When you think about the holocaust, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Are your thoughts about the millions of innocent Jewish people who died needlessly because of a narrow minded political party? Maybe your first thoughts are of an extremely short many with a wicked heart, named Adolf Hitler. It also conjures images of those responsible, sharp-dressed chisel-faced officers of the Nazi SS, presiding over this atrocity, this nightmare they created, the nightmare they condoned, and the horrible acts that they carried out while wearing stony expressions of cold detachment. There was no human compassion in their actions. There was no question of decency or shame, only a touch of defiance and the empty indifference of self-righteous apathy, combined with a complete lack of respect for human dignity, humanity, or human life. There was no human compassion, whatsoever. It was as if the Nazis suddenly forgot that Jewish people were human beings.