Coming Up With Strong Term Paper Ideas: Writing About The Holocaust


Remembering the Holocaust has had a heighten impact in the news just recently. In order to choose and write a topic that focusses on the Holocaust it is important to relate your writing to the incidents that gave rise to the tragic event. The complexity of politics, and historical challenges gave rise to violent events that can only be described as man's inhumanity to man. It was a very dark and difficult time in history.

The student who chooses to write about the holocaust will find that there are many different topics that they can choose from to produce an essay that can have both historic and humanitarian focus. Here are a few suggestions that could be expanded.

  1. Could the Holocaust have been prevented? The answer to this should include reference to the socio-economic situation in Germany going back to World War I. It should also tackle politics and military factors.
  2. Why were people who had disabilities killed? Focus on mental health issues as well as physical issues. Som
  3. e people who were disabled were not killed but they were used for experimentation.
  4. Some people survived the Holocaust, how did they do it and how did they cope?
  5. What
  6. actions brought the Holocaust to an end? How was the story broadcast to the world?
  7. Investigate the way that films have told the story of the Holocaust. Relate to films like Schindler's List
  8. What were the dangers that were faced by the Germans who helped the Jews? What happened to 'mixed-race' families?
  9. What is the most important thing that can be learned from the Holocaust? How can this be applied to the modern world?
  10. Are there incidents of ethnic cleansing still taking place in the world today?
  11. Why should the Holocaust be remembered? How should it be remembered? There are memorials that have been in place since World War II, with more planned.
  12. Do you think that there were warning signs that the rest of the world could have responded to?
  13. What happened to the concentration camps at the end of World War II?
  14. How did the Jews who managed to avoid being taken to the concentration camps live? Make reference to The Diary of Anne Frank.
  15. Focus of the story of a surviving Holocaust victim.
  16. How did Hitler and the Nazi's justify the Holocaust to the German people?
  17. How can another Holocaust be prevented in the future?