Jamie A. Stephens Mrs. Fields Critical Research Paper May 9, 2017 Righteous Among The Nations Would you put your life on the line to save someone else's life? The resistance by the non-Jews to the Nazi Regime during World War II, was to help the hide Jews, sabotage the Nazi efforts, and help to save as many Jews as possible. This affected the Holocaust, by saving hundreds of thousands of Jewish lives. Many people wanted to help the Jews, and save them.
Unsuspecting Children of the Holocaust 1.5 million children: dead. All the children of the Holocaust were affected by Hitler’s rule. Some were sent to war, some endured unnecessary hardships, while others perished. The children found ways to survive, dealt with what Hitler dealt them, and coped with death all while the world was falling to pieces around them.
Resistance in the Holocaust from the Jews was aimed towards the Germans and the Nazi, who got the most physical harm from the Jews. What sparked the act of resistance is when the Germans were getting rid of Jews in the ghettos and putting them into concentration camps. That was when the biggest resistant group, named the Z.O.B, attacked the Germans. The Z.O.B stands for Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa which means Jewish Fighting Organization in Yiddish. In order for the Z.O.B to create attack on the Germans they planned escape routes over rooftops of buildings.
In the beginning of Kluger’s “Death Camp” chapter, she immediately alludes to the idea of Jewish hope: “During the entire Hitler period I never heard a Jew voice the opinion of the Germans could be victorious…to hope was a duty” (89). This seems, of anything, to be a last, desperate attempt at holding onto the life European Jews once knew – one entirely estranged from the dehumanizing and prejudicial actions of the German Nazi regime. It also may begin to justify why may Jews did not leave Germany (as well as surrounding countries) as the former’s social, political and economic agency quickly faded, entering the death camps. Although Kluger describes significant financial restraints -- chiefly the Reichsfluchtsteuer – she also implicitly describes
The Heros of the Holocaust: The Righteous Among Nations Although the German race as a whole is often blamed for the Holocaust, some Jewish citizens may have not been able to survive without their non-Jewish neighbors. Non-Jewish persons who strongly benefited the life of someone being persecuted during the Holocaust, are know as and rewarded the title, “Righteous Among Nations”. To be awarded this honor, one must have actively aided a Jewish person during the Holocaust, purely out of compassion rather than any means of personal gain. Those declared Righteous Among Nations in many cases put the lives of Jews before their own.
Jewish resistance during the occupation of the Nazis varied significantly among different members of the Jewish community. It is therefore inaccurate to simplify Jewish actions or inactions during this time by placing Jews into one category. It is important to take into account those who put up an armed resistance against Nazi power, even if this was the minority. Additionally, the efforts made to hide Jews who were at risk showed that some were willing to resist despite the consequences. Indirect resistance involved the continued educational opportunities for the Jewish community and the practising of religion, despite the restrictions placed on undertaking these activities.
Niya Keller 11-8-17 Social Studies Rm.36 The Jewish Revolt Against Heraclius The Jewish revolt against Heraclius was apart of the Byzantine- Sasanian War of 602-628 BCE. The Jews wanted to gain the Land of Israel. The war took place during the Late Antique Little Ice Age. It started when Jews and Samaritans were being killed frequently by the Byzantines who were the Eastern Romans, which resulted in numerous revolts.
Oskar Schindler: A True Hero “If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him?” Not many people can say that they have saved thousands of lives, while still being friends with the people trying to kill them. It takes someone with bravery, courage, and valiance.
Starvation, death, anti- semitism, mistreatment, pain, forced labor, abuse -- all are situations Jewish people had to experience How did prisoners endure such hardships? Was it better to focus on one’s own survival or to work together to survive? In the memoir Night and the movie Schindler’s List, director Steven Spielberg and author Elie Wiesel explore this idea. They explore this idea by showing Jews helping other Jews to live and survive during the horrors of the Holocaust in Night and Schindler’s List.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising The Holocaust affected the lives of many Jews and non-Jews during the 1930’s and 1940’s. One particular group of the Holocaust were the people of the Warsaw Ghetto. Ghettos during the Holocaust were cruel and harsh.
The Holocaust dates back in 1933 to 1945 and is notoriously known for its mass killing and persecution of six million Jews. Jews were considered as an inferior race to the racially superior Germans, as Jews were blamed for Germany’s problems of war debt. This racial discrimination further resulted in the horrendous genocide of Jewish citizens. While this killing and capturing of Jews seemed nearly impossible to avoid, audacious individuals that were not Jewish risked their lives to help rescue seized Jews, despite the severe punishments of doing so. These heroic men and women are referred to as righteous gentiles.