Student: My daddy said the Holocaust was a bad thing because the Nazis killed lots of Jews for no reason.
Teacher: That's right, but the Holocaust I'm referring to actually cleansed the planet of neo-Nazi and white supremacist filth. So now it is a good thing.
Student: oh. cool. How did we kill them all?
Teacher: We rounded them up, stuffed them onto trains and kept them there for weeks without food or water and some died and some had to eat each other's shit and drink each other's piss to stay alive. Those that lived were put into camps and then gassed in huge chambers before being cremated and sent to hell where they belong.
"Yes, it's true that millions of people suffered. But every time some brings up the subject, you feel the need to inform them that people other than the Jews died. Does that mean that their deaths are any more or less meaningful? Does it merely reflect your insecurity with the fact that a different ethnic/religious 'team' has the upper hand in the fundamentally strange, myopically inhumane moral hierarchy by which you live?"
"What are you saying about me, man? I'm not one of those spooky deniers or anything. I just want to make sure people understand something about it, you know. About what the event means, about who it effected."
"There's nothing to understand. The Holocaust lacks historical precedent and defies comprehension. We're not talking about a goddamn kids show, wherein an exciting new life lesson is imputed to the events surrouding a childish error of judgment minor moral quandry... We're talking about the slaughter of millions. Try for a moment to fathom that. The Nazi's murder-machine was more efficient when it came to killing the Jews because members of that group, confined to ghettos and/or the Pale of Settlement for untold generations, could very easily be rounded up and shipped to death camps. When Hitler first devised his philosophy, the Jews drew an unfair proportion of his ire, probably because he recognized that the long, glorious history of anti-semitism in Europe could be exploited to buoy support among the masses. The people of Germany was receptive to state-sponsored anti-semitism and willfully ignorant of their government's worst excesses, so it's kinda difficult to write them off as having simply 'followed orders.' Basically, wherever you turn, you'll find skulls in towering heaps, and that's about it. By the way, crediting the Holocaust with laying the groundwork for the state of Israel is reasonably accurate, albeit representative of either some informed person's egregiously opportunistic bent or the lengths to which the average man will go to rationalize mind-boggling atrocities."
"Gee, and here I was thinking you'd commiserate with me."
And for those who say that Germans should be ashamed that they are Germans because of Hitler is strictly unfair. Not every German soldier actually believed in Nazi ideas. Many of them did, yes, and supported the "Final Solution". All soldiers had to fight, and I honestly dont believe every German supported the horrible acts of their government.
It is also a personal theory of mine that neo-Nazis deny the holacaust because they recognize what a terrible thing the holacaust was, and they dont want to believe that the people they admire and believe in could do such a thing. Once again, I am from a Jewish family, and my grandparents went through the holacaust- and so this is probably the most fair definition you will ever get.
Hitler wanted to kill off evey single Jew, Gypsy, homosexual, disabled, Russian POW, some American POW's, and other minorities.
At the end, Hitler killed himself like a little pussy. The Neurenberg(sp?) Trials tryed nazi officials for crimes against humanity and war crimes. One of the main focuses of the Trials was the holocaust.
Even though the holocaust also involved nearly 5 million people of non-Jewish ancestry, the mass extermination of the Jews decimated the entire Jewish population of the world by two thirds, and nearly eliminated almost all Jews residing in Europe.
Let's not forget, if the amount of Jews was proportional to the quantity of Americans for example, then the casualties would likely be circa 200 million.
2. A disaster on a major scale.
2. People thought that North Korea was going to start a nuclear holocaust.
1)Complete devastation or destruction usually by means of fire.
2)Burnt offering or sacrifice.
3)The name of the atrocities against Semites, Homosexuals, Gypsies, Slavs etc by the Nazi Regime in the early 1940s