The Holocaust was the systematic murder and persecution of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators during January 1993 through May 1945. The Nazi regime was the political party that emerged in Munich after WWI and was led by Adolf Hitler. The Nazi regime believed that
While Hitler kept Jews in the concentration camps, there were some Jewish and non-Jewish people that tried and stop this brutality or help the Jews. They knew what hitler was doing with the Jews and his plans.They tried to do something to try and help the people. Some of them where The White Rose society, Rose Blanche, and Resistances in the ghettos.
Oskar Schindler Imagine you're in a concentration camp and you know your life is going to end, but then you see hope. In this essay I will be telling you about Oskar Schindler; Oskar was a wonderful man that did everything for his jew’s out of the kindness of his heart, and he saved 1200 jews from being murdered in concentration camps. Schindler did a lot of amazing things in his life, but these are just a few things he did.
Approximately 6 million Jews were killed during an inhumane event in history, The Holocaust. Men, women, children, and elders were victims of this atrocious event, “The Final Solution.” Hitler wanted the Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, the mentally ill, and physically disabled, to be exterminated from Germany to make the “perfect race”. Miep Gies is an amazing woman and hero for risking her life to hide Jews in her workplace and to keep quiet. She is a hero because she kept quiet, turned down any opportunities that had to do with Nazi, replenished them with not only food and news, but with hope and friendliness.
In accordance with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order, he has the Japanese-Americans moved to internment camps because he wants to keep them safe from other Americans who are against anyone that is Japanese; however, when claiming that the military is going to protect the Japanese-Americans, the guns are faced inwards towards the Japanese-Americans, not outwards to anyone that can intrude and hurt them (Teaching With Documents: Documents and Photographs Related to Japanese Relocation During World War II). Oskar Schindler, a historical figure shown in Schindler’s List, is well aware of the plans that the Nazis and Hitler have for the Jews; he knows they are going to be killed because of their religion. Schindler, like the military in the United States, knows information that they are keeping disclosed. The United States military wants to hurt the Japanese-Americans or to use them in the European theater so that they will not ally with Japan (Teaching With Documents: Documents and Photographs Related to Japanese Relocation During World War II). Schindler lies to the Jews that works for him because he knows that they are going to be murdered, but he does not think he is meant to be their hero. He is a part of the Nazi party and is not supposed to care for the Jews, so he just uses them for money, giving them the false hope of security. That
Plan of Investigation RQ: How effective were the Righteous Gentiles in saving lives during World War II? The Righteous Gentiles, also known as the Righteous among the Nation were people who stood out among the rest in the attempt to save the Jews and other victims of the holocaust. Although these people are recognized today as heroes for helping the Jews, how effective were the Righteous Gentiles in actually saving their lives? During the time of the Holocaust the Righteous among the Nation tried to stand up for what was right, through small or extreme actions. In doing so they accepted the consequences of getting thrown into a camp or of being executed if they were caught helping. They took it upon themselves to save people who at heart were just like them. Throughout the investigation, I will attempt to discover if the Righteous Gentiles actually made a difference in the amount of lives lost. To find an accurate answer, information regarding the Righteous Gentiles will be gathered and analyzed. Sources such as survival stories and rescue stories will be looked at. Some of these stories include the story of Mallgorzata and her children, and the story of Bartali. Along with these stories I will watch the movie Schindler’s List to further my understanding on the Righteous among the Nation. This information will then be analyzed and compared to sufficiently support evidence for the research question.
When many think of the Holocaust as a solely negative experience, and while it may seem easy to write the event off as a dark time in history that seems remote and unlikely to affect us today, there are some positive results, including the lessons that it brings for current and future humanity. The lessons that the Holocaust brings are applicable to every person in the world. While many of these lessons do focus on the negative aspects of the Holocaust, like what circumstances permit such a vast genocide and how many people can die because of widespread racial hatred, there are also those that focus on how some people, in all parts of Europe and throughout the world, retained their good human nature during the Holocaust. For example, what made some gentiles in Europe during that time willing and able to help Jews. Currently, Yad Vashem has recognized 26,513 rescuers throughout the world (Names), and the actual number of rescuers could likely be close to twice that amount (Baron,1). It is important that we analyze the reasons behind these rescuers’ choices to be upstanders instead of bystanders because we can learn about our own motivations when we face decisions between helping others and protecting ourselves, and possibly those we love, from harm. Fulfilling one’s self-interest was a potential motivation for helping Jews that will only be briefly addressed. This type of rescue potentially benefitted both the Jews and the Gentile rescuers; these Gentiles only helped Jews survive because they found personal gain, likely social or economic, in the action (Baron). However, in the situation that existed while rescuing the Jews, most efforts included the high possibility that both the rescuer and the rescued would end up worse off than they had begun with no potential for personal gain on either side. So those rescuers’ motivations are less easily explainable.
