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Horrors of the Holocaust

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  • Submitted: 16/11/2010
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AS and A Level Composition

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Jessica M. Bird

Dr. Gilbert

English 102

12 April 2010

Horrors of the Holocaust

Boris Slutsky wrote a poem titled, "How Did They Kill My Grandmother!" The title itself is self-explanatory of the poems significance. There is no hidden symbolism or meaning. He is simply telling his readers how the Nazis cruelly killed his grandmother. During World War II, Nazis took over most Europe and the USSR, afflicting its people with unspeakable acts of cruelty and immorality. Hitler put a plan for extermination of ethnic impurity, known as the Final Solution, in place. The Nazi executed this through the encampment, abuse and slaughter of millions, with Jews, gypsies and other cultural minorities being targeted. Of all the examples of injustice against humanity in history, the Holocaust is one of the most prominent.

The Holocaust did not happen all at once. It started off with herding the minority races into the Ghettos. The ghettos were usually located inside cities, and acted as a prison to segregate the Jews from the rest of the public. This quote "A building where/ the hundred and fifty Jews of our town who," lets the readers know

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