One day when the foreign Jews were taken away Moshe the beadle, Elie's teacher, was also take away. When he came back he was in distressed and told the town about how the Nazis were exterminating Jews. No one believed him and thought he was just imagining it until one fateful day when the Nazis came and took the jews to a ghetto along with elie and his family. While there they were starved and most of their rights were taken away. The day before Ellie’s family was scheduled to be taken to the concentration camp a maid offered to help them, but sadly Ellie’s dad refused.
And they talked about being traumatized by some of the expectations that the Holocaust had placed on them, such as that they are the reason their parents survived and therefore there was a whole set of things that they would now have to accomplish so that all the people that died— they could give their lives meaning. They had difficulty in any kind of a separation circumstance — divorce and those kinds of things. And they described essentially this problem in separating from their parents," Dr. Yehuda went on to
The Holocaust was a horrible happening that caused many innocent Jewish people to be forced out of their homes with nothing but a sack of their belongings. They were separated from their families, stripped of their rights and their names, and some even watched their loved ones die. When i think about the U.S. and how we responded to these poor people, when all they needed was a place to stay i can’t believe the decisions we made. As an adolescent many things can be gathered from how the world reacted during the holocaust such as, the bystander effect were we the bystanders in this situation? Also I can learn to not wait till the last moment to do something, or to not wait till something happens to make a move or to fight back.
The Nuremberg Trial was formed a year after the holocaust. There were many camps and facilitates for the displaced people formed. The word ‘genocide’ was brought into existence in order to describe the crimes against humanity as an international crime, and used by the nations to prevent and punish. After the holocaust, there were some courageous Jews that saved others, but most of them were bystanders.
The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them. After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.
The Jewish people became tired of being politically oppressed, thus, resulting in the deterioration in relations among the Jewish community and the Roman government. In the years before the great revolt conflicts between the two sides slowly became worst. On one hand, the Jewish were trying to regain their political independence through a violent struggle against the Romans. On the other hand, Romans were enforcing their pagan lifestyle on the Jewish community.
Lastly, Pope John Paul II talks about what he experienced because of the holocaust. One part of his speech states, “My own personal memories are of all that happened when the Nazis occupied Poland during the war. I remember my Jewish friends and neighbors, some of whom perished, while others survived. I have come to Yad Vashem to pay homage to the millions of Jewish people who, stripped of everything, especially of human dignity, were murdered in the Holocaust. More than half a century has passed, but the memories remain”(online).
Few months after that I found out that my mother couldn’t find a place in my hometown and ended up leaving. I had many issues during these times and was super confused about why this was happening to me. I have to say that I doubted God and was angry on why He would let this happen to me. For a while, I wanted to give up on my faith like I’m sure many Jews wanted to when they were in the Holocaust. Eventually, when I got myself pulled together I started using what I have been through to help others.
In the book In Our Voices: Stories of Holocaust Survivors by Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, there are many survivors that their stories make them who they are and their words represent how it was a miracle to survive. One of these survivors was Ralph Rehbock. He …… “The Nazi soldiers knew where my father lived, but he was not at home that night. He never went home again” said
The ones who survived were not able to fathom what they went through which caused an immense amount of emotional pain and suffering. The events and stories of the Holocaust were passed down from each family throughout the generations to alert people that anyone is capable of hurting you even if you don’t give them permission. The Jews did not give the Nazis or anyone permission to hurt them, but they were continuously hurt mentally and physically for about twelve consecutive years. The Holocaust caused many Jews to live the rest of their life in
In the novel night, Elie Wiesel discusses how the Nazi army dehumanizes the Jews. In the beginning, Moishe the Beadle came back and told them that “Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns” (6). The army took those lives of innocent babies, that one day could have been something. They treated the babies like they were clay targets.