“...monstrosity of these crimes, one owes it to the survivors and the victims not to simply say ‘a certain time has passed, it should be swept under the carpet,’ Kurt Schrimm, the special prosecutor who is leading the renewed effort to bring the Nazi criminals to justice” ( Kozlowska 5). This illustrates that it is important to not “swept under the carpet” and to remember the pain that the victims were put through. Along these lines, it is very important to prosecute the nazi war criminals in order to not forget the pain that the victims
This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination. The Jews had to go through terrible things. For example, Elie “didn’t know that this was the moment in time
A quote like that leaves an impression, an emotional sucker-punch to the gut that leaves a feeling of sickness that lasts. This tone of destruction and anguish is present throughout the novel as one soul-crushing catastrophe after another torments Elie during his imprisonment. Meanwhile, “Life is Beautiful” presents that same disheartening tone, yet puts a more optimistic twist on the situation. As stated before, Guido sets up the Holocaust as a sort of game with a sizeable prize on the line. This jocular set up is what causes Giosue to have a more positive outlook on the experience as a whole (Life is Beautiful, 2000).
The need to survive takes over most of the people, leading them to act cruelly. Even in desperation, there are those who rise above chaos to fight in countering the harshness of society. Zusak suggests that when man understands that they must carry out kindness in the midst of cruelty they are empowered as individuals to fight for the survival of humanity. Zusak’s use of symbols highlight the shining kindness in the darkness cruelty, which in turn gives man the strength to fight for the existence of humanity.
Hitler, the Nazi leader, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and the Jews were “inferior”, therefore they should be eliminated. Does this not happen today? Stereotypes, racism, prejudice and discrimination keep us from evolving and living at peace with each other. We see discrimination and racism happen everyday in our lives.
Elie Wiesel went through a lot as a holocaust survivor. Because he had to suffer in concentration camps, I think he should be one to know a lot about the perils of indifference. Elie Wiesel’s book Night, released in 1958 and his magnificent speech, The Perils of Indifference from 1999 both share and try to convince the audience about his main message, which is that indifference is dangerous. In his speech, he explains how indifference about others is much easier than caring about them, and so much easier to look away from victims. His book Night is a haunting tale about the horrors Jewish people experienced during World War II.
Before events such as deportation to Auschwitz, German and Polish morals had already begun to weaken. The Nazi's used propaganda to ensure that the image of the Jewish community was a negative one. By making people like Vladek wear the Star of David, the party was able to completely dehumanize the Jews. Their association with evil allowed for the swaying and comprised Polish and German morals. This complete dismissal of ethical behavior demonstrates the truth of the current fragility of morals in these communities.
We all know that Jewish people were the main targets in the Holocaust, but not many people know that other groups and races. Some groups that were killed are but not limited to: disabled people, LGBTQIA+ people, Roma Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Polish People and people of African descent. While Jewish people should be recognized for their struggles, so should every other group. Disabled People Hitler didn’t want to have any disabled people in Nazi Germany. He thought that they were too much work and overall useless to society.
Numerous bystanders claimed to have no other options when faced with a moral dilemma, and in doing so, they gave the perpetrators permission to hurt others. Bystanders enable perpetrators to commit atrocities; therefore, they are just as guilty of the crimes that the Nazis committed during the Holocaust. Bystanders do not know how to stop following the perpetrators’
Many consider bystanders to be as guilty as perpetrators for not doing or saying anything in a time of crisis. Such was the case for the Holocaust. Bystanders during the Holocaust consisted of the civilians and countries who chose to distance themselves from what was really happening, instead choosing to justify the situation, or just not think of it. Many people rationalized, that the idea of self preservation was much more important than sacrificing oneself for the greater good. People also held a sense of indifference towards the suffering of the Jewish people.
The people that resisted weren 't just in the camps (Meir Berliner), but also outside the camps (Sophie Scholl), and people even hid Jews in their homes in Poland (Zegota). Sophie Scholl, who was an anti-nazi, helped to spread the information about the Holocaust . Scholl and her group made leaflets and passed them around secretly to encourage the people to resist passively against Nazis. “...the leaflet warned [the citizens] that Hitler was leading Germany into the abyss...” (Sophie Scholl Paragraph 12).
I would have either said “no” or just walked away. This is a big thing that happened after the Holocaust, the Jews were left with this horrible experience and lifetime of sorrow while some Nazi’s felt extreme bad for what they did. Some Nazi’s wanted to forgive the Jewish people for the heinous acts they committed, but the majority of the Jewish population would never forgive the Nazi’s. This is such a burdensome thing to come across and try to deal with because of the magnitude of the situation. If you at a Jewish person and you forgive a Nazi, it’s like saying that it is ok that they killed 6 million people.
The world silence was due to the consequences that were written down for them , the risks were very harmful and all countries knew that they have a high chance of losing. This all goes back to WWI Damage that was caused, The second main point was that you don 't have to risk your country for another group of people which are considered as out cast . Lastly the world was very hateful toward the jewish people and many europeans enjoyed what they were going
Courage is an attribute that everyone wishes to have. It is an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. One attribute of courage is feeling fear, yet choosing to act. Jan and Antonia is a perfect example of this. Her husband, Jan was recruited to be a soldier shortly after the conflict in Poland started.