Holocaust 8


The Holocaust, what is the true depth of the word? As sad as
it may seem, it affected the lives of millions because of
the hate inside of one certain group of people, the Nazi’s.
Dehumanization is to deprive human qualities such as
individuality or compassion. Victims of the Holocaust went
through dehumanization simply to make the killing of others
psychologically easy for the Nazi’s.
Many victims of the Holocaust suffered from various
experiments which eventually led to the death. Some of the
experiments were things such as: sun lamp, internal
irrigation, hot bath, warming by body heat,
freezing/hypothermia etc. The internal irrigation system is
when, “the frozen victims would have ...

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to the Nazi’s. One experiment that was conducted
on a pair of Russians describes the torture that many
victims went through. The experiment of the twins is
graphically described, “the next part of the examination
consisted of tubes being forced through their noses and into
their lungs. They were then ventilated with a gas which
caused them to cough so severely that they had to be
restrained. The sputum from the lungs was collected for
examination.” (Medical Experiments of the Holocaust and Nazi
Medicine) These sort of things went on throughout the camps
and the victims were just being used as lab rats.
The living conditions within camps played a major role
in the deterioration of the victims. On September 1, 1939,
when Germany invaded Poland, the lives of anybody who wasn’t
part of the “superior Germanic race” changed forever. As
soon as people began being sent away to various camps, the
process of dehumanization started. Children were kidnapped
from their homes ...

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