Teens Against Hitler By Lauren Tarsler Analysis

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The article “Teens Against Hitler” by Lauren Tarshis describes the life of a boy named Ben, who suffered, like many other Jews, due to the Nazis at the time of WW11. Ben Kamm and his family lived during the most horrific and terrifying circumstance that anyone has ever seen, the Holocaust. Ben and his family along with many other Jews were crammed into the ghetto. Thousands of Jews joined a group called the partisans planning on going up against Hitler and the Nazi. The partisans went on many dangerous missions, but finally, after two long years the Germans had finally surrendered. Even though they lived through unimaginable challenges, Ben and all of the Jews showed a massive amount of courage in trying to defeat Hitler's evil leadership. …show more content…
Adolf Hitler was planning to eliminate all 9.5 million Jews. Hitler said that Germans were superior to everyone else. Hitler was so determined to get rid of the Jewish population he offered a scapegoat for the Jewish people. (6) Hitler called the Jewish people “ subhuman” and “an inferior race”.His words had fanned the Jewish people whose religion was separated from the rest of the people.(6) “Eliminate the Jews, Hitler proclaimed,” and you will eliminate all of Germany’s problems!” (6). A fierce hatred grew on Hitler for the Jewish people. During one of the most darkest and evil time in history there were many challenges that all of the Jewish had to face. To start on page six the text states, “Synagogues were destroyed. Jewish- owned businesses were vandalized or burned to the ground.” The Jew’s life was basically being destroyed, there hard work in their factories and jobs was burned and trashed as if they were a piece of cardboard. Also, on page six another challenge is, “ Dirty Jew. Ben’s skin prickles, but he doesn’t glance at the man. The truth is that he is used to these words. Anti-Semitism-prejudice against Jewish people -is a fact of life in the Warsaw’s 350,000 Jews,”. This …show more content…
To accomplish this they must be very, smart. If this group is camping out in the woods, they have to be intelligent to know where to sabotage and mess up the Nazi plans.The text also says, “Ben volunteered for dangerous missions blowing up cargo trains carrying supplies to the German troops.” (8). This shows a tremendous amount of courage because Ben wasn’t chosen to go and blow up supply trains and do all of this dangerous things. Ben is volunteering or wanting to go and do this. This shows courage because he is will to die to save his family and all of the other Jews that have survived. Finally, the author said “Ben struggled to adjust to life with the partisans. He had to learn to shoot, to fall asleep on the cold forest ground, to endure days in rain soaked clothing.”(9) This is an example of courage because, Ben had to adjust to a whole new life to save the rest of the Jews that have survived while, Ben and the rest of the partisans could be captured and returned to the

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