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  1. Introduction
  2. The human destruction
  3. The Theresienstadt ghetto
  4. Concentration camps
  5. Human rights issues
  6. Code of ethics and values
  7. Nonprofit organizations with relation to the Holocaust
  8. Enstadt's beautification process
  9. International Red Cross
  10. Conclusion

International human rights showcase themselves prevalently within world events and human atrocities. Throughout the course of history, the Holocaust has been one of said atrocities that has provided the largest impact and amount of remembrance of them all. As one of the most influential world leaders, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has stated, ?Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience.

[...] The purpose for the walled ghetto of Theresienstadt was to provide a form of ?transit camp? for European Jews on their way to Auschwitz. In true Nazi fashion, the camp was presented on the outside by the Nazis to resemble a model Jewish settlement. According to one article found, more than 140,000 people moved through Theresienstadt from 1941-1945 and, as stated, most went onto Auschwitz. The Theresienstadt ghetto had a regime like that of a concentration camp, but because the ghetto was not equipped with gas chambers, one could not call Theresienstadt an extermination camp (Bonifas, 1992). [...]


[...] It seems difficult to even compare one concentration camp as appearing better than another one, even though that was the case in some instances. In another direction, any profession within the nonprofit organization sector, specifically dealing with human rights, can find a place right at home when discussing the Holocaust. Human rights were center-stage issues throughout the entirety of the Holocaust, although unfortunately received large discrepancies in international and national attention. International human rights, with relation to the Holocaust, can be difficult to access given the time period. [...]


[...] As one source states, the Red Cross was aware of the camps from the beginning of the war and they began sending packages to the inmates of the major Nazi concentration camps by February 1943 the Red Cross was sending packages to all the Nazi concentration camps including the Theresienstadt ghetto and the Auschwitz death camp Red Cross Visit to Theresienstadt on June 23, 2000). As one can see, the Red Cross was aware of the concentration camps and, somewhat, aware of their conditions from the beginning, as they were sending food packages to the prisoners in order to better their living conditions. [...]

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