Picking Up A Topic For An Essay About The Holocaust: 12 Good Prompts
Writing an essay about the Holocaust can be fascinating but challenging at the same time. We all, understand the history behind it. Pick a topic on this subject can sometimes be troublesome because of the intriguing events that happened during those days of Hitler where many innocent people lost their lives. Therefore it is important to ask yourself some pertinent questions before you select a topic to discuss. This will immensely depend on the length and how deep your discussion should be.
- Who was Hitler before the Holocaust? What was his character? This will help you connect his character before and after the Holocaust.
- Which countries supported this sinful act? Why did they support it? Was there any country that was against? If yes, why was it against it?
- What were the effects of the genocide? Was there any psychological torture to the survivors of the act? How did it impact to their health?
- . Is it true that the Nazi’s collaborated with the Jews? Which evidence supports this? Which evidence does not support this?
- Did any people escape from the violence? How did they do so?
- How were the lives of those people crowded in the camps? What are some of the challenges they faced?
- What was the character of the Nazi soldiers? Did they commit any sinful acts? If yes, why did they have to commit them?
- What were the enemies of Holocaust? Why were they enemies? What are the aspects they did not like during the genocide?
- How did the Holocaust come to an end? What are some the cost incurred to end this sinful act? Were there any lives claimed in the fight to end the genocide?
- Hitler committed sinful crimes during the Holocaust yet he is loved by many. Why is he loved by all? What are his good characters?
- Were the Jewish people mistreated during the Holocaust? How? How did they go about with their life after the end of the Holocaust?
- What was Hitler’s main role during the Holocaust? Why was hated by many people? Why did he have to commit the sinful acts he was being accused of?
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Some of Life's Lessons Learned from the Holocaust
The most unexpected can happen.
Life is not always what we make it but what it makes of us.
Money can solve many problems, as can wisdom and forethought. The combination of both is unparalleled. The wealthier Jewish population who foresaw from history and circumstances what lay ahead were able to rescue themselves before it was too late. The courageous encouraged their loved ones to leave, even if by circumstances or lack of affidavits or passports they were unable to join them at that moment.
Denying the Jewish religion was of very little help and brought more tragedy when found out.
Support from fellow Jews brought relief, whereas the Christian population exploited the situation and became the “willing executioners” and recipients of the misfortunes of the persecuted.
Wickedness knows no limits.
Arrogance disappeared and rich and poor alike were abused as one, without regard to education, profession, or status.
Might makes right. Those in power decided the fate of the Jewish population.
Advantages turn easily and consorts with evil deeds: Jewish “friends” and neighbors were abandoned and open theft was considered heroic.
Fear of the unknown can become our biggest foible. Those Jews who were afraid of leaving their homes, “their country”, their earthly goods, their security, became the victims of their “Angst”. There were a number of the German Jewish population who insisted that they would leave only “mit dem letzten Schnellzug” (the last train). Indeed they did leave with the last train: To Dachau, Bergen Belsen, Theresienstadt, Matthausen, etc.
Under certain circumstances, especially when danger looms, acting swiftly and decisively is of the greatest help!
Hiding from the truth is self destructive and an illusion. Looking at reality with a sober attitude can save lives.
Psychopaths have no mercy and no conscience. It was seen during the Hitler era and can be seen in the criminal mind in our current culture. Examples are such men asSanchez,Daumer, Vick, Gacy, DeSalvo, Manson, etc.
We cannot be subservient to our enemies. In our historic past we placated, we bowed, we scraped, we turned the other cheek. We played the role of subservient “Untermensch” to avoid conflict. Conflict must be faced and tended to in a manner befitting the circumstances with might. We learned this from our Israeli brothers and sisters, who do not hesitate to retaliate and have become a people who defend themselves, their country and their right to exist.
Let us remember the lessons learned from history and be proud of our heritage, our wisdom, and our Jewishness.