Passive Resistance During The Holocaust

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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 for 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 passively resisting because of legacies, hope, and survival.

First, Passive resistance is beneficial because it insures your legacy. For example in “The Diary of Anne Frank” Anne Frank wrote in her diary every day. This diary was written during the Holocaust. She kept this diary the whole time she was in hiding. Everyday people are being taken away all over. They are only allowed to take a backpack and cash that they needed. Usually once they got to the camps the
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