Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
Both a movie and book have been made of this tale, but they are not both exactly the same. To begin with, The Devil’s Arithmetic was written by Jane Yolen and published in 1988. It is her original work in what she was trying to commemorate to others. Furthermore, a movie by the same title, The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Donna Deitch, which was released on March 28, 1999. These are two different types of media produced by two different people, so there is bound to be some differences between the two.
The author of The Devil’s Arithmetic is Jane Yolen. In this book the author uses excellent words to set the tone of the story, such as fierce, strong, nonsense, and ominously.The author also includes some German words and their translation. Raus, ‘raus, schneller, which means out, out, faster, is one example. There is many tones in this book. Some of the tones are scared and worried, because you never know when something bad will happen.
The Holocaust was led by Adolf Hitler, who strived for pure Germans, or aryans, to rule in a world free of those deemed unworthy. By the will of Hitler, the elimination of the Jews was accomplished through the use of various execution methods, which ranged from forced labor to mass shootings. Although cruel in the eyes of the opposers of the Holocaust, the Nazis believed that by eliminating the Jews, their problems would be resolved. The Jews were a scapegoat, being deemed responsible for
The Devil's Arithmetic are both very similar, but at the same time very different. When you feel the same emotion as you did watching the movie in the book you might think the are alike, but there is more to the picture. For instance, you feel the same emotion, but while you feel the emotion, you notice that the plot is quite different. The Devil's Arithmetic is a great example, I think, that both the movie and the book can be very different, but still get the same theme, the same lesson, across to the reader or watcher. Devil's Arithmetic, the book form, is written by a women of Jane Yolen.
Jane Yolen 's novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, more aptly conveys the message of remembering than Donna Deitch’s film adaptation as seen through dehumanization, boxcars, and a love interest. One of the ways that Jane Yolen’s book better communicates the message of remembrance is through dehumanization. For example, Yolen writes, “A bucket of filthy water was passed around, and everyone grabbed for it eagerly. Hannah managed a mouthful before it was taken from her. There was hay in that mouthful, but she didn’t care.” Like animals, the Jews were fed through a bucket that is filled with all sorts of unhygienic and unsanitary things.
Remembering, sickness, death, pain, fear, and family are all important roles throughout the “Devil’s Arithmetic”. These words are words that went through every Jew's head daily. Being watched every move not knowing what expect in the future. The book Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen and the movie Devil’s Arithmetic created in 1999 are both heartbreaking stories of life through the Holocaust. It all starts with a young Jewish girl and her family going to a passover meal.
The 20th century was a time of both success and sadness, triumph and tragedy, however, no event in European history has been quite as disheartening as the Nazi Holocaust, the darkest hour in European History. In less than a decade, The Nazi Party murdered well over 6,000,000 Jews. 6,000,000 mothers, children, fathers, even babies. This tragedy was justified on the grounds that the people of the Jewish population were subhuman, a burden to the Nazi regime. Similar to the Jewish population of Europe, the people of Salem in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, were unfairly sentenced to death without any justifiable reasoning, other than suspicion and hatred.
People stop what they are doing when the 2 minute sirens come on to take time to remember, ““This annual day of commemoration is about the past, but also the future; it is about Jews but also all others who find themselves scapegoated and vilified solely because of who they are,” Guterres said” (“UN Marks Holocaust Memorial Day will Call For Vigilance Against Hatred”). People still believe that the whole world is still learning lessons from the holocaust. We are learning that you should never follow people out of fear and that you should never hide who you are. There wasn’t always documentation of what happened to people in concentration camps but, the ones we do know was have saved there names, “holocaust museums has collected over 4,700,000 names of people in the holocaust” (“Mercury News”). It is sad to think that over 17 million people died but we can only say for certain 4,700,000 names of them.
During the holocaust, Adolf hitler murdered millions of people. In conclusion, “How did the Holocaust end?” Says by the end of the holocaust, there were sadly not many survivors but the numbers of survivors grew increasingly after Adolf Hitler’s removal, as said in the