Actions speak louder than words, and how Hans sheltered Max, Liesel interfered with Jewish parades, and Rudy gave a teddy bear to a dying soldier are all examples of people overcoming propaganda. Hans Hubermann was provided with every opportunity to cleave to the mold of a perfect Nazi, to fall in like his son, but he chose to hide a Jew, risking everything. Despite that he was just as swamped in propaganda as the rest of the country, “but if nothing else, he was a man who appreciated fairness. A Jew had once saved his life and he couldn’t forget that”, because to him, that action meant more than all the beautiful lies Hitler could spin (Zusak 180). Not only did he refuse to join the Nazi party, a choice that resulted in him “‘losing customers quicker than… [he could] count’”, but he repainted a Jew’s door after it had been covered in slurs (Zusak 181).
Liesel Meminger, a 10 year old, is afraid of losing her prized possessions such as her family, books, and friends. However, she wasn’t able to do so because of Hitler’s desires. The author did a terrific job helping readers visualize how Hitler, through his far-reaching vision of Germany, which was making it “better”, was able to cause immense destruction for both Germans and Jews through his influences and power. The false propaganda is the main source that enables Hitler to spread his influences regarding how shameful the Jewish people are. Throughout The Book Thief, Hitler’s capabilities are demonstrated through his willingness, dedication, and words.
Presently, there are hundreds of books made about the events of the Holocaust. In the novel, The Devil’s Arithmetic, you can read that the author really puts elements of the theme. The overall theme of this, is how to find light in the darkness. Meaning if you are in a position of darkness and hatred, you are able to look past that and think of prosperity and freedom. In the novel, a girl named Hannah (Chaya) shows us to not take for granted what the survivors of the Holocaust lost.
In contrast, after he experienced living in a concentration camp he questioned God’s motives and no longer believed in absolute justice. He doesn’t believe in the same God he once did; before, he believed in a benevolent and kind father of humankind, he now can only believe in an apathetic and cold observer of the Jew’s
Although anti-semitism plays a huge role in this, you don’t really have any reason other than hate to hurt the Jews. “ It was already foretold that all the blame would be on the Jews.” WWI is not the Jews fault, one of the reasons it started was because of the secret alliances. Germans blame the Jews of WWI because of anti-semitism they should know one the other reason why WWI started was also because of
The play, The Diary of Anne Frank is a true story about the life of a young girl, Anne, and other people through the sorrowful time of the holocaust. Within this play, you see the many ways of Mr. Frank, the father of Anne, and Mr. Van Daan, the father of Peter. One reflects greediness and cruelness while the other shows care and generosity. In The Diary of Anne Frank Mr. Frank and Mr. Van Daan have many different character traits. When it comes to caring for others, Mr. Frank will always be the first to put others before himself.
After reading and watching, Devil’s Arithmetic, there were many apparent things that were very different from the book to the movie. The names of characters, how people lost their lives, and other things were changed when the movie was written. But, the overall themes and feelings of the characters were they same in both formats of the story. Devil’s Arithmetic, written by Jane Yolen that was later turned into a movie in 1999, was centered around Hannah Stern, a young Jewish girl who is sick of remembering. During her family’s Seder, she is transported to Poland during the time of the Holocaust.
The Holocaust, a moment in the history of fear, survival, hiding, and death. A time of one of the most feared actions taking place globally, World War II. Many people believe that the Holocaust did not exist, but it was very, very, real indeed. The Holocaust is the most unforgettable event that all survivors could not remove from their mind, it was used as an extermination process for Jews(Allen 6). Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9).
Anne Frank and Jeanne Wakatsuki have many similarities and differences throughout their lifetimes on the run from the war. Anne Frank was a very energetic young girl who tended to annoy the people around her with her thoughts, and never thinks about the things she says before she speaks out. During this time, Adolf Hitler has come into power, taking jewish people and their families away from their homes, killing, starving or working them to death, that has also come to be known as the Holocaust. Due to this and Anne’s family being jewish, they take action and go into hiding in an annex above an office with one other family named the Van Daans. The main events that happen, affect
More women than men were killed upon their arrival to Auschwith-Birkenau (Palosuo 2008, p 223.) This paper exhibits the courage and endurance of the unique roles they played before the war, where their women communal roles differed from those of men, during the bitter moments of the war, Holocaust, thus how the German attitude regarded them to be different and lastly how these Jewish women generated methods of coping in the ghetto’s and concentration
However, Pelzer was not the only person among these books who clutched to hope. Anne Frank, like Pelzer, was quick to grab it, and she expressed her hopeful ideals and dreams all throughout her diary. “I keep them [her hopes], because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart” (Müller, 242). Anne wished that something would change for the better, which leads into another difference between Anne and Pelzer: while Pelzer was eventually rescued, Anne was not. On another note, Anne, and all Jews located around and throughout Germany, all faced a different kind of oppression than Pelzer had.
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi once said, “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” Throughout history the many have followed the few, the powerful individuals have been able to manipulate our views and change our morals, no matter how flawed the ideals may be. Specifically, there have been instances of human history where an incompetent leader has been able to take advantage of human nature and direct misinformed populations to commit atrocities. For instance, during World War Two, Adolf Hitler convinced millions of Germans that the Jewish people were responsible for German hardships, this led to genocide