When he went back to Germany many Jewish organizations helped him because they had heard what he had done for the Jews (Roberts 84-84). Schindler ,however, was not shy about what he had done, and regularly told people about his actions during the war. In 1949 a Canadian writer named Herbert Steinhouse met Oskar. He decided to investigate this miraculous story. Though the story did not get published unltil years later because of the danger it could cause (Roberts 84).
Lou to retire early because of this disease, Lou died two years after retiring from this disease. Not only was Lou Gehrig known for his disease, but as well for his amazing career in baseball. (Biography.com Editors) Henry Louis Gehrig was born in New York City in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, on June 19, 1903. His parents, Heinrich and Christina Gehrig, were German immigrants who had moved to their new country just a three years before having a son. A devoted parent, Christina had worked hard for her son’s athletic pursuits as well
Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor who strongly believes that people need to share their stories about the Holocaust with others. Elie Wiesel was in concentration camps for about half of his teen years along with his father. After being the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust he resolved to make what really happened more well-known. Elie Wiesel wrote dozens of books and submitted an essay titled “A God Who Remembers” to the book This I Believe. The essay focused on Elie Wiesel’s belief that those who have survived the Holocaust should not suppress their experiences but must share them so history will not repeat itself.
Otto Dix knew and lived the atrocities of World War I firsthand. Among millions of other young men, Dix voluntarily enlisted for the war at age twenty three in August 1914 (Hughes and Blom, 110). Dix trained and fought in the trenches as a machine-gunner for about four years, and was later promoted to be a platoon leader after suffering severe wounds (Cantz, 179). Dix was know to carry a sketchbook, as he liked to capture his experiences in quick sketches. Many sources have noted him having mixed feelings about war.
There are many moments in life, where one has to make a choice, but there are only a few where one collides with a split second decision. You only have a few breaths, a minute at most, to decide what to do. Simon Wiesenthal's had many moments in his 96 years of life, which he was faced with choices , yet the one he made the day he spent on the bedside of a German soldier was undoubtedly a moment which shaped the rest of his life . Karl Seidl, a 22 year old German soldier told Simon of the deeds he committed, towards the jews. As the final attempt to cleanse himself of his actions, Seidl asked Wiesenthal for forgiveness.
Many times he demonstrated his humbleness throughout the book. Szpilman’s humbleness came to light many times throughout the duration of the book, and each time, it helped save his life or someone else’s. The first time Wladyslaw Szpilman’s humbleness saved a life, it was his brother’s. Szpilman’s brother, Henryk, was taken during a human-hunt put on by a German SS officer. Szpilman went to the labour bureau building to beg for his brother.
Horst even mentions that he knows his father loved Hitler more than his own family, so he never felt very close with his parents. Both men would describe their lives growing up during the war as pampered and enjoyable. They went to school and received an education, while in the girls their same age would learn about how to cook and take care of babies. Later in the documentary, Niklas says he is ashamed and disgusted with the people who spread the ideology in Europe. He continues to say he is at peace with what his father did, despite the horrific murders, because it reminds him “what happens when democracy and humanity perish from the Earth”.
Elie Wiesel was a young boy when he did survived the holocaust.. In his memoir Night, we follow his journey as a Jewish boy in a time where expressing your religion could mean life or death. Between living under the watch of Nazi regimes, trying to keep his father alive, and surviving the inhumanity of others, Elie’s had fought and lived through the genocide unlike any other. However, surviving the holocaust does not come without a price. Wiesel lived at the sacrifice of his faith and identity, which were left in fragments after the existence of evil that left a permanent scar on his life.
Up to 270,000 were Romans/Sintis (Gypsies). During the Holocaust nobody saw an issue and addressed it, except for Nicholas Winton. Nicholas Winton is a hero because he sacrificed his life to save many Jewish people, especially Jewish children. He organized foster homes for them and raised money to find transports for the children. Not only did he save 669 children, he also
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.
Many Holocaust survivors, like Solomon Radasky, have lost their lives to the Nazis and died trying to live each day during the Holocaust. Solomon Radasky cared about surviving in the camps because he wanted to survive, even though it seemed impossible for others. Solomon has shown that he had the will to work and take abuse in the camps in order to live the next day. To repeat what I’ve said, I have learned, by doing this report on Solomon Radasky, to be grateful for the life that I have right