In document B it says “they had more supplies and Jewish police. If your own people are watching over you are not gonna be afraid. The Jews did not want to believe that this horrific stuff was happening. The jews believed in god and they thought god would do no evil so they did not believe these things were happening. In page 7 of the book night it states that But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen.
This represents one of the few positive quotes about Jeremy's bar mitzvah. If this quote was not included in the book, the reader might only have a negative view about what happened. Despite what others thought, Jeremy's grandmother was supportive and positive of what Jeremy did. This keeps the story unbiased because the reader now knows that there was someone who supported what Jeremy did, and that not everyone has a negative view. However, because it was his own grandmother, the reader might believe that she supported Jeremy out of love, rather than because she thought what he did was right.
Some might aid, while others will not intervene. This was a dilemma many Germans may have witnessed during World War Two. Sadly, crimes are still committed to this day, and bystanders are forced into a difficult decision just as Germans in the Holocaust were: To speak out against these injustices and risk their lives, or to not step in. Considering different views and sources, when bystanders witness a crime, they have a responsibility to help. Others who do not agree with this claim may say onlookers should remain neutral and not risk their lives.
Lastly, the lack of U.S. intervention can be seen in documents five and six. These documents discuss John McCloy’s unreasonable reasons for not interfering and ways that McCloy and the U.S. government could have interfered earlier. These documents prove that despite all of the reasons that the U.S. government came up with, the Holocaust should have and could have been smaller and shorter than it was. If the U.S. had interfered earlier, more lives could have been saved and the effect on these prisoners could have been less
Taking the example of Reserve Police Battalion 101 as example, even those who refused to commit murder were still crucial enablers of the holocaust. Without them provided their indifference the game could not have continued. Not only did the bystanders allow for the game to continue smoothly they actually add to its efficiency, waller tells us as humans we look for social cues in one another to distinguish what is appropriate. This phenomenon is the root of the bystander effect. Bystanders provide these social cues and attribute to the concept of the path of least resistance mentioned by Johnson.
Certain fears prevent others from causing a certain action in life, avoiding to be next to something or someone, or fear can get to a point to make someone remain silent. Meanwhile, silence is something that many people don’t consider that important. Maybe silence may not be a big deal. But in reality, silence is something that can mean a lot and can affect others in many ways over time. During the Holocaust, many of the Jews have noticed that they have changed over time.
This is because of the time period and the simple fact that they didn’t believe that you could share the same water fountain. This past american sport is something that the white believed was “their sport”. Some people like the Jewish councilman fought for the right of black males playing because Jewish man also went through the struggle of not being able to play and if they did some were forced to change their name to something more “American”. The minorities had to stick together and the minorities where the Native Americans, Hispanics, Jewish and African American. The minorities had a positive response to this life changing event, but extremely negative from the majority.
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" could have potentially been influenced by the events of the holocaust, because the people in the village blindly follow the leader despite knowing it's wrong. I feel like this story however, is more of an analogy between the people in the village and people in general. I think she was trying to say people too often follow the leader even though it's not the right thing to do.
Then Dr. Jendian continued by calling some categories such as age, studies, socioeconomic background, skin color, disabilities, and religion. Students who identified with a category took one step forward (an advantage in society) or one step back (a disadvantage in society). At the end of this activity, the “privileged” ethnicity was on the front, and the people of color were on the back. From this activity, we learned to recognize how privileges can affect our lives, even though many of us don’t notice it. However, Dr. Jendian explained that these questions were not personal.
Less than fifty years as a racist and anti-Semitic neo-Nazis minded groups were denied the fact of the Holocaust or claim that he had a much smaller scale. This has its reasons: both political and anti-Semitic. Some want to whitewash Nazism, others believe that the State of Israel emerged as compensation to Jews by the horrors of World War II and denying the Holocaust as a historical fact, deny Israel the right to exist. That is why those who question the story, supported by the Arab countries. But the Holocaust really was, and keeping his memory, we strive to make the world will never allow the repetition of this terrible page of