Holocaust Upstanders: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Per Anger, and Oskar Schindler

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The period of the Holocaust was a terrible time. It took place from 1939 to 1945. When Hitler came into power he killed many people, most of which were Jews. Many people and countries stood by and did nothing while the Holocaust was occurring, but Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Per Anger, and Oskar Schindler risked their lives to stand up for the Jewish people and what was right.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer did not support the Nazi’s. He stood up against them to show what was right. When he was offered parish posts he refused them in protest of the racist policy because they were not given to the Jews. He also resisted the Nazi regime which caused him to get arrested. Dietrich also traveled secretly to an eastern German village to help students. He helped the students get illegal parish posts. German synagogues and Jewish businesses were burned during Kristallnacht. Dietrich’s students thought Kristallnacht was because of the curse that haunted Jews since Jesus’ death on the cross but he said it was sheer violence of Nazism’s godless face (Braun par 11). He also helped form and anti-Nazi resistance with Hans von Dohnanyi. In April of 1943 Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi were arrested when the Gestapo found out about their plan for a new refugee rescue mission. They were charged with conspiring to rescue Jews. Bonhoeffer was taken to a Gestapo prison in October of 1944 and then in February of 1945 he was moved to the Buchenwald concentration camp, then to the Flossenburg…

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