The Holocaust was one of the biggest historical events that took place in the 20th century. It was the time when innocent civilians were no longer in control of their own lives but by the hands of one man, Adolf Hitler. His “supremacist and racially motivated policies” were responsible for taking the lives of around six million Jews and about five million people who were deemed “undesirable”. Starvation, disease, extermination camps, and medical experiments were just some of the ways that 11 million people suffered through until their last breath.
The Holocaust is and forever will be known as how much evil man could do as much as good. We must never forget the events that occurred during that time as to forget would be an injustice to the lives that were lost. To reflect and learn from the horrors that took place during the Holocaust ultimately creates a better world for future generations and us. The magnitude it had on the world is a reminder to every one of us that the choices we make leads to the growth or downfall of the world. The Holocaust was and is one of the worst acts against humanity that ever took place.
No matter how horrific the past seems looking back on it is a crucial step needed to move forward. As Elie Wiesel once said, “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness. ” It is our sole duty to keep in our minds and hearts the trials and tribulations the victims of the Holocaust went through so that kind of evil will cease to exist. The message of this quote is worth knowing as it only took the mass murder of millions for us to realize that we never truly acknowledge the consequences of our choices until they have happened right before our eyes.