How the Holocaust Changed the World

The world that we know has not always been the way that it is today. The way that we live our daily lives has been impacted greatly by the Holocaust. First, the United Nations had to include events such as these in their patrols. Secondly, the Holocaust has transformed the way nations deal with genocide. And lastly, the Nuremberg Laws and Trials helped with the making of these changes, brought by this life changing event. To summarize, our world had to adjust due to the Holocaust.

The devastation brought by the Holocaust started a global desire for peace and serenity. Our world as it was, was never going to be the same again. After everything had went down, the UN approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, brought to them by Eleanor Roosevelt. It is a declaration of human freedoms and human rights. Although securing human rights continues to be a problem around the world, this declaration has helped a lot since World War II.

Next, the Holocaust has brought changes to the way nations put up with genocide. After WWII, the United Nations proclaimed that any acts of genocide would be charged as a serious crime. The Genocide Convention then was planned and took place in 1948, its use was to prevent and punish this terrible crime. states that since then, over 130 countries have agreed to the convention. Some acts such as these have still happened since the war, but nothing as drastic as the Holocaust has taken place. I firmly believe that it is because of the CPPCG (Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.)

Adolf Hitler blamed Jews for Germany’s loss in World War II. In his book Mein Kampf he stated,”Wherever I went, I began to see Jews, and the more I saw, the more sharply they became distinguished in my eyes from the rest of humanity…” Nobody at the time thought anything of the book and definitely did not view it as a threat until the Nuremberg Laws were passed. Years later, when the Nuremberg Trials finally took place, people were finally getting punished for their awful ways. These trials have impacted our daily lives deeply. For example, without it, the formation of International War Crimes Tribunals would not have happened, and who knows, maybe our lives as we know it would not be anywhere close to the way it is today.

To conclude, our world has been completely transformed since the Holocaust. The way that nations deal with things, like genocide, has been completely changed. Certain laws since then, have been completely changed. And, in all honesty, if it weren’t for the Nuremberg Trials, many of these changes would not have even been able to take place! Our world has not been the same ever since.