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The Holocaust is likely one of the most misunderstood historical events of modern times There are those that underestimate the extent of world knowledge about the German atrocities There are also those whom are ignorant of the way in which the Jews reacted to their situation The incredible extent of incorrect information about the Holocaust which people have been taught is a severe problem that must be corrected immediately The only solution is the education of the masses It is imperative that modern society fully appreciate the terrors of the Holocaust in order to prevent its reoccurrence First and foremost we must address the fallacies concerning the worlds knowledge of what was happeningIt is often assumed and taught that the Holocaust portion of World War II was such a well kept secret that no one knew of it until after the fact however this is untrue There were various ways that the world was notified of these horrors Various nations and various Jewish communities gained knowledge of the barbarity and did nothingThe powers that be were notified many times of what was going on On September 29 and 30 1941 there was a mass killing at Babi Yar a Russian city near Kiev Reporters in Kiev were sending the story to their publishers within three days it was never printed A Swiss-German industrialist after having been invited to watch a mass killing sent photographs to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt they were ignored In February 1942 the Vatican and the Red Cross received confirmed reports of the Holocaust After discussing whether to intervene they concluded that they had to remain silent so as not to compromise their neutrality In July of 1942 news reports of the killings were aired in London however nothing came of it because the reports were in French Head of the CIA Allen Dulles received an account of the camps from two inmates in 1944 Despite being quote-unquote profoundly
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