During the Holocaust, a great number of brave individuals wondered whether they should have reacted to the Nazi forces through passive or violent acts of resistance. Any form of resistance was vital for even the slightest possibility of survival for the jews. In “Resistance During the Holocaust”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “Violins of Hope,” it gave real examples of Jewish people who chose to arm themselves and fight the Nazis head on or Jews who opted for passivity in order to hide their loved ones. Nevertheless, the main goal of these methods for resistance was to defy the enemy at hand that was the Nazi party. Therefore, people can best respond to conflict by active resistance in order to avoid late shame and humiliation, escape the
Ernie Pyle in his essay “The Death of Captain Waskow” stated that “You don’t cover up dead men in the combat zone” (1). The nature of war is to have bloody and brutal conflicts, that cannot be changed. Which is ultimately much more destructive for the people who cause a country to be destroyed than it is for the country who sent them as a whole. Soldiers need to be brutal for their side to win and they must sacrifice themselves to gain victory. There are moral and honorable acts of war but often those must be ignored for the country to win, yet another reason why it destroys those who fight on the front lines.
Removing SS agents from Auschwitz was an intimidating assignment for Pilecki, for he could not directly murder agents without severe consequence. Thus, Pilecki raised a lice colony, carrying typhus, to kill several SS agents. Additionally, Pilecki developed a plan for an uprising, which unfortunately was incapable of execution. If the SS agents ever discovered Pilecki’s intentions, they would have killed him instantly. Pilecki was aware of this, which makes his actions significantly nobler.
When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler claimed that these politicians were part of a Communist plan. By influencing the public, Hitler gained special powers to “protect the nation against possible Communist acts of violence” (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive.
In the story Hitler youth, Sophie has a lot of charistics that Equality 7-2521 has. She is also rebelling against her people and society, in the beginning of the story, she begins to think that this is not ok and we should not be doing this. Equality 7-2521 has the same thought because he is different also, Sophie and Equality 7-2521 are very brave and have a lot of courage. But under all of that courage is covering up the fear, if they get caught they will be punished and disciplined. When Equality got sent to the Palace of Corrective Detention, he escaped because there were no guards.
Similar to the middle class, Hitler also blamed the Jews for many of the problems that occurred at the time. As a result, the German’s supported the idea of the Final Solution. The Final Solution was the Nazi’s attempt to create the perfect Aryan race by annihilating the Jews. Through Hitler’s attempts to create a unified, perfect Aryan race by exterminating the common enemy, Jews, he was supported by the German’s. In document three, we see how appealing Hitler was in his speeches.
The Nazis solution to the Versailles Treaty was to reject it. They gained support from Germans by the use of their propaganda by emphasizing the already commonly held fear that if it wasn’t for the Left and their supporters the Communists who overthrow Emperor William II they would have not have lost the Great War. The Nazis also placed blame on the Jewish community with source eight’s imagery of the String-Puller either being Jewish our possibly financing those that sought to control the German people it would only push German fear even further which didn’t really need prodding due to the Great Depression. With Hitler leading the Nazi party and projecting such determination and conviction promising to face the problems that face the German people by reaching out or appealing to the small shopkeepers, craftsman, tradesman essentially the middle class citizen’s men and women as found it source nine and fourteen. In source seven having a Nazi meeting in a heavily communist quarter of Berlin was a show of force and strength along with a willingness to use that force as a propaganda tool advertising that they wouldn’t be intimidated by the communist party and would take the confrontation to them.
The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence. John Proctor was accused of witchcraft; he had a chance to save his life but knew it was not the right thing to do. In order to save his family and clean his conscience, Proctor accepted his fate and chose to be
The viewers of this movie were made to care about what happened to the main character, Guido, before he was even sent to the work camp. Night, though, is a better resource because it provides a heaviness that Life Is Beautiful does not give. Life Is Beautiful would not truly have an impact on the students without Night as background. Understanding the Holocaust is important because we don’t want to repeat history. While genocides are still happening, warning signs are more prominent due to the Holocaust.
If Schindler did not act, as many as 1,300 innocent lives may have been taken. Page emphasizes on the fact that rather than focusing on Schindler's motives, lets focus on the great actions he risked himself on doing. Many lives of men, women and children were saved thanks to Schindler, without him, many lives would have ended in the hands of Nazis. The fact that many discredit Schindler's heroic actions due to his dark history of a businessman displeases me. Schindler's impact is widely disputed but, meant the world to the survivors.