I don't think many people have wondered too much about this before but I have. It is about the Holocaust.
A few days ago I watched a film in the Tv that has made me meditate about it a lot. For those who had no idea, many people died in the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and Spain suffered a dictatorship for 40 years. The dictator's name was Franco. He was a good Hitler's friend (as well as Mussolini's). But there was a man called Ángel Sanz-Briz, a Spanish diplomat, who served at the time of the Second World War (in this conflict, Spain remained non-belligerent). In 1944, acting on his own, he helped to save the lives of about five thousand Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, providing Spanish passports to any Jew persecuted. Because of this he was recognized by the name of "Angel of Budapest".
I find this amazing. That man was risking not only his own life but also his whole family´s life. He was married to a woman and they had children. Despite his good position he decided to have faith and fight for that wonderful cause. Thanks to his courage the death of many innocent people was avoided.
The whole Holocaust is just a nightmare. It's incomprehensible to me how the hatred of the human being reached that top. Racism is something terrible and cruel. Thank God the Holocaust is over now, but what about the racism? Is it actually overcome? Obviously not.
Another thing that I've been thinking about: if the Holocaust was a FACT just a few decades ago, do you think it would be possible again?
There's a german film called "The wave" based on something that actually happened. In 1967 Ron Jones, a history teacher in Palo Alto, California, had no answer to the question of one of his students: How could the German people allege ignorance of the slaughter of the Jewish people? At that time Jones decided to try an experiment with his students. He introduced a regime of extreme military discipline in the classroom, restricting their freedoms. The name of this movement was The Third Wave. The teacher was amazed when his students enthusiastically began to spy on each other and harass those who would not join the group. On the fifth day Ron Jones was forced to end the experiment before things went too far.
So, what's your opinion about this? Do you think racism is still something we should be worried about? Could the Holocaust be a reality again ?
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There´s an issue that is spinning in my head. I don't think many people have wondered too much about this before but I have. It is about the Holocaust. A few days ago I watched a film in the Tv that has made me meditate about it a lot. For those who had no idea, many people died in the Spanish Civ