The Pianist Gerda Weissman Analysis

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The Holocaust was the mass genocide of mainly Jewish people and the “undesirables”. The jewish people were dehumanized by the Nazis. All of the people that were persecuted in the mass genocide were either placed into death camps, work camps, or the ghetto when waiting to get to a death camp or work camp. Though the Nazis were trained to be ruthless killing machines, some were kind at heart and helped some of the jewish people survive. “She pinned a lie to the lips of all those who said they had no choice”, Gerda Weissman went through and saw all of the horrific actions of the nazis. Gerda is a survivor who was helped to survive through the holocaust. She knew that the nazis had a choice they could either be brutal or kind. Gerda Weissman met a Nazi women who saved her life by placing her in work. This proves about that the Nazis didn’t have to be evil they had a choice and some chose to be bad. Another nazi brought up in the documentary was a callous person who had no affection and empathy for the persecuted…show more content…
“There were decent Poles and evil Poles, decent Jews and evil Jews, decent Nazis and evil Nazis,” in The Pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman was struggling to survive the holocaust. He met many different people. Which made him met some malevolent people but also some people that helped him. Wladyslaw Szpilman knew that there was good and bad people. The nazis were not the only evil people during the holocaust. One example of an evil man is Szalas who was supposed to bring him food and water but never did. Also, Szalas benefited over Wladyslaw being in hiding by getting money from people who thought they were helping the pianist. Though he met that evil polish man, he was helped by Dr.Luczak, a polish doctor who risked life to treat Wladyslaw. Though his life was trying to be taken by the germans, he knew not everyone is an evil
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