Friends and family who worked with the "underground" safely transported the Jews to safer houses. The hiding places in many people's houses played a huge role during the Holocaust in saving many of the Jew’s lives. The main purpose was to hide Jews so they couldn't get caught. Other people constructed them for ration cards and other valuables that Germans wanted. Many Jews in these hiding places were spared because of the great architecture of the people that constructed them.
Anne Frank once said, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” The Holocaust was a traumatizing event for millions of innocent people, however, many found comfort by remaining calm and relaxed, for example, Anne Frank in the “Diary of a Young Girl”. In addition, politicians also did their best to encourage positivity, such as shown in “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat” by Prime Minister of England Winston Churchill. Keeping this mindset, they were able to maintain decent health, and most importantly, were able to persevere through any challenge that presented itself. Though some may argue that compromise is the best way to respond to conflict, in order to obtain peace and compromise, one must first have a positive attitude. For the ones who decided to take the path of optimism and perseverance, they understood that the two major components in a human’s response to individual conflict.
This story is about understanding that not being the same people your parents are is okay because you are special in your own way. Firstly, the author drops many subtle hints on different parts of the characters lives, but never openly says what that part is. For example, there are many hints that the parents of the young boy narrating the story are getting divorced. His father is constantly saying how the boy’s mothers will never forgive
People who helped others often helped people they knew before the Holocaust. Some helped for financial gain while others helped from pure kindness. Reasons for helping were friendship, political opposition to the Nazis, financial or personal gain, knowing the horrors of the camps, oe they knew it was the ethical thing to do. “Rescuers came from every religious background: Protestant and Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Muslim” (Holocaust Encyclopedia). No matter how people were brought up or what their views were, kind people were kind people.
He learned a bit of German. They must have misunderstood far more than they understood of each other.’ After years of marriage, they still had practically no language in common. Thus, Carlos started to retreat into silence. It is very probable that he became simply tired of being constantly misunderstood and mocked by his wife because of his weak English. In his case it was more a self-preservation than creating the identity by conscious abstaining from expressing his opinion directly.
Peter tries to communicate that his father never focused on learning the language and tried to maintain his Polish lifestyle by disregarding the English language. This is apparent in the quote “ His Polish friends/ Always shook hands too violently, / I thought… Feliks Skrzynecki, / That formal address / I never got used to”. Peter was very critical and had a negative attitude about the fact that his father surrounded himself with Polish friends and did not attempt to meet Australians. Due to this, it provoked the barrier to aggravate which had detrimental impacts on the relationship between them due to them not being able to communicate properly. This stanza establishes that the only way he could feel a sense of belonging is to form relationships with other Polish people as he felt they related to each
This upset Okonkwo who lashed out causing Nwoye to leave and never come back. In the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Nwoye was able to stand up to his father as a result of two religions colliding. Although they were father and son, Okonkwo and Nwoye were never very close because of how different they were. “Nwoye knew that it was right to be masculine and to be violent, but somehow he still preferred the stories that his mother used to tell…” (Achebe 53). This shows that even though Nwoye didn’t share the same
Peter was very critical and had a negative attitude about the fact that his father surrounded himself with Polish friends and did not attempt to meet Australians. Due to this, it provoked the barrier to aggravate which had detrimental impacts on the relationship between them due to them not being able to communicate properly. This stanza establishes that the only way he could feel a sense of belonging is to form relationships with other Polish people as he felt they related to each other. The reason as to why Peter felt this certain way was because he did not comprehend his father 's means of belonging. Throughout the poem, Skrzynecki emphasizes how the barrier had an effect on their relationship as he was distancing himself from him due to the loss of connection between each other.
During the Holocaust, many of the Jews have noticed that they have changed over time. As much as Jew’s wanted to speak for themselves, or even save others, this wasn’t possible due to their fear of winning them causing silence. In the Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, shows how Wiesel’s experience was during this harsh time in his life as a teenager. During this experience, Wiesel discovers how others, also including him, decided to remain silent as a result of their fear, causing some choices to be avoided and not made. To sum up, Wiesel’s experience portrays that fear always wins and causes others to be silent.
Secondly, when Bernard and John (director's son) started talking and how John started saying that he always felt isolated and rejected, partly because his mother slept with so many men and partly because the people of the village never accepted him, in fact he started complaining on how because he is white that he wasn't allowed to do any Indian rituals or cultural things just like any other Indian "but they wouldn't let me. They disliked me for my complexion. It's always been like that. Always" John said (pg 111).
Ruth had been forbidden to spend time with Frances or any other non-Jew by her father. As Myers tells us, there are four factors that determine obedience, emotional distance, closeness and legitimacy of the authority, whether the authority is part of an institution respected by the person and the effects of having an associate that is willing to be disobedient (Myers, 2015). There was an emotional distance between Ruth and her father as he had not shown love to his family. Because of this lack of a loving home, the emotional and physical abuse she endured, and the mistreatment of the African American people whose seeming happiness and warmth she admired, Ruth did not have a strong sense of her father’s authority. Similarly, she did not view the Jewish “institution’ her father was part of as legitimate because she had felt ostracized by them due to their judgment of her family business.