There were many hardships they had to face. Most were either taken to concentration camps- or they were forced to go into hiding. In the book, “Number the stars,” Annemarie 's best friend, Ellen, and her family were forced to split up and go into hiding. Lois Lowry writes, “”If anyone should come, even soldiers, you two will be sisters.”” During that time, Ellen had a new identity as Annemarie 's sister, Lise- which wasn’t easy. One article states, “For Jews to pass as “Aryans,” it was essential to have false identity papers, which were often gained through contacts with the anti-Nazi resistance.” Having false identity papers was very hard to accomplish.
One of the survivors was Helga Edelstein Stummer was born in Berlin, Germany. Right before WWII she escaped to freedom when her her parents figured out what was happening (Giddens). While in the many years her family lived in Germany her dad fought in WWI, so he did a lot to be a citizen there. When she was little her mother died of cancer, and on top of that her father lost his job just because he was a Jew (Giddens 12). Another Holocaust survivor is Sam Cukier, and he was born in Warsaw, Poland (Giddens 18).
The Power Of Words Could words cause death and sorrow to the life of an individual? In the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Death, the narrator, directs the story into the various characters perspectives. The story is about Liesel Meminger, a girl who was forced into the Hubermann household in Himmel Street of Molching, Germany in 1939, shortly before WWII. Eventually, her family hides a Jew. Liesel Meminger, a 10 year old, is afraid of losing her prized possessions such as her family, books, and friends.
Historians have been debating how the spirit triumphed during the Holocaust for years. The spirit triumphed through the Holocaust through many, many distractions, nature, and the support and love of family and friends. The Nazis had killed, and enslaved so many Jewish people in concentration camps. But, the Nazis couldn’t take their spirit from them. Even though the Holocaust had so many deaths, there were also so much love, and so many good people.
For almost 80 years, historians and Jewish survivors have authored and published their firsthand accounts of the pain they were forced to endure. One such piece of literature is Elie Wiesel’s Night, a memoir illustrating his own experiences in German concentration camps, where every day was dominated by the impulse to stay alive. As Wiesel demonstrated repeatedly in his novel, during the Holocaust, self-preservation forced millions of victims to abandon family members and friends; commit desperate, sometimes suicidal, acts; and blinded many victims to the reality of their situations throughout the genocide. One of the most psychologically destructive aspects of the Holocaust was the forced isolation and selective targeting of Jewish victims, many of whom were killed or separated from one another. However,
The Book Thief will give you a new view on world war 2 and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a challenging book. As mentioned before it all started with Liesel Meminger(was 14), her mother, and the corpse of her brother. This day would give Liesel nightmares for years, every night. Liesel's brother died of some form of disease. Her brother was berried on the way to Munich, there she stole her first book from a grave digger(Liesel didn't know how to read due to her families poorness).
During the Holocaust Jews were put through horrific things you can’t even imagine would happen to another human being. Jews lives were completely changed, they had gone from happy with their family to families torn apart within a few days. The prisoners wondered how long they were going to live. They had never known what day was going to be their last. The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time.
An important role model in Liesel’s life is Ilsa Hermann. After seeing Liesel steal a book at the book burning, she gives her the ‘window of opportunity’ (Zusak, pg. 155) inviting her into her library and sharing her own love of books with Liesel. The reader eventually learns that Ilsa is still mourning the loss of her own son many years before. Ilsa takes Liesel into her care after the tragedy of the bombing raids that results in the death of Hans and Rosa leaving Liesel traumatised and
Holocaust Rescues The Holocaust was a tragic event that caused the death of many individuals. Most Jews in the Holocaust couldn’t survive by themselves without being captured and that’s where rescuers come in. Rescuers during the Holocaust took in Jews, giving them a hiding place, food, and shelter, kept someone being a Jew a secret, or just hid someone’s star of David to save them from the authority. Even though rescuing a Jew in the Holocaust risked the Jew’s life, the rescuer’s life, and the rescuer’s family’s life, many continued to save lives of the Jews. It took courage to risk your own life for the life of another, but some felt it was the right thing to do even with the punishments.
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
He had become their neighbor, their friend. They had become young people exposed to the truths of their world. “As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn, except possibly algebra,” (374). Scout felt she had learned and aged from this perspective awareness. Similarly, Harper Lee uses this quote to draw the reader’s attention to the lessons of wisdom embedded in the novel.
During the holocaust there were tons of horrible things going on, but there were still a few people who tried to make things better. In this research essay I am going to talk about the heroes that really caught my eye by the things they’ve done to try and make things better. Irene was born in Poland into a Catholic family. She hid in the forest until she was found by a Russian Solider who had raped and beaten her. Rugemer liked her so much that she later became his house keeper.
The survivors were never the same after the ordeal, many had really horrible traumatic experiences during when this happened to them or their family friends. One survivor exclaimed that, “together we have been charged with this mission to talk because we are the last living generation to have borne witness to this, and so we have a tremendous responsibility to make it known to the world in our lifetime.” This tells us that they want us to know and remember what had happened to the Jewish people and so that it never happens again to any other group or ethnicity of people or religion. In another account by a survivor named Sam Bankhalter he explained how his sister suffers still because she thought it was her fault that her mother was killed because she gave her child to her mother before they got to the camp and anyone holding a child would immediately go into the crematorium to be burned. After the war the church said that Anti-Semitism was against the beliefs of the Christian people because they are supposed to “Love thy Neighbor”. As a group the Jewish have been discriminated against for a long time because they did not have a place of their own for a long time and that they were a traveling people.
Ruth Posner born in 1933 in Warsaw, Poland. She was only 12 years old when World War II began. She lost both her mother and father in a matter of days and was stuck in the middle of the Holocaust all alone. Before her father passed away, he had been making a plan to ensure the safety of his child. He made sure that her aunt whose two children had already been killed by Nazis would be there for her and be by her side until death.
There once was a young girl named Anne Frank who lived in the city of Amsterdam, she lived her life day to day just like everyone else, until one day, when she and her family were forced into hiding. World War II started and the invasion of Germany began, which was an extremely tragic event that was occurring, the Nazis were trying to eliminate all Jews, the leader of the Nazis was an awful man named Adolph Hitler, who was highly against the Jewish faith. Whenever Anne or anyone in her family left their house, it was an order to involuntarily wear a yellow star to show that they were different according to the Nazis. Anne and her family were Jewish, so, therefore, they consequently became secluded from everyone else in public. This situation started to evolve into a more serious matter when the Nazis started to issue people off to a concentration camp.