Essay On Resistance During The Holocaust

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Resistance Movement during the Holocaust Mankind had experienced numerous genocides throughout our history, which was mostly caused by religious and racial differences from bigger groups to a minority groups. The Holocaust is an example of one of the worst oppressions that human had to go through. The Holocaust, meaning “sacrifice by fire” in Greek, was an ethnic cleansing done by the Germans against the Jews from 1933 to 1945. More than six million Jews were murdered during the regime of the notorious Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, who came up with an idea that Jews were a threat to the German race. The persecution and mass murder sponsored by the Nazis motivated the Jews to resist against the Nazi oppression, both as a group and as individuals. Jews formed partisans and attacked Germans in the ghettos or behind the front lines in the forest. Despite the desperate efforts of the Jews to resist against the Nazis, Nazis had murdered almost everyone involved in the resistance and continued the genocide. Of all the genocides that occurred, we can see that there were always people who rose against their oppressors; they weren’t always successful, and …show more content…
Even though it was few, Jews who still had money were forced to give up their money to supply the weapons for the Jewish Fighting Organization. One of the most well known armed resistances that happened during the Holocaust took place in the Warsaw ghetto, which is the biggest city and the capital of Poland; more than 350,000 Jews resided there; its Jewish community was the second largest in the world. (ushmm). Known as the Warsaw ghetto uprising, only in two months between 1942, over 300,000 Jews were murdered or deported. The German authorities only allowed 35,000 Jews inside the ghetto, despite the efforts from the Nazis to destroy the Jewish community; more than 20,000 Jews hide inside the

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