The Differences Of The Resistance Movement 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. …show more content…
The Resistance Movement can be divided up to mainly two parts, the resistance with force and resistance with non-violence. Jews fought back in multiple ways, as a group and as an individual. Some of the Jews organized armed resistance in the ghettos, formed partisans and attacked the Nazis in the forest and rural areas of Europe. Others, in more peaceful way, practiced spiritual resistance which included praying and observing the holidays inside the ghettos and even in the concentration camps. This was mainly for the Jews to keep up their dignity as human beings and to show the Nazis that they will not give up under the guns of the …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 in Warsaw. 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 ghetto. Reaction to the deportations of the Jews, around 200 members of the Jewish Fighters Organization, the Revisionist Party, and the Jewish Military Union inside the ghetto, came as a one big group to work together against the oppression. They were successful to contact the Polish military underground movement to get supplied with small amounts of armaments. On January 18, 1943, small amount of Jewish fighters were able to save column of Jews forced to the transfer point and gave the chance for the Jews to scatter. Because of the attack, the Germans carried out more deportation. Most of the fighters had faced death, but it triggered and prepared the Jews to

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