Systematic Killing Of Jews During The Holocaust Essay

1128 Words Jan 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Despite the centuries between them, there are many striking similarities between the systematic killing of Jews during the Holocaust and the routine violence toward Native Americans during the colonial period. Historians estimate that approximately 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, including about two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe; whereas in America, it is estimated that 80 to 95% of the Native population died after the Europeans arrived. Yet, while the Holocaust is arguably the most talked-about war atrocity in history, the Native Americans’ stories are often downplayed, overlooked or forgotten about. Why does this happen? What

Even if we aren’t aware of it, our morals affect how we process an event. Morals differ as a result of our beliefs, nationality, education, and social class. People aren’t born with morals, instead they develop as we mature. Morals are also influenced by our surroundings. In Nazi Germany, the German moral set by Adolf Hitler led the country to believe that the Jews were to blame for Germany’s economic crisis and their humiliating defeat in World War I. Hitler was the embodiment of Germany 's corrupt morals, he persuaded the whole country into believing his thinking was the ethical decision. The reason behind Hitler’s rise as Germany’s moral leader can be easily summed up by his philosophy: “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” It was only after World War II that…

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