Holocaust Memorial Essay

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The Holocaust Memorial
The definition of holocaust is: destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war. Most people associate the word holocaust by the slaughter of jews during World War 2. World War 2 started on September 1, 1939 and after a long fight of 6 years, it ended on September 2, 1945. The war involved multiple countries; on one side were the Axis Powers, including Germany, Italy and Japan. On the other side were the Allies. They included, Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China and the United States of America. The Holocaust museum is a memorial for all the victims of the Holocaust
Some say that World War 2 had been the most nasty, dirty, disgusting wars
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Poland had a population of 3,300,00 jews before the war. After the war 300,000 jews were killed, that is 90% of jews were killed (joseph 1) The USSR had 3,020,000 jews, 1,100,00 were killed that is 36% of the jews (joseph 5). All prisoners were branded with numbers and forced to wear bands around their arms so they could be identified as a jew, a homosexual, a sex offender (joseph 2). They were forced to wear thin clothing that exposed them to the cold. They were blue with black stripes (joseph 6) Their beds were small and made of metal. They were stacked side to side and as high as the ceiling. Each bed was made to fit up to six people (joseph 75) The gas chambers were made to look like showers, they would separate the jews and gas them (joseph 25). Some jews were subjects to medical experiments. After the war family members and survivors were traumatised. For all the victims of the war we made a monument were thousands of people bring flowers and candles to the monument every …show more content…
The holocaust memorial consist of 10 attractions: The Science of Race, The Night of the Broken Glass, Nazi Society, Voyage of St. Louis, The Tower of Faces, Warsaw Ghetto, Prisoners of Camps, Auschwitz Cremation, Victims Shoes, Rescue and Resistance (wallenberg index). The exhibit is all audio and people tend to stay 1-3 hours and still don 't get through all of the the exhibition (wallenberg 17).The opening floor explores how systematic mass murder happened from 1933-1939, in chronological order (wallenberg 5) “The Final Solution” is one exhibition that displays the war ethics including guns and artillery from 1940-1945. (wallenberg 14). The “ Days of Remembrance” is a place where thousands of people come everyday to honor the victims by bringing flowers and candles.”days of remembrance” They are strong activist agianst genocide and there are informational meetings held there for the public.(wallenburg 18). They also have a memory project when they will check people ansatry to tell them about the historys of there family to see if any of them were in conseration camps (wallenberg

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