One of the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust is Iby Knill. She was given birth to in Czechoslovakia in 1923. Her mother, Irene, was Slovakian and her father, Beno, was Hungarian. She has one brother named Tomy who is six years younger than her. As a child, Iby lived in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia where she went to school at a German Grammar School. Because she was Jewish, Iby had to transfer to the Czech Grammar School at the end of ninth grade, and she attended this school until she was sixteen. Iby and her family were then forced to leave their apartment, and their family business was taken over by non-Jewish people. Like all the other Jewish people in their area, Iby and her family had to wear a yellow star identifying them as Jewish,
World War II began. She lost both her mother and father in a matter of days and was stuck in the middle of the Holocaust all alone. Before her father passed away, he had been making a plan to ensure the safety of his child. He made sure that her aunt whose two children had already been killed by Nazis would be there for her and be by her side until death. His plan was to bring them both with him to the bathhouse that workers visited weekly and they would run away from there since not many people were around that area for too long. He had already acquired them fake passports to get away and to use when they got wherever they ended up. She asked her father why it was
In Ron Howards 2005 Cinderella Man, James Braddock is an altruistic gentleman that sacrifices his wellbeing for the good and prosperity of his family. James Braddock works tirelessly to bring money in for his family during the Great Depression. James not only worked as a longshoreman, but he also boxed competitively to earn money. After working two laborious jobs and earning an income for his family, James breaks his hand. This impairment causes James a great deal of pain, but he still continues work through it. The injury was so severe that James was unable to box, and he was starting to lose his matches. The multiple loses of his boxing matches gets him fired. Consequently, the pain also causes James to not use his hand in the shipyard;
All But My Life, by Gerda Weissmann Klein, is an absolutely amazing autobiography. Gerda tells about her childhood and how she grows into an adult in many German labor camps. Gerda’s home town has been taken over by the Germans during the holocaust. Her wealthy jewish family is forced to live like slaves until they are separated and moved to different German camps. Gerda tells her story like the reader is there with her. Gerda makes and loses many friends and finds her true love. All but my Life will make you laugh and cry. This book is best for anyone over the age of 11. All But My Life is a terrific page turner.
The book I read was Stones in water by Donna Jo Napoli. In the book, during the holocaust Roberto, his brother, Sergio, and his friends sneak out to see a American film. Yet, unexpectedly Nazis raided the theater and take all the people inside. All the people in the theater end up getting taken to Ukraine in a concentration camp. Basically all the children want to do is get home to Venice Italy at this point. The boys try their hardest to stick together, and get back to Italy. The the theme of Stones in Water is eventually hope can be found even in the most traumatic times, like in the Holocaust.
In the book “The Things a Brother Knows” by Dana Reinhardt there are many characters that all possess different traits. Often, these traits can have negative effects on the characters, causing their downfall. In this particular story, Boaz possess the trait of selfishness that is shown throughout the story. In the story, Boaz puts his own interests in front of those of his family, friends, and peers. Often, causing problems for those who care about him and eventually causing his own downfall.
The Glass Castle is a 2005 book by Jeannette Walls. The memoir explains the author’s life, growing up with her family most especially with her parents who could be described as nomads and deadbeats. Notwithstanding the difficult upbringing, her siblings and she had, Jeannette perseveres and becomes a successful Journalist living in New York City. She explains how happy, but conflicted because her parents refuse money from her and live as homeless people. She writes the memoir to work through her feelings and share’s her story. Some topics that I could identify in the text are: poverty, teenage pregnancy and child rights.
The life of immigrants living on the Lower East Side in the late 1800s early 1900s was tough. Coming to a new country itself is difficult. Immigrants didn’t have much to begin with. Most of them had jobs that allow them to barely live. Anzia Yezierska’s short story “The Lost ’Beautifulness’” depicts the immigration experience. The experience of the characters represents the experience of living immigrants of the twentieth century. They had a different type of living conditions, type of work, social and legal injustice, and daily struggle faced by the characters in the short story.
Chapter one begin with mouse the Beatle is Elle spiritual advisor which they met in 1941.Elie childhood took place in Transylvania, and he had 3 sisters
The introduction to Irene Gut Opdyke’s experiences before and during World War II left me speechless. It seems impossible to me that she experienced so much pain and suffering in a few short years. The observations, emotions, and reactions to Irene’s marvelous writing in part one of In My Hands have already begun to change how I view kindness and sacrifice.
In the second section of the book, “Unbroken”, the author talked a lot about the experiences of the crew that Louie was with when he joined the army. Louie ended up with Phil and several other men to form a crew with their plane, a B-24 model, which they named “Superman”. They were all great pals who went through thick and thin together, but they believed the chance of survival was slim. One day, they barely managed to get it back to home base on one mission when the enemy relentlessly attacked their plane. However, one crew member was beyond help and several more had injuries that rendered them unsuitable for battle, their plane was also unrepairable. The crew turned into 4 men without a plane, so they got several replacement crewmen. However,
Ha’s life has turned inside out and back again. Ha’s life has turned inside out because she had been forced out of her home in Saigon due to war. Her life has also turned back again because she is settling into Alabama and starting to be smart again. Along her journey she faces many challenges because of language and other people not being friendly and welcoming to her. The book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai is about a girl named Ha that is a refugee from the city of Saigon in Vietnam. She has to learn a new language and learn a new life in a different country. She gets bullied by the way she looks, but tires get through it at home by talking to her mother about it. One of her neighbors, Ms. Washington, helps her learn English
holocaust. The main characters are two Jewish girls, Zlatka and Fania. They both live in ghettos, until their lives drastically change. They are both sent in cargo trains to one of the biggest death camps, Auschwitz. There, the two girls meet. Closer and closer they become friends as they struggle to survive. They both start working in factories, doing everything they can to make it by. When Fania’s birthday comes around, Zlatka makes her cake, a card in the shape of a heart, and paper dolls. By doing all of this, she’s risking her life. As the USSR front draws closer to Auschwitz, the Jews walk Death Marches. Eventually, they are rescued by Soviet Union soldiers while sleeping in a revene. They are told not to hope to find their families
Society is in the mindset of not taking initiative on issues. As a whole, we rely on each other to take the first step and when one isn’t taken, it leaves the opportunity for growth fairly stagnant. The article “The Dying Girl That No One Helped”, written by Loudon Wainwright portrays humanity in a heart-wrenching, yet honest way. This article reveals a vast amount about human nature through the character’s actions. As well as that article, the article “Straight Talk: A Very Sad Example Of Today’s Selfish Society” by Jodie Henson shows human nature in its most disappointing form. The truth about society is that one may say they would risk their life for another, but in reality, if the situation were ever to occur most
The pursuit of dreams has played a big role in self-fulfillment and internal development and in many ways, an individual 's reactions to the perceived and real obstacles blocking the path to a dream define the very character of that person. This theme is evident in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, which is about the search for identity. A woman of a mixed ethnicity resides in several communities, each playing an important role and serve as crucial influences on her life. During the story, she endures two failed relationships and one good relationship, dealing with disappointment, death, the wrath of nature and life’s unpredictability.