During the Holocaust, a great number of brave individuals wondered whether they should have reacted to the Nazi forces through passive or violent acts of resistance. Any form of resistance was vital for even the slightest possibility of survival for the jews. In “Resistance During the Holocaust”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “Violins of Hope,” it gave real examples of Jewish people who chose to arm themselves and fight the Nazis head on or Jews who opted for passivity in order to hide their loved ones. Nevertheless, the main goal of these methods for resistance was to defy the enemy at hand that was the Nazi party. Therefore, people can best respond to conflict by active resistance in order to avoid late shame and humiliation, escape the
By being unwilling to stand up for their rights, or for the rights of others, the people of Sighet gave the Germans free reign, and set a precedent that they would simply take whatever the Germans did to them, rather than fighting back. And so it was that as the Jewish community was stripped of their rights more and more each day, forced into ghettos and having to give up their material possessions, still they did not rebel against the oppressive Germans. Finally, like the foreign Jews before them, the Jews were expelled from the town of Sighet and were taken to concentration camps or put to death. Through this, it is seen that the attitude of the Jews of Sighet is much the same as the attitude of an animal burying its head in the sand to hide itself from danger, and it is this attitude that led to the destruction of everything that they hold
In this particular case, the armed resistance seemed appropriate, since many lives were at stake. Many in the Holocaust needed to use armed resistance if they wanted to survive. Some Jews even thought it was the only way to survive and that they should give back as much violence as they had received. Some people think that armed resistance in general should not be used because they think it is too violent and not a peaceful way to resist. In reality, some get peace from armed resistance and people wouldn't have to use it if they weren't in a spot where it is life and
Across many people and groups, they all had their way of eluding Nazi rule. No matter the type of resistance, all of these acts were part of a collective movement to defy Hitler and Nazi rule. Dawid Sierakowiak was bold enough to take a risk, and expose the Nazi misconduct for future generations to come, which is sure to halt many conspiracies of the Holocaust being a facade (“Sierakowiak Diary Extract”). The noble efforts of the rebels will never be forgotten and will forever be held in
The Holocaust was a traumatic and horrendous time for those who suffered and perished. Learning and talking about the Holocaust to this day, is very hard to believe that it ever happened because of the cruel acts that were done to innocent people. Throughout the Holocaust, many people didn’t agree of what Hitler was doing and they decided to take a stand and take action. The resistance groups made a huge difference in the Holocaust to make a change. These people risked their lives for others that were in desperate need of survival.
On multiple occasions the Jewish people were brutally beaten. Even when they were on the edge of death they did not give up on living. Along with watching people being beaten, they also watched thousands of people die. They watched people being hanged and killed over trying to get more food. Even though most people figured they were going to die in the camps they did not give up on staying alive.
The Holocaust began many tragedies, many people dying and going through pain, being beaten and hung because they were jews. The Peace Resistance was to help many people get back to their old ways and connect back with their families if they had survived. Many jews were blamed for many things that were not true, they were treated the way there because non-jews believed Hitler and others who thought jews were not the perfect
While the Nazis were inflicting their reign of terror and cruelty upon people all throughout Europe, the Jewish people had to decide whether or not to resist violently. When fighting back, active fighters use violence to oppose Nazi oppression, while passive resisters use nonviolent methods to follow human morals. In “Resistance During the Holocaust” and “Violins of Hope”, it explains the different forms of passive resistance and how they were used to survive the war. Passive resistance was the best way to respond to conflict because it gives hope, dignity, and preserved the Jews’ story. Human dignity can be maintained by passively responding to conflict.
The deeply rooted antisemitism existed earlier in time gave the blueprint to start the Holocaust, the inaction of the bystanders can be viewed as the main ingredient that allowed the Holocaust to reach the magnitude it did. The psychological factors, ordinary people refused to acknowledge the crimes of the Holocaust, the bystanders stayed silent and the hiding behind words is a way to look at the role of the bystanders in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust you could do three things, (1) you do the right thing, (2) you do the wrong thing, (3) you do nothing. Bystanders are considered to be in the third category. There are many definitions of what a bystander is, but according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “‘Bystanders’ as
The exists of a Jewish Resistance is not commonly known: Jews are mainly seen as victims, weak and defenseless. It seems difficult to believe that anyone would defy Adolf Hitler’s German army. One of the most basic displays was, “they painted anti-Hitler slogans on fences and walls around Berlin. ”(Rappaport) The Nazis were a powerful group, to continue opposing them meant that acts of resistance had to be done undercover.
Shortly before the outbreak of war, SS and police officials incarcerated Jews, Roma, and other victims of ethnic and racial hatred in these camps. To concentrate and monitor the Jewish population as well as to facilitate later deportation of the Jews, the Germans and their collaborators created ghettos, transit camps, and forced-labor camps for Jews during the war years. The German authorities also established numerous forced-labor camps, both in the Greater German Reich and in German occupied territory.
The Nazi officers wanted the Jewish men to march like they were animals, and to not stop until they deemed fit. The Jewish were also marching in freezing weather, and had no food or drink while they were marching. They were expected to be like machines, and if they failed as machines, they were simply finished off by the SS. Elie described, “When the SS were tired, they were replaced. But no one replaced us.
________________ ____ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Working Title : Jewish Resistance: When Arms Go Up & Flags Come Down “Between 5 & 6 million Jews-out of the Jewish population of 9 million living in Europe-were killed during the holocaust.” This quote, derived and utilized in this paper from a website that is most focused upon history and its historical background and contents. The Holocaust was the mass/systematic extermination of a specific race or group of people, places, or things.
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were moved to the ghettos, because Hitler pushed the Jews to move to the east, then they concore move of the east and move them more to the east. Then “there was no more room for them to move to the east, so they built ghettos for them to live” (Byers 32). But his true intentions were to “separate the Jewish people from manly Germans and also other races” (Allen 37).