In the book The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom, the reader journeys through the events that unfolded during the holocaust from the perspective of a Catholic. Corrie Ten Boom may not have fallen victim to the Germans, but she certainly didn 't agree with how the Germans were treating the Jews. Despite it being against the law, the Ten Boom family decided to lie in order to maintain the Jews safety. In this case it is simply to lie in because they are lying for the greater good of saving lives. When people make decisions they weigh the pros and cons, so when it came to the time where Corrie made her decision, she knew the good most definitely outweighed the evil.
Although anti-semitism plays a huge role in this, you don’t really have any reason other than hate to hurt the Jews. “ It was already foretold that all the blame would be on the Jews.” WWI is not the Jews fault, one of the reasons it started was because of the secret alliances. Germans blame the Jews of WWI because of anti-semitism they should know one the other reason why WWI started was also because of
If the young Nazi’s in training questioned this or did not agree, they were punished and seen as a traitor to Germany. In Schindler’s List, it can easily be seen that the Nazi’s are ethical relativists. The Nazi soldiers only believe what they are told by their superiors and what is said in the community. In the movie, the Nazis believe they are just, because their country and society says what they are doing is right. An example of absolute relativism in Schindler’s List is when Goeth tells his soldiers to kill the Jewish foreman on a construction project.
In society today, we see people helping others during times of crisis such as hurricanes and snowstorms. Strangers help each other when placed in dangerous situations showing their pure moral intentions. However, in some drastic cases such as the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler was extremely immoral with the decisions he took. Hitler took the action of killing innocent Jews in order to “cleanse” the world, as he thought was important. His immorality and cruel actions exemplify how wrong judgements can distort reality and cause others to be affected in a detrimental way.
There is something in this idea that can be applied to morality. Some actions, like journeys, have value regardless of the outcomes they produce. Williams brings this point about to show how the utilitarian’s focus on consequences might not be the best way to assign value to actions, since it has no way of accounting for the intrinsic values actions may have. Here I have to agree with Williams. The manner in which consequentialist judge actions does not seem to allow any room for considering a person’s intent behind choosing to commit that act.
Lastly, this story, this stain in history, should never be forgotten, ever, because God willing, it should never happen again. Some people today, believe that the holocaust is fake, by reading this man 's story and learning about the Holocaust, most know that these tragic events happened and our eyes are opened. People have the audacity to claim, that those millions of people who suffered and died were just lying, this explains it. “Holocaust denial is an attempt to negate the established facts of the Nazi genocide of European Jewry. Holocaust denial and distortion are forms of antisemitism.
Arendt casts Eichmann into a theory of evil and a narrative of history which, to many of her counterparts, is not only outrageous but perhaps terrifying. The many arguments against Arendt stem from one deeper cause of the controversy: the contention over which version of history society will believe. In one version; the trial validated the legitimacy of the state of Israel as a representation of defense and safity, and it emphasized crimes specifically against Jewish people. It ended the victim
In the film The Producers, Mel Brooks shows that by ridiculing Hitler and the Nazi party, Jews can make an effort conquer and overcome their oppressors. Tova Reich’s My Holocaust uses humor to disrupt corruption and advocate a positive change in an effort to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. Nathan Englander’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” shows how humor can be used as a shield to find solace in a harsh reality. All three of these works demonstrate that humor is not only appropriate in portraying the Holocaust, it is an effective tool, with a diverse means support in addressing a difficult subject. The use of humor, and other creative representations of the Holocaust are necessary as we struggle to comprehend the tragedy and to preserve its memory.
I think they were imaging it because it never describes the person in the story. It just says a masked figure. “And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night.” I think the people in these stories both feel guilty, that’s why they are imagining stuff. The narrator from “The Tell-Tale Heart” felt guilty from killing the old man and the people from the Prince’s country probably felt guilty because they tried to get away from the disease and left everyone else out in the
George Orwell explains this in his essay, Politics and the English Language, stating “Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible”. Politicians, such as Hitler, deliberately choose certain words in order to justify their nefarious acts. These words deceive the audience’s perception of the topic, placing them in agreement. For example, the Nazi that spoke to the crowd during the book burning described Jewish people as “The disease that has spread through Germany for the last twenty years” (Zusak, 110). The use of this type of language forced the country to believe that Jewish people were not human, and deserved to die.
The law was believed to “condemn and destroy” sinners, but had not completed the action (Calvin 223). Paul had shown that the law would not have been repealed if had not been a popular idea among the Jews. This chapter of Calvin’s Institutes essentially finalizes by stating that Moral and Ceremonial Laws were abolished because they separated Jews and Gentiles; but also because they were ideas used to provide evidence of the people’s guilt and escape from