Throughout history innocent people were persecuted because of religion, race, gender, or beliefs. It has been proved that between the first persecution under Nero in 64 to the Edict of Milan in 313, Christians experienced 129 years of persecution. Since the fifth century, there have been ten major persecutions and that is not counting the minor ones. The Holocaust started in the late 1938s and ended in 1945 during World War II and was one of the major persecutions. The events of The Crucible and the Holocaust both occurred because of the strong mindset of awful leaders (Persecution in the Early Church). Hitler focused his hatred on Jews, Marxists, Poles, Czechs, and the French and intellectuals. His hatred caused his desire to kill those
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Hitler killed Jews because they didn’t have blonde hair and blue eyes. Well he killed many of these people in many different ways. Some different ways are the gas showers, working them to death, or just starving them to death. The people of Salem, in The Crucible, that were accused of witchery were accused because their lives were unlike those of the townspeople. For example, Goody Good and Goody Osburn were accused of being witches and neither had a positive reputation. People who are different than others are being persecuted every single day. It’s horrible that people are being persecuted for being their selves. These two events are alike in many different ways, but especially by the ways the leaders treated the townspeople. It’s sad that still today people are still being persecuted for just being themselves or even the way they were born. Isn’t it just odd that persecuting innocent people has been going on for such a long time? When is it ever going to come to a stop? Someone needs to put their foot down and stop this!
Persecution in the Early Church. Retrieved November 15, 2011 from http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/history/persecution.htm
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. Pgs 43-47.
Editors of Blurtit.com. What are the Characteristics of Hitler? Retrieved November 15, 2011 from