Holocaust paper: Motives, Processes, and Consequences of the Holocaust
5 paragraph essay
You must construct a five (5) paragraph essay on one of the following topics related to the Holocaust: Motivation for the Holocaust, Process of the Holocaust, or Consequences of the Holocaust.
Motives: Genocide, Blame groups for WWI defeat, scapegoating, black plague (poisoning wells), Jews blamed for killing Jesus of Nazareth, economic issues (post WWI, economic collapse, Treaty of Versailles), Nuremberg laws (illegal to marry a Jew), European Jewry
What impact did various motives play in the blaming of Jews and other disenfranchised groups leading up to and during the Holocaust?
How did various motives lead towards the targeting of Jews and other disenfranchised groups during World War II and the Holocaust?
Processes: Concentration Camps, Tagging of groups, patch wearing, dehumanization, forced labor, zyklon b, Nuremberg laws (illegal to marry a Jew), Night of Broken Glass/Kristallnacht, creation of ghettos, Final Solution (destruction of inferior races), gas chambers,
How did the processes of the Holocaust used to target groups impact future policy in regards to modern warfare?
How did the processes used by the Nazis help unify the Allies to fight against the Nazis.
Consequences: Diaspora, Creation of a Jewish state, regulations against Jewish immigrants [many countries did not accept Jewish refugees], distrust of Germans, Hitler favored emigration as a solution to what he called the the “Jewish Problem”, creation of ghettos, Survivors [psychological issues], children of survivors
What lasting effects do we see today from the consequences of the Holocaust?
What consequence did the Holocaust have on the survivors of the Holocaust?
“The equivalent of the Holocaust could happen today or in the near future”