Within a matter of years, over nine million innocent people were massacred. Events like these have horrified generations throughout time and to this day, there are a few survivors left to tell their own personal stories of the Holocaust and what they had to go through . Some of these survivors have shared their own personal stories through literature. In the stories “Dancing With G-D” by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal fifty boys are fulfilled with courage and strength, “Twins Survival Story” published by “CBN” Eva Mozes Kor is able to forgive the Nazis after all the harm they had caused her mentally and physically and “The Diary Of A Young Girl” written by Anne Frank and edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler, in where Anne Frank is able to maintain a level optimism during a time of hatred toward the Jews. The following people mention were strong enough to preserve the essence of humanity during this time of crisis for human
Over 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. They were shot, gassed, hung, and much more. The Jews died innocent and were killed just because they were Jews. It is important that people remember all of the Holocaust and not just some of it. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen more aptly delivers the message of remembering than Donna Deitches version through the scene of boxcars, the conditions of the camp, and dehumanization.
Our exhibit contrasts what is seen in the daylight – the ignorance and secrecy of peace after the war – and what is concealed in the night – a terrible, criminal act against millions of innocent people, disguised as part of the “Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification department”. We present the audience with images, records, and information that bring vivid reality, and significance to an event that is often overlooked and dismissed. The United States and Japan want to turn a blind eye to a horrific human rights violation, the torture and death of a quarter million innocent people. Publicizing Unit 731 will help to memorialize the sacrifices made by those who suffered under General Ishii.
Anne Frank was a girl who was hiding from the Germans during the Holocaust. After two years of hiding, she was killed and we know what her life was like because we have her diary. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The Holocaust was the killing of people with Jewish heritage by the Germans. After being exposed to multiple perspectives my understanding of genocide has changed because, I now know that there are more than one cause of genocide, how the support of other countries and their leaders have affected the victims of genocide, and how some stories can help you understand how it was like living during genocide.
After watching the films of “Emmett Till and 4 Little Girl” I can see the parallels of history repeating itself with the murders of young black children. When we look at history, we are supposed to learn from our past mistakes as a society but unfortunately, some have not learned. We have once again witnessed the murders of young black children at the hands of white supremacy with not an ounce of justice for them or their families. None of these children did anything to deserve to die or become victims of such senseless murders. The saddest part apart the stories of Emmett Till and the four young ladies is that their bodies were all disfigured tot eh point the families had to use different identifies to figure out their bodies.
Although many Jews were dicovered, some never got caught and survived. In the book, “Number the Stars,” Peter Neilson was part of the group known as the resistance. The resistance was a group of people that would risk their lives in order to help the Jews escape. The author writes, “But Annemarie forced herself to think of her redheaded almost- brother, and how devastating the day was when they received the news that Peter had been captured and executed by the Germans in the public square at Ryvangen, in Copenhagen.” Being a part of the resistance and being identified was a major risk.
The German authorities and their collaborators punished those who helped the Jews and offered rewards to people. Throughout the history of western civilization, it had never seen that the children were the prey of a systematic manhunt. During the Holocaust, this crime, organized by the Nazis and carried out in France with the collaboration of the Vichy Government.
The greatest feat and case completed by Cooper is visibly the case of who killed Jason Blossom. Because this was the first tragic, devastating murder in the town of Riverdale, Cooper and her friends were praised and ridiculed for even the town sheriff could not find the murderer (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa). Another great example is exploiting the careless actions of Chuck Clayton for he was being protected by the principal and sports coaches. Solving this allowed more woman to speak up eventually leading Clayton to suspension (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa). However, failures have also dragged her down such as when she was caught up in the blackmail of the Black Hood.
It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
During the holocaust there were tons of horrible things going on, but there were still a few people who tried to make things better. In this research essay I am going to talk about the heroes that really caught my eye by the things they’ve done to try and make things better. Irene was born in Poland into a Catholic family. She hid in the forest until she was found by a Russian Solider who had raped and beaten her. Rugemer liked her so much that she later became his house keeper.
The people that resisted weren 't just in the camps (Meir Berliner), but also outside the camps (Sophie Scholl), and people even hid Jews in their homes in Poland (Zegota). Sophie Scholl, who was an anti-nazi, helped to spread the information about the Holocaust . Scholl and her group made leaflets and passed them around secretly to encourage the people to resist passively against Nazis. “...the leaflet warned [the citizens] that Hitler was leading Germany into the abyss...” (Sophie Scholl Paragraph 12).