How many of the deaths in the Holocaust were because of individuals speaking out at officials? During the Holocaust, the Nazi police would hurt anyone who spoke out at them. Night follows the journey of Elie Wiesel and his family in the different concentration camps during World War II. Elie guides us through the horrors of the concentration camps and the horrific actions carried out by Nazi officers. Maus tells the life story of Vladek Spiegelman’s life before going to the concentration camp through his son, Art Spiegelman.
The streets consisted of slumped over people trying to get past the struggles of war, and hundreds of Jewish people making their way to the atrocious concentration camp, Dachau. Hans empathathetic nature and his bravery was emphasized when he, “presented a piece of bread” to a Jewish man walking past (Zusak 394). The compassion shown creates a sense of being, “like magic” although it was considered insane during World War II in Nazi Germany (394). This “small, futile miracle” occurred because Hans fearlessly chose to not be a bystander (394). He showed through this feat
All he has on with him is a fake identity card, a copy of Mein Kempf, a map with a key inside, and what little remains of the food he was given by his friend that was keeping him in hiding. During this time, Liesel is continuing to learn new words whilst reading with her father, including her newest addition, “The Shoulder Shrug,” in which she stole from the ashes left behind from the bonfire. Liesel also spends her time in the mayor’s library, as Frau Hermann encourages Liesel’s love for literature ever since she witnessed Liesel’s thievery from the bonfire. In addition, Liesel and her best friend, Rudy, have begun to get themselves in mischief with some older kids by stealing food from different farms. As the narrator returns to Max’s storyline, he describes his journey on the train ride and his arrival to the Hubermann household.
At the beginning of the book we are introduced to a young girl, her brother, and her birth mother. The young girl, Liesel Meminger, was on the train to her foster parents when her brother died; that’s the first time she ever met Death. At the funeral of her brother one of the grave diggers dropped the gravedigger book and she took it with her; her first book ever stolen. Liesel Meminger is a young girl who is very sweet. She had a difficult life growing up and it caused her to be sacred of lot’s of things, like losing family and friends and losing her books.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he uses repetition and rhetorical questions to show the reader how horrible of a time the Holocaust was. Repetition was used throughout the book consistently, but the read really sees it when Wiesel explains the first night at Auschwitz. All the horrible things he encountered and hatred he saw that first night was shown to the reader in a meaningful. “Never shall I forget” was used seven times, but one of them really stuck out to the reader. Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34).
For instance, a German officer was to move into an old woman's house and he provided her with chocolates to blindside her. The more time that went by the more laws and Edicts were set into place. One day the townspeople learned that the Gestapo was coming to this Jewish neighborhood. The Gestapo arrived the town was split in two ghettos, a small and a larger one. The Wiesel family was placed in the larger ghetto, which their house was already in.
The Book Thief is about a young girl named Liesel Meminger who was orphaned at a young age and sent to live in Germany with another family. Throughout the story, she is presented with many challenges to overcome such as not being able to write or read, not having any family anymore, and being in a strange city with no friends. Then Max shows up, a Jew who Liesel’s new father promised to help. They hide Max and in the process, Max and
The Jewish fighters also learned about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from prisoners on the incoming transports, and this strengthened their resolve and boosted their morale. On August 2, 1943, the Committee launched their revolt. The prisoners seized weapons from the SS storeroom, attacked the German and Ukrainian guards, and set some of the buildings ablaze. Unconcerned with their own safety, the resistance leaders fought bravely to aid the escape of the inmates. Under gunfire from the watchtowers, many prisoners broke through the camp’s barbed-wire fences.
The lead in the novel is Lilian Girvan a single mother that lost her husband in a car accident leaving her a single mother. It has been a tought time for the young mother as she has dealt with suicidal thoughts and several mental breakdowns. But finally she is getting the hang of being a widow as she is now watching TV, showing up to work on the regular, and taking her two children to school. The only problem is that having lived a life full of intensity, she finds herself so bored with the daily drugery. She finds a little excitement from her work as she can be called upon to illustrate the weirdest of things such as whale genitalia.
The book, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” by J.K. Rowling describes the mysterious happenings at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that lead Harry to what is known as “The Chamber of Secrets.” It is a normal day at the Dursleys, Harry is ignored and bored waiting to go back to Hogwarts because he is on summer break, but something happened. He is visited by Dobby the house elf who proclaims his doings as a way to stop Harry from going back to Hogwarts. One night, The Dursley’s had a dinner party. Harry had just met Dobby and because Harry refused to say he would not return to Hogwarts, Dobby enchanted a bowl of rice pudding and caused it to float. Then he made it drop to the ground causing it to crash and break into pieces.