Many people believe that prisoners in Auschwitz do exactly what they are told, and nothing else. On the contrary, these prisoners took advantage of every opportunity and were selfish when it came down to a matter of life or death. They also had to rely on themselves, and not depend on others in order to survive. In the novels Night and Maus II by Elie Wiesel and Art Spiegelman, the main characters Elie and Vladek are prisoners at Auschwitz. Both Vladek and Elie take advantage of opportunities given.
During the holocaust real life heroes went into action and one of them was named Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler showed that he had the moral courage by helping the Jews during the holocaust. Oskar Schindler was a German that had helped many Jews that had worked for him and nourished them back to health. During the Holocaust, many Jews were taken prisoner and thrown into concentration camps. It was during world war 2 that Hitler had decided the holocaust was his best way of getting rid of the Jews.
“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them,” said Elie Wiesel. The Holocaust took place during 1933 to 1945 primarily in Germany and Poland, but later spread to other areas of Europe. The Holocaust was deemed the persecution of millions of races, consisting mostly of Jewish families.
Finding Eichmann “When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it. ”-Simon Wiesenthal (Simon Wiesenthal "The Nazi Hunter”) Simon Wiesenthal dedicated his life documenting crimes over the holocaust. Simon Wiesenthal may have been a victim of the Nazi brutality in the concentration camps, but when WWII was over Wiesenthal became “A Nazi Hunter” searching for war criminals so justice could be realized. Simon Wiesenthal was born on December 31, 1908 in Buczacz now know as Lvov in Ukraine.
Oskar Schindler The Holocaust was a time when no Jewish person was safe from being sent to death camps. Death camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald where Jewish prisoners were sent to death. Oskar Schindler was a German and industrialist who would go on to save as many as 1100 Jewish men and women from being killed. (Oskar Schindler Entrepreneur 1908-1974) Oskar Schindler was known as “The Nazi-Turned Hero”.
The Bielski Brothers were regarded as one of the most significant Jewish resistance efforts against Nazi Germany during World War II.Their story has become widely known. Who were these remarkable resisters to the Nazis? Throughout the War, the Bielski group leaders emphasized providing a safe haven for Jews, particularly women, children, and elderly person who managed to flee into the forest.
This article” Arendt on Resentment Articulating Intersubjectivity” developed a conception of resentment . Hannah Arendt’s idea of resentment is not just forgiving Eichmann’s but knowing she can not reverse the tragedy that Eichmann and German had cause but face the fact on reality. Hannah Arendt’s conception of resentment on Adolf Eichmann is that she had forgiven him for the disasters and damages he had made but did not forget. She had concluded that she and many of the Jewish had to face the horrifying truth during Eichmann’s trial.
"Perhaps genuine heroism lies in deciding stubbornly to defend everyday things, the trivial and the immediate, after having been bombarded with so much oratory about great deeds,” wrote Inge Scholl, sister to the famous Hans and Sophie Scholl (Scholl 4). These two siblings were quite possibly some of the most heroic students in all of Germany during the time when the Nazi Party was in control. In fact, this brother and sister, along with several others, such as Alexander Schmorell and George Wittenstein, formed the White Rose, a student anti-Nazi group (“White Rose”). The story of the White Rose is best told in three parts: the formation of the group, the students’ actions, and how the group’s actions affected the German public.
“Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fürher” (Bendersky 99). This quote that has been traced back to the time when Nazism ruled over Germany, left an incredible mark on the minds of most Germans whom of which lived during this time. Throughout history, the world has seen many atrocities, but there is one that happened less than a century ago, and still haunts the world to this day: The Holocaust. While we have all learned about concentration camps, D-Day, and Nazi Germanys invasions of its neighboring countries in school, one thing that always seems to be glanced over is how Nazism rose up to power in Germany in the first place. This process didn’t happen overnight by Adolf Hitler declaring himself as the Fürher of Germany, but it was a long process that stretched out for over more than a decade.
sThis photograph, snapped by Richard Lam, went viral, and millions of people wondered if it was a passionate embrace of unknown lovers or just a deliberate set-up. Even the photographer himself had doubts about what the picture really showed. Mr. Jones, the man in the photograph, later admitted that when the police knocked his girlfriend off her feet, she became frantic, so he decided to give her a kiss to calm her down. However, despite such an unromantic explanation, this is still one of the most powerful photographs of our time and a perfect example of the "make love not war" approach. August Landmesser, a German who refused to salute during a Nazi rally, is captured in this world-famous photograph.
In December 1939, Poland was being torn apart by the savagery of the Holocaust. Oskar Schindler took his first faltering steps from the darkness of Nazism towards the light of heroism. “If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car,” he said later of his wartime actions, “wouldn't you help him?” Poland had been a relative haven for Jewish people and it numbered over 50,000 people, but when Germany invaded, destruction began immediately and it was very harsh. Jews was forced into crowded ghettos, randomly beaten and humiliated, and continuously murdered for no reason.
Witness to History In late January, 1933 the world's’ sickest man Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Nazis. So this began the Holocaust. In 1944 a man Elie Wiesel experiences a year of suffering and torment, taken captive in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. He writes about these important events of his life in his book, Night.