Benn did many courageous things when he was a partisan and when he wasn 't, one thing that was courageous was: “Ben soon learned tricks for sneaking out of the ghetto to find food for his family.” This is courageous because if Ben got caught sneaking out by the nazis, he would have the firing squad in front of him and his family. Another courageous act was, “Ben struggled to adjust to life with the partisans . He had to learn to shoot, fall asleep on the cold forest ground, to endure days in rain-soaked clothing, and to ambush Polish policemen and steal their weapons. Danger lurked everywhere in the hostile countryside, where Poles could earn rewards for turning in jews to the Nazis.” This belongs in the courage section because he went from being a good guy to a bad guy, if he didn 't do that he would probably be killed like the rest of his family was. The last of many reasons Benn Kamm was courageous was, “Ben volunteered for dangerous missions blowing up cargo trains carrying supplies to German troops.
teve Goodier once wrote, “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds.” Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about Elies life during The Holocaust. He was a young boy when he was taken from his home in Sighet, Transylvania and brought to concentration camps. He was separated from his mother and two sisters and was left with his father. Determined for him and his father to live, Elie faced many people who didn 't want him to keep going and others who encouraged him to keep going. All the scars that he has allow him to realize he has already came so far, so why not finish strong In Night, characters like Elie 's father had a positive effect on Elie, while others like the SS guards and prisoners who were given power were obstacles.
In the “Resistance During the Holocaust”, it describes how the Jews actively resisted with uprising in camps, Partisans, and rescuers. People can best respond to conflict by fighting by active resistance because to avoid later shame, show defiance, and die in your own way. When the war is over why should you live the rest of your life in shame, guilt, and humiliation? In the “Violence of Hope” Assi Bielski’s “father was a Jewish resistance fighter” (14). Her family happily talks about the war with no humiliation as she goes on saying, “it’s the number tattooed on your arm that is a constant reminder of the humiliation.
Eliezer had a peaceful life with his family members, in 1944 Eliezer and his family were taken from their home to the Auschwitz concentration camp which results in the lost of his mother and sisters and altering his view of his religion. Eliezer had a strong devotion with his religion which gave him the courage and strength to keep hope in his situation, thought out the time Elie’s views in his religion changed as he experienced the evil brought upon himself and his family, sadly this dark presents changed his attitude towards God. In the beginning of Night, Eliezer began telling readers about his life, he was the only son in an Orthodox Jewish family that strictly adheres to Jewish tradition and law. Eliezer studies the Talmud the Jewish mystical texts of the Cabbala, with the help of Moishe the Beadle. Moishe the Beadle was a teacher of Jewish mysticism, with Moishe’s guidance.
Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes. When they arrived at the first camp, Elie and his family were separated. Throughout the novel, Elie tells of the extreme measures he goes through just to stay with his father. His father is the reason why Elie keeps going and has a desire to live. During the years of the holocaust, many people were surrounded by death constantly.
He chose to stay because Elie would have been separated from his parents and little sister. This choice had a negative impact, but also a positive one. The negative side is that Elie’s family stayed in the ghettos, and then the concentration camps. At the time, no one could believe the rumors about the Nazis. For this reason the Elie wouldn’t have known about the extreme horror that was lying ahead for his entire family.
One day when the foreign Jews were taken away Moshe the beadle, Elie's teacher, was also take away. When he came back he was in distressed and told the town about how the Nazis were exterminating Jews. No one believed him and thought he was just imagining it until one fateful day when the Nazis came and took the jews to a ghetto along with elie and his family. While there they were starved and most of their rights were taken away. The day before Ellie’s family was scheduled to be taken to the concentration camp a maid offered to help them, but sadly Ellie’s dad refused.
Elie was told to be 18 instead of 15 and his father 40 instead of 50. Now, they did not have to listen to this man, but when they got up to the front of the line, they did as the man had said. Their lives were saved, for now, by this one decision they made. They were given as good of jobs as you could get in a place like Auschwitz. In “An Evening with Elie Wiesel”, transcribed by Trisha Nord, Elie expresses, “It’s the price I pay for survival.” In order to survive Elie had to make many decisions some of which had very negative effects.
People stop what they are doing when the 2 minute sirens come on to take time to remember, ““This annual day of commemoration is about the past, but also the future; it is about Jews but also all others who find themselves scapegoated and vilified solely because of who they are,” Guterres said” (“UN Marks Holocaust Memorial Day will Call For Vigilance Against Hatred”). People still believe that the whole world is still learning lessons from the holocaust. We are learning that you should never follow people out of fear and that you should never hide who you are. There wasn’t always documentation of what happened to people in concentration camps but, the ones we do know was have saved there names, “holocaust museums has collected over 4,700,000 names of people in the holocaust” (“Mercury News”). It is sad to think that over 17 million people died but we can only say for certain 4,700,000 names of them.
They put themselves second and their children first. Many sacrifice their lives for others they do not even know. In the documentary “Unlikely Heroes”, we are able to see 7 different stories about ordinary people risking their lives to save Jewish people in the Holocaust. The story that stood out was Recha Sternbuch and how much she sacrificed so she could help Jewish people. Sternbuch bought visas for Jewish people and smuggled them over to Switzerland, missed her only son's bar mitzvah to protect 3 Jewish boys who were taken by the Natzis, she said to the German police that she would gave gone to the concentration camp if they did not let go of the Jewish boys and she paid off Himmer, a leader of the Natzi party.