“...monstrosity of these crimes, one owes it to the survivors and the victims not to simply say ‘a certain time has passed, it should be swept under the carpet,’ Kurt Schrimm, the special prosecutor who is leading the renewed effort to bring the Nazi criminals to justice” ( Kozlowska 5). This illustrates that it is important to not “swept under the carpet” and to remember the pain that the victims were put through. Along these lines, it is very important to prosecute the nazi war criminals in order to not forget the pain that the victims
Ignorance clouded the judgment of the German people. Ultimately the Jews would pay the price while the world was oblivious of the crimes against humanity which the Nazis committed. Elie Wiesel is stuck in dark times for people of his ethnicity. Nazis felt that the Jewish people were inferior. Elie along with millions of other Jewish people are excluded from society and are forced to suffer.
No matter when, people should not lose their courage and thinking. In 1930s, if most Germans have their own thinking and really consider about the whole country, tragedy will be stopped. Unfortunately, most people were misled by Hitler and lost
They had to work without pay and the Germans robbed them of their valuables, but that is nothing of what's to come. After a work detail Yanek comes home to see that his family is gone. He goes to the streets looking for them but is kidnaped himself and taken to a train. He later arrives at his first concentration camp.
While he dictated, the culture of Germany was changed. Hitler wanted to make the population all think and be one certain way. To make this happen he made, “ Musical performances, movies, and other cultural public activities...all meant to make German’s brains exactly like the Nazi, eliminating any other thought of anti-government”(1). By controlling what people watched and read, Hitler brainwashed Germans to think positively of him and the Nazi’s. The population was not able to freely read or watch any sort of literature or other arts.
As the Holocaust came to its near end, torture for those in Sighet, Transylvania begins. On page twenty, cruelty stirs up for the Jewish town after ghettos were set up. “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value.” “There was a new decree: every Jew had to wear a yellow star.” In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every fellow citizen has privileges that cannot be taken away due to race, color, sex, or language.
So if you though there were no more bad news, well there are more bad news, the allies invasion is taking longer than expect and bombing planes started bombing Amsterdam, building were destroyed and many people died. The Van Dans knew the close relation Anne had with Peter and they didn’t like it so they told Anne to stop going us to look for Peter.
This pogrom happened due to the death of vom Rath which died due to a gunshot from a Jewish person named Grynszpan and so that’s why they targeted jews. There were beatings of the jews on the streets, there was shattered glass everywhere on the sidewalks, and the main perpetrators of ths were the SA and sometimes German civilians. From September 1939 to the end of World War 2 the Nazis initiated Aktion T4 in which 275,000 to 300,000 people that were disabled were killed due to them being “incurable”. The SS would carry out the killings with the hospitals that housed these people also
The prisoners who were to die were killed by lethal injections of phenol to the heart, of they were sent to the gas chamber. The difference between death camps and labor camps was quite simple. Death camps were used to kill Jews, and labor camps to work them to death.
To put this quote differently, All the Jewish people were discriminated and got treated unfairly. They were kicked from their homes and jobs, had to give up land, and even had to wear yellow stars to signify that they are Jewish, just because of what they believe in. And according to Anne, these people are “Good at heart”. It doesn’t make sense. On History.com, the text states “This culminated in Kristallnacht, or the “night of broken glass” in November 1938, when German synagogues were burned and windows in Jewish shops were smashed; some 100 Jews were killed and thousands more arrested.”
In the book, Wiesel states " Do not kill yourself. There is no hurry. But watch out. Do not let a top SS catch you."(50) The people were afraid of the top officers would catch them killing themselves or else they might "finish you off".
If one forgives another person the effects affect different people simultaneously. It affects the one asking for it and it affects the people around you politically. Jean Amery explains, “ Politically, I do not was to hear anything of forgiveness! I believe you that, who have devoted your life to investigation the political realm of Nazi crimes, will understand my position”(108). The law of course justifies the Nazi Holocaust as rightfully wrong, with that said it requires a due process for the Nazi members to adhere for forgiveness from the law.
Starting off, there was a lot of resistance going around that helped in some cases and didn’t in others. Some people, that weren’t Jewish, were completely against the concentration camps and how the Nazis were treating them. They would show examples of resistance by taking in Jews to their homes and hiding them before being sent to the ghettos. That way they wouldn’t have to make it to the concentration camps. The Jews that were already imprisoned, resisted by stealing guards’ weapons and attacking guards like they do to them.
As soon as an inmate walked into the camps they knew they weren’t going to make it out alive for instance, “The moment an inmate arrived at the camp an orchestra (usually comprised of prisoners) would play obscenely upbeat music which inmates had to sing and march to as they walked towards their death.” (Smallwood). There was death everywhere you looked in the concentration camps. Many Jews would die from gas chambers. They were told by the Germans that they were going to take a shower when really they were all crammed into a chamber and would later die from poison.