The Holocaust is likely one of the most misunderstood historical events of modern times There are those that underestimate the extent of world knowledge about the German atrocities There are also those whom are ignorant of the way in which the Jews reacted to their situation The incredible extent of incorrect information about the Holocaust which people have been taught is a severe problem that must be corrected immediately The only solution is the education of the masses It is imperative that modern society fully appreciate the terrors of the Holocaust in order to prevent its reoccurrence First and foremost we must address the fallacies concerning the worlds knowledge of what was happening It is often assumed and taught that the Holocaust portion of World War II was such a well kept secret that no one knew of it until after the fact however this is untrue There were various ways that the world was notified of these horrors Various nations and various Jewish communities gained knowledge of the barbarity and did nothing The powers that be were notified many times of what was going on On September 29 and 30 1941 there was a mass killing at Babi Yar a Russian city near Kiev Reporters in Kiev were sending the story to their publishers within three days it was never printed A Swiss-German industrialist after having been invited to watch a mass killing sent photographs to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt they were ignored In February 1942 the Vatican and the Red Cross received confirmed reports of the Holocaust After discussing whether to intervene they concluded that they had to remain silent so as not to compromise their neutrality In July of 1942 news reports of the killings were aired in London however nothing came of it because the reports were in French Head of the CIA Allen Dulles received an account of the camps from two inmates in 1944 Despite being quote-unquote profoundly shocked he remained silent for two years The worst show of the worlds indifference was in the case of the ship named the St Louis From May to June of 1939 the St Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees 734 of which had permission to enter America and all of which had Cuban landing certificates went from country to country requesting asylum All but 22 who were accepted into Cuba were refused entry into America Paraguay Chile Columbia Argentina and Cuba Finally on June 12 Britain Holland Belgium and France accepted the refugees The majority of those that were taken onto continental Europe perished within twelve months the 287 that went to Britain survived the war In addition to the nations ignoring the crisis of the Holocaust the Jews outside of Europe were relatively inactive There was very little done by the Jewish communities to help their brethren and their feeble attempts were not supported by the nations in which they lived Steven Wise the head rabbi of New York in this time period received the minutes of the Wannsee Conference The Wannsee Conference was the 1942 Reich congress were the Final Solution the plan to kill all the Jews was completed Wise took the minutes which included the Blueprints for the Extermination to President Roosevelt They did not do anything thereby allowing more Jews to die World Jewry negotiated with the Nazis to buy the lives of 100000 Jewish children and bring them into British controlled Palestine Great Britain refused to allow them into Palestine In fact a British official is quoted as saying What are we going to do with 100000 Jewish children Those children whom were so useless to Great Britain were murdered by the Nazis It is easy when faced with all of these facts to recognize that the image of the world as having German wool pulled over their eyes is fallacious This information makes it no longer possible to claim that the world could do nothing to save the eleven million people who died due to ignorance of what was happening The details related here disclose a grotesque flaw in historical character it brings to light the complete disregard for human life which nations harbored However this is not the only delusion of the Holocaust which I intend to rectify There is also that of the European Jewrys reaction to their situation Despite their virtual lack of outside support the European Jews did not go like lambs to the slaughter as they are often portrayed In every ghetto and in every concentration camp there was some resistance whether it be physical moral or spiritual In virtually every ghetto there was a physical revolt The most well noted is that of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Polands capital It took six weeks for German soldiers to defeat the civilians of the Warsaw Ghetto two weeks longer than it took them to defeat the entire Polish Army defensive There were even escapes from death camps such as the 1943 revolt at Sobibor where an unprecedented 60 prisoners escaped In addition to physical rebellion there was moral and spiritual resistance Moral resistance consisted of remaining a mensch or good person in spite of the hardships to be combated Spiritual resistance entailed a persistent fight to maintain your soul and keep your faith in the face of terrible odds This was achieved through saying Kaddish a very important prayer celebrating important holidays establishing libraries schools orphanages and theaters and by maintaining the will to survive The Jews of the ghettos and of the camps fought