Intolerance In The Holocaust

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“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”- Mahatma Gandhi. The definition of intolerance is the unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect persons of a different social group, especially members of a minority group. While that was the dictionary definition of the word I believe that intolerance means to not believe or accept an action or group. As the years have gone by, several instances of intolerance have occurred including the events of the Holocaust, the tragedy in Rosewood, Florida, and what happened to Charlie Howard all stand out as disgusting acts of intolerance. The events of the Holocaust will forever be marked in the history books for their inhumane treatment of…show more content…
Hitler believed that the Jews where a lesser race and deserved to be executed. So, Adolf sent thousands of Jews to death camp all over the Nazi controlled areas with the intent to make the Jews work before eventually killing them. The Jews were stripped from their homes, families, and all of their possessions just because they were Jewish. I believe that the Holocaust marks the harshest act of intolerance and unjust behavior in history. These events were cruel and inhumane enough to make the Nazis one of the most hated groups in the history of the world. A second event that happened was the events in Rosewood, Florida. In Rosewood Florida there was a mass killing of African Americans after there was an alleged assault towards a white woman in her home and the woman claimed that a black man was responsible. A posse of men gathered together to venture to the neighboring town to find the assailant. The men then went to town to find the man who assaulted her who they thought was a man named Jesse Hunter. They then shot and killed a man and her mother in their own home and burned down multiple houses, schools, and churches. The posse burned down all of the building that were owned by black men. The killings lasted for about one week and many believe that around two dozen people lost

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