When they signed up to become Nazis, they didn’t actually know what was going on, and when they got there, if they were to testify against the killing, they would have just been shot. This shows that they shouldn’t still be prosecuted. According to article two, they knew that they would be given tasks when they signed up for being a Nazi, but in article two, a guard named Groening quoted, “We were reminded that we had sworn an oath with the motto ‘My loyalty is my honor,’ and that we could prove this loyalty by doing this task which was now given to us—the details of which we would find out later.” So basically, they didn’t know what their tasks as Nazi guards were going to be until they were given to them. When people like Groening found out what was going on with the concentration camps, they
By the end of the war, there were some 50,000 up to 100,000 survivors that were living in occupied Europe. Auschwitz was the camp that happened to occur the most death out of all the other camps. Thousands of Nazis commited suicide during 1945, as they were taught. After the removal of Adolf Hitler, within’ a year, the population of survivors grew up to over 200,000 survivors. During the holocaust, Adolf hitler murdered millions of people.
Of these groups the most famous are the Jews, who were sent to work in these camps until they died resulting in the death of between 5 and 6 million Jews living in Europe. By learning similar subjects, students will be able to learn about things like prejudice, persecution, apathy, and indifference.
How much courage does it take to speak up? Elie Wiesel (a holocaust survivor) says that “…remaining silent encourages even more evil to happen”. Not speaking up in difficult times does nothing but make matters worse. There are two reasons that staying silent should be discouraged; speaking instead of being silent can change the outcome of an event, and prevent the doubts victims have about their abilities in life.In reality, speaking instead of staying silent can change the outcome of an event. For example, in the book Terrible Things (an allegory of the holocaust), a character says, “If only we creatures had stuck together, it could have been different”.
The statement in Markus Zusak’s piece, The Book Thief, states World War II was the result of the Germans’ love of burning things should not be taken literally at face value because the act of burning was seen as purification through the Germans’ eyes. “The Germans loved to burn things. Shops, synagogues, personal items, and of course, books. They enjoyed a good book burning, all right…” (Zusak 84). By burning objects and people the Germans’ didn’t mean any harm or negative destruction of any sort.
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
If death was quickly approaching you, would you not do everything you could to keep it from taking you over? This is exactly what Hansel of Hansel and Gretel did. Everyone agrees that Hansel did not want to be cooked and eaten, but some believe that he should have stuck his bone “finger” out to the witch, while some think that he should not have. I believe that Hansel should have stuck the bone “finger” out to the witch for three reasons: he had devised a smart plan, he wanted to deceive the witch, and he wanted to stay alive. The first reason that Hansel should have stuck the bone out to the witch is that he had devised a smart plan.
For example, in Elie Wiesel’s Acceptance speech he says, “Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” During the holocaust nobody reached out to help the innocent people that were suffering. If someone is being jeopardized for being who they are, it is important to speak up and help out. Wesel does not want something so terrible to happen again in the future.
The Holocaust exists as a fundamental turning point in regards to international human rights, but what is often ignored is the desensitizing effect that photography and the frequent exposure to human tragedy may have on an individual bearing witness to such photography. Originally, post-Holocaust photography acted as the only form of media that could be trusted as fact. There was no contesting the human tragedy that lay out before their eyes. Furthermore, the Holocaust is often envisioned as the moment in history in which the global community finally came together to actively prevent and protect the world from another genocide from ever occurring again. Unfortunately, as history has shown, this hopeful thinking is yet to come true.
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.