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The Nazis were extremely powerful. Some people did secretly subvert the Nazis. They were brave, and many met their doom. Most people were simply too afraid to speak up, or act against the Nazis....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 6:33 am UTC

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There are lessons to be learned from the Holocaust. One of these lessons is to learn how to prevent an event like this from happening again. There are several ways to do this. One way is to prevent...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 3:40 am UTC

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Basically, Adolf Hitler hated the Jews with a passion. To him they were not even human. Hitler had a dream of an Aryan nation and Jews were not a part of this nation. He believed in racial purity....

Latest answer posted May 15, 2010 12:12 am UTC

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I cannot help but think that more detail is needed in this question. There are a couple of fundamental premises that need establishing here. The first issue is that it is really difficult to...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2011 3:38 pm UTC

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The main lesson from the Holocaust is that every person has an obligation to stop an atrocity. Just pretending you don't know will not make it go away. Even if the group being targeted is...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011 9:26 am UTC

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One major idea of Nazism (and fascism in general) is that all of the people of a country should conform to one, ideal, way of being. The society is strong when all people are alike, sharing in...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012 11:30 pm UTC

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The effects of the Nazi’s “Final Solution” to the Jewish question were far-reaching and deplorable. When World War II ended in 1945, there were only about 200,000 Jews liberated form the...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2012 4:43 am UTC

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The Holocaust took place during World War II in Europe. In countries that were controlled by Germany, the Jewish people were rounded up and placed in concentration camps. They lived in horrible...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2015 2:55 am UTC

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A group called Genocide Watch (I attached the link below) has codified the eight steps of genocide, as you list them in your question. The list has recently been updated (also attached below) to...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2014 9:47 pm UTC

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Yes, the Holocaust could have been avoided, or at the very least, ended with international cooperation before 1945. In order to understand the history of the Holocaust, one must study the writings...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 10:29 pm UTC

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Eliezer's arrival into Birkenau is a challenging one where right and wrong are not clearly understood. Simply put, Eliezer does not know what the right thing to do is, what the right line to be in...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2012 11:23 am UTC

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The Holocaust, the systematic murder of six million European Jews and millions of homosexuals, communists, Roma, and other categories of humanity by the German regime and its allies in countries...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013 12:12 am UTC

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The Holocaust in German-occupied Poland and the Soviet Union would not have been as horrendous or murdered as many people without the cooperation of parts of Polish and Soviet society. As Elie...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 2:13 pm UTC

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First of all, we must acknowledge that Jews did resist the Holocaust in many ways. This ranged from "spiritual resistance of the Nazis' attempts to destroy Jewish culture to actual armed...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012 11:25 pm UTC

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Roberto Innocenti's Rose Blanche is a picture book which tells the story of Rose Blanche, a little girl who feeds children in concentration camps. The picture book uses color on a very...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2013 1:23 am UTC

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Wow! Thank you all for so many answers. I will definitely need to look into this before I teach this unit again.

Latest answer posted August 10, 2011 12:56 pm UTC

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I am not sure that it is fair to say that the world was “in denial” about the Holocaust. I think it is fair to say that they were unaware of it at first, and then were skeptical. When it was...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 12:45 am UTC

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This is a great question. "Righteous Among the Nations," is a translation from Hebrew, which literally means, "Righteous Gentiles." It is an honorific title given by the State of Israel to any...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2012 4:11 am UTC

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The Jewish people resisted the Holocaust in two different ways: active resistance and passive resistance. Active Resistance: Active resistance occurred throughout Germany and the German-occupied...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012 11:53 pm UTC

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I think that the painting of the Holocaust could turn out to be quite a good project that provides opportunity for self reflection about the Holocaust as well as reflection for others on the topic....

