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US Reacts To Holocaust

            The United States Reacts to Genocide.
             World War II was one of the deadliest and most destructive wars the world has ever seen. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers killed in action, there were also six million Jewish civilians slaughtered like cattle by Hitler and the Germans. This war originated in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power. He started a process which he entitled ethnic cleansing, killing any Jewish person, gypsy, homosexual, or any other individual deemed to be "inferior" by his standards. The holocaust was a systematic destruction process which, in a very diabolical fashion, developed a way for the legal demolition of property, suppression of rights, and ultimately extermination camps. .
             One of the questions posed frequently is, "how did the United States react to the Holocaust?" The answer is not a pleasing one in many aspects. During World War II, The United States Of America took virtually no action to impede the holocaust. Nor did it try to rescue the victims from the concentration camps, even though The United States was well aware of the genocide taking place. Proposals such as bombing the rail system that transported victims and supplies to Auschwitz were rejected. No successful rescue attempts were achieved until after the war ended. .
             The facts regarding the events of the Holocaust desperately need to be revealed to the world. Nazi propaganda started after the Nazis began to erase the rights of the Jews and other party enemies in 1933, soon after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. One such law was one in which all "non-Aryans" were banned from civil service, legal, medical, dental, teaching, entertainment, and press occupations (The law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil service, A Holocaust Reader, Dawidowicz, 35). On September 15, 1935 the infamous Nuremberg Laws were announced; "A Reich citizen is only that subject of German or kindred blood" (Reich citizen law of 1935).

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