The Holocaust and opinions on it. It contains two quotes from "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

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Adolf Hitler was a man who at first seemed ingenious and the perfect example of a leader for a country like Germany. Many people liken him, but after he rose into power he decided to begin the "Final Solution", or the HOlocaust as we know it today. His strive for a perfect nation lead to the mass killing of Jews and anyone else who didn't meet the criteria of his perfect person. His first concertration camps were set up in the early 1930s, but the most infamous and deathly camps didn't come into play until the 1940s. For example, Auschwitz, on of the most notorious death camps that had both a gas chamber and crematory, didn't exist until 1942. The camps were all liberated and Hitler was overrun in 1945. Many people died, but some stories lived on. Anne Frank, a girl who lived during World War II, kept a diary during her stay in an attic with family to avoid being captured and sent to a camp.

Her family was found after twenty-five months and they were all sent to the same camp. Eventually they were seperated and the only survivor was Anne's father Otto Frank. The diary was published after the war by her father. Another famous book about the Holocaust is "Night" by Elie Wiesel. It gives details from a survivor's point of view. The remainder of this essay will explain how the victims of the Holocaust were effected, both physically and mentally.

There were many physical effects on the victims of the Holocaust. Not only were people brutally murdered, but they were also beaten and starved. Many times they wre taken on long death marches where they would run for many miles with no rest. "When the SS become tired, they were changed. But no one...