Resistance In The Diary Of Anne Frank

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Resistance in the Holocaust
It was difficult to resist oppression during the Holocaust, but some people did, both actively and passively. Active resistance is physically arming yourself to fight for something you believe in. However, many opted for passivity to fight Nazi ineffable cruelty and injustice more discreetly. In “The Diary of Anne Frank”, “Violins of Hope”, and “Resistance during the Holocaust” we read about various acts of passive resistance. People can best respond to conflict by passively resisting because such acts maintain human dignity, preserve cultures, and give the best chance at survival.
Anne Frank used passive resistance when she went into hiding. While in hiding Anne takes the Star of David off her clothes: “Anne: What’re you going to do with yours? Peter: Burn it. Anne:(she starts to throw her’s in but can’t) It’s funny I
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He shares his story on “Violins of Hope”, “Weinstein: Never you could see a Jewish house without an instrument on the wall. This was kind of a tradition. Rose Weinstein: Weinstein began collecting these violins to honor that tradition, but also to break the silence”(paragraphs 13 and 14). In restoring and playing these violins Weinstein ensures that the Jewish culture lives on and that the Holocaust is not forgotten as a thing of the past. Still, others disagree they say life should be a priority over culture. However, culture made surviving living, it gave them a break from the maltreatment. Like the Jewish people in the Holocaust had similar ideas as the Native Americans during the Indian Removal. Native Americans upheld old, sacred traditions, even on the trail of tears. They both understood the importance of keeping their culture alive, and persevered despite the traumatic events they were forced to endure. And therefore, providing all of the culture there are
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