Survival: Luck or Wisdom? Art Spiegleman’s books, Maus I and Maus II, are graphic novels describing Art’s father, Vladek, and his plight through the Holocaust. During that time, the Jews were performing acts so unthinkable that if performed today, would be seen as crude and obscene. These acts, though looked down upon, were done with only one thing in mind: survival. Surviving the strict Nazis and traumatizing death camps depended purely on one’s good luck or one’s strategic knowledge.
Instead people remained in silence, and inhumanity took over. It is important that we shall not forget this tragedy that occurred. It is far more important we should study the holocaust as well, due to the fact that hundreds and hundreds of innocent human beings lost their lives and we can't let this happen again later on in Life.` When the Jews were sent to the concentration camps, all families were separated. The Germans were not considerate at all. Because of cruel people like them
The Holocaust museums takes the viewer into the life of a Jew during these darker times. Adolph Hitler is probably one of the worst people ever to live. When people talk of evil deeds he is at the top of the list. He was a man of words, and could use them to his advantage. He had an ability to talk and make the Germans believe that the Jews were the reason for the problems in their country; so he gave them the idea to move
Although Towards the end of the book he lost his faith in god the only reason he kept pushing and worked harder to survive was because of his father. He did not want to die and leave him alone because he thought the only reason his father wanted to stay alive was because of him. They helped each other and watched each other’s backs while the Nazi inhumanly tortured and beat them. It was during World War II where the Germans mass murdered The Jewish people. Even though it was everyone for them self’s in the concentration camps some managed to successfully help and work with each other to survive, sharing food and other things.
Dehumanization in Night During the World War II period in the mid 1900’s Hitler and the Nazi Party tried to rid of the Jewish population in Europe. This event was called the Holocaust, which literally means an event of mass destruction. Hitler tried to eliminate the Jews by placing them in concentration camps to work and to eventually die. These camps were run by the Nazis and they would constantly dehumanize the Jews, this means to deprive them of their human qualities and their identities. In many cases, Eliezer would witness many Jews being tormented by dehumanization but he stayed strong for himself and for his father.
So distancing themselves, in other words, making them seem as least human as possible, made it easier for the soldiers to commit these horrible atrocious killings. These ordinary people put themselves in the psychological mindset that their victims were lesser than them, or they deserved to die, anything they could think of in order to excuse their killings(164, Browning). This can also be seen in Maus , in regards to some of the horrible executions and killings committed by the Nazi guards. On their march to Germany “In the daylight, farahead, I saw it. KRAK!
An example of this is that he thinks Candy’s dog should be shot because it’s old and smelly. He also thinks that Candy could have one of Slim’s puppies instead. However he can’t see that Candy might have an emotional attachment to his dog. For me this suggests that Carlson is insensitive and doesn’t care about anyone other than himself and he believes that he should always get what he wants. Another reason
However in my opinion this is not what one should take away from the poem. In fact the literal meaning is much deeper and darker than one may think. The literal meaning of the poem to me is the justification for mass murder of the Jews during World War II by the Nazis. The first stanza seems to show the farmer wants to rid of the woodchucks quickly and effectively without spending too much time on them. In fact the poem states “The knockout bomb from the Feed and Grain Exchange was featured as merciful, quick at the bone”.
The grounds were shaking, the seas were trembling, and Poseidon, god of the seas was in a rage. His precious three pronged trident was gone, stolen. The worst part about it was that he blamed Zeus. They were always fighting, having their little quarrels but this; this was the worst in centuries. Nobody in Olympus knew who the thief was but they all knew that if this continued that it would break out in war, and that would not be very pretty, but they also knew that none of them, the other ten Olympians could touch the trident or any of the other symbols of power unless it was their own, they would have to get a human to do it or a half-blood.
Was it all because of a single incident involving a Jew and a German official, or was it inevitable? There was no way Kristallnacht could have been avoided due to Hitler’s ominous presence in Germany. What exactly happened on the night of Kristallnacht? How could the atrocities on that night go completely unnoticed by the rest of world? There was no immediate response to the happening of that night.