Advancing the Individual's Knowledge of the Holocaust Essay

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By comparing, analyzing and questioning the validity of Maus I and II, Night, Night and Fog, nonfictional historical accounts and a poem, called Already Embraced by the Arm of Heavenly Solace, found in Europe in the Contemporary World, Schindler’s List and the Return to Auschwitz we may determine to what degree these sources serve to advance humanity’s understanding of the holocaust. The holocaust can be explained as the historical event in which the Nazi’s, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, and its collaborators murdered and persecuted approximately six million Jews. This came about because of the German belief that they were “racially superior” and the Jews were an alien threat to the German state. For humanity to advance in…show more content…
The conclusions of the various sources, brought on by the analysis of the issues above and by comparing these sources to each other, determined that overall these sources have a high degree in serving to further man’s understanding of the holocaust.
By categorizing the two movies, Night and Fog and Schindler’s List, together we are able to better analyze and contrast the two similar yet different sources. First off, both these sources can be deemed accountable because they use more than one source. The documentary, Night and Fog, uses two different survivors of the holocaust as well as various other sources. Schindler’s List also relied on more than one person’s account of the situation to write the movie’s script. This is unlike the sources such as Return to Auschwitz, written by the first-hand account of Kitty Hart , and Night, written by Elie Wiesel who also had first-hand experiences , that depend on one person’s account or report of the situation to tell the story. However, the written work isn’t used for entertainment purposes, like Schindler’s List is, and therefore is less likely to be changed to draw attention or gain financially. Schindler’s List is a famous movie used to

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