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My view on it is something like this... When people talk about time travel, they always mention killing Hitler. This is a terrible idea in my mind, because had the holocaust not have happened then the world wouldn't have learned that lesson, and it would still be happening to a massive extent today. There are a few current/recent genocides, but imagine if mankind never learned the lesson of just how atrocious genocide really is? Imagine if we didn't have the international courts and agencies meant to prevent/deal with such crimes?
I'm not saying that the Jewish Holocaust was necessarily inevitable, but if could be prevented, I believe that there would be a tremendous negative result in the present. I think that we as a species learned a tremendous lesson from such a tragedy, and in many ways, it had to happen once just so that it wouldn't continue to happen over and over again.
The millions of lives lost by all parties involved was a tremendously expensive price to pay, but it legitimately shaped and influenced the entire future of humankind.