`` Respecting The Holocaust `` By Howard Zinn Essay

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In “Respecting the Holocaust” by Howard Zinn, he argued against “the Uniqueness of the Jewish Holocaust”. In his essay, he provides positive and critical responses to the significance of the Holocaust in history. First, he starts by recalling “while he was teaching in Boston University and he was asked to talk about the event of the Holocaust, but he chooses to recall some events that happened in America and the death of hundreds of thousands of peasants in Guatemala and El Salvador.” Zinn’s point was to not focus on the Holocaust only, but “enlarge the Holocaust” to also include other events that happen in other parts of the world. He concludes his argument by stating that “what happened to the Jews is only unique in its details, but it shares some universal characteristics with many events through history. Thus, it is not counted as important until it direct anger and attention against other violence that happen in other parts of the world.” I agree with Zinn that we should “enlarge” the Holocaust by acknowledging its significance in history and increase our awareness and attention against other violence that happen in other parts of the world.
Zinn argued in his essay that the Holocaust would not count of any importance if we didn’t learn from it and look for other universal characteristics that it shares with other events in the world and try to stop future violence. I agree with him that we should learn from the past to help prepare us to stand against any rituals,…

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