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 the Jews were an anti-race and destructive to society. By 1945, the Nazi regime and its collaborators killed close to two out of three European Jews which went along with their “Final Solution” (USA Today). The Final Solution was a Nazi code phrase referring to their systematic plan to murder every Jewish man, women and child in Europe. During this time period many men and women stood up for the victims of the Holocaust. These men and women showed moral courage and took a strong stance for these victims despite endangering themselves. A woman who showed a great deal of moral courage during the Holocaust was Irena Sendler.
“What if we gave eachother a chance?” In life, there are no second chances. Once you do something, you are unable to relive it or go back. You make a decision in that moment of time to either do great or do failure. During WWII, hundreds of people made the decision to help those in need. They devoted their life to do good. They made the decision to give thousands of Jewish people a chance to live a better life. Many of those people who helped were non-Jewish, they are heros. They were able to impact the Holocaust by saving many lives. They gave Jewish people a second chance.
The Holocaust, a tragic event in history, years after years the future generations study about this genocide of people, yet we, the future generation are only taught about the people who were killed and save. But what about the people who did the saving, who did the right thing and risked their lives to save countless others? Without these courageous resistance efforts many more lives could have been lost.
The survivor I've chosen for my report is Margaret Kagan. She was born in April 12, 1924 and live until the age of 86. Her mom was a high-born russian and her father was a educated lithuanian, later becomes a member of the lithuanian embassy. Her parents names are George (Jurgis) Storm and Eugenia (Evgenie) Storm. Margaret grew up in Kaunas, Lithuania with her younger brother named Alik.
On September 10,1930 there was a girl named NadIne Schatz and she was apart of the Holocaust society which was sad because families were taking away to fight in battles.Nadine was born in Boulogne-Billancourt,France and her mother named was Ludmilla Schatz and was a kind mother and care about her kid making good grades. On the other hand Nadine mother taught piano and she was the most gifted piano teacher in her country.But Nadine was the daughter of immigrant Jewish parents.Her Russian born mother settled in France following the Russian Revolution of 1917.Also Nadine attended elementary school pairs.And so Nadine would go to school and the mother went to work so the grandmother move in with them and she would cook meals for them.One
After the World War II life did resume for Irena Sendler, but not in the same way. When she came out of hiding, after the war, she received some shame from people because she had aided the Jewish people. It wasn’t until about twenty years later that her work began receiving awards for her work. In 1965 she received righteous among the nations award from Yad Veshem in Jerusalem. Part of the reason people had not acknowledged what she had done right away was because the work was very secretive and it stayed that way after the war. Even though Sendler eventually received praise for her work she stayed very humble and wishes “[she] could have done more and this regret will follow [her] to death” (Sendler). In 1999 few people knew of Irena Sendler
Stefania Podgorska was born in 1923. She grew up in a small village in Poland, was born into a catholic family, and was the third youngest of nine. At the age of fourteen, she then moved to Przemysl for work and met a Jewish man named Joe who later became her husband. When the war first started Joe and his brothers were sent to the ghetto but because Stefania wasn't a Jew she was able to stay in town and keep her apartment. Later Podgorska heard that the SS was going to empty the ghetto soon. She knew she had to do something in order to save any Jews she possibly can. Although it wasn't easy, she moved to a bigger apartment and hid thirteen Jews in her attic for about two winters.
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 times and confiscated her food. One time a german guard stopped her and try to make her admit she was Jewish but she never did so he got a German Shepard to bite her and tear pieces of her skin off to make her admit but she never did. One day Sima snuck out and on her way back acquaintance stopped her and told her don't go back where her family was that the ghetto was liquidated. After that day October 4, 1942, she never saw her family again. She had to find a new place to
Like her I find great joy in helping other in need. After reading how she fought to provide help for the mistreated laborers I was moved by her humanitarianism.
There was once a Jewish kid who lived during the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, she was never sent to a concentration camp (liebster). Even though she was a Jew. Though she was forced to work for the Nazi's(Liebster). If this would not have happened the book facing the lions would not have been published.
Mahatma Gandhi: Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India in 1869 and died in 1948. He was western educated, specifically trained in England. Although he was a nationalist, he was anti-modern because he was skeptical to industrialism. He believed in the ideal of satyagraha, the non-tolerance of evil, but also the understanding that violence is not the answer to that evil. He also believed in non-violence. He did not cooperate with anything British, specifically trading with the British, British schooling or products, and even paying taxes to the British. He served as a civil rights activist after being thrown off a train when refusing to move from his seat in first class. He became the leading member of Congress Party in the 1930’s and shortly after participated in the March to Sea for salt during the British imposed salt tax. Every single aspect of Gandhi’s life was peaceful, if the people around him decided to disobey and use violence as a means of getting what they wanted, Gandhi would take it upon himself to fast. He was eventually assassinated by a Hindus
Mohandas Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar India to a Hindu father and Jainist mother. His very religious mother was a practitioner of Vaishnavism (worship of the Hindu god Vishnu). Influenced by his mother's beliefs Gandhi was governed by self-discipline and nonviolence. He soon got married and sailed off to study law. When Gandhi returned he was in shock of what had happened to India, in just 1 year. Gandhi's beliefs never changed and he still strongly believed in self-discipline and nonviolence. He wanted to make a change in India’s cultures. And that’s exactly what he did, he made the change he saw in the world. Gandhi used many tactics to get India's independence, such as Civil disobedience, embracing the enemy, and acceptance of jail time.
When most people talk about celebrities it is usually related to their latest fashion statement, the new movies they are starring in, or the new song they released. However, what is becoming increasingly more popular for celebrities to be associated with is humanitarian and development work. Through their use of songs, documentaries, and publicized field missions, the celebrities that partake in humanitarian work utilize their fame to attract people to support certain relief efforts and organizations. A movement first started by Jackie Coogan in the 1920s (Babkenian, 2011), celebrity humanitarianism is becoming increasingly more popular with names such as Bono, Oprah Winfrey, and Angelina Jolie serving as modern day examples of