They were imprisoned in camps throughout Japanese and there territories in Borneo, Korea, Manchuria, Hainan, Rabaul, Ambon, Singapore, Timor, Java, Thailand, Burma and Vietnam and also Japan itself. The Australian POW’s were treated the same was as most of the jews in extermination camps over seas. More than one in three prisoners had died. Most of the Australians had to work on the Burma–Thailand Railway with hardly any food and energy to go on much longer. Page 2 BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yad Vashem 2015, viewed March 15th 2015.
Jews from all over the world were worked to death and/or starved to death; as a result, nearly six million Jewish people passed away, being thrown in ovens to burn the bodies or buried. Tortuous enough, they sent all the “worthless” people; the disabled, children, babies, or elderly, to gas chambers where they would suffer for nearly 20 minutes then die. The most horrific part was none of these Jews
A couple lines down Eddie tells us his best friend from high school had died as well. He tells us on page three, “all of them on their racks of black, black earth.” Where he lived they would kill someone for little to any reason. On page three as well “He had died all because he told another guy he had yellow shoes” talking about his cousin. Through the hole book his life was even danger. Samuel had chased Eddie with a knife trying to stab him throughout most of the book.
Living through genocide is a horrific tragedy that no one should ever have to endure. While there have been numerous genocides within the last century, the holocaust was a genocide that killed over 12 million innocent people and segregated them by religion, sex and age. Since the end of the holocaust, many survivors wrote their stories accounting the horrific lives they led, while some eliminated parts of their story, others felt that it was necessary to show the entirety of what had occurred. With these first hand accounts, the reader is able to see the differences between how men and women lived their everyday lives as well as how they were treated by Hitler’s regime. In Elie Wiesel’s, Night, and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk’s, True Tales from a
Right now genocide is occurring throughout the world. There is ethnic cleansing in Africa, persecution in the Middle East, and discrimination in all parts of the world. In the Darfur region of Sudan, more than 400,000 people have been murdered and 2 million have been displaced for fear of being killed. In countries such as Afghanistan and Iran women continue to be the victims of honor killings. The lessons of the Holocaust teach us that we must be tolerant of each other and respect our differences.
Everything we see and go through got two sides negative and positive. Likewise Holocaust do have both positive and negative side, had the holocaust had not happened then the world might have to suffer it in future. Since, it happened already the loss of those innocent life, leaves a painful memories to those families and let us visualize how shameful and rich on sin are some human being that lived and some still do in this world. And, also prepared us how it will effect us and helped us to deal such situation and deal through it. Though holocaust has left lot of hole in people’s life, it has brought many different races together under the same roof, and brought changes to a people’s thought about religion and a community.
“The crimes committed during the Holocaust devastated most European Jewish communities and eliminated hundreds of Jewish communities in occupied eastern Europe entirely.” (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) There have been several attempts to measure the effects of the Holocaust. The most researched and measured effects are the psychological effects the Holocaust had on its survivors. “Clinicians made pessimistic predictions when they first began seeing Holocaust survivors as patients” (Baron and Scuello 513). After liberation survivors were left with nothing. Most of their families had been killed, and their property taken from them.
Putting yourself in the shoes of Josef Sher (figure 3), Jewish holocaust survivor would help you to understand the story of fear and uncertainty that came with being a Jew during the era of Nazi Germany. After being thrown in a cattle car by German soldiers, Sher was then sent to a town called Czestochowa. “Out of the 1,000 young men who went there, only 3 survived. I am one of the 3” (Sher). However, Sher would exclaim that he was one of the ones.” Sher was separated from his pregnant wife who also survived the concentration camps, but they were later coincidently reunited.
The Jewish way of life was horrible during the Holocaust. They endured so much pain and torture throughout Hitler’s era. The purpose of life for the Jewish nation of people is to understand what kind of pain and suffering their ancestors went through in order for them to be successfully established
Throughout the pages of history, one event that has stricken compassion in our hearts is that of the Holocaust. The enormity of what the Jewish race underwent during those seven horrific years was so gruesome, that it caused several more major historical events, the most important, being the birth of a nation. Though the Holocaust demands unparalleled respect, one must still ask himself whether some of the events that came directly out of the Holocaust can be justified. Throughout history, there have been many genocides and massacres that have been similar to the Holocaust, but still are deemed not as significant, and cast to the sidelines by the very nations who preach that events such as the Holocaust should never be repeated. Along with