Argumentative Essay About The Holocaust

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What do you know about the awful things that happened to the Jewish during the time of the Holocaust? The word “Holocaust,” which came from the Greek words “holos,” meaning whole, and “kaustos,” meaning burned, was a word used to describe a sacrificial offering that is burned completely. But, during the 20th century, an agonizing event occurred, giving the word a new and horrible meaning. The Holocaust was a systematic, bureaucratic, and state-sponsored persecution by the Nazi regime that led to the massacre of 6 million Jews. This event because of the Nazis coming to power in Germany in January 1933. They believed that the Germans were “racially superior” to the Jews, which they called “inferior” to them and were an obstacle to their goals …show more content…
They were beaten if they weren’t following directions and they were killed if they didn’t perform to how the Germans wanted them to. Second, if they were able to survive all the harsh obstacles that they had to face, the Jews also suffered from mental abuse. Their mental state worsened the longer they survived the concentration camps, some lost the will to fight and some started to question the things they believed in and their religion. Lastly, the Jewish were subjected to being treated like animals. On the way to the next concentration camp, bread was thrown into the cattle car because the townspeople wanted to see the Jewish kill each other over bread. Also, the Jewish people were denied their rights and the things that made them human was taken away from them, such as the ability to practice their religions and being able to interact with other human …show more content…
First, they physically abused the Jews to weaken them and worsen their lives in the concentration camps. The Germans’ physical treatment to the Jewish ranged from being forced to run for a long time to being beaten for doing something that wasn’t “in line”. Second, the Germans mentally abused the Jewish people and get into their heads to destroy their will to live. The abuse was very unacceptable and the Jewish people were not able to handle the mistreatment. The abuse was so extreme that a lot of people began to question their beliefs, it even went as far as to force everyone, even the strongest and sturdiest ones, to lose the will to keep going in the camps and living. Lastly, the Jewish people were treated like animals and were dehumanized even further. With the Germans doing this, the Jewish people were not able to feel good and they felt as though they were not worth anything at all. The things that were experienced by Eliezer in Night supports the Germans’ goal of dehumanizing the Jewish people because of their racial inferiority. This really shows that the Holocaust was a very bad thing to happen to the Jewish people as a lot of people were forced into a very bad environment, causing a lot of

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