against the odds to survive They stood in the face of the most excruciatingly inhuman torture and withstood it Whether they survived or not every Holocaust victim must be looked at with awe Imagine what there eyes saw what there souls felt and how there hearts burned Imagine walking towards a mass grave and singing the Mourners Prayer for yourself Imagine watching all those you loved or cared about killed Now imagine after seeing all that to still be human That is an accomplishment that we must not deny those twelve million martyrs by teaching that they went like lambs to the slaughter The Holocaust is an area that must be taught and understood It is not enough to make someone pity those who were killed The educator must make the student respect the dead and acknowledge that their deaths were not without purpose We as a society must realize that the Holocaust as the most infamous and disgraceful time in all history must therefore be the most highly studied It must be taught to the fullest extent so that every generation to follow has eyes completely open for signs of trouble The Holocaust is likely one of the most misunderstood historical events of modern times There are those that underestimate the extent of world knowledge about the German atrocities There are also those whom are ignorant of the way in which the Jews reacted to their situation
The incredible extent of incorrect information about the Holocaust which people have been taught is a severe problem that must be corrected immediately The only solution is the education of the masses It is imperative that modern society fully appreciate the terrors of the Holocaust in order to prevent its reoccurrence First and foremost we must address the fallacies concerning the worlds knowledge of what was happening It is often assumed and taught that the Holocaust portion of World War II was such a well kept secret that no one knew of it until after the fact however this is untrue There were various ways that the world was notified of these horrors Various nations and various Jewish communities gained knowledge of the barbarity and did nothing The powers that be were notified many times of what was going on On September 29 and 30 1941 there was a mass killing at Babi Yar a Russian city near Kiev Reporters in Kiev were sending the story to their publishers
within three days it was never printed A Swiss-German industrialist after having been invited to watch a mass killing sent photographs to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt they were ignored In February 1942 the Vatican and the Red Cross received confirmed reports of the Holocaust After discussing whether to intervene they concluded that they had to remain silent so as not to compromise their neutrality In July of 1942 news reports of the killings were aired in London however nothing came of it because the reports were in French Head of the CIA Allen Dulles received an account of the camps from two inmates in 1944 Despite being quote-unquote profoundly shocked he remained silent for two years The worst show of the worlds indifference was in the case of the ship named the St Louis From May to June of 1939 the St Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees 734 of which had permission to enter America and all of which had Cuban landing certificates
went from country to country requesting asylum All but 22 who were accepted into Cuba were refused entry into America Paraguay Chile Columbia Argentina and Cuba Finally on June 12 Britain Holland Belgium and France accepted the refugees The majority of those that were taken onto continental Europe perished within twelve months the 287 that went to Britain survived the war In addition to the nations ignoring the crisis of the Holocaust the Jews outside of Europe were relatively inactive There was very little done by the Jewish communities to help their brethren and their feeble attempts were not supported by the nations in which they lived Steven Wise the head rabbi of New York in this time period received the minutes of the Wannsee Conference The Wannsee Conference was the 1942 Reich congress were the Final Solution the plan to kill all the Jews was completed Wise took the minutes which included the Blueprints for the Extermination to President Roosevelt They did not do anything thereby allowing more Jews to die World Jewry negotiated with the Nazis to buy the lives of 100000 Jewish children and bring them into British controlled Palestine Great Britain refused to allow them into Palestine In fact a British official is quoted as saying What are we going to do with 100000 Jewish children Those children whom were so useless to Great Britain were murdered by the Nazis It is easy when faced with all of these facts to recognize that the image of the world as having German wool pulled over their eyes is fallacious This information makes it no longer possible to claim that the world could do nothing to save the eleven million people who died due to ignorance of what was happening The details related here disclose a grotesque flaw in historical character it brings to light the complete disregard for human life which nations harbored However this is not the only delusion of the Holocaust which I intend to rectify There is also that of the European Jewrys reaction to their situation Despite their virtual lack of outside support the European Jews did not go like lambs to the slaughter as they are often