Menachem Daum Hiding And Believing Analysis

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Hiding and Seeking was Menachem Daum’s film that gave a social presentation Jews in German occupied Poland with the reaction of subsequent generations. The film shows the experience of two Jewish men gaining firsthand knowledge about their grandfather by their father’s trip to Poland through their reconsideration of personal views. The views of the two men evolved from an intolerant, anti-gentile view to a more accepting view of gentiles. Their grandfather had personally experiences which caused his view was the precede his grandkids’ intolerant rhetoric. Menachem’s father had a general aversion to gentiles, which was comparable to his grandsons’ aversion to gentiles. This type aversion influenced Daum’s rebellion and reconciliation, because …show more content…
After hearing his sons defend an audio tape defending intolerant rhetoric, he planned a trip to Poland that caused them to reconsider. The speaker on the tape stated that, "All religions today are in danger of being hijacked by extremists." This kind of thought probably was solidified by the generations of Daum and his father. Such rhetoric was the polar opposite of historical anti-Semitism in Europe that fueled Jewish oppression. The Holocaust was seen by the two sons, Tzvi Dovid and Akiva, as the great example of gentile hatred against Jews. The hatred for Jews or gentiles was intolerant, and caused Daum planned the trip to Poland. Daum was …show more content…
Daun’s father immediately rejected his sons plan to visit Poland in search of the history surrounding the escape from Poland. Daum’s father said that all Poles were dangerous and treacherous. Nonetheless, the trip started in Warsaw, Poland where they met the historian to guide them to the locations they would visit in Poland. The sons began to question their father, and it was evident that they did not agree with their view on history. For example, his sons to mocked him and laugh publicly, because they only saw the current environment, a gas station with some destroyed building by the street. This was the first stop of the trip, the ruins of a Polish synagogue where their grandfather attended. They laughed because Daum placed of a paper in the rubble with names and prayed on the sidewalk of a city street. Then, Daum’s sons started to pay more attention after they visited the graveyard with the burial site of their great grandfathers. Eventually, they ended up at the Polish farm where the Muchas lived, and everyone in the Muchas family alive during the 1930s remained alive. The couple that prepared Daum and his friends talked to Tzvi Dovid and Akiva about their experiences with the German searches and the neighbors. For example, they talked to the woman that made the food for their father when they were hidden in the haystack. They saw the physical

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