into the background, process and outcome of the tragedy of the Holocaust, an unprecedented event in the European history where specialized government machinery was working to carry out physical annihilation of selected ethnic communities. The present thesis shall elaborate the following aspects of the gruesome episode of Holocaust 1. The Introduction… View Article

Holocaust Denial

The holocaust is the term used to describe the period of persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany. During this period, an estimated six million Jews were murdered in a series of state-sponsored killings. This was a culmination of a Nazi policy which was “the final solution to the Jewish question” (Michman, 2003)… View Article

Holocaust: Idea to Killing

The Holocaust is one of the most terrific events in human history and one of the most spectacular examples how one human can be perished by another. The events of the Holocaust occurred in two main stages: It all began noon January 30, 1933 when German President Paul Von Hindenburg appointed Adolph Hitler as chancellor… View Article

World War Holocaust

The Holocaust or The Shoah, as referred to by the Jews, was a systematic state-led persecution and genocide of the Jews and other minority groups of Europe and North Africa. It was committed during World War II by the Nazis of Germany and their collaborators (Wikipedia, “Holocaust”). This was what the Nazis considered as Endlösung… View Article

Holocaust & The Japanese-American Internment

Humanity. It is disconcerting to think about what we the humans have done to our own race. All because we believe in trying to find a difference such as our ethnicity, intellect, or looks to try to find how we are better than some. Hitler did this to the Jews as he wanted the world… View Article

The Fiftieth Gate and The Pianist

Memory helps form the basis of history, whereas history can be used to clarify fragmented memories. For a true understanding of the past there has to be a balance between documented evidence and personal experiences and memories. In Mark Baker’s nonfiction biography ‘The Fiftieth Gate’ (1997), and Roman Polanski’s film ‘The Pianist’ (2002) have both… View Article

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust

What comes into your mind when you hear the word holocaust? What would be the most powerful deterrent against another holocaust? Will keeping the memory of a holocaust prevent it from happening again? Holocaust refers to the great destruction of humans made by other humans that result in extensive loss of life. In holocaust, there… View Article

Causes of the Holocaust

The Holocaust was a very horrific time for the Jewish people of Europe and the world. Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany at the time of the Holocaust and World War II, started the Holocaust which killed over 10 million people, including almost 6 million Jews. Adolf Hitler was very anti-Semitic, but Hitler alone could not… View Article

Night Study Guide

Wiesel reports that after Buchenwald was liberated, the prisoners had no thoughts of revenge. Is this surprising? The prisoners’ lack of will for revenge is in no way surprising. The Jews held in the concentration camps had little will to survive after liberation, let alone seek retaliation. The entire point of the concentration camps themselves… View Article