Vladek was a real person who survived the Holocaust, a terrible war in that many people died. Vladek survived by pretending to be a Pole soldier who escaped the camps(pg.64). He then told the conductor if he could hide him and take him home. He got lucky the conductor helped him, but he still used his knowledge to pretend to be a Pole. Vladek also survived by making bunkers for him and his family to hide in (pg.110).
Amid the Franks’ early life during the Holocaust and the constant discrimination, Otto Frank made a secret annex, an extra, smaller building that is connected to another building, outside the back of his business complex. There was always the chance that the Franks might have had to go into hiding, so Otto was taking precautions. However, when Margot received a letter that called her to Nazi, Germany to enter a labor camp, the decision was solidified. Due to the family hiding for 25 months, and Anne Frank writing a diary during this time, the Frank family made a very large and lasting impact on the
bly resist during the Holocaust was passively as it provides human dignity, a greater chance of survival, and also provides hope. Jewish people, before being put into concentration camps, were put into ghettos in which many died of starvation and disease; but this didn’t stop them from keeping their human dignity. As they suffered they still acted as if they were trying their best to show the Nazis that they don’t want to be treated like animals, though they struggled to do so: “Jews struggled for humanity, for normalcy, and for life by purposefully attempting to keep themselves clean, not showing emotion to their captures, helping others, organizing religious worship or by fasting on religious holidays despite the fact that they were starving”
Oskar Schindler was a great hero as part of the SS Nazi party for he saved over 1,000 jews from getting slaughtered and abused at the Jewish concentration camps. Many Jews thought of his pot making factory as a haven, a refuge for Jews. During the later years of the war around 1942, Nazi soldiers invaded the ghettos and relocated Jews to concentration camps. Schindler had saved Polish jews from the Polish concentration camp, Plaszow. At first, I viewed Oskar Schindler as just another one of those greedy CEO’s and took advantage of Jews for free labor.
Poorer families suffered as they were forced out of their homes, had to survive with little money, and were stripped of their property; their best means at survival was through each other. John Steinbeck illustrates in his novels the hardships the characters face during this time, but, with companionship they cope with society to their best ability, even when the possibility for failure persists. In The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck conveys that Tom Joad and Lennie Small derive their determination and ability to survive in society from the friends around them, conveying Tom supports the lower class of society because of Jim Casy’s beliefs, while Lennie draws his strength and confidence from his unequivocal faith in his closest friend, George Milton. Tom
The world didn't even know what the Jews had to go through, and what was happening to them and the pain and loss when people died (killed sometimes) or separated and sent to different camps. Jews had to work super hard and if they were not a jew then they didn’t have to worry about getting taken. Once they were taken away to concentration camps, they had to go through this process. They would either pass and survive or not pass and die. The world just thought everything was okay
One of the best known teenager to come to Westerbork was Anne Frank and her family. Westerbork was known for transporting Jews, Slavs, Homosexuals, Jehovah 's Witness, and so on to concentration camps or death camps. On July 14, 1942 the SS ordered that all Jews had to be examined and checked if they were eligible to work in concentration camps. On July 15, 1942 about 1,135 Jews were selected to work. German police, assisted by an SS company, and police, military from the Dutch took over Westerbork.
When Churchill went into the House of Commons he said “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat” verify his devotion and hard work (Commire, Klezmer 251). The fact that Winston Churchill overcame a difficult childhood and helped shape the world proves his greatness. Though both Henry the V and Winston Churchill were great men, Churchill was a greater man.
Pastor Niemöller was one of the many poor souls imprisoned in the death camps of the Nazi regime, and when he emerged from the nightmares and misery of the camp, he gave a short speech about how when the Nazis came after certain groups of people, such as Jews and Communists, he did not protest because he was not one of them. He then told about how when the Nazis came for him, “there was no one left to protest” (Niemöller). After quoting Niemöller’s speech, Fisher proceeded to tell the audience that one of history’s greatest lessons is, “If you believe you are safe, you are at risk” (Fisher). Fisher teaches the audience that ignoring AIDS raises the “risk” of causing a death toll to equal that of the Holocaust. She also models part of her speech like that of Niemöller.
In the movie A Time To Kill you can see how the black families we poor and not as educated as the white. They lived close together with many kids in their house. They all had to help work around the house or do errands. They went to shops they knew they would not be bothered by the racist whites. Racism is a huge problem in the deep south like Alabama or Mississippi.
“Żegota helped save some 4,000 Polish Jews by providing food, medical care, relief money and false identity documents for those hiding on the so-called "Aryan",” ( Wallach). the people who worked for the Zegota gave up their time and helped year round and had a lot of empathy towards the anyone who was persecuted by the Nazis. largest cell of Żegota (Felicja) was led by Mieczysław Herling-Grudziński, a wealthy lawyer, who hid 600 Jews”( Wallach). “Both Jews and non-Jews sheltered Jews during the Shoah,” (Tomaszewski). “Over 700 Polish heroes, unlawful death by Germans as a result of helping and sheltering their Jewish neighbors,”
In December of 1938, months before Nazi Germany fully invaded Czechoslovakia a British banker named Nicholas Winton was quickly changing his winter vacation plans (USHMM, 2017). Instead, he decided to help in Prague, Czechoslovakia at a British-operated Jewish refugee center. After the infamous pogrom known as Kirstallnacht, new laws were enacted allowing Jews to enter Britain (Eurnekian, 2015). Through Nicholas ' consistent and selfless personality, he took advantage of this situation in Czechoslovakia. He helped in a refugee center, raised money in Britain and transported Jewish children to safety which made him an inspiration to thousands.
Oskar Schindler’s transformation from an “anti-hero” to a hero was not drastic but occurred through many events over a four year span. The first event that showed a change in Schindler was hiring Itzhak Stern as an administrator for his factory of making mess kits and cooking materials for the German army. Itzhak Stern helped fund the factory meaning that Schindler had to rely on Stern for the initial funding. This event as well as the suggestion Stern makes of using the Jewish population instead of the Polish population affirm a friendship and bond between the two men . This bond helps Schindler see Jews as people and not animals or garbage as the rest of the Nazis Party does.
My father didn’t have familial issues, but the violence in the country made him flee El Salvador and leave his family members behind. He says even though they were poor he was satisfied with only having the necessary things in life. My father was the only one in his family who came to Los Angeles. All my aunts, uncles, cousins, half-sisters, nephews, and nieces live in El Salvador, and their personalities are humble,
Schindler was a German industrialist, spy and member of the Nazi Party who was out to make money, but ended up saving over 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust age. Schindler was out too help save as many Jews as he could. Schindler spent millions of dollars to protect his Jews. The people whom he saved would work for him with out pay, and would also be housed, clothes, and feed with the promised protection of their lives. “These people.