Resistance During The Holocaust: Passive Resistance During World War II

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Passive Resistance

In 1939, WWII began when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party invaded Poland, causing six million Jewish people to fear for their lives. This fear began when all people and citizens had to complete a census and carry an identification card. Second, the Jews had to wear the Star of David and they were forced into ghettos. Third, they were taken to the concentration camps and the death camps.

In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons. The purpose of passive resistance was to forget the worries of the ghetto life and to keep themselves clean, and personal satisfaction. The types of cultural and spiritual resistance were Violins of hope, poems, books, music, reading, writing, singing, photography, and art. Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Chiune Sugihara were forced enormous risks to save and care for those being persecuted in Europe. For example, people can best respond to conflict by
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For example, In “Resistance during the Holocaust” people were suffering all over and trying every way to survive especially since they had low access to anything. The article states, “Perhaps by being compliant, doing what the Nazis were ordering them to do, they could survive to the end of the war.” This quote states that if they wanted to survive, all they had to do was be able to do what they needed to do in order to keep themselves protected. Some may say, however, what would some people even do to survive this tragic time? During this time so many children and even adults did so many hobbies or activities that they enjoyed themselves to keep their minds off of the war. The cultural and spiritual resistance took place in the ghettos in an underground organizations. People wpuld create schools, printing and distributing newspapers, drawings, painting, photography, poems, books, music, reading, writing, and

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