False Identity Paper

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During the Holocaust, in the 20th century, Jews and many others that practiced judaism were discriminated. Hitler was the leader of the Holocaust along with many others. Hitler’s idea was that the aryan race was pure and Jews, because of their appearance, were not. There were around 6 million deaths The Holocaust was a time during the 20th century that many Jews or people that judaism The life of Jews was very hard during the holocaust. There were many hardships they had to face. Most were either taken to concentration camps- or they were forced to go into hiding. In the book, “Number the stars,” Annemarie 's best friend, Ellen, and her family were forced to split up and go into hiding. Lois Lowry writes, “”If anyone should come, even soldiers, you two will be sisters.”” During that time, Ellen had a new identity as Annemarie 's sister, Lise- which wasn’t easy. One article states, “For Jews to pass as “Aryans,” it was essential to have false identity papers, which were often gained through contacts with the anti-Nazi resistance.” Having false identity papers was very hard to accomplish. Many just resulted in physically hiding wherever they could and were forced to stay…show more content…
Although many Jews were dicovered, some never got caught and survived. In the book, “Number the Stars,” Peter Neilson was part of the group known as the resistance. The resistance was a group of people that would risk their lives in order to help the Jews escape. The author writes, “But Annemarie forced herself to think of her redheaded almost- brother, and how devastating the day was when they received the news that Peter had been captured and executed by the Germans in the public square at Ryvangen, in Copenhagen.” Being a part of the resistance and being identified was a major risk. They could be hanged in front of everyone, shot, sent to death camps, or killed in various other ways as
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