Both of the Holocaust novels Night and Sarah’s Key show the harsh treatment the Jews faced during the Holocaust. In these books, both of the main characters were able to face the hardships of the Holocaust because of their love for their family members. For example, in Sarah’s Key, Sarah is deeply affected by her choices after locking her younger brother in her bedroom cabinet. (“No, she couldn't leave, she had to stay, she had to stay because of her brother, she had promised to come back to save him.”/ “Not one day has gone by without me thinking of you, remembering. I carry the burden of your death like I would a child.
Every day, people in the world make sacrifices for good and evil, resulting in good and bad outcomes. Sacrifices are made in times of war and peace, in times of desperation, and in times of love. Any sacrifice made should be thought out carefully and should have all the consequences weighed out. In Romeo and Juliet, almost every character has been met with the decision of making a sacrifice. Some are big and some are minuscule in comparison to others, but they all had one thing in common: their sacrifices had consequences and led to different outcomes.
Corrie was sent to Scheveningen, later learning that her sister, Betsie, was in that same prison. While in prison, Corrie made friends with a Nazi officer who secretly arranged a meeting with her family. After the sisters had been at Scheveningen,they were transferred to Vught. Corrie was sent to make radios for aircraft and Betsie, worked on sewing prison
We need to realize all the outcomes of our decisions and choices to be brave enough to choose the right options even if there is risk involved. Andre Trocme's efforts in helping Jewish people and putting his own life at risk is truly heroic. He believed that "Loving, forgiving, and doing good to our adversaries is our duty"(264). He knew the option he is chosen is very risky, but he believed that right thing was being done. Andre Trocme had to experience heartbreaking incident during his childhood, but he did not let that incident affect
In order for man to survive, love and compassion are required to maintain the peace for humanity’s survival and prevent us from destroying each other as a whole. In Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief the characters always thrived to show compassion throughout the novel. This has lead to the survival of other characters and even empowerment to characters who are still going to die. Zusak implies that by seeing
Fault and redemption. What do these two words really do in our lives? Do they give us another chance or are they just concepts that we want to follow? In the world we live in, one fault can often make or break something in our lives, but when granted with redemption, we don’t always take it as seriously as needed and soon our fault becomes someone else’s pride. Sir Gawain’s faults can be a constant reminder of the mistakes we all make as humans along with the quote, “It is clear then that there can be no redemption without fault, just as one is unable to return from exile without first being sent into one.
Brotherhood, defined by me is when a guy is willing to put his life at risk to save mine. Brotherhood is knowing that even in the worst situations, I will have the person standing by my side and fighting along with me. Brotherhood is when I am in need, the person is there supporting me, guiding me to success. Brotherhood is important because it creates a bond. This bond cannot be broken by girls or small problems,
Everyone comes across redemption at one point in life, and it’s very important to face the consequences that come along with it as well. Amir, Sanaubar, and Baba know they must redeem themselves at a point, even though they all tried to hide from their past actions. At least some seek redemption like Amir and Sanaubar, and that’s when they at last found peace. Unfortunately, people like Baba, may leave their problems for others to redeem for them since he had much pride than to do what’s right. Redemption is not just about the survival of our soul.
During her family’s Seder, she is transported to Poland during the time of the Holocaust. While not understanding how she got to another place and time, Hannah and her Polish family are taken to a concentration camp and must suffer through the misery and terror of being in the camp. Many people, her family and strangers, are “chosen” but the people who aren’t, listen to Hannah, who tells them stories of her home and other stories she knows to help keep the other prisoners’ spirits up. Hannah’s friend, Rivka, was chosen, so Hannah trades places with her so that she can live. We later find out that after Rivka survives the camp, she takes the name Eva, which is the name of Hannah’s Aunt.
Throughout her entire journey, Ruth experienced flashbacks to her time in the concentration camps, and when she lost her family and her friends. These flashbacks included seeing her parents being pulled apart by Nazis, as her mother and sister were forced towards the gas chamber, as well as when she was almost dead, and laying on a pile of dead bodies, waiting for the Nazis to shoot her. She is constantly haunted by the faces of those she lost and those she had to leave behind. Despite the fact that she faced these memories constantly, she kept fighting through them, and she made her way to Palestine, where she was reunited with her brother. When she arrived, however, she was taken as a prisoner to the island of Cyprus, and there, she battled severe depression, after the death of her friend, Saul, and she considered taking her own life.
“My experience has taught me that all of us have a reservoir of untapped strength that comes to the fore at moments of crisis,” Gerda Weissmann Klein wrote in All but My Life, a novel that describes her life through the holocaust era. Throughout the novel, Gerda describes her horrific experiences from the different concentration camps she went to and the abuse she faced as a teenager and young adult. Many doctors have written articles on the affects the Nazi abuse had on the survivors lives after the war. The abuse Gerda had gotten from the many SS German Soldiers heavily affected her life as an adult. Many journalists have written articles about the PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, holocaust survivors have.