It displays the hate and disgust the German Nazis have for the European Jewish population. But in all the mess and murder, stands Oscar Shindler who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish people, at the cost of the fortune he had so longed for and set out to achieve at the beginning of the story. This was scarce to come across by the Jewish people they were surrounded by the Germans as well as their hatred. This is the source of the genocide that occurred when the working German government attempted to “exterminate” the Jews from Europe and eventually they would’ve tried on a worldwide scale if they had the chance. The process in which the Jews were rounded up concentrated, enslaved and eventually murdered was cruel and disgusting.
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
The jewish man pretended to be a Nazi slave and said he was taking orders from an officer to clear the streets, even though he lied, it saved him from being shot, or taken away to a Labor Camp because he was scared. He had made a very smart decision. Another example of this was when all the jews were being split up into lines. The Nazis knew the good lines and the bad lines. One of the younger Nazi soliders helping the jews, would put them in the good lines.
| 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.
In 1919, Hitler had written that systematic legitimate opposition can only be done through sensible anti Semitism (The Holocaust, n.d). He blamed Jews for the defeat in war and also asserted that Jews stabbed us in the back just to seize power and control German people. Hitler also declared that Jews wanted to undermine the Aryan Race through communism and capitalism. In his book Mein Kampf, (My Struggle) he further extended this hatred for Jews when he said that Jews are an evil race who wants to dominate the world. Nazi policy treated Jews as “parasitic vermin” who are only worthy of eradication.
Hitler had written a book called “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) while serving time in prison. In Mein Kampf, Hitler blamed everything on the Jews. So in 1919, he began to gain popularity from few, but by the 1930’s he had somehow gotten thousands of people to listen to his every word which also included his feeling of extreme hatred towards the Jews. Anti- Semitism means prejudice against and hatred for the Jews. It was quite clear that Hitler had a severe hatred for the Jews, but he wasn’t alone.
From John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939), to movies today like American History X (1999), and South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999), racism seems to be drawing audiences to the movie theatre. These movies push the limit as far as they can be pushed. Racism is a part of everyone’s lives, whether anyone will admit or not, that is still the question. We learn in high school about our country’s problems with slavery, and how the African-Americans overcome and are treated equal under the United States Constitution. We learn the hardships of the Jewish religion through Adolf Hitler and the holocaust in Germany during World War II.
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
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.
Mel Mermelstein mailed in a letter to the IHR about his provided a very detailed description of this time at Auschwitz and all of his observations and surroundings. When the IHR didn’t reply to Mermelstein, he filed a lawsuit. Judge Thomas T. Johnson decided that it was “a fact that Jewish Mino 3 were gassed to death at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland during the summer of 1944.” (Gottfried 49) In some countries in Europe, where the Holocaust occurred, have set some laws, put there foot down, frown upon the denial, or however you want to put it. It’s sad to deny the Holocaust in particular countries, because there is proof! Whether you want to believe it or not, is up to you,