Resistance During The Holocaust Essay

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During the Holocaust, a great number of brave individuals wondered whether they should have reacted to the Nazi forces through passive or violent acts of resistance. Any form of resistance was vital for even the slightest possibility of survival for the jews. In “Resistance During the Holocaust”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “Violins of Hope,” it gave real examples of Jewish people who chose to arm themselves and fight the Nazis head on or Jews who opted for passivity in order to hide their loved ones. Nevertheless, the main goal of these methods for resistance was to defy the enemy at hand that was the Nazi party. Therefore, people can best respond to conflict by active resistance in order to avoid late shame and humiliation, escape the …show more content…

The Partisans were people who used guerilla combat tactics revolt against the Nazi’s and save the lives of many Jews as explained in “Resistance During the Holocaust”. The text states that the “Jewish partisans believed that they would never see home or family again, especially since the Nazis had already murdered most of their families.”(P18). Jews that joined the Partisan force faced the reality that they most likely may never return home so they may as well fight until they could no longer. Believers in active resistors wanted to die knowing that they made a difference and had a direct effect on the Nazi’s instead of succumbing to the wrath of hitler. Some may react with the point that taking part in passive resistance could have prolonged your life. However, a prolonged life would also mean prolonged suffering so it would be illogical to die waiting than to do something yourself and fight for your people. For example in WW2, many knew there was a high possibility of death when fighting battles such as D-Day, but they chose to heroically make a difference and sacrifice their life for a cause they strongly believed

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