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resistance in the holocaust

When we think of the quite courage of Miep and Henk Gies, and Oskar Schindler, and all others who refused to turn their backs on the Jews of the Holocaust, we ask ourselves how it happened that these few men, women, and children gathered the courage to face the risks they had to take. Who were these rescuers, and why did they do what they did? Nechama Tec, a well known, sociologist and herself a hidden child, suggests that the Holocaust rescuers were people who acted out of a “deep moral conviction” to respond to the suffering of another human being. Because of this conviction, the rescuers did what their consciences told them they had to do. And because of this singular act of goodness, more than 2,000,000 people were saved from the gas chambers. Resistance in the Holocaust helped to save many Jews. Three examples of this include Partisan Warfare, non-Jews risking their lives to hide/save Jews as well as people escaping from concentration camps. This helped the Jews by; Nazi Germans dieing from the partisan warfare, Jews being hidden from Nazis Germans by other German citizens as well as giving Jews hope to keep on living. The first example I will talk about is a very famous story known all over the world. This story is an example of non-Jews risking their lives to save Jews. This is the story of Anne Frank and her family. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. She was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. She and her family, along with four others, spent 25 months during World War II in an annex of rooms above her father’s office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During those 25 months two people Miep and Henk kept the Frank family as well as the Van Daans hidden away from the German Nazis. Then on a Friday morning in August of 1944 the Nazis came and captured the two families and arrested Miep and Henk. After being betrayed to the Nazis, Anne, her family, and the Van Daans were deported ...

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