Jewish Holocaust Reflection Stacy Del Valle

My Understanding:

Prior to this project, I only had a minimal understanding of the Holocaust and its effects on the Jewish people. I never knew until after doing some research for this assignment, how impacting and life changing the Holocaust actually was and still is today.

Most Important Question:

How many deaths were there in total from concentration camps?

11 million people were killed during the Holocaust (1.1 million children). 6 million of those victims were Jewish. Other groups targeted by the Nazis were Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, disabled people, and Roma.

Irena Sedler:

She helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and sheltering them in individual and group children’s homes outside the ghetto. she wore a Star of David as a sign of solidarity with the Jewish people and so as not to call attention to herself. She organized the smuggling of Jewish children from the ghetto, carrying them out in boxes, suitcases and trolleys.


An event that I would consider a connection to the Holocaust would be 9/11. I find this circumstance in time to be similar to the Holocaust for the fact that numerous people were badly injured in an event that was not expected. I would consider the Holocaust and the 9/11 incident acts of terrorism as innocent people were terrorized by others who planned and intended to inflict harm on them. Both occurrences left lasting impacts on the world and will be remembered for generations to come.

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