portrayed In every ghetto and in every concentration camp there was some resistance whether it be physical moral or spiritual In virtually every ghetto there was a physical revolt The most well noted is that of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Polands capital It took six weeks for German soldiers to defeat the civilians of the Warsaw Ghetto two weeks longer than it took them to defeat the entire Polish Army defensive There were even escapes from death camps such as the 1943 revolt at Sobibor where an unprecedented 60 prisoners escaped In addition to physical rebellion there was moral and spiritual resistance Moral resistance consisted of remaining a mensch or good person in spite of the hardships to be combated Spiritual resistance entailed a persistent fight to maintain your soul and keep your faith in the face of terrible odds This was achieved through saying Kaddish a very important prayer celebrating important holidays establishing libraries schools orphanages and theaters and by maintaining the will to survive The Jews of the ghettos and of the camps fought against the odds to survive They stood in the face of the most excruciatingly inhuman torture and withstood it Whether they survived or not every Holocaust victim must be looked at with awe Imagine what there eyes saw what there souls felt and how there hearts burned Imagine walking towards a mass grave and singing the Mourners Prayer for yourself Imagine watching all those you loved or cared about killed Now imagine after seeing all that to still be human That is an accomplishment that we must not deny those twelve million martyrs by teaching that they went like lambs to the slaughter The Holocaust is an area that must be taught and understood It is not enough to make someone pity those who were killed The educator must make the student respect the dead and acknowledge that their deaths were not without purpose We as a society must realize that the Holocaust as the most infamous and disgraceful time in all history must therefore be the most highly studied It must be taught to the fullest extent so that every generation to follow has eyes completely open for signs of trouble The Holocaust is likely one of the most misunderstood historical events of modern times There are those that underestimate the extent of world knowledge about the German atrocities There are also those whom are ignorant of the way in which the Jews reacted to their situation The incredible extent of incorrect information about the Holocaust which people have been taught is a severe problem that must be corrected immediately The only solution is the education of the masses It is imperative that modern society fully appreciate the terrors of the Holocaust in order to prevent its reoccurrence First and foremost we must address the fallacies concerning the worlds knowledge of what was happening It is often assumed and taught that the Holocaust portion of World War II was such a well kept secret that no one knew of it until after the fact however this is untrue There were various ways that the world was notified of these horrors Various nations and various Jewish communities gained knowledge of the barbarity and did nothing The powers that be were notified many times of what was going on On September 29 and 30 1941 there was a mass killing at Babi Yar a Russian city near Kiev Reporters in Kiev were sending the story to their publishers within three days it was never printed A Swiss-German industrialist after having been invited to watch a mass killing sent photographs to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt they were ignored In February 1942 the Vatican and the Red Cross received confirmed reports of the Holocaust After discussing whether to intervene they concluded that they had to remain silent so as not to compromise their neutrality In July of 1942 news reports of the killings were aired in London however nothing came of it because the reports were in French Head of the CIA Allen Dulles received an account of the camps from two inmates in 1944 Despite being quote-unquote profoundly shocked he remained silent for two years The worst show of the worlds indifference was in the case of the ship named the St Louis From May to June of 1939 the St Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees 734 of which had permission to enter America and all of which had Cuban landing certificates went from country to country requesting asylum All but 22 who were accepted into Cuba were refused entry into America Paraguay Chile Columbia Argentina and Cuba Finally on June 12 Britain Holland Belgium and France accepted the refugees The majority of those that were taken onto continental Europe perished within twelve months the 287 that went to Britain survived the war In addition to the nations ignoring the crisis of the Holocaust the Jews outside of Europe were relatively inactive There was very little done by the Jewish communities to help their brethren and their feeble attempts were not supported by the nations in which they lived Steven Wise the head rabbi of New York in this time period received the minutes of the Wannsee Conference The Wannsee Conference was the 1942 Reich congress were the Final Solution the plan to kill all the Jews was completed Wise took the minutes which included the Blueprints for the Extermination to President Roosevelt They did not do anything thereby allowing more Jews to die World Jewry