During The Persecution Of The Jewish People Analysis

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The first thing that struck me the most in part one was during the persecution of the Jews. I think the thing that had the biggest impact on me was the scene which included the talk about the babies. In the beginning when the SS officers began collecting all of the Jews, they were extremely worried at what might happen to them. The Jewish race did not want to be taken away from their homes, they did not want their lives to end so early. While one family was hiding from the officers, an eighteen month old child was crying and would not stop. One of the men who was hiding killed the child to get it to stop crying so the rest of them would not be found. This scene had an extensive impact on me. All I can think about is how anyone could do that …show more content…
In addition to what had already occurred, soldiers also slaughtered young children and babies. The SS soldiers were throwing the babies out of windows and catching them below on knives. The image that comes to my mind makes me sick to my stomach. The impact that this would have on the mothers of the young children, watching them be murdered right in front of their eyes. Another key scene that had an impact on me was when a father came home with poison in order to kill his own daughter. He tried to poison her so that she would not have to live through the horrors of the death camps. The young girl had said that she became more afraid of her father than the German SS soldiers. Once again, all of these have a huge impact on me because they all involve young children. I never put much thought into the fact of all the children that would be brutally killed and they would not know why. Out of all of the parts from the movie, these parts involving children had the greatest impact on me. I keep thinking and imagining it and instantly I am saddened and angry at the people who did this and did not seem to care who they were killing, it did not matter to …show more content…
The Jews became the center of everyone's hatred, and the Jews had done nothing wrong; yet, they had been blamed for everything because of Hitler. In the movie they gave several examples of how they had been treated. The Germans would become more violent, one little girl explained how they had taken her father and when they returned him, his head was shaven, he had bruises covering him from head to toe, and his front teeth were missing. Simultaneously, came the burning of the books, where the German SS soldiers tried to burn away the Jewish history so they could not be remembered. If you thought that was bad, the SS continued destroying Jewish things. For example, in the movie they told us that the oldest synagogue had been burned down in Berlin. Jews watched as it went up in flames, German SS officers and German citizens stood their laughing at the Jews. Hearing the children speak about this impacted me because they had no idea why their places of worship were being destroyed among countless other things. Having to hear children my age and younger tell the story from their point of view impacts me as I try to place myself in their shoes, losing your house, personal items, and family

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