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The origin of the word Holocaust comes from the Greek shores and shallows radiant blue, which is holokauston. The word is a direct translation from the Hebrew word ólah, which means a burnt sacrifice offered to God. Today, the word Holocaust is known in history as the Jewish genocide or Shoah, meaning destruction. The term Holocaust has gained wide usage since then, as many believe that the word fittingly pertains to the ultimate manifestation of the Nazi Germany&rsqu

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a group. Or in simpler term the killing of one group due to their nationality, religion, color of their skin, extra. Now the first thing that probably popped into your mind is the Holocaust and what happened there. But what you should really be thinking about is how to prevent this from ever happing again. Everyone knows about the Holocaust and what the Germans did to the Jews and other people. How Hitler convinced the Germans to kille

The Holocaust was a tragic event that was an attempt to wipe out the Jewish people. Even though Hitler came close to accomplishing his goal, some Jews were still able to survive and tell their story. The authors Primo Levi and Dori Laub are both survivors of the Holocaust that discuss their narrative of the event. Levi views the Holocaust as a unicum, an unprecedented event that does not yet have a language adequate to it. This helps us understand Laub s idea that the Holocaust is an event

When trying to understand an event such as the Holocaust there is no substitute for first hand experience. However, because we cannot relive the Holocaust, we must attempt to gain an understanding of this tragic event through other means. In JS 211, sources such as books, movies, and even Holocaust survivors themselves, can help us learn what happened in the to those targeted by the Nazis in World War Two. Each of the many resources available to us can provide information on what the Ho

I've thought, and thought about resistance in the Holocaust and I've come to this realization: No words or poem or detailed description can describe the level of terror and oppression that took place. I am simply going to try my best to understand a fraction of the pain that many people went through, and the lessons we can learn from what happened. If the people that died in the Holocaust had one thing to say, I think that they would say, "Life is a gift, and you're lucky to have

In ones mind the Holocaust and the Titanic can be seen as a triumph. The Holocaust is a triumph because if it didn t happen back than in the 1930 s and 1940 it might have happened now. It also made people aware of other races and religions and how the people that are apart and involved with them are humans just like everyone else. The Holocaust can also be seen as a triumph because if it had happened now there would have been a lot more deaths. The Titanic can be seen as a triumph because it

How Could I Prevent the Holocaust The word Holocaust means a conflagargration, a great raging fire that consumes it s path all that lives (Kimel, 1 ed.). This describes the Holocaust perfectly. It was a fire created by the German Nazis that destroyed all Jews and other minorities. The Holocaust stands alone as the only systematic and organized effort by a modern government to destroy a whole race of people (Kimel, 1 ed.). Six million Jews died in the Holocaust, this is six million lives

Polish children imprisoned in Auschwitz look out from behind the barbed wire fence. Approximately 40,000 Polish children were imprisoned in the camp before being transferred to Germany during the "Heuaktion" (Hay Action). The blond boy at the lower right may be Kalman Cylberszac (b.1934), the son of Rachel and Nachum Cylberszac from Lask, Poland. Credit: Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives In the United States, many school systems have

The Holocaust: Does History Repeat Itself? The Holocaust was a period in time lasting from 1933-1945, where Adolph Hitler tried to exterminate people that he considered to be inferior to him. He wanted his country to be full of Arians, his perception of the perfect person. An Arian is described as a blonde haired blue-eyed person. More recently, history teachers in Germany are trying to avoid teaching about this event that killed close to 12 million Jews, homosexuals, invalids, and g

Steven Speilberg s main purpose for directing the film Schindler s List was to tell the best story to ever come out of the Holocaust, whilst informing the viewer of the horrific events that occurred during the Holocaust was his secondary motive. Due to the fact that the movie is based around the life of one man, it is obvious that this is correct. Also, the development of the characters and the importance of names in the film suggest that is was not merely a Holocaust documentary. Schind