The article, “Teens Against Hitler”, by Lauren Tarshis, describes Ben Kamm, a Jewish boy, and his fight against war and the prejudice Nazis had for the Jewish people. The article describes, “One of the darkest and most evil chapters in history- the Holocaust.” Ben Kamm and his family lived in Warsaw, Poland in the 1920’s. “Germany had been struggling since 1918 when it was defeated in WW1.” Adolf Hitler was planning on annihilating all the Jews in Europe. The Jewish people had many challenges to deal with. All through the article, Ben showed courage and bravery. He even made a plan and joined a Partisan group to fight for the Jewish people.
The article, “ Teens Who Fought Hitler”, by Lauren Tarshis, indicates that there are many challenges that Ben a Jewish boy, had to face and how he used courage to fight back against the Nazis. Ben Kamm lived in a tragic event that happened in the 1920s- 30s. The holocaust. Ben and his family were shoved in a ghetto with barely any food. Ben soon found that he could join a group fighting against the Nazis. He joined and snuck out of the ghetto. Once have arrived he had to sleep on the forest floor, learn to sabotage railroads, and more. It was nerve wracking , you could be shot at any moment. But happily he lived and died of a sickness or maybe old age but not shot by the Nazis. Ben and the other people fighting against the Nazis had a
The article “Teens Against Hitler” by Lauren Tarshis, describes the great challenges Ben, his family, and many other Jewish families faced over the rule of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis amid World War II.
The article, Fighting Against Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, describes How a boy named Ben was a jew and many times he was close to getting killed, he then was a partisan. When Ben Kamm was in his early teen years Adolf Hitler was planning on his annihilation of all jews in Europe. When the time of the annihilation came The Nazis and Hitler were burning and/or vandalizing any jewish owned businesses. Jews were not even aloud to step foot in public parks, libraries or leave there house after 5pm. That is what Fighting Against Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, is about.
Peter Gays and his family lived under Nazi rule before it got to the point were people were being put into ghettos and shipped off in trains. They were a typical German middle class family that really had no reason to leave once Hitler and the Nazis came to power. They knew very little about whether or not they would even be under the category of Jews because they didn’t practice it. Peter gay writes, “we German Jews had to live
Elie Wiesel was a young boy when he did survived the holocaust.. In his memoir Night, we follow his journey as a Jewish boy in a time where expressing your religion could mean life or death. Between living under the watch of Nazi regimes, trying to keep his father alive, and surviving the inhumanity of others, Elie’s had fought and lived through the genocide unlike any other. However, surviving the holocaust does not come without a price. Wiesel lived at the sacrifice of his faith and identity, which were left in fragments after the existence of evil that left a permanent scar on his life. At the start of life, a person will be given an identity that they will be able to shape and mold through experiences and beliefs.
Many Germans, during WWII had started to take on the ideology of Hitler – that Jewish citizens in Germany were the cause of their poverty and misfortune. Of course, many knew that this was merely a form of scapegoating, and although they disagreed with the majority of Germany’s citizens, many would not speak up for fear of isolation (Boone,
Through character’s hope and perseverance in his memoir Night, Elie Wiesel conveys the theme that the love one holds for another is what fuels their will survive under strain. The Jews displacement by the Nazi’s downgraded them from their homes to filthy, plague-ridden, sewer like boxes of concrete that was Auschwitz. As a result of this many forgot their purpose to be alive. Wiesel shows that the need to survive those conditions was only supported by a sense of duty to one’s family to be there. When Stein says “Were it not for them, I would give up,”(45) he shows that their survival is the only thing keeping him upright.
It just so happens that Elie Wiesel was one of the strongest survivors. So, what was Wiesel trying to prove? Well, he insisted on sharing what he went through and explained the vast loss of faith he suffered from due to the concentration camps. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and tone to show the emotion and detail of his experience in such a tragic event. Elie Wiesel asserts characterization in the book Night by really giving details about each individual that was urgent at this time.
This story really points out the dehumanization of the Jews and how this should have never happened. When they were getting taken to the ghetto they had no idea what was happening to them. After they grew closer to the camps, everyone knew this was not what they had thought was going to happen. Once this all became more clear to them they realized that people really had to fight for their lives or they had no chance of living. Dehumanization took place once they got on the trail to the ghetto and the long trip through this awful time had
As the young man was sent to many concentration camps he saw many things even upon a young age. His own people killed in front of him his own family too. But he survived through all the harsh condition the Nazi leaders and soldiers gave him. Through all the abuse or little food that was given and through all the disease that was sent by.
People endure hardships every day, but it is how they choose to react to them that is most important. One such hardship was the Holocaust, which was the murdering of millions of people at the Nazi concentration camps throughout the course of WWII. Eleven million Jews, homosexuals, and gypsies were killed during this genocide. Every survivor of these concentration camps was forced to decide between hiding or vocalizing the crimes they had seen committed, and many couldn’t find the strength to speak up. Thankfully, there were those such as Elie Wiesel, who didn’t rest.