World War II: Did the western civilization help enough?

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World War II

"When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy.

When they came for the Jews, I did not speak, because I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for the Catholics, I did not speak, for I am not a


And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak."

-On the Wall at the Holocaust Museum in Washington

War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it comes around at least once in our lifetime. Many tribulations have come in the history of our world. Although people of foreign cultures see the Western World as a powerhouse, ready and willing to destroy whoever and whatever stands in our way of being the " supreme" nation in the world, we have helped and served as ally to many foreign nations in the world, such as in World War II, but did we do enough.

It is impossible to learn about the Holocaust and the Second World War without the question of how it possibly could have happened arising, and along with that question comes another. The question of whether or not the Western World did enough to help the Jews in Europe. What was their reaction to the campaign of systematic persecution, robbery and murder the Third Reich inflicted upon the Jewish people? During the time leading up to the outbreak of World War II, the Western Press consistently carried numerous reports of the German's anti-Jewish policies and their purposeful victimization of the Jews living in Nazi Germany as well as the annexed territories. The general public cannot claim that they did not know what was going on, that they were uninformed. Whether or not they...