negotiated with the Nazis to buy the lives of 100000 Jewish children and bring them into British controlled Palestine Great Britain refused to allow them into Palestine In fact a British official is quoted as saying What are we going to do with 100000 Jewish children Those children whom were so useless to Great Britain were murdered by the Nazis It is easy when faced with all of these facts to recognize that the image of the world as having German wool pulled over their eyes is fallacious This information makes it no longer possible to claim that the world could do nothing to save the eleven million people who died due to ignorance of what was happening The details related here disclose a grotesque flaw in historical character it brings to light the complete disregard for human life which nations harbored However this is not the only delusion of the Holocaust which I intend to rectify There is also that of the European Jewrys reaction to their situation Despite their virtual lack of outside support the European Jews did not go like lambs to the slaughter as they are often portrayed In every ghetto and in every concentration camp there was some resistance whether it be physical moral or spiritual In virtually every ghetto there was a physical revolt The most well noted is that of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Polands capital It took six weeks for German soldiers to defeat the civilians of the Warsaw Ghetto two weeks longer than it took them to defeat the entire Polish Army defensive There were even escapes from death camps such as the 1943 revolt at Sobibor where an unprecedented 60 prisoners escaped In addition to physical rebellion there was moral and spiritual resistance Moral resistance consisted of remaining a mensch or good person in spite of the hardships to be combated Spiritual resistance entailed a persistent fight to maintain your soul and keep your faith in the face of terrible odds This was achieved through saying Kaddish a very important prayer celebrating important holidays establishing libraries schools orphanages and theaters and by maintaining the will to survive The Jews of the ghettos and of the camps fought against the odds to survive They stood in the face of the most excruciatingly inhuman torture and withstood it Whether they survived or not every Holocaust victim must be looked at with awe Imagine what there eyes saw what there souls felt and how there hearts burned Imagine walking towards a mass grave and singing the Mourners Prayer for yourself Imagine watching all those you loved or cared about killed Now imagine after seeing all that to still be human That is an accomplishment that we must not deny those twelve million martyrs by teaching that they went like lambs to the slaughter The Holocaust is an area that must be taught and understood It is not enough to make someone pity those who were killed The educator must make the student respect the dead and acknowledge that their deaths were not without purpose We as a society must realize that the Holocaust as the most infamous and disgraceful time in all history must therefore be the most highly studied It must be taught to the fullest extent so that every generation to follow has eyes completely open for signs of trouble The Holocaust is likely one of the most misunderstood historical events of modern times There are those that underestimate the extent of world knowledge about the German atrocities There are also those whom are ignorant of the way in which the Jews reacted to their situation The incredible extent of incorrect information about the Holocaust which people have been taught is a severe problem that must be corrected immediately The only solution is the education of the masses It is imperative that modern society fully appreciate the terrors of the Holocaust in order to prevent its reoccurrence First and foremost we must address the fallacies concerning the worlds knowledge of what was happening It is often assumed and taught that the Holocaust portion of World War II was such a well kept secret that no one knew of it until after the fact however this is untrue There were various ways that the world was notified of these horrors Various nations and various Jewish communities gained knowledge of the barbarity and did nothing The powers that be were notified many times of what was going on On September 29 and 30 1941 there was a mass killing at Babi Yar a Russian city near Kiev Reporters in Kiev were sending the story to their publishers within three days it was never printed A Swiss-German industrialist after having been invited to watch a mass killing sent photographs to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt they were ignored In February 1942 the Vatican and the Red Cross received confirmed reports of the Holocaust After discussing whether to intervene they concluded that they had to remain silent so as not to compromise their neutrality In July of 1942 news reports of the killings were aired in London however nothing came of it because the reports were in French Head of the CIA Allen Dulles received an account of the camps from two inmates in 1944 Despite being quote-unquote profoundly shocked he remained silent for two years The worst show of the worlds indifference was in the case of the ship named the St Louis From May to June of 1939 the St Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees 734 of which had permission to enter