How the Holocaust Affected Its Jewish Victims



Introduction
There is no question in my mind that the mass killings of the Jews during World War II affected the lives of these people and the people who loved and knew them greatly. I wholeheartedly disagree with the people who claim it never happened, whether they are against the Holocaust “theory” or are just plain prejudice towards Jews. There were murders by the millions, and the Jewish victims of the Holocaust were affected by it, both directly and indirectly, as were their family members and friends who may have been thousands of miles away. Even today, people in the world are still affected by the extermination of millions of lives in Eastern Europe. In the same respect (if you call it respect), there are still many people, even entire institutions, who seek to discredit the veracity of the Holocaust, going as far to claim that none of the horrific events ever occurred. I will prove that the Holocaust affected many lives, both in living and in death, and that it did indeed happen, through relating factual and opinionated accounts of victims and witnesses, and explaining why what happened to the Jewish population of the Holocaust happened.
The Holocaust has been called a “Tragic legacy”. It has also been called a hoax. Despite what the deniers of the holocaust may think, it did indeed happen. It affected the lives of too many people, millions, if not the billions who knew of it, were related to those who were, in fact, statistics of the Holocaust. Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, and other minorities of Germany and neighboring countries were executed by the millions. I am at first very hesitant about completing a report on the holocaust and those who seek to deny it ever happened. It did happen, it affected millions upon millions of people around our planet, and it continues to be a reigning issue. I felt that, like the author of "Denying the Holocaust: The growing assault on truth and memory", I should not feed into the publicity of these "holocaust deniers". Those who claim it did not and manage to get away with it are very good at manipulating and deceiving the general public. They create propaganda that almost had me fooled several times, claiming that "We are not "holocaust deniers". We proudly proclaim that to date there is no evidence that millions of people were killed in homicidal gas chambers. That is good news all round. Why would anyone find this offensive? We are celebrating the living who were thought dead. How can this be an offense - unless it offends those who have their snout in the trough...." 1. It is too important to me, this subject of killing the memory of those that were killed. It is too important to family members of mine who were killed because they were simply Jews in Poland, shot dead in their own town, forced to dig their own graves in the rudimentary years of the Holocaust.
This is what happened. This is the truth, and no book, no public speaker, no institution will convince me otherwise.
Hitler Comes into Power- The Greatest Factor of the Jewish Extermination
The isolated phenomena2 known as the Holocaust actually began in 1933, when the Nazis came into power in Germany. Most people, however, think of it as a period of time between 1941 and 1945. During this time, over 11 million people perished. Six million Jews, which was ninety percent of the Jewish- German population and two-thirds of the total European Jewish population at the time, along with five million other individuals died in death or labor camps such as Bergen-Belsen, Treblinka, Aushwitz, Belzec and Majdanek. The other five million people were Gypsies, Slavs, Poles, homosexuals, Jehovah\'s Witnesses, Catholics and handicaps, just to name a few. As you can see, it was not, as some people think, only Jews who were pointlessly murdered. Their stories live on in the world today, such as that of Jeannine Burk- “I really lost a great part of my childhood- simply because we were Jews.” This was a period of dismay for Germany, and Germany was “looking for a savior” 3. This savior came in the form of a small little man with black hair and a radical,