One woman in particular attempted an act of resistance by denying a man 's bargain of sex for food “ In refusing the piece of bread thrown to her by a guard and by rebuffing a sordid offer of food for sex, Madeleine Dreyfus resisted by maintaining her dignity even in the face of psychological and physical duress.” ( Henry 92). During the Holocaust food was scarce for the Jewish civilians because of the physical neglect brought upon them by the nazis. As an attempt to dehumanize them further, Nazis would strip them of the clothes on their backs and deprive them of basic necessities such as food, water and sustainable hygiene, this was to show a sense of superiority; By denying his food Madeline is showing that no one has the authority nor superiority over her people nor her body. This in itself is an act that could ultimately lead to her death. this shows the severity of her predicament because she is denying something that is almost never given to them.
The answer to this question is much more complex than one might imagine. Among other theories, are ideas such as the speculation that Adolf Hitler felt some sort of animosity toward the Jewish community, however, that is a falsehood. Millions of Jews during the Holocaust and the twenty people of the Salem Witch Trials had to face: being unfairly blamed for something you did not do.. Likewise, Adolf Hitler ridded the nation of anyone considered an unpure German: Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals. Although the two incidents in history happened just under 250 years from each other, they are both like each other in some respect, such as the fact that there were many murders, many speculations, as well as, unfair
It 's really surprising what the form one person can do to multi-million people and a whole community. This event has really changed many lives. The world 's population could have been twice the number if the Holocaust and WW2 did not happen. This event could have been dodged if people weren 't blind sighted by Hitler 's lies and If Hitler didn 't spread propaganda. Many Jews and others have been killed in this horrible
Jehovah Witnesses were well known in Nazi Germany for not straying from the words of Jehovah. This was very threatening to Hitler, as they refused to sign documents of loyalty to the Third Reich. This caused them to be treated like ‘dangerous’ traitors to Hitler and be sent to camps. People of Polish Descent Other than Jewish people, Hitler was especially against Poles, infamously saying to kill "without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the lebensraum [perfect living space] we need," to his army.
The Gypsies, most like the Jews, were moved by Nazis to unusual areas, and almost the entire race of Gypsies in Eastern Europe was wiped out. Hitler considered the Jehovah’s Witnesses to be a threat because from the very beginning, this strong group of Christians believed in no other God than Jehovah (“The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims” 2). Hitler chose different ways and means to persecute these different
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.
The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others. On Elie’s fourth day at Buna, some prisoners are chosen by the Kapos to work in a warehouse counting bolts, bulbs, and small electrical parts. Elie describes the Kapos choosing the prisoners to work: “Each one began to choose the men he liked: "You...you...you... " They pointed their fingers, the way one might choose cattle, or merchandise” (Wiesel 49). The Kapos treat prisoners
Additionally, The Jews were forced out of their homes, had their businesses taken away, etc. for no valid reason except for their religion. And finally If everyone was good at heart, then the fighting and bickering occurring in the Annex wouldn’t have come about. The persons Anne was referring to as “good at heart” were the ones responsible for the mass murder of the innocent Jewish people. In a quote from the Diary of Anne Frank play, it states, “Dussel:
Nazis are members of the National Socialist German Workers Party that controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler. Germany was the place where discrimination against Jews was supported, and in some cases hated by people like Hans, Liesel, and Rosa. Liesel and her foster family go through this terrible time and unfortunately, everybody died except for Liesel. Liesel, her foster family and few other people stood by what was right throughout the novel and did not give in to Hitler’s convincing propaganda. Even though all of this terrible discrimination and cruelty is going on throughout the novel, Liesel performs small, loving, individual acts that gives people comfort, happiness, friendship, and meaning in a time of poverty, pain, and grief.
Different Reasons & Purpose First of all, in order to understand the reasons of an events, we should know its background first. The background of Stalin’s Forced Famine is that Ukraine obstructed a lot of policies which central government made and wanted to separate itself from the Soviet Union(Marples 506) However, the background of Nazi Holocaust is that almost all aspects of Germany were suffering from the unfairness which caused by Versailles Treaty after the First World War and people couldn't see any future of themselves or their country at that time(Diehl 182). Then, as the background of these two disasters are different, their purpose are also different. In the light of ” the fact that Ukrainian officials informed Moscow of the situation in Ukraine and theStalin’s letter to Kaganovich of 11 August 1932 that outlined his suspicions of the Ukrainian peasantry and his fear of 'losing Ukraine’”(Marples 506), we can infer that Stalin was afraid that Scotchman were not faithful to the central government and consequently he carried out some actions, Forced Famine, to both control and to punish the
There were multiple accounts of dehumanization of the Jews in Night by Elie Wiesel, and the vast majority of it came from the Nazis. The most basic of human rights were deprived of the Jewish people throughout all of Night. Jews in the book were not being treated humanely at all; the Nazis treated the Jews like they were animals. For example, in Night it was mentioned that the Jews were given tattoos to identify them, which is just how a farmer would treat cattle. The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis.
Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” and in the book it says “Dozens of inmates were there to receive us, sticks in hand, striking anywhere, anyone, without reason.” and that shows the unnecessary abuse from the camp. And also the inmates killed to help themselves and they were skin and bones so whenever the harsh winters came they all fought to live and to get better clothing. And so the Nazis went way out of their way to try to rid the world of jews but in the end they
Hold on only to your belt and your shoes…” (Wiesel 35), said an SS officer. Thus, commanding that the Jews had to strip their own clothes. This is dehumanizing in many ways, because the SS officers are commanding the prisoners to strip, which is very personal and should not be forced upon a human. Furthermore, this affected Wiesel and his father in many ways, as it took away their own freedom and made them scared. In conclusion, using commands to boss around Jews like a pack of wild dogs was just one of the many ways SS officers dehumanized the Jewish
From then on the Nazi’s treated their prisoners like objects rather than people. They dehumanized and desensitized them, thinking of them as machines that could only complete simple tasks and required a small bowl of broth with a single slice of bread to function. The Nazi’s took the victims of the Holocaust and stripped them of their identities, violated them beyond their breaking point, and wiped them clean of all emotion. First of all, the SS dehumanized the prisoners of the concentration camps by stripping them of their identities. The Nazi’s infringed upon people’s everyday lives and deprived them of their originality.
Nazis came to rise after Adolf Hitler took control of Germany in early 1933. They started to invade other countries around them and succeeded in occupying almost all of Europe. Many people didn’t agree with the methods the Nazis used and therefore, started to rebel. To stop these rebels or the so-called “enemies of the state”, Nazis had started to construct concentration camps. According to The Holocaust Explained, “In Nazi Germany after 1933, and across Nazi controlled Europe, between 1938 and 1945, concentration camps became a major way in which Nazi imposed their control (Holocaust Explained, 1)”.