The Aftermath of the Holocaust
The Holocaust was a tragic point in history which scars the memories of so many people that either survived or witnessed the horrific torture caused by the Nazis. The survivors were very lucky to have lived through it, but there are times when their memories and flashbacks have made them wish they were the ones who died instead of living with the horrible aftermath. The effects of the Holocaust can still be felt today, not only by those who learn and read about it, but by those who were children or teenagers during the massacre who were forced to watch their family and friends being tortured and killed. This liquidation has had its effects, worldwide.
The myriad of psychological effects of survivors is indeed shocking. Not only did they suffer from the memories of their traumatic experiences, but when they integrated back into society after the war, they found it very hard to adjust. It was made difficult by the fact that they were so used to complying to the orders of the Nazis, with fear and apprehension, that they sometimes forgot that they were no longer subject to them. One way that survivors coped with the prolonged horrors of the Holocaust was the remain hopeful that they would one day be reunited with their friends and family. However, upon liberation, many would often discover that their loved ones were either perished, or not accounted for. Many survivors, when they were physically capable, returned to their home towns only to find their property destroyed or taken over. Although they were put through so much, most survivors were able to put the past behind them, and rejoin the paths their lives might have taken them prior to the Holocaust.
While survivors suffered predominantly from the effects of the Holocaust, in reality, the whole world was suffering with them. While most people didn’t have the extent of understanding that the survivors did on this incident, they were definitely affected and disturbed by the...