The Rise of Anti-semitic Views Under the Nazis Essay

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The rise of anti-semitic views under the nazis made survival challenging for the jews of Europe. Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni and Maus by Art Spiegelman present the Holocaust in different ways. Life is Beautiful uses comedy to show Guido’s effort to keep his son alive. While Maus uses Vladek’s application of industrial skills to keep his family alive. Both stories show the peoples effort to survive at all costs using the skill set that they have.
The two works about Holocaust survival show that no matter the situation those affected will try to survive. While Maus is presented as a graphic novel and Life is Beautiful is presented as a movie both show the horrors of the holocaust and the peoples will to keep their children
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The rise of anti-semitic views under the nazis made survival challenging for the jews of Europe. Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni and Maus by Art Spiegelman present the Holocaust in different ways. Life is Beautiful uses comedy to show Guido’s effort to keep his son alive. While Maus uses Vladek’s application of industrial skills to keep his family alive. Both stories show the peoples effort to survive at all costs using the skill set that they have.
The two works about Holocaust survival show that no matter the situation those affected will try to survive. While Maus is presented as a graphic novel and Life is Beautiful is presented as a movie both show the horrors of the holocaust and the peoples will to keep their children protected from the terrible horrors of the camp. Both stories start of with the men chasing the women of their dreams. Vladek had to track Anja down because his ex girlfriend was telling Anja terrible things about Vladek. Guido on the other hand had to steal Dora away from an Italian government official. Vladek was a Polish jew who had heard about the rise of the nazis in neighboring Germany. Guido however lived in Italy; a Nazi ally. Since Guido lived in Italy he had been exposed to the nazi idea that the Aryan race is the superior race and that all other races are inferior or sub-human. Both the stories show how jewish store/factory owners lost their businesses due to the nazis. While Vladek lost a large factory to the nazis and Guido