Cause or Effect Essay
Effects of the Holocaust
When many people look back at World War II, the first thing that comes to most peoples’ minds is the Holocaust. This is known as one of the most ruthless and world changing events known to man. All it took was one man’s view of a better world being the end of all Jews. Adolf Hitler, a German dictator, gathered millions of soldiers and followers to believe in and follow through with his plan. The effects of this event affected millions of people. It brought about death, physical and mental harm, and life changing experiences to many people. Indeed, one of the most vivid and racist events in the history of mankind.
One of the most remembered effects of the Holocaust was the death of over six million Jews. Hitler wanted genocide. He wanted the end of all Jewish people and their culture. His concentration camps tried to fulfill his goals. Two of the most deadly machines he used to kill people were the gas chamber and the “ovens”. The gas chambers were basically rooms the Germans used to lock the Jews in and have vents of gas that filled these rooms with a deadly toxin. The “ovens” were a fiery pit for human bodies. Obviously, the effect of the deaths of over six million Jewish people makes it hard to believe that one man could have caused all of that turmoil.
A second effect of the Holocaust was the physical and mental harm to millions. The mental harm that occurred within those camps was very depressing. Can one imagine watching a previous friend or family member be put through so much suffering and
death? Can one imagine seeing their entire neighborhood or town put in the gas chambers or “ovens” in Auschwitz? The physical pain was so obvious that any observer could notice the hardship the people in these camps went through. The people were starved and worked hours throughout the day. The bodies were so skinny that it could cause some people to have a...