America and all of which had Cuban landing certificates went from country to country requesting asylum All but 22 who were accepted into Cuba were refused entry into America Paraguay Chile Columbia Argentina and Cuba Finally on June 12 Britain Holland Belgium and France accepted the refugees The majority of those that were taken onto continental Europe perished within twelve months the 287 that went to Britain survived the war In addition to the nations ignoring the crisis of the Holocaust the Jews outside of Europe were relatively inactive There was very little done by the Jewish communities to help their brethren and their feeble attempts were not supported by the nations in which they lived Steven Wise the head rabbi of New York in this time period received the minutes of the Wannsee Conference The Wannsee Conference was the 1942 Reich congress were the Final Solution the plan to kill all the Jews was completed Wise took the minutes which included the Blueprints for the Extermination to President Roosevelt They did not do anything thereby allowing more Jews to die World Jewry negotiated with the Nazis to buy the lives of 100000 Jewish children and bring them into British controlled Palestine Great Britain refused to allow them into Palestine In fact a British official is quoted as saying What are we going to do with 100000 Jewish children Those children whom were so useless to Great Britain were murdered by the Nazis It is easy when faced with all of these facts to recognize that the image of the world as having German wool pulled over their eyes is fallacious This information makes it no longer possible to claim that the world could do nothing to save the eleven million people who died due to ignorance of what was happening The details related here disclose a grotesque flaw in historical character it brings to light the complete disregard for human life which nations harbored However this is not the only delusion of the Holocaust which I intend to rectify There is also that of the European Jewrys reaction to their situation Despite their virtual lack of outside support the European Jews did not go like lambs to the slaughter as they are often portrayed In every ghetto and in every concentration camp there was some resistance whether it be physical moral or spiritual In virtually every ghetto there was a physical revolt The most well noted is that of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Polands capital It took six weeks for German soldiers to defeat the civilians of the Warsaw Ghetto two weeks longer than it took them to defeat the entire Polish Army defensive There were even escapes from death camps such as the 1943 revolt at Sobibor where an unprecedented 60 prisoners escaped In addition to physical rebellion there was moral and spiritual resistance Moral resistance consisted of remaining a mensch or good person in spite of the hardships to be combated Spiritual resistance entailed a persistent fight to maintain your soul and keep your faith in the face of terrible odds This was achieved through saying Kaddish a very important prayer celebrating important holidays establishing libraries schools orphanages and theaters and by maintaining the will to survive The Jews of the ghettos and of the camps fought against the odds to survive They stood in the face of the most excruciatingly inhuman torture and withstood it Whether they survived or not every Holocaust victim must be looked at with awe Imagine what there eyes saw what there souls felt and how there hearts burned Imagine walking towards a mass grave and singing the Mourners Prayer for yourself Imagine watching all those you loved or cared about killed Now imagine after seeing all that to still be human That is an accomplishment that we must not deny those twelve million martyrs by teaching that they went like lambs to the slaughter The Holocaust is an area that must be taught and understood It is not enough to make someone pity those who were killed The educator must make the student respect the dead and acknowledge that their deaths were not without purpose We as a society must realize that the Holocaust as the most infamous and disgraceful time in all history must therefore be the most highly studied It must be taught to the fullest extent so that every generation to follow has eyes completely open for signs of trouble
The Holocaust is likely one of the most misunderstood historical events of modern times There are those that underestimate the extent of world knowledge about the German atrocities There are also those whom are ignorant of the way in which the Jews reacted to their situation The incredible extent of incorrect information about the Holocaust which people have been taught is a severe problem that must be corrected immediately The only solution is the education of the masses It is imperative that modern society fully appreciate the terrors of the Holocaust in order to prevent its reoccurrence First and foremost we must address the fallacies concerning the worlds knowledge of what was happening
It is often assumed and taught that the Holocaust portion of World War II was such a well kept secret that no one knew of it until after the fact however this is untrue There were various ways that the world was notified of these horrors Various nations and various Jewish communities gained knowledge of the barbarity and did nothing
