Another downside of being privately owned is the Jewish Virtual Library simply does not have a research budget anywhere close to the USHMM. I also find the USHMM’s lower estimate to be more likely because the Witnesses often experienced better treatment in concentration camps than other persecuted groups. German Jehovah’s Witnesses were still considered ethnic Germans by many Nazi’s. This supposed superiority to other imprisoned groups meant the often received better treatment. Many Witnesses became personal servants for Nazis, which was a much better option than other prisoners had.
The article, “French Jews struggle with an identity dilemma as violence increases”, claims that French Jews are being targeted by ISIS. The Jews don’t know if they should wear skullcaps in public because it could potentially cause them to be a target. A skullcap proclaims their religion, and is meant to remind the wearer of God’s presence over him. I think that Jews should be allowed to wear kippas (skullcaps) because they would still be attacked for any other reason that expresses that they are Jewish. The kippas aren 't really offensive and they don 't affect anyone.
“Like many of the Jews believed, he didn’t think the hatred could last…” - Hans does not understand the reasons for the persecution of the Jews. He thinks all Jews are humans just as he is, and thinks they deserve the same respect as any other German deserves. 3. “It’s chaos out there, and chaos is what we need.” - Walter, part of the Nazi party, helped his Jewish friend Max escape from the Kristallnacht raids despite the risks.
Also, the last cause of the Salem Witch Trial was the lack of knowledge of the people. People was just accusing other people of witchcraft, but the accusers did not have an idea of what was going on in the town. For example in Document A says “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” but the people really did not know who was a witch and who was not a witch. This is lack of knowledge because that was not coming for the Bible or something it was just a version of King James, Puritans let other influence their beliefs and did not give a good knowledge about witchcraft. Other example is in Document B when it talks about all the things that happened and that all of that according to the Puritans was “Witchery” that was lack of knowledge because people really did not know what was happening.
The judges knew that the witchcraft was a myth but didn’t do anything about it. Danforth and Hathorne often rejected logical facts and refused to head testimonies proving innocence because so many people were accused. After a while, it became clear to everyone in the town, including the judges, the accusations were false. These judges instead of revealing the truth they clung to their pride and ignored what was happening in front of them. If word got out that they sent several innocent people to their deaths their reputation would be ruined and they would be out of their jobs.
Being unable to walk, as shown on page 286 as well, limited Anne in her creative abilities and aspirations. Concluding, something that everyone takes for granted that Anne in particular longed to do, was to have a breath of fresh air. At first, Anne did not realize how hard of a task that this would have been, but quickly became more prone to losing things she had loved during the time of the Holocaust. The eight lives and their loss of freedom was another aspect of what living in the Annex was
This is because despite the traveler being a Jew and the “enemy” of the traveler, the traveler is the person who provided him with aid. The Levite and the Priest both of whom were supposedly Godly men passed the injured traveler. This is ironic because Doug sees himself as the Good Samaritan, but he does not take in account that traveler who is seemingly in need could actually be the real danger. So while he has always seen the parable as a story telling him that he should help those who are in need. He discovered at the end that he should probably have been more like the Levite and the
Paul and Farouk have something to hide, but each keeps their secret for different reasons. First, Farouk was hiding his identity because Sang did not know any friends or family relating to him. Also, he never wanted to spend time with her housemate as the author says, “ He never said hello or good bye; instead, he behaved as if Sang was the sole occupant of the house. They never sat in the living room, or in the kitchen” (186).
I struggled while reading “The Sixth Seal” by Mary Wesley and would not read it again. “The Sixth Seal” by Mary Wesley lacked detail, did not have a well written plot and most of all was not written in a good format. If you struggle while you read a story it is harder to read and you will not enjoy it. I am not planning on reading the “The Sixth
Things like this weren’t happening everywhere. So when people heard about it in the news or paper they were shocked at the lack of responsibility these people had for one of their own. Even the witnesses themselves have no real concrete explanations for their actions, “Houses near the railroad station, find it difficult to explain why they didn’t call the police” (paragraph 29). Considering this, us as the audience get hit in our core with a moral struggle. We automatically put them in the wrong for the simple reason that; our world has evolved since the time of the plague.
America was founded for gain and reward; the impact was both positive and negative for the societies involved. Many Europeans were living in poverty and were unable to make money, so the New World was attractive for them. It was attractive because it was a huge landmass that was available to them at barely any cost. The Impact of having so many people want to live in the New World was that the indigenous settlements living there were immediately threatened because they were different than the Europeans therefore the Europeans disliked them. Many Europeans were negatively impacted because they did not know how to live in the New World, but once they got the hang of that they thrived.
A genocide is not always obvious, it can happen slowly without anyone noticing. Niemöller once said, “They came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” In Night the Jews must unite together against the Nazi regime so that they can survive. Elie Wiesel has to stand up against the Nazi tyranny because if he doesn’t then he will face consequences, possibly death.
This year, I have continued to achieve academic excellence inside the classroom while continuing to be a leader in the St. Paul’s community. For the first semester, I have earned four A’s and three B’s in the full International Baccalaureate Program (my school will be sending my updated transcript). This winter, I earned the role of the captain of my varsity basketball team. I am a leader on the court and try to set an example for my teammates of how important it is to work hard in all aspects of life. This year has been the third year of the Jewish Awareness Club at St. Paul’s, which I founded in my sophomore year.