Little Polish Boy Poem Analysis

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The Holocaust

Before the Holocaust, Europe had about 9.5 million Jews. Marc states, "About six million Jews were murdered" In the year 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany, He believed that the Germans were racially superior convinced Germany to declare WWII all over Europe and controlled most of the countries in Europe. Although Hitler had Country's occupied by Nazi Germans, the Country, why was the holocaust one of the tragic events that has happened in history? It was the mass murdered and destruction of Jews. Till this day people are in shock that so many lives were shattered during a time-period. most Jews were killed until 1939 was in Poland about 91 percent of Jewish people were slaughtered and tortured, that is approximately
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The poem is about the regret Fischl is feeling for the little Polish boy and the millions of people who lost their lives. Fischl wishes he was the one to suffer that pain and feels that he could have done something to stop it. Fischl uses parallelism in his poem he states, "and the world who said nothing" he repeats this line repeatedly to show how there were millions of people getting killed, no one stood up to help not even himself that is why he feels regret and wishes he could have done something. One of the important lines that made me like this poem was, "The world watch and did nothing" by this we know that millions of people like the little polish boy, who are getting targeted with war machine guns and no one standing up or they pretend nothing is there but, there is a lot. The world was blind and not noticing or acting on what is occurring in the world. I recommend anyone to read this poem, makes you reflect on what has happened so it won't happen and if it does happen we can stand up against…show more content…
because they are written by different points of view. from the book Night, is written from a holocaust victim, and Fischl wrote his poem from a perspective of a bystander. The poem "To the Little Polish Boy with His Arms up" by Peter Fischl states, " I am sorry that it was you and not me" (Fischl 4). Fischl is feeling as if he should have been the one having to suffer through that pain. In contrast, Night by Elie Wesel wrote Night from a first-person point of view. Going through pain and captured to death camps. Wesel states, "my father was crying "Babies! Yes, I did see them with my own eyes. children thrown into flames. This shows us the horrific slaughter house of new-born babies or children being killed and witnessed by million other Jews and it is too horrible and not human like to be true. "never shall I forget" brings sadness, tragic emotions and change in faith. His faith was slaughtered before him with all the terror that was happening in the camps, even though he was still trying to survive he only did it for his dad he did not know what would happen to him or if he will survive the holocaust his faith was just
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