Analyse how important techniques are used to engage your emotions in a text you have studied. The Film “Schindlers List” directed by Steven Spielberg is a story of a German profiteer, a slave merchant, in Nazi Germany saving 1200 Jews from being murdered in concentration camps. Different techniques such as lighting, shot types, colour and performance are used to effectively engage the audience and make them feel sadness and sorrow at the horrors of the holocaust and maintain these emotions throughout the film. The technique of “lighting” is used throughout the film to highlight the importance of objects or people. A key example of this technique is the opening scene where we, the audience, are first introduced to Schindler.
The picture of innocence, walking among the worst evil in the world. It is after he saw this and the conditions that the Jews were living in that he began to take in more and more Jews that weren’t necessarily making him money, but because he was trying to save them. I believe that half the reason for Shindler’s change of heart is because of his accountant Itzhak Stern. He convinced Shindler that saving even those who weren’t “essential” to his business or to him making a profit was the right thing to do. At the end of the movie, all of his Jewish workers make Shindler a ring as a thank you for everything he has done for them.
Even though Schindler was a German, he was very fond of his Jew workers. In order to save his Jew friends, which he referred to as “my children” he had to bribe the SS. He continuously paid the Nazis large sums of money so that his Jews could have better water food among other things; he did this gladly with no complain whatsoever about his workers. “I was now resolved to do everything in my power to defeat the system.”- Oskar Schindler. What he meant in this was that he
Dulffer argue that holocaust was above all due to Hitler, “but to recognize that this is not to free from blame the hundreds thousands of others who were involved in carrying out the Holocaust”Dulffer. Goldhagen says that "hitlers ideal was broadly shared by germany”goldhagen. The bureaucracy was involved and had massive collaborations with the SS, the civil service, army, and the business corporations. This depressed Jews of their rights and property, isolated them, and killed them. The army was also
Honors English 9 (1) 30 March 2011 Schutzstaffel: the Bad, the Worse, and the Heinous Unambiguously the most terrible group of torturers to ever exist, the Schutzstaffel, more commonly known as the SS, were the leaders of the infamous Holocaust. The SS was an exceptionally methodical group, working rhythmically and brilliantly and nearly never failing to accomplish what they wanted to, when they wanted to. Hitler originally raised the organization as a group of elite personal bodyguards, and they remained as so until Heinrich Himmler was chosen as their leader by Hitler himself (USHMM: SS and the Camp System). The SS quickly evolved into the egregious coalition known to so many today. They orchestrated the majority of the Holocaust; the solution to the “Jewish question” as it was called by German forces (USHMM: SS and the Holocaust).
Originally in Schindler’s List, Oscar Schindler was very materialistic and was very self-centered but after witnessing, understanding and accepting the struggle of the Hewish people he is able to gain a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. During the Jewish massacre scene, Spielberg utilizes a close-up shot of Schindler’s face to emphasise the feelings of resentment and sadness that Schindler experienced. Towards the end of the film, Itzhak Stern his associate hands him a ring on behalf of the Jewish community and emotively states, ‘From the Talmud, whoever saves one saves the world’ and Schindler wishes he did more to save the Jewish people. This mutual and newfound sense of belonging would not have been attained without Schindler’s choice to provide for the Jewish workers. Spielberg in this textual medium demonstrates how choice sometimes outweighs and is of greater importance than the restrictive circumstances.
| Albert Speer | Events Shape People More Than People Shape Events. | | Louis Funnell | | | "To this day I still consider my main guilt to be my tacit acceptance of the persecution and the murder of millions of Jews," -Albert Speer, South African Affidavit, c.1978 The statement, events shape people more than people shape events, is significantly accurate when describing Albert Speer, despite some events being shaped by him. These events include his emotionally sterile childhood, his presence at Hitler’s Munich University speech, (this event playing a pivotal role in his Nazification). His place in Hitler’s circle was secured through his chance to design the Nuremburg rallies of 1933 (as a result of Templehof rally designs), which would become known as, his most recognized and successful work, The Cathedral of Light. Despite these events playing a significant role in his life, Speer also shaped some events, which caused him to become the man he was, specifically his success as the armaments minister and his similar success as Reich Architect.
He believed that “Hitler served as a divine instrument for the reconstruction of modern Jewish life.” In his mind it was clear that the death of 6 million Jews took place because as a community, Jews are responsible for each other’s actions and there had been enough sin for God to take necessary action. This is a very extreme response and it would be difficult to find many people supporting
In every chapter prior to Chapter 16, Levi depicts everyday life in the Lager, and he describes in great detail how he managed to survive through means like the safety acquired from his work assignment, friendships with Lorenzo and Alberto, etc. The Nazis’ primary goal was to destroy and exterminate the Jews. From Levi’s descriptive account, one gains a better understanding of the Nazi policy of Jewish dehumanization. The excruciating circumstances required the prisoners to adapt to life in Auschwitz, in order for survival. But like I said earlier, Levi was more ashamed over the fact that he was too focused on survival and realized that they lost his humanity along the way.
Humanity, men and women alike, have severely overlooked the enduring power of Judaism as a whole. The Jewish culture portrayed pure tenacity towards the will to survive by their conviction, even we faced the greatest evil known to humanity… the Nazi Regime. January 30, 1933, Germany announced the new chancellor, Adolf Hitler, that ended up changing the course of human history. He wanted to create a superior race and the only way he thought to achieve that goal was to “exterminate” the race he thought was inferior. Unfortunately, the Jewish community got targeted as a race rather than a religion.