The story is written in the perspective of ten year old Sarah Starzynski, and present day American journalist, Julia Jarmond. During 1942 in Paris, Sarah Starzynski was taken with her parents by the French police who were going door to door, to round up Jewish families. Sarah, who was desperate to protect her three year old brother, Michel, hides in him in their secret hiding place, and locks him up in a cupboard where she thought he would be safe. Still innocent, Sarah promises to come back for him as soon as they are released, but little did she know, she wasn’t coming back. Sixty years later, Sarah’s tragic story intertwines with that of middle aged reporter, Julia.
From Jew parades to gas chambers, Hitler was known for his cruel and unusual tactics during his reign. At this time when the community is faced with many hardships, Markus Zusak uses passage through windows in The Book Thief as a way of gaining freedom from his control. On April 20, 1940, Hitler’s birthday along with Germany’s victory over its enemies and the restraints that held them back since the end of World War I was celebrated by all people of Molching. The Fuhrer called for a grand celebration with parades and music, but more importantly, fire. Citizens were required to surrender all literature from the “old Germany” to be burned in the name of Hitler’s glory.
The next day, the nurse who had summoned Wiesenthal the day before told him Karl had died. In 1946, having survived the war, Wiesenthal decides to find Karl’s mother in Stuttgart. Widowed, grieving and alone, she tells Wiesenthal her son was a “good boy.” Wiesenthal says nothing of the murderer her son became, knowing she would not have believed him. Then Wiesenthal, at the conclusion of his story, asks the reader to imagine themselves in his place and ask, “What would I have done?” Fifty-three well-known men and women, from all walks of life, respond. To Wiesenthal’s question, the writer, Yossi Klein Halevi, believes Wiesenthal did the right thing by not telling Karl’s mother the truth about her son.
The movie, The Pianist, shows how a Polish native of Jewish religion has suffered throughout a period in his life when the Nazi's regime had controlled Poland. Wladyslaw Szpilman was a determined Jewish Pianist focused on survival for himself, he wanted to bring his family name and culture through this devastating period. This man survived, just barely, by the good will, graciousness and generosity of those around him who were not completely for Hitler and his racist proclamations. This film shows how not every non-Jew in Poland supported Hitler and his policies, they still secretly did what they could for the Jews because they, themselves, found nothing wrong with them. There was the polish resistance, who helped Szpilman escape death by the hands of the Germans several times; they save him from being loaded unto the train, which was to transport the Jews to the concentration camps, he was hidden in apartments from the Nazi SS officers.
The Nazis used hate and fear to great effect in their elections, Hitler wanted to appeal to the German people so he blamed the prevailing poor economic conditions on the democratic government and the communists. He advanced the idea of his government uprising which could restore national pride and unity. Hitler always promised things but never committed himself fully to the details of a political and economic program. Creating dictatorship within 2 months was also help by the improved Nazi financial position, he was promised three million Reichmarks. Along with backing from Goebbels and his exploitation of the media, Nazis were confident in securing the majority of votes in the election.
There are still some Holocaust survivors in this world not a lot though and so one very special guest came to speak to Washingtonville Middle School’s students and parents. Her name is a name that I shall hopefully never forget her name was Sonia Aronowitz Goldstein. Sonia recalled those miserable days in great detail, describing how the women were starved, how they lacked of sleep, and also how they worked through physical, mental, and emotional suffering. Yet, every day she held out hope that the Russians would come liberate them. During the middle of Goldstein's speech she began to tell us when the Nazis took the women from their tents and had them embark on what she described as a death march to a small town in Poland.
The book in the other hand, gave more description of what the characters felt, provided a deeper understanding of the story, and had more detailed drama, which made it more thrilling. You see Fahrenheit 451 was a very enjoyable book, but the movie ruined it all. In the book Ray Bradbury gave deep profoundness to his characters. The way he used metaphors, similes, personifications and hyperboles was amazingly spectacular. This made the characters come to life.
The horrific events that follow, tiny Magda's search for her shawl and discovery by a German soldier who hurtles her to her death against an electrified fence, shape the remainder of Rosa's life--and this book. In the sequel, Rosa, now 59 years old, has moved to Miami (a "hellish place") after literally destroying the junk shop in New York which she had owned. She lives an isolated life in a dilapidated one room apartment. Stella, who remained in New York, supports her financially, and is her primary source of contact with the outside world. A serendipitous meeting at a laundromat with a Mr. Persky, however, changes Rosa's life.
In this essay I will discuss and evaluate the different responses of Richard Rubenstein and Abraham Joshua Heschel. I believe that it is possible to believe in an all-powerful and loving God even after the occurrence of the Holocaust. Hitler was elected as president after WWI and he didn’t like Jews and blamed them for all of Germany’s problems (e.g. financial crisis). He started an organised persecution of Jews in Germany which would eventually spread across Europe.
Main Objective: * Thoroughly compare Ben Ross and Hitler * Find similarities of the unit between the Wave and the Nazi Germany Main Notes: * The Wave members are all mindless and only follow orders from the leader the same way the Nazi’s run their reign * Fascism * Racism (The Wave = Assault on the Jew Boy) (Nazi Germany = Extermination of all Jews in Germany) Ben Ross and Adolf Hitler The Wave, from what seems to be a tiny classroom obedience experiment, had turned into a menace in just weeks. The Movement has been led by a history teacher named Ben Ross. Even though he did form that movement in a good way at the start, it gets carried away during the development or the growth of the movement and had turned into a fascist, semi-military, anti-Semitic, mindless movement. The frightening bit is that the Wave is somewhat turning into NAZI’s in just days, but we shouldn’t really blame the members about their actions, it is in fact the leader’s fault to let them become this horrifying and unstable movement. Ben Ross, An intelligent and energetic history teacher at Gordon High, the creator and the leader of The Wave, had been carried away with the movement he creates.