Yet the survivor/writer refuses to seek refuge in silence. The need to remember overcomes the seduction of silence. When the survivor/writer is confronted with atrocities of monumental inhumanity, silence can be a triumph of cynicism over the indignities suffered by the victims. The survivor writer feels compelled to remember and overcome silence and speak in order to bear witness. Speaking about the atrocities is a sacred memorial tribute to the sufferers.
All of this writing is facts that the Holocaust happened as well as these people’s true feelings. Literature can help us remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust by seeing the different points of view, reading the evidence, and studying the forever recorded history. All ages were living during the Holocaust, including all different minds with different points of view. From babies to elders living in 1933 to 1945 you could have fought in WWl and WWll along with maybe being alive today or have just passed away. All these people have different minds, goals, and yes teens knew what was going on but they still had dreams.
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.
We should not repeat the past. It is important to learn from the past in order to keep moving on in life. Each mistake and thing we learn has to be remembered and reflected on to keep it from happening again. We repeat wars over and over again because we haven 't figured out how to live harmoniously yet, and we have to learn from each conflict until we can prevent the cycle from repeating. Gatsby believes it is possible
For example, in “Resistance During the Holocaust”, many wouldn’t rebel because that would not only mean death for them, but death for their family and friends. The Anti-Defamation League states, “However, the risks of resisting Nazi policies were grave; often an act of resistance by one person would mean the death of many others”(5). You should use passive resistance because if you resist that did not only mean the death for you but the death for your family. You are putting other people’s life at risk but if you are passive resistant then you are saving your life, your families’ live, and maybe your friends’ lives. This is important because why would you put the lives of people you care about in jeopardy?
The risks of life, the bad living conditions, and killing people are all the things we may never need to face to. We may consider people who died in the war and fight for our own countries heroes. They are, but what is good for being a dead hero? The only thing can make us understand the war is the real war, but hopefully, war will not happen again. ★ ★ ★ ★ ╱ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We are still reinforcing this today with our increased emphasis on culturally biased testing, defunding of public education, eurocentric curriculums, not treating the profession with the respect it deserves and many other small things that keep reinforcing inequality. There are steps that can be taken to successfully reform education and remove inequality, but this starts with learning from and understanding our history and how race means everything in
While the author nor the speaker were Jewish, “This Way for Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” allows readers to experience a bystander effect, so to speak. The speaker is powerless against the Nazi SS soldiers, and often during a crisis, if a person is surrounded by others, they wait for someone else to take charge and handle the situation. The speaker knows he will die if he challenges the Nazis, so he helplessly looks on in the hopes that someone else will end this madness. The author shares this story in order to stop the bystander effect, and empower people to prevent this if it happens again. There have been many genocides in history, and humanity (the people, but also the concept) will not survive unless we prevent another from happening.
After the military everyone's lives go in different directions and whatever path a vetern ends up on they will always carry with them the lessons they were taught, and that is an irreplacable vaule. It is important to understand how the war has changed so many lives, for good and bad, it affects everyone diffrently, but by being able to listen or read someones story, it gives perspective and understanding on how the war affected their life . By getting the chance to read about
Many consider bystanders to be as guilty as perpetrators for not doing or saying anything in a time of crisis. Such was the case for the Holocaust. Bystanders during the Holocaust consisted of the civilians and countries who chose to distance themselves from what was really happening, instead choosing to justify the situation, or just not think of it. Many people rationalized, that the idea of self preservation was much more important than sacrificing oneself for the greater good. People also held a sense of indifference towards the suffering of the Jewish people.
Do people understand that they cannot go around hurting people because something tragic happens? Do people just not understand that if you just MUST have revenge, you have to get the person who CAUSED the pain? Does it not occur to people that killing someone that is not related to the crime is just a pointless murder? The last thing I will be discussing in this paper is the funerals. I do not understand how nothing was done or said to the family of Yankel Rosenbaum.