The Holocaust And Its Subsequent Effects On Survivor 's Children

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I. Introduction: “To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time” (Wiesel, 1956, 3) explains why the living (especially survivor’s children) are responsible for keeping the stories of this time period alive.
a. Purpose: to inform my audience about the Jewish Holocaust and its subsequent effects on survivor’s children and their psychological composition; to inform why these long lasting effects are relevant to human psychology and our world
b. The complex and traumatic series of events during the Jewish Holocaust resulted in almost two thirds of the population being killed.
c. Of those who survived, there were many pretenses surrounding the remainder of their lives and their children’s lives due to a newly adopted and pessimistic worldview.
d. Those who did have children certainly raised their children differently, and these families held varied responsibilities from families who did not endure similar trials and tribulations.
II. Main Point #1: The Jewish Holocaust (1933 to 1947) was the systematic genocide of over six million Jewish people, facilitated by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and its accomplices (Avraham).
a. In 1933, the Nazi political party took power in Germany, the first concentration camp (Dachau) is established, and the Nazis begin to burn books which contain beliefs that oppose their own ideals (Avraham).
b. Hitler establishes dictatorship by combining positions of chancellor and president and becomes Fuhrer in 1934 (Gordon).

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