Latest answer posted January 26, 2013 2:08 pm UTC

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Germans were not the only people who had anti-Semitic tendencies during this time. The Nazis got help from some other governments and even from individual volunteers. An example of another...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2012 1:11 am UTC

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I think that the life in Lodz was similar in many respects to other ghetto settlements that the Nazis created. The repression of political, economic, and social rights of the Jewish people were...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012 10:40 am UTC

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The first “event” that brought the Holocaust about was not really an event at all but rather a historical trend. This was the trend towards anti-Semitism in Europe in general. The fact that many...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2013 7:10 pm UTC

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The previous post was very well constructed in its definition. I just wish to add one more element to this discourse. The Primary target of the Nazis were individuals of the Jewish Faith....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2009 8:44 pm UTC

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Hi, StephanieRR is correct in her explanation that the term "Polish concentration camp" simply refers to the geographic location of Auschwitz. However, I will look into editing our study guide...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2013 12:25 am UTC

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There are a number of reasons why the United States did not want to take many Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Among them were: The persecution of Jews started during the Great Depression. The...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2012 5:21 pm UTC

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There were two major significances of these trials for the world as a whole. First, it helped to bring closure to World War II. The Nazis had committed some of the worst atrocities in the history...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012 11:13 pm UTC

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There are three main reasons for this. First, the United States did not know that the Holocaust was going to happen before WWII started. When the US turned away refugees from Nazi Germany in the...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2012 1:41 am UTC

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This depends upon what you mean by “genocide” and what you mean by “aware.” The world, or at least the United States , was aware that the Nazi regime was oppressing the Jews, sometimes quite...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 1:04 am UTC

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First of all, it is absolutely not accurate to say that the Jews did not fight back against the Nazis and the Holocaust. In fact, they did engage in many acts of resistance. Perhaps the best...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 1:49 am UTC

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This question is difficult to answer as the US involvement in the Holocaust was one of isolationism, ignorance, denial, or anti-Semitism depending on what you read and which you believe. One...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2012 1:35 pm UTC

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It depends on why the law is enacted. In Nazi Germany, many people felt that the Jewish population was in some way responsible for the German defeat in World War I. In that situation, it's easier...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2012 1:12 am UTC

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Regrettably, there is a long and mournful parade of Nazi actions taken against the Jewish people that can fit the criteria established for genocide. The mere notion of classifying Jewish people as...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2012 1:05 pm UTC

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After being helped into power by traditional conservative and nationalist parties, Hitler immediately began setting about laying the foundations for a one-party dictatorship. Although the Nazis...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019 10:45 am UTC

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In my view, there are at least two reasons for this. First, it was important for the Nazi leaders to be put on a formal trial so that the world could really understand what they had done. If they...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2013 11:32 pm UTC

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This is actually a very difficult argument to refute in some ways. The most likely way to refute it is to say that there are natural laws that are so basic that they apply to all human beings at...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

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There were distinctly varied reactions of Germans to the Holocaust both during the event and afterwards in reflection. There were incidents of resistance to the Nazis' actions during their rise,...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2013 10:38 pm UTC

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In answering this question, we must remember that not all “concentration camps” during the Holocaust were the same. This meant that not all women had the same experiences. There were camps where...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2013 2:44 am UTC

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This question does not really lend itself to a simple binary answer. While some of the elements of the rise of the Nazis were a logical outcome of certain innate dynamics of modern European...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2016 8:51 am UTC

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This is an interesting question that has, over time, received many different answers, especially the issue as to when the American public was aware of what we now call the "Holocaust." Even though...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2011 4:39 am UTC

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Hitler started his systematic plan to annhilate the Jews from the early days of his office. 1933-1939 Forced emigration-Two-thirds of all the Jews from Austria and German were forced to leave....

Latest answer posted May 1, 2012 12:22 am UTC

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During the Holocaust, the main method used by the Germans to transport Jews from various conquered countries to the death camps was the railroad. Trains were used to move the Jews to the death...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2012 12:53 am UTC

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Zygmunt Bauman was forced out of Poland by an Anti-Semitic purge, orchestrated by the Polish Communist Secret Police. As a professor of Sociology, he has written many books on Modernity,...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2011 1:03 am UTC

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One reason is that Germany had witnessed the rise of the Nazi Party, which had founded its rise to power on a particularly virulent brand of nationalism, one which featured racist theory and...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 1:21 am UTC

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First, we should realize that the “brutal treatment” of many of the people who came to Auschwitz did not last very long. One part of the Auschwitz complex was used simply as a killing center....

Latest answer posted April 2, 2013 5:44 pm UTC

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