Holocaust Research Paper

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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience.Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. From the American responses during the Holocaust and the Japanese Americans being put in concentration camps to what is currently happening with the Syrian refugees. Now fear and anxiety about whether to admit many refugees or turn them away has put the attention on the many regretful decisions made by U.S. officials before, during and now after World War ll. The Holocaust was one of the most horrific time periods from 1933- 1945 where the mass murder of some 6 million Jews along with homosexuals and gypsies by the order of Adolf Hitler. Hitler was a German …show more content…
He also considered Jews as a race whose goal was world domination and were A hindrance to Arhian dominance.Hitler first began to make laws restricting Jews to go to restaurants,doctors and stores. He even began to close their businesses and eject them from their jobs which included putting signs outside their businesses that read "Don 't buy from Jews". Hitler began to separate Jews from society as if they were irrelevant beings, he branded them and made them stamp their passports along with wearing the Star of David on their clothes. He soon after made no time in harassing them in the most inhuman and …show more content…
Facing economic ,social and political maltreatment thousands of Jews wanted to flee but with little success because very few countries were willing to accept them. In the beginning the United States as well as Britain wanted nothing to do with what was happening and were both equally determined not to alter its immigration quotas. America 's policy of open immigration ended when Congrss enacted restrictive immigration quotas in 1921, quotas that provided immiration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the US, allowing only 25,957 Germans to enter the country every year.After the stock market crash of 1929 President Herbert Hoover(our thirty-first president) ordered major enforcement of visa regulations, which significiantly reduced immigration. Also many Americans looked upon Jews unfavorably along with some anti-Semitic leaders and movements on the edge of American politics.Some Americans did take steps to alleviate the suffering of Jews one of them being organized a boycott of German goods which led to administration to

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