Holocaust: Deceit And Indifferences In The Holocaust In The Holocaust

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A lot took place before and during the Holocaust for Jewish people. The Weissmann and Klein families went through a lot of different experiences that shaped the Holocaust. Through the similarities and differences that will be shown through this paper about their experiences before and during World War 2. Kurt Klein’s family and Gerda Weissmann family were similar in some aspects but there were also lots of ways in how they are different that will be mentioned in this paper. First one of the differences between the two families is that Gerda’s family lived in Bielitz, Poland (Klein, Gerda Weissmann) and Kurt Klein’s family lived in Waldorf, Germany (“Kurt Klein”). But one similarity is that both of the families were Jewish. Also Gerda’s family …show more content…
While Kurt’s family had five people; himself, his sister, brother, and mom and dad. The book All But My Life and the movie America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference talked about Kristallnacht, which is an event that took place around World War 2 (Klein, Gerda Weissmann and America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference). During this event the Nazis smashed Jewish store windows, burned down synagogues, and even destroyed some of the people’s homes.
From 1936-1938, Kurt Klein, his sister, and his brother all made it safe to the U.S. leaving their parents behind (America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference). Meanwhile Gerda and her family stayed in Poland in their home (Klein, Gerda Weissmann). Kurt and his siblings worked hard to try and get their parents to safety in the United States but the Nazis government wouldn’t let them leave and eventually kicked them out of their house. So another difference is that Gerda’s family lived in the basement
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The movie America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference talked about how since Kurt’s parents were sent to Auschwitz that is how they ended up passing away, from just all the marching and hard work that they had to do. Gerda Weissmann’s parents and Arthur ended up dieing also. Gerda found out that she had lost her parents, brother, and a place to call home because she wasn’t welcomed back anymore to Poland. She ended up finding Kurt which became a soldier in the army and they ended up getting married and then went to safety in the United States (Klein, Gerda Weissmann and America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference).
The movie and the book bring together two families that had some differences and similarities with World War 2 and the Holocaust. Even though Kurt and Gerda ended up together at the end of All But My Life they had experienced lots of tragic moments and hard times through their lives. These two families showed what courage and strength were to be able to keep fighting and standing up for their lives and

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