Please help me, im researching about the development and origin of the Jewish nation and I cant find much information. Please help!
Ruthie, there was no Jewish nation until 1948, which was three years after the war ended. That's when the UN declared the sovereign state of Israel to exist, and the American representative jumped up to recognize it.
edit: I didn't mean to imply that the US rep was the only one. Sorry if that was inferred. I agree that the asker should read more.
Panama Joe, I might point out that several nations immediately recognized Israel. In fact, the Soviet Union was the first to do so "de jure."
The poster should read a site on the history of the region before and after it became a nation.
The Jewish nation have been around and persecuted for thousands of years. Form the expulsion from Israel in 70 AD to pogroms in Europe to the Holocaust. Jews have kept coming back and kept following their laws and culture.
1/3 of the entire nation was obliterated in the Holocaust. It had a profound effect and changed the Jewish nation for ever, but the biggest change was that in 1948 after almost 2000 years as a homeless people Jews were granted a country in Israel. This is a monumental change. It represents the culmination of a 2000 year old dream and something Jews pray for 3 times a day. It is a source of pride and security and justice that Jews were lacking all those years.
That is the real difference.
The scars of the holocaust will never heal. Jews will be traumatized by it for many years to come and motivated by the saying ."Never Again"!