Although it seemed nearly impossible for many Jews to resist the Nazis due to the limited access to weapons, it would be a grave mistake to believe that all Jews went to their death like sheep to slaughter. The term resistance, when related to the Jews and the Holocaust meant not only the active resistance against the Nazis, but also the cultural and spiritual resistance that the Jews had. There were many Jews that rebelled and resisted against the SS officers of the camp, but some Jews could only commit acts of cultural and spiritual resistance to oppose Nazi tyranny. The Active/Armed Resistance, Cultural and Spiritual Resistance, and Partisans allowed the Jews to practice a form of resistance and inspired Jewish hope. Without these significant factors, it would be impossible for the Jews to oppose the Nazis, accelerating the mass murder and genocide.
In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons. The purpose for passive resistance was to forget the worries of the ghetto life and to keep themselves clean, and personal satisfaction. The types of cultural and spiritual resistance were Violins of hope, poems, books, music, reading, writing, singing, photography, and art. Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Chiune Sugihara were forced enormous risks to save and care for those being persecuted in Europe. For example, people can best respond to conflict by passively resisting because of legacies, hope, and survival.
In one of their first real experiences to the German soldiers they were forced to wait for hours while the German ss counted every Jewish citizen. In the story Ellie says at one point “ we were put in cattle cars 100 to a car” the people barely had space to breath in such tight space cramped against 100 other skinny people. They would wait in their own waste till they reach their next location throwing any dead out into the snow with no berial along the way. The respect in general really shows the lack of compassion from the Nazi. One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being.
In the American Revolution, there were two sides, the American Patriots who were willing to die for freedom, and the British Loyalists who were willing to die for their King. The main cause that the American Patriots wanted to separate from the British was because they were tired from the cruel and unfair ruling given by the British. They said the British were being cruel and unfair, for example, taxation without representation. Along with this reason, there are many more factors that led the American Patriots to leave Britain. The American Patriots started complaining about the taxation without representation.
This would be further escalated due to the movement’s desire to promote a counterculture lifestyle, which would become known as the hippie movement, and would also define the third stage (1968-1972) of the movement . While this shift in philosophy would ultimately lead to a less organized movement, it would further distinguish its members, again increasing awareness. Furthermore, it would be during this time that some veterans who had fought during the war arrived home (New York Times). Therefore, leading to the first time in American History were veterans protested the very war they fought in. This shows how not only did the Vietnam War normalize the concept of opposing an American War, but that these opinions can extend to the very citizens who participated in it (TextBook).
________________ ____ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ 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 German Nazi party, which was recognized as a political party and a political movement at the time of its creation, disrespected and displayed acts of cruel and unusual punishment towards the Jewish People, and this message was spread around to the masses through multiple very calculated moves and acts of propaganda at the time, spread by ex-German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, whom of which displayed and possessed a definitive hate of the Jewish
The Daughters of Liberty were important to American history because the rebelled against the British, had influential leaders, and helped people better understand a woman’s role in society. The Daughters of Liberty rebelled against the British. They were one of the most influential Patriot groups during the American Revolution. They boycotted goods, signed agreements, and “organized spinning bees to spin yarn and wool into fabric.” (Brooks 4). At the point in the Revolution when the colonists started to boycott British goods, the Daughters of Liberty took matters into their own hands.
They got torchered and treated as nothing more than “ things”. Being killed by fire with Nazi guards having no hesitation or no emotion, and being forced to live in conditions that are not fit for humans to live in. As a result of all this Jewish people had t die because of no reason at all. Only because of one thing, because they were
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
Passive resistance is just as important as active resistance, as both hinder oppressive powers. In an oppressive regime, all resistance – passive just as much as active – come at some danger to those who dare resist. During the Second World War, many people resisted passively against the Nazis. In the majority of European countries, Jewish people could only hide themselves – this only with the help of non-Jewish people, who they had no choice but to trust with their lives. It was almost impossible in many countries for Jews to fight against the Third Reich; they had no other option but to hide themselves and to hope to live out the war