EMPOWERMENT FROM STEALING AND FROM OTHERS In the Book Thief Liesel Meminger and Rudy Steiner struggle to gain power against Hitler in their own way, which is stealing books and food from the privileged. In the story there are many instances when Liesel steals books, whether it’s from a book burning or from Ilsa, the mayors’ wife, to gain self-empowerment. Also there are many instances where Rudy steals food from the privileged and in some cases he gave it to poor or Jewish people. In the story Liesel steals books many times. The first instance Liesel steals a book is when her brother dies.
Her brother was berried on the way to Munich, there she stole her first book from a grave digger(Liesel didn't know how to read due to her families poorness). Then they headed off to Himmel street, Munich where her mother left her with Hans and Rosa Huberman. At first she didn't like it there, though overtime she got use to her new life with the Hubermans. The first time she met Rudy(her future best friend) was during a
People do not know the numerous hardships a young German girl can encounter throughout her childhood. Throughout the novel Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, a young German girl named Liesel, encounters several hardships. She is separated from her father, her brother dies, and finally she is separated from her mother and given to foster parents who only want her for money. She struggles with being different from other children when she is sent to school where she reads in front of the class, even though she does not know how to read and embarasses herself. She then takes it upon herself to learn to read and write.
The victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16).
The Nazi Party was founded in 1919 and shortly after, Hitler became the leader in 1921. Adolf Hitler’s goal was to purify the German race. The holocaust includes dehumanization, organization, polarization. The Holocaust ruined the lives of so many innocent people as well as leaving a horrific dent in history by being the worst genocide in the world. The victims of the holocaust were taken to the concentration camps by train.
The Nazis are taking Jews and other religions were sent to concentration camps, so the Franks, Van Daans and Mr. Dussel are trying to hide inside the building of his work which is called the Secret Annex. The only survivor from the Secret Annex was Mr. Frank.
Hitler had a harsh opinion of Jews that turned his hate into an obsession. Many historians believe that the reasons behind his anti-Semitism prove that he was an insane man who blamed Jews for all the evil in the world. Hitler’s belief led to the Holocaust that killed millions of people after World War I. One of the biggest theory of why Hitler hated Jews, was because he believed them to be the cause of Germany’s loss in WWI. Hitler believes Jews were behind the ultimate victory of the Allies.
The Holocaust: The Persecution of the Jews On January 30, 1933 – May 8, 1945, Due to the Nazi 's need to demonstrate their "God-like power". The holocaust is known as one of the most gruesome parts about World War II, the reason for that is because of the Nazi 's, only seeing the Jews as parasites needing to be exterminated, due to their racist and anti-Semitic ideology. On January 30, 1933, Hitler assumed power as chancellor of Germany. He presided over a cabinet in which Nazi minister was still in the minority. On February 27, 1933, Reichstag building was set on fire, it housed to the German parliament.
Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them. “Germany's problems are all caused by the Jews.”, Hitler would say. He believed that Jews started World War I. He also thought that they started Great Depression. People led on to believe him.
The 1935 Nuremberg laws banned German Jews from marrying or having relations with the German “master race” (“The Holocaust”). In an event known as Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, Germans destroyed Jewish businesses and property overnight and blamed the Jews for the damage, claiming it as an act of Jewish ‘hostility towards the German people’ (“Nazis launch Kristallnacht”). In 1941, Jews in German-occupied territory were required to wear a yellow star on their clothing so Germans could easily identify them in public (“The
Did you realized that from the early 1942’s to the late 1944’s, at least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz?Auschwitz was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built by the Third Reich in polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during WWII.Genocide at extermination camps was initially carried out in the form of mass shooting. However, the shootings provide to be psychologically damaging to those who are being asked to pull the triggers. The Nazis next then tried mass killing by blowing victims up with explosives.Concentration camps were a horrific part of WWII because of Hitler’s dislike for Jews. The Jews had no shoes, not that much food, and poor clothing. The first concentration camp ever made was Dachu,
“Concentration Camps were part of the “ Final Solution” a plan created by Hitler and the Nazi’s to exterminate the Jewish people.” “Imprisonment in a concentration camp meant inhumane forced labor, brutal mistreatment, hunger, diseases, and random executions. Having
They did this because they saw them as a problem to Germany. I am researching about concentration camps. The two things that I am writing about is why concentration camps were established, and what the Nazis did to the inmates in concentration camps. The first concentration camps were set up as detention centres to stop any who opposed the Nazis. “The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews.