Liesel’s life is turned upside-down when Max, a Jew, comes to stay with her foster family, going against everything she has been taught. Liesel and Max quickly form a forbidden friendship that stretches their understanding of truth and love. With paradox, irony, and symbolism, Zusak brings the plot
Kogawa and her family, along with many other Japanese-Canadians were placed in internment camps because there was a fear that the Japanese would retaliate. They seized everything from them including; their jobs, vehicles, homes, and much more. They were sent to live in horrible living conditions and were never compensated for what they went through. She states that there are several other ways to solve the explosive problems. The poetic elements that enforce this theme are repetition, imagery, and illusions.
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel, Wiesel talks about his terrifying experiences at Auschwitz. Ellie Wiesel was put through unimaginable pain during the Holocaust; he was starved, beaten, and forced to watch thousands of others perish. The Holocaust changed the way Wiesel viewed life and humanity. Jews were treated like worthless creatures. They lost their names and became a number, they were starved, over-worked, lived in terrible conditions, operated on, beaten, and driven to insanity.
Irene Gut Opdyke, as a teenager, was raped by a Soviet soldier officer at the time of the Holocaust. An article states, “She was separated from her family, escaped twice from incarceration, and captured and raped by Soviet soldiers.” I don’t think anyone not even me can imagine how hard it must have been for her to go through this and at a young age. Back then if you were raped then that was it no one could be able to do anything and if you told off a Soviet officer you would probably die. Unlike today where you can send the person to jail.
One such piece of literature is Elie Wiesel’s Night, a memoir illustrating his own experiences in German concentration camps, where every day was dominated by the impulse to stay alive. As Wiesel demonstrated repeatedly in his novel, during the Holocaust, self-preservation forced millions of victims to abandon family members and friends; commit desperate, sometimes suicidal, acts; and blinded many victims to the reality of their situations throughout the genocide. One of the most psychologically destructive aspects of the Holocaust was the forced isolation and selective targeting of Jewish victims, many of whom were killed or separated from one another. However,
Anne Frank was just a young average girl when the Holocaust began. The Franks were forced into hiding when the Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, demanded all Jews to be eliminated. In fact, many of them were sent to concentration camps to work, or to be gassed to death. The Frank family went into hiding with the Van Daans in a secret Annex in Otto Frank’s workplace. There
Riva and her family are discriminated against throughout the entire book. The siblings feel cheated on, and wonder why did the world turn on them. When Riva, Motele, Moishele, and a few other neighbors and friends leave the ghetto, they are sent to the concentration camp in Auschwitz. Riva can not believe how all the Jews are treated. She thinks, “Only one week ago I came to this hell in a cattle car, but I was in the train with my brothers.
What was life like during the early 1930’s and late 1940’s? Well, this was a time period when the Germans went against what the Jews thought, so the Germans made an effort to kill all of the Jew. 19 year old Felicia Fuksman was taken away from her family in 1939 when the Nazi’s attacked her hometown of Lodz, Poland. From that point on Felicia’s life was flipped upside down and around. Felicia went through many things before, during, and after the war.
Ch 'oe Yun 's "A Mute 's Chant" reveals how the aftermath of the Cold War ideologies, which "affected every area of Koreans ' lives" (34) and tormented a woman 's entire life. War, regardless of the situation, leads to the victimization of social minorities, which in most cases are women and children. In the story, the protagonist Yi Chŏngbun is a victim of the remains of the war and domestic violence. Although the war has ended, she is continuously victimized by its remains, forced to become a political and social mute. Her personal secrets that she was forced to keep for herself, are finally revealed after decades of suppression.
During the Holocaust Jews were put through horrific things you can’t even imagine would happen to another human being. Jews lives were completely changed, they had gone from happy with their family to families torn apart within a few days. The prisoners wondered how long they were going to live. They had never known what day was going to be their last. The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time.
In the memoir Night, a book about holocaust survivor’s experiences. The survivor is Elie Wiesel and the details of his experiences are described very well. There is a quote shown that is Wiesel’s poem Never Shall I Forget. The quote significant because it shows how Elie Wiesel experienced and felt when he was first transported to Auschwitz.