The Holocaust : An Early Age Essay

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At such an early age, children are taught about the Holocaust. They are taught things such as: ¨ The Holocaust is one of the most terrible events in human history. It occurred during World War II when Hitler was leader of Germany. Six million Jewish people were murdered by the Nazis. This included as many as 1 million Jewish children.¨ How difficult it must have been for small children to understand everything that went on. They couldn 't. Being taken away from their parents, or being crammed into a gas chamber. Who could imagine? That would be like being killed just for living. Most Jews were killed within twenty-four hours of arriving to the concentration camp, and they weren 't registered as prisoners. Once they arrived, a serial number was sewn on their uniform. The jew would only receive a number if he or she was going to be a worker, and if not, they were sent directly to their death bed without receiving any number or tattoo of a number. One strategy the Nazis used for killing Jews were ghettos. During World War II, ghettos were city districts in which the Germans concentrated the metropolitan and sometimes regional Jewish population and forced them to live under wretched conditions. Ghettos isolated Jews by separating Jewish communities from the non-Jewish population and from other Jewish communities. The Germans regarded the establishment of ghettos as a temporary measure to control and segregate Jews while the Nazi leadership in Berlin contemplate upon options to…

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