“After I no longer speak”; A Message on the Impact of the Holocaust in “Shooting Stars”

Humans inflict suffering on other humans and when events are forgotten, they are repeated. In the poem “Shooting Stars,” Carol Ann Duffy tells a shocking story of a female prisoner held by Nazis in a concentration camp around the time of the Holocaust. This is a poem in which human suffering is being actively portrayed. … Read more

Children’s Literature and the Holocaust

During the 1940’s Jewish Europeans experienced an unthinkable and atrocious collective trauma. In her work “Survivor-Parents and Their Children” taken from the anthology Generations of the Holocaust, Judith S. Kestenberg has argued that regardless of location, the effects of the Holocaust are felt on survivors parenting. The children of survivors receive a secondary traumatic impact … Read more

The Holocaust: Auschwitz, Concentration and Death Camps

The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his … Read more

Brief Look at the Holocaust

Nearly six million Jews were killed and murdered in what historians have called “The Holocaust. ” The word ‘holocaust’ is a conflagration, a great raging fire that consumes in it’s path all that lives. In the years between 1933 and 1945, the Jews of Europe were marked for total annihilation. Moreover, anti-Semitism was given legal … Read more

Prejudice Was The Main Factor That Led To The Holocaust

Prejudice was the main factor that led to the holocaust. For some, resisting these forms of oppression was survival. Considering the dehumanizing the Nazis had forced upon the Jews, people took whatever courage and strength they had to get through this period of time. I believe luck also had a part to play in survival. … Read more

The Affects of the Holocaust

The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which many people believe never happened. Others who survived it thought it should never have been. Not only did this affect the people who lived through it, it also affected everyone who was connected to those fortunate individuals who survived. The survivors were lucky to have made … Read more

The Holocaust Essay

A subject most people would like to forget but shouldn’t. People must find out as much as possible about it so history won’t repeat itself. Millions of Jewish men, women, and children , of all strata were persecuted because of what? Nothing besides the fact that they were Jewish. Most Jews living in Germany, Austria, … Read more

Definition of the Holocaust

The Holocaust is generally regarded as the systematic slaughter of not only 6 million Jews, (two- thirds of the total European Jewish population), the primary victims, but also 5 million others, approximately 11 million individuals wiped off the Earth by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It is hard to grasp the idea that it … Read more

The Holocaust, Linking Past to Present

The Holocaust was an extremely awful thing that should have never happened. But what were the causes of it? You’re probably wondering why I ask. Well, after I noticed the tremendous amount of innocent children involved, these questions presented themselves. People, have been stereotyping and assuming too much of people. This is why a lot … Read more

The times before the Holocaust

In the times before the Holocaust, European people thought of themselves as the superior civilizations on this planet. The thoughts and actions of equality and enlightenment had been brewing in the minds of these people since the days of the French Revolution. Each generation took bigger and more drastic strides to reach this common goal … Read more

Coming of age in the Holocaust

Elli, her mother and all of the prisoners they meet all have to undergo numerous physical and psychological hardships when they are forced into the concentration camps. They are treated like cattle on their way to the slaughterhouse when they are taken from their houses to the ghetto, then to the synagogue, and eventually to … Read more

Ethic and the Holocaust

Definition of Holocaust: The Holocaust is generally considered to be the activity conducted by the German government from 1941-1945. The Nazis, the fascist government in power from 1933-1945 in Germany, systematically exterminated about 8 million people during these four years. The Nazis had been killing Jews, other minorities, and political enemies since the early 1930’s. … Read more

Elli – Coming Of Age In The Holocaust

Elli, her mother and all of the prisoners they meet all have to undergo numerous physical and psychological hardships when they are forced into the concentration camps. They are treated like cattle on their way to the slaughterhouse when they are taken from their houses to the ghetto, then to the synagogue, and eventually to … Read more

Holocaust Tragedy

*If you’ve been hurt in the past by people dont assume that you will always be hurt, open your heart to someone who you can trust and you will find true love, dont deny yourself of that feeling* *You don’t come across that many people that give you butterflies, you just dont* “If two past … Read more

Buchenwald (Holocaust)

The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. “Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. ” One of … Read more

Literary Insperation of the Holocaust

Why do the survivors of such a tragic event such as the Holocaust want to remember those horrifying times by writing about memories that most people would only want to forget? I will show, Weisel has talked about, and as others have written, that the victims of the holocaust wrote about their experiences not only … Read more