The Holocaust And Its Effects On The World Essay

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The Holocaust is a term that refers to the genocide or mass abuse and murder, of approximately 6 million Jewish people who were killed by the Nazi government in Germany and other German occupied territories from 1941 to 1945, during the time of World War II. The term Holocaust is derived from the Greek words holos, meaning whole and kaustos, meaning burnt, and provides an idea of the terrible abuses that the Jewish people were subjected to. The Jewish Hebrew language refers to this episode in history as Shoah, or the catastrophe. Economically, politically, and socially, the U.S. was considered one of the most powerful nations in the world. They were a model of democracy, success, and freedom. After WWI,

America made it clear they didn’t want to be involved in other countries issues and conflicts by

adopting a policy of Isolationism which is a category of foreign policies ordered by leaders

who made sure that their best interest for their country was best met by not getting involved

in other nation’s problems. While America sat in silence, millions were massacred. America was

said to have maintained an isolationist policy consideration to foreign relations. During the

Holocaust, the rescue of Jews and all the other people taken was not a top priority for the U.S. The United States failed to act decisively and specifically with regard to victims of the Holocaust. The U.S. didn’t get involved in the Holocaust for the safety of their people. They denied access to…

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