The Holocaust was one of the largest genocides in the history of the world. An estimated amount of over 11 million people were killed over that Dark Age in human history. All caused by the horrid visions of one man Adolf Hitler. The Holocaust to me is proof that widespread chaos can be caused by ill set speeches. Adolf was said to be one of the best speakers of his age. He convinced hundreds of thousands of German people that his cause was noble and just. This in the end, resulted in grave and despicable darkness for the people of the Jewish religion.
If I were in a concentration camp I think it would be a great test of my faith. Every day would be a constant struggle. My faith would be tested because of the constant lingering fact that if any day I was found out to be a Jew either gunshot or other various forms of brutality would kill me. Fear would always be the biggest “test” of faith, for any other emotion wouldn’t move me more than fear itself. Though part of me thinks that it wouldn’t be a great test of faith, but more of a test of courage, only because we can stand strong and die for what we believe in instead of rejecting death and your religion and in the end not know what to believe in. When in the end we have something to cherish, to have a sort of religious pride.
If I had to drive a truck and dump a truck full of live human beings to save my life , I would be reluctant at first but I would think that if I did refuse then I would just be killed and another person would fill my place and do it no questions asked. Id have to say that this wouldn’t be a great show of character but if they were going to kill me then them, of course I would, but I have a conscience and I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I carried out in killing those people. So I wouldn’t do it ,part of me would but my heart would tell me otherwise.
I think that the world has learned many things from the Holocaust .The world has learned that we cannot trust those who may sound right on the outside but have bad intentions on the inside. Secondly, I think that the world found out how bad having a dictator, or corrupt military leader is. My third point is, I think we have learned from the Holocaust how precious a human life is. The holocaust was a turning point in the world’s perspective in how we treat religions and genocides. Though part of me thinks that the world hasn’t learned about how mass killing is still happening today. Through abortion , we are killing millions of young children even though it may not seem like an importance we still have to realize whatever you may call it , its still “murder”.
What shocked me most about the Holocaust is that out of all those killings more non-Jewish people were killed rather than actual Jews. To me that says that the killing was mostly by religious differences or quick accusations. That also shows me that the Holocaust was jus plain out evil works. What also interested me the most about the holocaust is that Jews were given a curfew in Germany. Also Jews were required to wear yellow stars on their clothing, so they could be identified. One thing I was shocked to see is that in 1933 Nazi’s passed a law that allowed for “decontamination” of those who had genetic defects , following that they passed another law that allowed beggars, the homeless, and alcoholics to be sent to concentration camps as well. Another horrible fact I found was that by 1944 the number of people gassed and burned in Auschwitz daily was 9,000.
Though not all was lost during the Holocaust about three million Jews & Non-Jews were liberated over that time. So I am glad that at least one third of the people captured were liberated from that grave ordeal . To me It really makes me wonder how much better would it have been like without the holocaust happening. Would Germany still be the same it was today ? Would it really be significantly stronger? Or would it just be hidden and restrained?
I know things have been hard as I sit, across from the concentration camps . Everyday I see people come in for days without leaving. It truly does scare me sister. I hope that you are far away as possible from this catastrophe . It is a blistering sight to behold, all of my fellow friends being shot in front of me day by day. I don’t think ill have enough will power to keep fighting for my right as a Jew. I am fearful of the gas chambers , they have been rumored to be long and painful.
I don’t want this to last for us sister. This is unjust and inhumane. I have been transferred in a freight car packed to the walls with people just like me . The ride to the camps is perilous and horrid , on the trip we are not allowed to leave ever. The stench on the train is horrible as well, for we are not kept in leisure where we may go “ when nature calls”. I am still writing to you before I reach the camp sister , by the time you receive this letter I will be gone . I pray you will be liberated and free from this torment.
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