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Fdr And Pearl Harbor Essay

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The Holocaust is one of the most gruesome and inhumane events to ever happen in the history of the world. The Holocaust took place during World War II. WWII was one event that was categorized as strictly good vs evil. At the beginning of the war America wanted to remain neutral because we had just come out of WWI and were working on rebuilding our economy. The United States was successful in remaining neutral until Japan bombed Pearl Harbor early on the morning of December 7. 1941. The United States officially entered the WWII when we declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941. Just a few short days later on December 11, 1941, Hitler declared war on the united states, as Germany was an ally ...view middle of the document...

There are many major concentration camps that are acknowledged such as Auschwitz, but many fail to realize along with the twenty three main camps, there also came sub camps, nearly nine hundred in fact, (Nazi Medical Experiments) The world also does not seem to be able to fathom their minds around the fact that there were approximately eleven million people killed during the holocaust. (Nazi Medical Experiments)
Why were Hitler and his people not stopped during this time is the question everyone asks. The answer to this is simple, no one but the German’s were aware of the extreme horrors the Jews were facing. With this answer, it brings us to our next question, why did the German’s not stop the madness? Well, how can you betray your own country? A new study suggests that the germans were well aware of what was going on. (Ezard) but they chose to do nothing. The German’s read about the extremes of the concentration camps and were very clear on Hitler’s intentions to get rid of every Jew on German land by what they read in thousands of German media articles and posters ever since the extermination had begun. (Ezard)
When the Jews were shipped out of the ghettos, they were in for no get away vacation. They had to ride for day’s smushed in cattle cars with hundreds of more people. They went days without food, shower, and nowhere to use the restroom other than on their selves. The arrival at the concentration camps was not a relief that they had been unclogged from the cattle car, but more like gas had been poured on a fire because things immediately got worse. When the Jews arrived at the camps, as if the first whiff of burning flesh from the crematorium was not enough, they were immediately separated from their families. Females and children were sent to the right where they would be sent immediately to the gas chamber and then dumped in the crematorium. Males were sent to the left where they would be deemed fit to work or not. If they were deemed unsuitable for work they would be sent to the gas chamber. If they were deemed suitable for work they would be sent to camps with hard labor. Before entering the gas chamber everyone would be stripped of their clothing and shaved of their hair before walking into the ¬¬Zyklon B filled chambers.
There were hundreds of innocent people who avoided the gas chamber and hard labor only to find themselves as human lab rats for the doctors. (Medical Experimentation) The ones who were separated from the normal death sentence considered themselves lucky only to find their sentence would be much more agonizing as they were now human experiments. During the holocaust there were many, many human experimentations where German physicians conducted painful and deadly experiments on prisoners. (Nazi Medical Experiments) Some of which included organ removal, amputations, and castrations, all performed with no anesthesia. (Rosenberg)
There were three main levels of experimentation. The first Reich of experimentation...

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