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July Main article: The original plan of the Allies was to repatriate these "displaced persons" to their countries of origin, but many refused to return, or were unable to as their homes or communities had been destroyed. As a result, more thanlanguished in displaced persons camps for years after the war ended.
With most displaced persons being unable or unwilling to return to their former homes in Europe, and with restrictions to immigration to many western countries remaining in place, the British Mandate of Palestine became the primary destination for many Jewish refugees.
However, as local Arabs opposed their immigration, the United Kingdom refused to allow Jewish refugees into the Mandate territory. Countries in the Soviet Bloc made emigration difficult. Former Jewish partisans in Europe, along with the Haganah in British Mandate of Palestine, organized a massive effort to smuggle Jews into Palestine, called Berihahwhich eventually transportedJews both displaced persons and those who had been in hiding during the war to Mandate Palestine.
After the State of Israel declared independence inJews were able to emigrate to Israel legally and without restriction. Bywhen the displaced persons camps were closed, there were more than 80, Jewish former displaced persons in the United States, aboutin Israel, and another 10, in other countries, including Mexico, Japan, and countries in Africa and South America.
Resurgence of antisemitism[ edit ] Main articles: The attitude of Christian Poles towards Polish Jews hardened significantly and hundreds of Jews were killed in anti-Jewish violence.
Some were simply killed for financial reasons. Situations like these result in heated and dramatic protests on the part of some survivors against the Israeli government and related agencies. The population of survivors that now live in Israel has now dwindled toYad Vashem provides a searchable database of three million names, about half of the known Jewish victims.
Impact on culture[ edit ] Effect on Yiddish language and culture[ edit ] In the decades preceding World War II, there was a tremendous growth in the recognition of Yiddish as an official Jewish European language, even a Yiddish renaissancein particular in Poland. In the s and s the Soviet Jewish public rejected the cultural autonomy offered to it by the regime and opted for Russification: Even in Poland, where harsh discrimination left the Jews as a cohesive ethnic group, Yiddish was rapidly declining in favour of Polonization.
The Holocaust led to a dramatic decline in the use of Yiddish, as the extensive Jewish communities, both secular and religious, that used Yiddish in their day-to-day lives were largely destroyed.
Holocaust theology Holocaust theology is a body of theological and philosophical debate concerning the role of God in the universe in light of the Holocaust of the late s and s.
It is primarily found in Judaism ; Jews were drastically affected by the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered in a genocide by Nazi Germany and its allies. Others include the additional five million non-Jewish victims, bringing the total to about 11 million. The Eastern European Jewish population was particularly hard hit, being reduced by ninety percent.
Judaism, Christianityand Islam have traditionally taught that God is omniscient all-knowingomnipotent all-powerfuland omnibenevolent all-good in nature.
However, these views are in apparent contrast with the injustice and suffering in the world. Monotheists seek to reconcile this view of God with the existence of evil and suffering. In so doing, they are confronting what is known as the problem of evil. Within all of the monotheistic faiths many answers theodicies have been proposed.
In light of the magnitude of depravity seen in the Holocaust, many people have also re-examined classical views on this subject. A common question raised in Holocaust theology is "How can people still have any kind of faith after the Holocaust?The Long Term Effects of the Holocaust The Holocaust destroyed society.
This devastating Genocide killed millions of people, left thousands in physical or mental pain, and affected todays society in such a negative way.
The Holocaust had many effects on the world, including millions of displaced Jews, financial problems in Germany, the destruction of a social class, struggling cities and worldwide outrage.
The effects of the Holocaust can still be seen in the world today. Pre-Holocaust European Jewry.
The Jews of Germany and Western Europe The Jews of Western Europe, including Germany, did not see themselves as a separate national minority within the countries in which they lived. Of Germany's 2 million *Jewish population the number had dwindled down to around.5 million before the start of WWII.
Most of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust were eastern European: Polish, Ukrainian, ect and lives generally in small communities and were farmers or other low skill professions. The Holocaust had threatened the Jewish people with near extinction.
One of the earliest psychological reactions experienced by Jews upon learning about the Holocaust was intense conscious and unconscious anger directed at the non-Jewish world. The Holocaust was seen as the result of gentile assault and indifference.
Hitler's desire for Germany to become an Autarky wasn't really helped the Holocaust, in general. Of course, it could be argued that the Holocaust created jobs but due to the German Labour Front's (DAF) introduction in unemployment was no problem in Germany.