Vladek was a real person who survived the Holocaust, a terrible war in that many people died. Vladek survived by pretending to be a Pole soldier who escaped the camps(pg.64). He then told the conductor if he could hide him and take him home. He got lucky the conductor helped him, but he still used his knowledge to pretend to be a Pole. Vladek also survived by making bunkers for him and his family to hide in (pg.110).
He also wanted to tell the reader about his life as a Jew in a concentration camp and the horrors he faced. He wanted us to think about what we would have done in his place and what forgiveness means to us. After he published his book, he asked certain people to respond to the story and what they would have done in his place. Some people are Jews, some are Christians, some are young, some older, some were even part of the war. Everyone who wrote an essay was different from the rest in some way, but they all had one connection, Simon.
Vladek and his whole family--his wife, son, parents, siblings and friends--were victims, some survivors of the Holocaust. However Vladek was not only a survivor of the Holocaust, he was also a veteran of the war. Vladek was able to survive the war and the Holocaust because he was resourceful, and in turn created his luck for himself and the people around him. Example 1. As a prisoner of war Vladek knew German, and one of his fellow inmates wished to write to his family.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel narrates the legendary tale of what happened to him and his father during the Holocaust. In the introduction, Wiesel talks about how his village in Seghet was never worried about the war until it was too late. Wiesel’s village received advanced notice of the Germans, but the whole village ignored it. Throughout the entire account, Wiesel has many traits that are key to his survival in the concertation camps. Eliezer’s best traits come out and allow him to survive his terrible ordeal, which are adaptability, determination, patience, and perseverance.
Night Prompt #2 Many know of the victims of the Holocaust and how fragile they were, but not many know how the few that survived did so. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who was only fourteen when he arrived at Auschwitz, he talks about his life alongside his father who was the only family member he did not get separated from in the concentration camp. Eliezer explains how he overcomes the horrors he witnessed in order to survive and be freed. Through cautious behavior, selflessness between himself and his father, and having physical advantages due to his age, Wiesel is able to survive the harsh conditions while millions of others perish. Elie’s cautious behavior while in the camp is one of the main reasons he is able to survive.
He rose to power with his ability to lecture and give speeches. Many Germans were convinced that he would bring end to their misery after the oppression they endured during World War 1. The graphic novel, “Maus”, describes the author, Artie, as he interviews his father, Vladek, about what he encountered during the Holocaust. Vladek is old and does not quite cope well with his second wife Mala. Throughout the story, Vladek and Artie share a father-son bond over Vladek’s horrendous experience in many places like Auschwitz.
Distractions are used to overcome traumatic events, to motivate survival. The story of Night by Elie Wiesel depicts his journey, beginning from a free life in Sighet, Transylvania during World War II. He, along with his family and the other Jews of Sighet are placed in ghettos then transported to concentration camps. Separated from his mother and sister, Elie strives to find a way to survive alongside his father. He recounts his experiences under Nazi German oppression from his imprisonment in Auschwitz to his liberation in Buchenwald.
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
In return for their compliance, the men were allowed to take whatever food they could find on the dead bodies back to their barracks. In comparison, Flinker’s personal diary entries are an account of his life in Brussels on a week-to-week basis. He relies on his religious devotion to Judaism as a method of justifying what is happening to his people and he feels a strong sense of guilt for surviving under the guise of being a non-Jew using false papers obtained by his Father. Flinker feels that this action is cowardly and that he should be suffering for his sins along with the rest of the Jewish
They needed to act brave for their families and ensure they had solace. In Art Spigelman 's nobel, "Maus," he portrays the Holocaust revolving around his father, Vladek Spiegelman. To begin with, Vladek Spigelman and his wife, Anja, both survived the Holocaust, but had to perform many acts of bravery. One act that most of the Jews took was hiding in bunkers to escape being sent to the extermination
Bread Givers is written by Anzia Yezierska, whom like the girl in the novel, had the same experience with her father. Sara’s father, Reb Smolinsky, strictly believed in the Jewish customs and traditions from the Old World. This included the binding expectations for this daughters. Reb Smolinsky has four daughters, Bessie, Mashah, Fania, and Sara. The daughters are the providers of the family, while their father, a holy man, studies the Torah all day.
Around the midpoint of the book, we start to see Wes getting better with staying away from the culture of the streets; On page 110 Wes starts to reevaluate himself, “The sight of her coming of her high...disgusted Wes. He saw this every day. The people who would line up around the corner for drugs...He knew these people because he was the one who got them what they needed. It was his job. And it pained him to realize that the mother of his children was just like them.” Wes realized that his job wasn’t a real ‘job’, it was a source to feed addictions like Cheryl’s.
Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel has gone through thick and thin. Wiesel is a noted Holocaust survivor. He, at the time, was only 15 when he was taken away from his little Jewish community. While he was in concentration camps, many family members were killed. Despite all the horrific events that he faced, Wiesel was rescued and brought to safety.
Velma Annette James attended Gunlach Elementary School and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1976. After High School she obtained her LPN Certificate and began her career in the Barnes Skilled Nursing Facility. She also served as a Counselor, Mentor and on the Board of Trustees at Hope House, Inc. She also served as a mentor and sponsor for men and women overcoming addictions. Among all of this, while being the mother of three loving children: Miceesha “Micki” Handley-Bellamy, Niteeka Higgins and Kenneth McClendon Jr., she was a surrogate mother to many. Ms. Velma Annette James-Flenoy “Squeaky” accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour at a young age.
An Incredible Outcome In the book The Color of Water by James McBride son shares the troubles he had to go through while he was growing up as he also, shares his shares his mother’s obstacles and triumphs. Ruth McBride happens to be an American Jewish woman born in the 1920’s who encounters struggles growing up in the U.S where she didn’t seem to belong. As Ruth begins to grow she finds her own path to her life without her family obligating her to do anything. This brings her to marrying her first husband Dennis McBride. Later she encounters more troubles but her faith, and willingness keeps her going until the very end.