Wladyslav Spillman's The Pianist

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The Pianist

This essay is about Wladyslav Spillzman a Jewish musician in Poland, when the Nazis invadedPoland he was sent to a ghetto and he survived. Now, I’m going to introduce you to some background knowledge information.
What is the Holocaust?
The Holocaust, was a genocide during World War II in which Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, help by its collaborators, killed approximately 6,000,000 European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe. From 1941 to 1945 Germany targeted European Jewry for extermination as part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other groups The Holocaust not only killed Jews, also includes Poles, other Slavic groups, Soviet prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses,
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Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all people and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, Fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. The Universal Declaration id Human Rights is an international document that states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all humans beings are …show more content…
The Nazis invaded the city and the Jewish people were only allowed in some parts of the city, one day Spizllman and his friend Dorota wanted to go to a cafeteria but they couldn’t enter because the Nazis closed some places for the Jewish people. In the next scene his family were trying to hide money because the Nazis didn’t allowed more than 2,000 zlotys and they had more than that. Then the Germans sent all Jewish people to the “guetto” and were placed in small rooms forcing them to die because of hunger. People were dying of hunger and little kids go to the other side and take food. One day a kid was trying to get food from the other side and the Germans started hitting him and he dies. Some days the Nazis go to the Jewish’s houses and still money. One night they went to a house and ask an invalid man to stand up, he couldn’t and they throw him through the window. It was difficult to earn money and food, onde day and old woman was going and an old man spill the food on the floor and eat it. Spizllman was working in a restaurant as a pianist to almost earn some money to eat him and his family. The Nazis were hunting people in the street including Henrik, but his brother talks with the Jewish police and they let him free. Spizllman talked with someone and now he and his family have work. Spizllman’s family were now working in the Ghetto because they had more food to

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