On November 23, 1939, Germany issues the law of requiring Jewish to identify themselves through custom-made ID’s. A year passes and on October 12 th , Germany establishes the Warsaw Ghetto officially (USHMM, “Warsaw”). With this, it can be proven that Nazi Germany inflicted much pain on the people of Warsaw. More pain was to come as the ghetto was very cruel to their prisoners. cruelty from living quarters to food rationing.
Gerald started a fire accidentally as a kid that burned down the entire apartment. During the fire, Gerald hid behind the couch that he would hide behind when he was scared. After the fire, Gerald thought about where Monique mom was, and if he would ever see Monique again. When Gerald finally woke up from the hospital, he overheard the doctors talking about Monique “in custody for child endangerment, abandonment-that sort of thing” (13). This symbol stands for Gerald’s new life.
In the “Resistance During the Holocaust”, it describes how the Jews actively resisted with uprising in camps, Partisans, and rescuers. People can best respond to conflict by fighting by active resistance because to avoid later shame, show defiance, and die in your own way. When the war is over why should you live the rest of your life in shame, guilt, and humiliation? In the “Violence of Hope” Assi Bielski’s “father was a Jewish resistance fighter” (14). Her family happily talks about the war with no humiliation as she goes on saying, “it’s the number tattooed on your arm that is a constant reminder of the humiliation.
Like a large portion of the occupants in the region, the Weissmann family was bilingual, talking both Polish and German, and Klein 's more established sibling, Arthur, examined English also. Klein 's dad, Julius, was a business official, who had lived in Bielitz for over twenty years, Helene, her mom, was born there, as were both Klein and Arthur. The family was appalled when German Nazi powers attacked Poland on September 1, 1939. In spite of the way that Britain and the United States announced war on Germany two days after the fact, it took the
In one of their first real experiences to the German soldiers they were forced to wait for hours while the German ss counted every Jewish citizen. In the story Ellie says at one point “ we were put in cattle cars 100 to a car” the people barely had space to breath in such tight space cramped against 100 other skinny people. They would wait in their own waste till they reach their next location throwing any dead out into the snow with no berial along the way. The respect in general really shows the lack of compassion from the Nazi. One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being.
In this book, Gerald gets abused by his drunk father. He wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a smile to his face is his step-sister, Angel, whom he possessively cares for. Therefore, referring to some parts, and experience as a person, I can state that loyalty doesn’t always go both ways. Many people do not care if loyalty doesn’t return to them.
Millions of people saw the public humiliations or marches to the ghettos. The people either looked the other way or chose to make it never happen in their head. In Elie’s book Night, there was the night that his family and him were on the marches to the ghettos, he saw people look out their windows but quickly shut their shades. This is a perfect example of how German citizens refused to acknowledge the horrible actions against the Jews. In a letter found in one of the camps from an unknown person wrote “...Why can we not cry, why can we not defend ourselves?
The group also believed the Treaty of Versailles must be rejected and all reparations cleared. In their eyes they thought Germany should be seen as a strong and forceful nation in the
My foster mother Genevier tells me that the Germans are the true enemy of this war, however, I do not agree with that statement. The people that took me from my home were the French police. Those friendly police officers that once used to help me cross the street, tore me from my home and forced me to make the hardest decision of my life. The one that I regret to forever. My French neighbors are also the ones who did not try to stop any of the police officers, my neighbors just stood and watched.