Tons of the survivors wanted to forget this historical event, although they could not. While many consider the Holocaust in the past, for the survivors, the horror will never be completely over. Background Countless of the survivors did not think that they were going to form it through the Holocaust. Survivors thought that the process was going to be expedited and wanted it to done with. The ones that did make it through wondered why did they have made it but not the person next to them.
in Oltermann). During the trial, Hanning confessed he was ashamed of his actions and never revealed his story until now, like him there are others that do not want to relive their dishonorably pass and keep quiet. In the Holocaust encyclopedia, their article affirms
Yehuda Bauer, a survivor of the Holocaust said, “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” There were many Holocaust views from the Jews especially about their God. “‘God is dead.’ If there were a God, he would surely have prevented the Holocaust. Since God did not prevent it, then God as traditionally understood either does not exist or has changed in some way. For some this means that God has abandoned them, while for others it means God never did exist. Jews must be in the world for themselves.
To talk about it, however, was impossible. They were terrifying events that no one dared to talk about for fear of bringing gruesome memories back. Those who did, however, couldn’t bring themselves to say these memories out loud. These were writers, who went to a whole other level to help their reader gain a better understanding of an event unimaginable. They were authors, such as Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, and Spiegelman, who had faced the Holocaust or some extent of it.
A living corpse Do you think the holocaust could happen again? Do you think if people aren 't aware of history that it can repeat self? If people aren 't aware of what happened in the holocaust and how horrific it was, then people wouldn 't know what to do if it happened again and people wouldn 't know how to prevent it from happening again.This memoir points out the worst parts of a personal experience of Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor. The Holocaust was a horrific, terrifying experience for people of the jewish religion where over 5 million innocent people were killed. Elie Wiesel lived through tough times and watched his family get separated from him.
The people had already put aside their emotions for others, and began to give up all hope for a better life, and then the public executions made many give up their religious beliefs and hope for a nice afterlife. Whenever the gallows first showed up, and the first hanging of a boy took place, Elie thought, “this boy, leaning up against the gallows, deeply upset me”(Wiesel, 62). The sense of justice and that the good were rewarded and the bad were punished began to fade. The Jews can see that the judges in the camps can do as they please and choose who lives and dies, and that the sentences are not always fair. The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted.
It illustrates the results of being different and how spreading the truth in a dictatorship can lead to torture and death. For example, in Night, when Elie entered the concentration camp for the first time, he says, “ My forehead was bathed in cold sweat. But I told him that I did not believe that they would burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it… Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed.
History 's Black Hole: The Holocaust in Eastern Europe The thesis of History 's Black Hole: The Holocaust in Eastern Europe is about how no one has really tried to explain how the holocaust happened. Not what happened during it but what actually allowed Hitler to start this. He mentioned how even though there are thosands of authos who have written about the holocaust none really talk how Hitler had the power or the resources to do what he did. One of the important things the author touches on is a book that was written. The highly acclaimed book Blood lands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin was written by Timothy Snyder.
Oskar Schindler also had secrets that ever the higher officers didn’t know, like the fact that he had two illegitimate kids and that he never talked to or anyone knew about. Elie Wiesel, the author and Holocaust survivor, said "He 's complicated it. He 's made Schindler more human, and also more extraordinary." From a holocaust survivor, Oskar Schindler wasn’t even close to being a hero, and definitely not the one that everyone talks about him to be. Historically wise, the dates were sometimes off by years.
Another thing I learned more about was how the Germans viewed these events. Many did not agree with Hitler but never spoke up because of the fear they would be killed. Many people would fight in the war so they would not be seen as enemies. Anyone who disagreed was often killed or sent to a concentration camp. This event was really sad because no one could speak about what they thought without being seen as a traitor.