The powers that be were notified many times of what was going on On September 29 and 30 1941 there was a mass killing at Babi Yar a Russian city near Kiev Reporters in Kiev were sending the story to their publishers within three days it was never printed A Swiss-German industrialist after having been invited to watch a mass killing sent photographs to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt they were ignored In February 1942 the Vatican and the Red Cross received confirmed reports of the Holocaust After discussing whether to intervene they concluded that they had to remain silent so as not to compromise their neutrality In July of 1942 news reports of the killings were aired in London however nothing came of it because the reports were in French Head of the CIA Allen Dulles received an account of the camps from two inmates in 1944 Despite being quote-unquote profoundly shocked he remained silent for two years The worst show of the worlds indifference was in the case of the ship named the St Louis From May to June of 1939 the St Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees 734 of which had permission to enter America and all of which had Cuban landing certificates went from country to country requesting asylum All but 22 who were accepted into Cuba were refused entry into America Paraguay Chile Columbia Argentina and Cuba Finally on June 12 Britain Holland Belgium and France accepted the refugees The majority of those that were taken onto continental Europe perished within twelve months the 287 that went to Britain survived the war
In addition to the nations ignoring the crisis of the Holocaust the Jews outside of Europe were relatively inactive There was very little done by the Jewish communities to help their brethren and their feeble attempts were not supported by the nations in which they lived Steven Wise the head rabbi of New York in this time period received the minutes of the Wannsee Conference The Wannsee Conference was the 1942 Reich congress were the Final Solution the plan to kill all the Jews was completed Wise took the minutes which included the Blueprints for the Extermination to President Roosevelt They did not do anything thereby allowing more Jews to die World Jewry negotiated with the Nazis to buy the lives of 100000 Jewish children and bring them into British controlled Palestine Great Britain refused to allow them into Palestine In fact a British official is quoted as saying What are we going to do with 100000 Jewish children Those children whom were so useless to Great Britain were murdered by the Nazis
It is easy when faced with all of these facts to recognize that the image of the world as having German wool pulled over their eyes is fallacious This information makes it no longer possible to claim that the world could do nothing to save the eleven million people who died due to ignorance of what was happening The details related here disclose a grotesque flaw in historical character it brings to light the complete disregard for human life which nations harbored However this is not the only delusion of the Holocaust which I intend to rectify There is also that of the European Jewrys reaction to their situation
Despite their virtual lack of outside support the European Jews did not go like lambs to the slaughter as they are often portrayed In every ghetto and in every concentration camp there was some resistance whether it be physical moral or spiritual In virtually every ghetto there was a physical revolt The most well noted is that of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Polands capital It took six weeks for German soldiers to defeat the civilians of the Warsaw Ghetto two weeks longer than it took them to defeat the entire Polish Army defensive There were even escapes from death camps such as the 1943 revolt at Sobibor where an unprecedented 60 prisoners escaped
In addition to physical rebellion there was moral and spiritual resistance Moral resistance consisted of remaining a mensch or good person in spite of the hardships to be combated Spiritual resistance entailed a persistent fight to maintain your soul and keep your faith in the face of terrible odds This was achieved through saying Kaddish a very important prayer celebrating important holidays establishing libraries schools orphanages and theaters and by maintaining the will to survive
The Jews of the ghettos and of the camps fought against the odds to survive They stood in the face of the most excruciatingly inhuman torture and withstood it Whether they survived or not every Holocaust victim must be looked at with awe Imagine what there eyes saw what there souls felt and how there hearts burned Imagine walking towards a mass grave and singing the Mourners Prayer for yourself Imagine watching all those you loved or cared about killed Now imagine after seeing all that to still be human That is an accomplishment that we must not deny those twelve million martyrs by teaching that they went like lambs to the slaughter
The Holocaust is an area that must be taught and understood It is not enough to make someone pity those who were killed The educator must make the student respect the dead and acknowledge that their deaths were not without purpose We as a society must realize that the Holocaust as the most infamous and disgraceful time in all history must therefore be the most highly studied It must be taught to the fullest extent so that every generation to follow has eyes completely open for signs of trouble