Essay on Discrimination Against The Jewish Community

784 Words Oct 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Discrimination plays a big role in society today, people are still affected because of Hitler. Hitler’s discrimination towards the Jews was one of the worst things that has happened in society. The Holocaust devastated the Jewish community and many others, it heavily transformed the way people perceived discrimination. Discrimination is very repetitive in the US however it also happens in a lot of other countries and its a horrible thing but hard to stop. “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire” or as the German’s would say “die Massenvernichtung” which also meant the mass killing of a group of people usually with fire. “The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.” (Radcliffe) The Holocaust generally started in 1939 when Jewish people were taken by the Nazis and put into ghettos or concentration camps where the living conditions werent favorable. The Jews were discriminated against because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazis believed that Jews were worthless and a waste of space. The Nazis strived for a community where people had the same beliefs and ways of life as them. Everyone who was not like them or opposed these rules, would be sent to a ghetto or concentration camp. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazis, and he thought that Jews, gays, blacks, homosexuals, and mentally disabled people were the inferior race. The superior race in his mind was blond…

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