“They also left a bitter legacy of religious hatred behind them.” This reputation shows them to be gruesome knights. The Crusaders also “-sometimes turn their fury to Jews…” This is important because it supports the fact that they lost attention. They fought for their religion, but was blinded by fury. Their fury turned into victims that shouldn’t be abused. Like Document one said, they attacked Jews.
The most unbearable thing is that Christians, Catholics... were just “bystanders.” The reason why they were so irresponsible and did not take actions might be because of their prejudice against Jews - people think this bloody event as a punishment that the Jews deserve to have. Years after the Holocaust ended, the racism continued to spread in religious schools. In 1957, Rose was at Saint Louis University, a Catholic institution, where she found out that in the books which Catholics use to learn about themselves have a lot of ugly and frightening terms regarding Jews. Those terms including cruel and wicked, unclean dogs, children of the devil almost got Rose ill while studying. Until 1965, Pope Paul VI drafted the Nostra Aetate as a Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council.
The hostility between homosexual individuals and supporters and strict, religious people illustrates a divide in the country consisting of different views; Both groups pressure, rationalize, and stereotype the other, but in the end one group is angry and the other is hurt, and no movement to evolve the situation exists. In the past and in modern-day, American homosexuals and heterosexuals get scrutinized and disgraced because of their opinions in groupthink and towards one another. One group stereotypes outsiders because what they believe is different from their opinion. The groupthink article defines stereotyping out-groups as when “people outside the group who criticize decisions and actions are viewed as “enemies” who do not know what
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.
Anti-Semitism is defined as a racial term meaning the negative belief and emotions about “Jews qua Jews” (Newman, 2010, p. 15). Anti-Semitism dates back to 70.C.E where the ancient rebellious Hebrews “exhausted the patience of their Roman masters”, lost their homes and were spread through the Mediterranean lands (Botwinick, 2014, p. 4). Jews were always outcasts to Christians because the Jews denied that Jesus was the “messianic son of God” which therefore added more tension when it was believed that Jews killed Jesus (Botwinick, 2014, p. 5). The Holocaust also known as the “Catastrophe, the Sho’ah, is one of the tragic periods of “Jewish Diaspora” (Keter Books, 1974, p. 1) It started between 1933 and 1945 in Europe. It first started with discrimination
Which character did you find the most challenging to create? I found my villain to be the hardest. Abraham Metcalf, the patriarch of the religious cult, represents everything I detest. Because I couldn’t relate to his values at all, there was a real danger of writing him as a caricature instead of a human being. I had to delve into his personal psychology so that, even if I didn’t like what he was doing, I could understand what motivated him to behave in such appalling ways.
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.
One way he is victimized is the way he is referred to. When Christian characters are discussing him during the court case they often don’t even call him by his name just referring to him as “Jew” (IV.i.14). By constantly referring to Shylock as “the Jew”. The Christians show they can only see him for his religion. And by reducing him only to his religion and refusing to call him by his name they are making him a victim of Anti-Semitism.
People also held a sense of indifference towards the suffering of the Jewish people. However, a much more sinister reason is behind the indifference to the Jews, an underlying subconscious prejudice of the people towards the Jews, “Existing anti semitic prejudices, including traditional religious forms of antisemitism... resulted in many people seeing Jews as “alien,” contributing to the climate of passivity or apathy.”(Bystanders 2). On the opposite end of the spectrum, are people referred to as upstanders, or
Carnegie’s only purpose in their new lives as scavengers was to have all the power he could and to own the only Bible known to existence. This is demonstrated in his quotation,” I grew up with that book, I know its power." Him trying to have faith was for all the wrong reasons and God saw this. God knew that Carnegie was trying to use the Bible for bad and so he did not look over him and protect him as much as Eli. Eli also knew that Carnegie was the wrong person for the Bible.