Previously published in Examiner
Part 1 of the Anne Frank series
Life and death are the greatest health challenges of them all. Survival under the most grueling conditions affects the mind and body and contributes to the jeopardiing the quality of life and the quality of our death.
One of the most important figures of the Nazi era was a young girl by the name of Anne Frank. She was just an ordinary teenager and had hopes and dreams like any other teenager of her day and future generations to come. The only trouble was that she was Jewish during the Nazi era and that fate meant death for many. Death was inevitable for young innocent girls and boys and Jewish people; six million of them who were herded off to concentrations camps, imprisoned, starved, worked to death, and experimented on in the most vilest of ways. Then burned in the furnaces, and discarded like garbage. Human lives, not worth a thing to their nazi oppressors.
What did Anne Frank do that warranted such hatred? What did any of the Jewish people do that was so bad, what did any of the 40 million combined people of all races that were exterminated during those horrible times do?
They did not belong to the master race, the dream that monster by the name of Adolf Hitler dreamed up. Maybe he should have exterminated himself for his was a dark haired Austrian by birth. He too did not qualify for his dream of the Aryan super race.
History does repeat itself, the shoah (Holocaust) was not the only atrocity to humankind, it still goes on in various countries today. World dictators commit atrocities and genocide and the world looks on hardly blinking an eye. Human nature is such that if it is not happening to you then it is not important. So what it is happening to Africans or Serbians, or Albanians, Cambodians and so on? The world is apathetic, it doesn’t care about anything. The list is way too long to include every country that has witnessed such crimes against humanity.
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