The Warsaw ghetto was the largest ghetto during the Holocaust. It held 400,000 Jews in 1.3 square miles (Ghettos). Jews, prisoners of war, and minorities were also sent to concentration camps. They were sent to the camps so that they were concentrated in one place. It was easier for the Nazis to control the prisoners and punish them without anybody finding out what was really happening (Strahinich 34).
Raoul Wallenburg led one of the most extensive and successful rescue efforts. He was born in Sweden in 1942, and was always sensitive to brutality and cruelness. But establishing hospitals, nurseries, soup kitchens, and more than 30 safe houses, he was able to save tens of thousands of prisoners. He also distributed certificates of protection, which helped people enter the safe houses and other places, he had created just for hiding the
Oskar Schindler was a great hero as part of the SS Nazi party for he saved over 1,000 jews from getting slaughtered and abused at the Jewish concentration camps. Many Jews thought of his pot making factory as a haven, a refuge for Jews. During the later years of the war around 1942, Nazi soldiers invaded the ghettos and relocated Jews to concentration camps. Schindler had saved Polish jews from the Polish concentration camp, Plaszow. At first, I viewed Oskar Schindler as just another one of those greedy CEO’s and took advantage of Jews for free labor.
However, there were several courageous individuals in France and throughout Europe, which endangered their own lives to hide and save these children. The children who lived in hiding during the War are the last Holocaust survivors. Only in France more than 10.000 thousand Jews children abandoned, and to escape the Gestapo compelled to hide and housed by tens of thousands of people of goodwill. Save Jew children during the Holocaust required setting up in France an immense strategy and logistics. Children rescue was possible thanks the experience of this, the enthusiasm and the faith of others.
Some would die on their way there but mostly all the deaths occured in the camps. There were many people who either supported it, contributed in it by helping those in need or being bystanders by not doing anything. Luckily out of the few people that did do something to help out the Jews the couple, Antonina and Jan Żabiński, saved over three hundred Jews. Jan Żabiński was a zoo technician and a
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.
Over 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. They were shot, gassed, hung, and much more. The Jews died innocent and were killed just because they were Jews. It is important that people remember all of the Holocaust and not just some of it. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen more aptly delivers the message of remembering than Donna Deitches version through the scene of boxcars, the conditions of the camp, and dehumanization.
According to (Source D internet) it states, “While an exact number of those murder is impossible to determine, the best estimate settle at a figure around 6 million Jews, 1 million of whom were children under the age of 12 and a million of whom were between the ages of 12 and 18.” The Holocaust was a bad year for Jews, but someone tried their best to help them out. One person who helped out the Jews were Raoul Wallenberg. He was a hero to so many Jews trying to get them to safer places. Even though his parents wanted a different future him, he did what he loved and that was helping others. Raoul Wallenberg was a hero because of his background, how he transported Jews, and after he disappeared.
The Perils of Indifference and Night are both publications by the Elie Wiesel, one of the many victims to the Holocaust, but one of the very few victims who lived to tell his story. Once liberated from these concentration camps, Elie has done much to make people around the world more aware of the indescribable events that occurred during his time in these camps, and make sure that people will speak out against these events instead of staying silent, so that these events may be prevented in the future. He wrote many pieces and delivered many speeches in attempt to lift the world out of indifference. I believe that Elie’s novel Night communicates his message more effectively than his speech, Perils of Indifference. Not only does it convey his message of that we all must speak out against
Almost everyone today is familiar with the dark chapter of history from 1939 to 1945, when Hitler’s army rolled across Europe, claiming the lives of millions of people, including six million Jews. However, very few people are aware of what happened to millions of people in China from 1937 to 1945. Iris Chang’s The Rape of Nanking is a landmark work because it finally reveals the least remembered and perhaps the most gruesome horrors of the Second World War: the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Army on innocent Chinese civilians. Chang’s book is also important in searching for the reasons behind the Japanese barbarity. The Rape of Nanking is an important work of historical non-fiction written by Iris Chang.