These people did not deserve the treatment they received in such short notice. During the Holocaust the Jewish people should have fought back against the nasty, intolerable Nazis. Opposing views claim that people during the Holocaust should of gone with the flow and should of let the Nazis push them around. Others believe that if the victims would of went with the flow they would have mixed in; however, they would have to do what the Nazis told them to do. Some commodities they were told to do included manual labor, walking the death marches, and to go without eating for days.
The sad fact is that during the time when humanity needed our help the most we let red tape, fear and greed keep us from helping. Wyman suggests many options that were available to help that would not have harmed our military effort yet we refused to try. We are now stuck with this burden of not knowing. Unfortunately they were not American nor were they British. Even worse they were not only foreigners but also Jews.
Many non Jews went into hiding; however, everybody else did to. Hitler had thought that the Jews did not believe in the “right” thing so he tried to eliminate the race. He did not want them to believe in what they did and still do. He thought that the Jewish race was inferior and did not mean anything. The way that Hitler treated the Jews were crimes against humanity and I know that many non Jews saw that but did... ... middle of paper ... ...erson that shows that there might actually be something going on.
Although, the Misfit is introduced toward the end of the story, his conversation with the Grandmother indicates he has no awareness of why the punishments for his wrongdoings were so severe. While speaking to the Grandmother he states that “‘[he] calls [himself] the Misfit [..] because [he] can’t make what [he did] wrong fit [in with what] he [went] through in punishment’’’(O’ Connor 26). The Misfit is an objectively awful person; not only for murdering countless victims, but for believing that since he is completely outside conventional morals his harsh punishment is undeserving. By Misfit labeling himself outside moral conduct he has no boundaries for his deeds because he has no value of right from wrong. Furthermore, the Misfit does not have any sympathy or regret for those he murders and simply forgets his wrongdoings.
The reason why most fought back was simply because they knew it was the right thing to do. This does not mean that the German people who weren't being put into concentration camps and did not fight back were horrible heartless monsters. Although, in the position they were in staying neutral was not helping anyone but themselves. While many German people felt the need to assist the Jewish people and many others in their struggle during the horrors of the Holocaust others did not want to risk their own lives along with the lives of their family, friends, and loved ones in a near impossible fight. During the time of the Holocaust, Hitler had thousands of Nazi supporters and soldiers at his command.
Although the Nazis were a strong army it was still the right thing to do for the Jews sake. What should have happened during the holocaust didn’t happen because the non-Jewish didn’t fight back. Also when the non-Jewish people did start to fight back, it was too late and all the Jews had already died.
Meanwhile for the artists this was a revolt against the regime. Passive resistance points towards a future: by bearing its meaning is like a sealed envelope into in another era and redirects the world away from violence. Some may argue that you are doing nothing for the better of the Jewish people by hiding and are not helping the ultimate cause or end goal, but the people are making more of a difference preserving their culture by teaching and practicing it than killing five out of ten thousand people and then dying from being shot. The active resistors are not making that much of a difference in their army by killing a couple. By teaching, people are renewing their faith they
In most cases, doing nothing is what the perpetrators want you to do, so in some respects, you become a perpetrator because you are following their orders. Bystanders had the choice to stand up, but didn’t take it and chose to remain silent, conforming to what the Nazis wanted them to do. Even though most people recognized that what the Nazis were doing was wrong, they did what the Nazis wanted anyway. If they had stood up, millions of people wouldn’... ... middle of paper ... ... will increasingly doubt our ability to act well even under less trying ones.”(The Courage of Le Chambon) We need to learn how to act correctly so that a horrific event like the Holocaust does not repeat itself. We know that there were upstanders in the Holocaust, so we know that it is possible to stand up for what you believe is right even under the most stressful circumstances.
Despite that most people were not ignorant and knew this was wrong, no one dared to oppose the Nazis due to fear. Anyone that opposed the Nazis was to be shot. Hitler realized that this was not effective enough in order to achieve his goal. The Nazis had a meeting to discuss more efficient ways to eradicate the Jews. In 1938, the situation took a more serious turn for the worst.
The non Jews should have fought back. If they did many lives would be saved. Because they were afraid they saw no reason to fight back. Maybe they were cowards or maybe something bigger was happening we didn’t know about. The Holocaust was a time of great sorrow and people pray something like this will never happen again.