The Holocaust usually refers to Nazi Germany's systematic genocide of various peoples during the Second World War, the main target of this designed massacre being the Jews. Approximately 6 million Jews became the victims of this fanatical racism, slaughter, and cruelty. However, in all this madness, there were still a few people with sound conscience and courage to act against these atrocities. The most famous of these heroes would be Oskar Schindler, the once opportunistic businessman who, later, spent every last of his pennies to save his 1200 "Schindler Jews." People often deliberate on why Oskar Schindler did what he did. However, the issue of interest should not be focused on why
Frank also contributed to the theme that people are good at heart. In Act 1, scene 2, he decided to take in the Van Daan’s even though it increased the danger of them hiding. That showed that Mr. Frank had a big heart because the Van Daan’s could have blew their cover, but he took them in anyway. In addition, in Act 1, scene 5, he took in Mr. Dussel without hesitation. When Miep brought Mr. Dussel to the Annex, Mr. Frank said that they could stretch the food and would take him in. In conclusion, Mr. Frank was always looking to help people and take them into hiding.
To begin, many people saved the lives of Jews by hiding them, or standing up for them. For example a quote from Anne Frank “we should be saving every penny to help others when the war is over to salvage whatever we can” That is an example of an up stander. Because she
Anne Frank believed everyone was good at heart, despite what was happening to her. I believe that everyone has “good” in their hearts; they just have different ways of showing it. The Nazi’s were considered evil by most Jews. Yet, in the movie Anne Frank, the soldier gave Mr. Frank extra time to pack because he saw that Mr. Frank was also a soldier. This shows he has “good” in his heart, at least in my opinion. Even though he is a Nazi, who are supposed to despise Jews, he was kind to Mr. Frank. Take a look at Miep Gies. She hid her friends to try and save them, jeopardizing her own freedom for others. In Miep Gies: A Dangerous Secret, it says “But every day for two years, Miep Gies broke the law (1).” Miep showed great courage and
Have you ever wondered what it took to be a hero? Elie Wiesel is an example of how you can be one. Wiesel wrote many books to spread the misfortune of the Holocaust. He also taught humanities at Boston University. Before he died he had the honor of being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, in his efforts to void the world of hate and violence. He impacted the world by keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive but omitting the idea of it. In the end, he helped many see the importance of uniting to overcome something so evil.
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
It is just one of many stories of ordinary people taking the heroic call for action upon themselves. For example, Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl whose family was hidden for years in the annex f oan office building with the help of the family's friends and coworkers. Many Jewish people’s choice Anne Frank and her family had little choice about their lives simply because they were Jewish. Anne Frank’s family was forced into hiding to avoid being sent into concentration camp and to avoid Anti-Semitic practices. Members of the Assisi Network believed that all refugees should have a choice: in what religion they practiced, to not be discriminated against, to have a life and personality outside of their race and religion. Gertruda Babilins was the nanny of a rich Jewish family and saved the boy who had she cared for when the war began. She worked very hard to give him a good childhood because she thought that the Nazis had robbed him of that. Gertruda wanted Mickey to practice Judaism even though she was a Catholic and he was immersed in Catholic culture. Even though it was hard for her to pay for his Jewish schooling. Just like those of the Assisi network allowed the people they rescued to practice Judaism even though it made the hiding process more
Oskar Schindler, a German businessman became an unlikely hero when he saved eleven hundred Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from death at the hands of the Nazis during World War Two. Though he was in the Nazi party himself, he employed all these Jews to work in his factory to keep them safe from being deported into death camps. Some say he is an opportunist just out there to make the extra dollar; many others say that he is a hero that did this amazing act just from the kindness of his heart. who he was, what he did, why he did it, and finally why he is considered a hero.
What makes a person a hero? Is it their job? Their race? Their behavior? Well, a man named Leopold Socha proved that none of that matters and being a hero is just someone helping others out of the kindness of their heart. This is who and what Leopold did for 21 Jewish people when the Lwów ghetto was being taken over by the German army.
Oskar Schindler rescued Jews from being deported to concentration camps by getting them to work for him. He treated them all very well and they were all exempt from Auschwitz. He got arrested on charges of irregularities and favoring Jews. He set up factories in Krakow, home of about 60,000 Jews. The factories primarily had Jewish workers. He got permission to keep his factories if he moved them to Brunnlitz. There were 700 men and 300 women deported to Auschwitz, when Schindler found out he got them released and sent to work for him. Oskar and his wife Emily both helped rescue Jews. Emily stopped a cattle car with 120 Jewish men in it and she convinced the SS officer that the men were needed for work. As a result the men were sent back to work for Oskar and Emily. Together they rescued over 1,000 Jews.
During World War 2,it"s pretty obvious that they weren't very easy times. Although there were serious consequences,there were still some people out there who risked their lives in order to help Jews. one of those people was Irene Opdyke. Irene Opdyke deserves an ADL Courage award for risking her own life as well as the lives of those who she hid. As we all know,the holocaust wasn't something that people could easily avoid. There were signs all around that said if you were caught helping Jews you would automatically get a death penalty without a doubt. Unlike many others who helped Jews, Irene took a big risk that many people nowadays wouldn't take.
Oskar Schindler is considered an amazing hero of the Holocaust and is noteworthy because he rescued a lot of Jews, changed his Nazi beliefs, and was recognized by the state of Israel as one of the “Righteous Among the Nation.” He was a German industrialist who had such a huge impact on modern society, he protected the jews from the wrath of the Nazi Party and preserved generation of Jewish families.
The Holocaust was a very tragic event in all of history. Some Germans tried to put the chaos to a halt. Most Germans didn’t care at all; they thought Hitler knew what he was doing and that he was a good leader. Most Germans were clueless of what was happening in the concentration camps; they didn't know the pain and suffering Jews went through. They chose to not care. They could’ve saved lives’ but they chose to believe that Jews are bad. But some Germans chose to fight for what is right and tried to help Jews survive the Holocaust.Some of these people saved thousands’ of lives.
John F. Kennedy was a commander of a Patrol Torpedo Boat in WWII. His boat was rammed by an enemy ship. Then was faced with the challenge of saving himself of saving a critically injured crewmate which was riskier towards his life. he decided to overcome the hardship and saved the man's life by pulling him out of the water and took him to safe ground. He was now considered a war hero.