Nyiszlis story is contributed greatly to the history of the Holocaust. Although people might say the way Dr. Nyiszli acted in Auschwitz wasn’t right, he did it so he can share his story and the truth with everyone. He had a reason for it all. Now the world knows how cruel and cold-hearted they had to be to do all those evil things. Nyiszli tells us how SS officers were so heartless that they put thousands of people in ovens without even caring.
“No…They’re not taking them away. They’re shooting them right here.” Prisoner B-3087 written by Alan Gratz is about a young boy, just 13 years, going throughout concentration camps, gas chambers, and torture, it all happens in this book. When you read about his adventure it feels like you 're right beside Yanek trying to survive too. Yanek survived WWII and the horrible concentration camps due to luck that involved his loving Uncle Moshe, family and harsh encounters with Nazis.
It is clear, Kapo Tadeusz absolves himself from the murderous functions of the Nazis in order to stay alive, both by his dissociation from the atrocities and his exploitation of the system. While many “kapos” or prisoner-leaders were indicted by the allies for the role in enabling the crimes committed at concentration camps, Borowski demonstrates early in his writing that the profound difference between him and those who did commit the crimes. He puts it quite plainly in “A Day At Harmenz” telling a prisoner under his command, “There won’t be any selection. Understand?”
Both the graphic novel Maus and the memoir Night show how remaining silent can prevent violence. In the novel Maus Art’s father Vladek recalls multiple instances where staying quiet in front of the Nazis helped avoid violence. During the holocaust, anytime Jews would try to stand up for themselves the Nazis would react aggressively, and the Jews knew this, so they chose to stay quiet to avoid conflict. Vladek talks about while in the
Criminals were some the worst people with their crimes ranging from larceny to manslaughter. In Elizabethan Era, one of the most common crimes was theft. This was often because of desperation and lack of money. Another form of offence during this time was begging. Begging was seen by the Elizabethan government as an illegal wrongdoing most commonly done by Commoners.
and he saw it as a crazy massacre. He thought it wasn’t right and thought it needed to be brought to an end. Oskar Schindler was a rescuer in the Holocaust, saving countless Jewish lives. He did this because he saw the wrongness of the Nazis and knew the Jewish were innocent. Oskar Schindler was a rescuer in the Holocaust era saving countless Jew’s from concentration camps by “buying” them and giving them a home and safe workplace.
In society there are depersonalizations that come with institutions such as places of education, and government. One of the terrible markers of depersonalization is genocide. One of the most remembered genocides in history a part from, Stalin’s political prisoners, and the re-locating and executions of Native American’s in the new world, is the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, Nazi’s did not treat Jews like people but rather a disgraceful part of society that were to be rid of. However, depersonalization does not only happen on a global level, but rather it happens daily in each of our lives.
It did give prisoners power to help fellow inmates, but it was still a highly oppressive system. It implies that certain minorities were more or less worthy of human rights than others. The Nazis took away minority rights, individuality, and freedom. They gave like-minded people authority and essentially exterminated those who weren’t on their side, thus deepening their echo chamber of antisemitism. The fact that the Nazis saw people different than them as less than human is the most upsetting to me.
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
This book was very insightful into the lives of the people involved in the Holocaust. It showed that no matter how confident a person is about who they are, life is unpredictable, and people change. The Holocaust put many lives at risk while bringing others to an end. This piece was very effective in showing what the Holocaust was like, and what it took to survive. Elie Weisel, the writer of this book, gave the reader a personal account of his experiences as a Sightet Jew in the Holocaust.
Just like Poe and Hinton another author uses his writing and novels to express his life to readers. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, expresses his experience and sacrifices throughout the Jewish way of life during the Nazi takeover and World War II. Wiesel didn 't just write the book for his own fame though. He brought many interesting reasons to make such a horrible event in history more clear in others eyes. Wiesel explains that one of the reasons for writing about his experience is to leave behind a legacy of words that will influence people and prevent history from repeating itself (Wiesel vii).
As an individual with disabilities like the character of Lennie faces, which clearly Steinbeck shows the causes of his control to achieve his dream to freedom with George and soft things. Unfortunately, Lennie lines in a time where disabilities were thought of as issues that can not be fixed and are worthless. Even though many had no one there to help them. Which Lennie just limits everything over time by all the bad things he keeps doing because of his disabilities. Even him asking about his future will not change the fact he has killed and hurt many people just trying to get to his dream.