Essay about The Holocaust And Its Effects On The World

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The Holocaust has proven to be and still resides as one of the most horrific event that has occurred and left the most profound effect on the world. The Holocaust has left both a negative and positive effect on the world. This essay will examine the extermination of minority groups, organizations and the laws to analyze how the Holocaust impacted and changed the course of history.
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. According to many, the Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so called German racial community (Bartov, 120). During the era of the Holocaust, German authorities also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma, the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples. He continues to state that other groups were persecuted on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds, among them Communists, Socialists, Jehovah 's Witnesses, and homosexuals (Bartov, 120).
After the Holocaust ended you would think that people would gain some knowledge about how wrong it was, but no, nothing really changed. It took some time for real, life changing events to occur. After the Holocaust, many of the leading officials who manned the camps were tried and executed. Bergen begins by explaining that “In 1945, when…

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