Essay on Is Forgiveness A Precious Gift?

1131 Words May 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Unforgivable Crimes
Forgiveness is a precious opportunity that can destroy a person, or rebuild a person. Just as the forgiveness is an opportunity, life is a precious gift. These two treasures can cause happiness and contentment, as well as discord and evil. Many factors go hand in hand when talking about life and forgiveness, but there are many instances where forgiveness cannot be granted for the harm caused to life. In light of what I learned about Nazi propaganda and after reading what Abraham Joshua Heschel said about forgiveness, I would not forgive Karl.
The Nazi propaganda promoted the idea of genocide and subdivision in German people. For example, Hitler and the Nazi party spread the idea of, “Jew was systematically portrayed as a low-life, as untouchable rot (faulniserscheinung), and as the main cause of Germany 's difficulties” (H.E.A.R.T.). Propagating negative ideas about a certain minority to the majority of the population will be an influence, as this is a form of brainwashing. Furthermore, Nazi propaganda was mainly used, “to ensure nobody in Germany could read or see anything that was hostile or damaging to the Nazi Party [and] to ensure that the views of the Nazis were put across in the most persuasive manner possible (History Learning Site). With the Nazi’s having control over what the population is exposed to, anything can be said and the people can be persuaded easily because of the lack of outside information. Moreover, the propaganda was mainly…

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