Upton Sinclair wrote the Jungle in 1906 during the time of progressivism to portray the horrors of the labor conditions and non existing sanitary conditions of the meat packing industry. Jurgis and his family, immigrants from Lithuania, came to America expecting a prosperous life. The family dreamed of coming to America for a better life full of success and opportunity but as they began working in the stockyards they were exposed to the terrible quality of life experienced by the factory workers. The Jungle tells the story of a family of immigrants coming to America to gain freedom and portrays the dehumanization of the stockyards through the political corruption, inhumane child labor practices, and the horrific working conditions. Jurgis
The Book Thief will give you a new view on world war 2 and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a challenging book. As mentioned before it all started with Liesel Meminger(was 14), her mother, and the corpse of her brother. This day would give Liesel nightmares for years, every night. Liesel's brother died of some form of disease. Her brother was berried on the way to Munich, there she stole her first book from a grave digger(Liesel didn't know how to read due to her families poorness).
Some claim that the hatred started after his grandmother died. The doctor that treated her for cancer was a Jew. Hitler's mother worked for a very wealthy family, and said that she received miss treatment. There are so many reason that hitler could hate the Jews. When Hitler was a teenager, he joined the German army to be a soldier.
One event in which Louie shows his defiance is in childhood, where he is shown as being rebellious, incorrigible, and troublesome. In the book, it says, “to get even with a railcar conductor who wouldn’t stop for him, Louie greased the rails...when a teacher made him stand in a corner for spitballing, he deflated her car with toothpicks.” (pg. 7) This shows defiance because Louie never followed the rules and was always seeking revenge, proving that he is defiant. Another part in the book where Louie shows this trait is when he finishes running the 5,000 meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. “Studying the building, Louie spotted a small Nazi flag near the doors...it would make a swell souvenir, and it looked easy to reach...taking one last lunge for the flag, Louie snagged the edge and fell to the pavement, tearing the banner down with him, then scrambled to his feet and ran like mad...the Germans gave him the flag and let him go.” (pg.
After dealing the disease, Rifka was finally allowed to continue her journey. “Why is it, that in Russia, no matter what the trouble, the blame always falls upon the Jews?” Rifka wrote in her diary. As the novel progresses, Rifka learns that when there is a will, there’s a way. At the beginning of the novel, Rifka’s parents decide to move their family from Russia because they were being persecuted along with all Jewish citizens. At that time it was difficult to get papers permitting Jewish people to leave the country.
In the poignant memoir Night, the author Elie Wiesel uses compelling dramatic irony to portray the oblivious and discerning reactions towards the Nazi’s attempt to further dehumanize the Jewish people. On the seventh day of Passover, the German officers start arresting prominent leaders of the Jewish community. Quickly followed by the prohibition of Jews leaving their own residence, owning any sort of valuables and the requirement that all Jews must wear a yellow star. Despite the destitute conditions put upon the Jews in the Sighet ghetto, Elie’s father, Shlomo, tries to reassure the people of his community by advising: “The yellow star? So what?
Daniel James Brown, the author of The Boys in the Boat, uses Joe Rantz’ story to symbolize the way America was able to find hope in a time of hopelessness and despair in the world-the Great Depression, and Nazi Germany. Joe Rantz was kicked out of his home at a very young age, even though he hadn’t done anything wrong. Joe’s mom, “Thula exploded in the face of what she saw a lax discipline...she would not live under the same roof as Joe...went back upstairs and told [Harry’s] only son he would have to move out of the house. Joe was ten” (Brown 36). Joe’s life had changed right before his eyes, just like a lot of Americans lives and the Jews in Germany during the early 1930s.
Polices suspected him for unapproved help to Jews and illegal business (“Oskar Schindler”). He got arrested three times while he owned Emalia, but they couldn’t apply him with a sentence (“Schindler’s Factory”). After the war ended, his wife and him settled in Germany, later on in Afghanistan. In 1962, Oskar Schindler was awarded as “Righteous Among the Nations” for reviewing his effort putted in saving lives during the Holocaust, while putting himself in incredible risks (A Letter Written by Oskar Schindler’s Former Workers). After all, his life ended in Israel in1974.
Killing Centers; An Undesirable Creation of Death. World War II started when German soldiers entered Poland on September 1, 1939. When Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France took charge on Germany on September 3 (Killing Centers). The Holocaust was a state- sponsored prosecution of millions of Jews led by Adolf Hitler in January 1933. When The Nazi’s took power in 1933 they thought that they were racially superior and Jewish people weren’t (Introduction To The Holocaust).
For example in “Violins Of Hope” a person named Amnon Weinstein is ashamed of talking about the Holocaust while his wife Assi Bielski isn’t. This is because as the narrator states,” Once, [Weinstein] asked about his grandfather and says his mother silently opened a book about the war and pointed to a pile of bodies. Then Weinstein married Assi Bielski, whose father was a famous Jewish resistance fighter… was amazed at how happily the Bielski family talked about the war…. Her family killed Germans, by quantities, not by one. My family was all killed by the Germans.” (Paragraph 13-15).
Document 7 states,” In may 1942, all Jews aged six and older are required to wear a yellow star of David on their clothes to set them apart from non-Jews.” This quote shows how the children were discriminated against. Document 11 shows a picture of Jewish Children and wearing badges. Overall, the Nazis party was a bad influence to the people and the children. But the party 's rise to power was rapid. Before the economic depression struck, the Nazis were practically unknown, winning only 3 percent.
Wladyslaw and his family were Jews and he told them that war with Germany is coming to them. Jews were dehumanized by the Germans. For example, they weren’t allowed on the sidewalks, they couldn’t go to parks, and they were beaten if they didn’t have their Jewish stars on them. One evening, Wladyslaw and his family were having dinner and they read on the newspaper that Jews were going to get sent to the ghettos. They all become doleful and packed for the day to come.
From the beginning, Elie Wiesel 's work details the beginning of his adult life by focussing on his awareness of Judaism, its history, and its significance to the religion. Despite warnings about German intentions towards Jews, Eliezer’s family and the other Jews in the small town of Sighet, fail to escape the country when they have a chance. As a result, the Jewish population is sent to concentration camps all throughout Germany. Then, after being sent to a concentration camp, Eliezer is separated from his mother and younger sister, but remains with his father. The camp then pushing Eliezer and his father 's faith in the Jewish religion.
“By 1945 I had lied, stolen, cheated, deceived, and even killed,” Marion told the audience assembled Rackham Auditorium for the seventh Wallenberg Lecture in October 1996. Marion even killed a policeman “I felt I had no choice, but to shoot him.” She kidnapped children to save them from being killed by the Germans. Many people knew what Marion was doing and many helped her save people and children by not telling what she was doing. She took long bike rides up North up north to provide food for the Jews. Sadly, she was pulled by German’s and ended up staying overnight in custody.
After reading Teens Who Fought Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, describes that ben’s family had to go throw all these challenges to fight hitler and get out of there but they could not all the jew’s got shoved into a ghetto so ben got out and started to get food for his family so they would not starve to death They had many challenges and historical background. First we are going to talk about historical background, One historical background “Germans were struggling since 1918, when it was defeated in world war 1.” Pg (6). Another historical background is “In the day’s before world war 2, when cams were happy and comfortable,nobody could conceive of such horrors.”pg (7). The last historical background is “starting on october