The Holocaust And The Jewish Holocaust

3822 Words Dec 5th, 2014 16 Pages
Noam Hiltzik
Holocaust
Dr. John Christian Bailey
Term Paper
Hundreds and thousands of people are shoved into a confined space, very few resources are granted to them. The little money that they have left can barely buy food for a week. The rations that are provided for several days barely can last one. These people are forced to perform backbreaking labor, and those who cannot work, do not get to eat and thus cannot survive. This is what the Jews of Europe experienced in the Ghettos. This stage of the Holocaust is not the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to this period of history. This part of the Jewish Holocaust narrative is arguably one of the most fascinating and beautiful shows of resistance against the Nazi murderers. The Jews lived in over-crowded, dilapidated apartments where sanitation was poor and diseases spread like wildfire. They were forced into labor, oppressed on the streets and starved by the establishment. Yet against all the odds, the Jews were able to cope with the dire situation that they were presented. They maintained a struggle against the Nazi regime. That struggle was the maintenance of some sort of humanity in the Ghettos. Whether it was the physical struggle, like the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, or cultural struggle through the arts, the Jews did not go like sheep to the slaughter.
When people speak of the Ghettos, one of the most commonly referenced Ghettos in historical debate as well as layman parlance is the Warsaw Ghetto.…
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