To Gerda Weissmann Klein Analysis

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Imagine a person who was in such physical and emotional pain that they have no hope for themselves. Their eyes are glassy, their skin is rough and battered, and they seem as if they have no emotion. Every tear has been cried out; every touch of strength has withered away. Hunger has taken over their life and their hope. Everyday a wish is made that someone would give them the hope that they have lost so long ago. Having faith in humanity, according to Gerda Weissmann Klein is helping others who have no hope. There are many people whose hope is gone in this world and need to be helped. Starving children in Africa are people that need the assistance of humanity. Donating money, writing letters to the government, and setting up camps could express the same kind…show more content…
For example, “The welfare of all children has always been of utmost importance to me: the abused, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the ill. I can identify them because I know what it is like not to be able to communicate one’s pain and hope” (Klein 250). To Gerda, helping one certain group of people is not enough. She extends her reach to everyone, and this shows her belief. Gerda’s belief in faith in humanity is that people need to lead richer lives by helping those who have nothing. Even when Gerda was in a time where she needed a little faith in humanity, she still continued to reach out to others. In her memoir Gerda says, “I did not know her name or where she came from. I only knew that she was going to meet her death” (Klein 106). This text is from when Gerda gives her bowl of soup so a girl who was about to meet death. Although the soup would have done Gerda well, she passes it onto the girl. She does not know the girl at all, but it does not matter to Gerda. Even though the girl did not have much time left in her life, she died having faith in humanity because of Gerda Weissmann
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