Children Of The Holocaust

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Children are the voice of the future.

Children of the holocaust can teach us many things. Many of the children, whose lives were so greatly affected by the Holocaust, knew no other life than the terrible life the Holocaust had for them. Thinking that life held no other qualities than being beaten and tortured, children made the best of their time here on earth. 1.5 million Jewish children were murdered during the holocaust. (Children of the Holocaust) Their lives were not wasted; the children of the Holocaust were put on earth to teach us many things. They have taught us many things such as making the best of life and the friendships and loved ones are worth the struggle to live.

A story that is prevalent in my study of the holocaust is that of the Doctor of Auschwitz, Dr. Josef Mengele. Mengele was one of the doctors who conducted experiments on children, mainly twins, commonly referred to as "Mengele's children".

Mengele was trying to find out through experimental process weather an Aryan woman could be assured that she would give birth to blonde haired and blue-eyed baby or not; he believed that the twins held the answer to this question.

Dr. Mengele seemed to enjoy his job The children thought that Mengele was a nice person and was not torturing them, he was even called Uncle Mengele. He even brought them candy and would play with them.

The experiments were nasty and left unthinkable results. The children had blood drawn everyday and Out of the thousands of children that were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, only 400 children came out.

Someday maybe," wrote Erik Erickson, "there will exist a well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the...