They saved Jews from the Nazis Concentration Camps, and death. One example was Varian Fry. Fry was in France during the time the holocaust began. He dislike Hitler and the holocaust. He decided to form the ERC (Emergency Rescue Plan) which was saved 200 refugees (Price 11). Later he made the American Relief Center, which gave refugees money and travel papers. However, the group would be a cover and gave people who were persucated by the nazi’s shelter, false travel papers, and it would help them get out of the country (Price 13). Another was Albert Hirschman who gave people false identity papers who didn’t want to be persecuted and wanted to stay in Europe (Price 14).These are few examples of the many heroes who helped save
The Attic One of the most memorable events about World War II was the holocaust. Most people remember the many lives that were lost in this massive genocide. Although many lives were lost a few were able to survive and share their experiences in those harsh times. Many non Jewish people helped in anyway possible such as Stefania Podgorska. During the holocaust Podgorska kept resistance by hiding and providing for Jews in the most necessary times.
Trying to help According to Elie Wiesel, an American Jewish writer and holocaust survivor, “It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” Wiesel was describing how the future was questionable, and how they did so much to affect how we live today. In the holocaust, lives of many were put to waste, and innocent people were tortured. Though most non-Jews supported the holocaust, there was a select group of people who worked hard to end it. This group was known as the resistance. During the Holocaust, many groups contributed to the freedom of Jews. First, Jewish partisans fought for freedom of Jews. Secondly,
Sima Gleichgewicht-Wasser, she was born and raised in Warsaw. She was raised in a traditional Jewish home. On the 15 November, 1940, the germans opened a ghetto called Legionowo, 16 miles northeast of Warsaw. She worked as a smuggler to get food to her family. The police stopped her many
Anna Schlemmer AP World History 2/25/2015 AP World Paper When the Nazi’s arrested Jews and sent them to concentration camps, the conditions were terrible. The men, women, and children in the camps were not treated with the rights they deserved, since they were forced into harsh labor, placed in killing centers where gas chambers were used to effectively and quickly murder thousands of Jews a day, and experimented on to find new medicines and so the German scientists could find out how much pain and torture they could endure until death. In America, over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated into camps during the period of World War II. Even though these Americans were not treated as harshly as the Jews in concentration camps, they lost
Sacrifices are made by everyone in their everyday lives, but some are bigger than others.. A sacrifice is when you give up something, for something better, or more beneficial. In “Night” by Elie Wiesel, him, his father, and many other prisoners made sacrifices to keep themselves, and their family members
There is a man named Chiune Sugihara who help over thousands of Jews in the Holocaust, for most people that don’t know what the Holocaust is. It was a horrible time period in World War II when a man named Hitler didn’t like the way Jews were, so he put them in places called ghettos and then he started these camps to kill all of the Jews he can before he got caught doing this.But there were people around the world risking their life helping these Jews so they wouldn’t have to go through what Germans were doing to them. That’s were Mr.Sugihara a Japanese government official who tooked days doing what him and his wife did to save thousands of Jews. He saved over 7,000 Jews, by having him and his wife writing visas for hours and even days, because
Cameron Bonagura Bonagura 1 Professor Rondell English 261NA 7 April 2018 The Kindertransports and the rescue of Jewish children When we think of the child rescue during the Holocaust, we think of the. are the best known but, there are other efforts that should be recognized. Efforts from the Youth Aliya and German Children's Jewish Aid are not as well known but, deserve recognition. At the time of the Holocaust, many world governments were hesitant to allow refugees into their countries. After Kristallnacht, this all changed. These efforts helped save the lives of many Jewish children in Europe. The Kindertransports efforts included people like Nicholas Winton who’s bravery saved people who he didn’t