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    Secrets by Marcia Vaughan tells the true story of a Polish social worker, Irena Sendler. She was raised to value the importance of helping others who needed assistance, and she saw a need in the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. As a social worker, she was allowed access into the ghetto, and she was able to come up with clever ways to smuggle children out before they were sent to a death camp. She hid children under stretchers and floorboards in an ambulance, carried babies in baskets, and smuggled children through the sewers. She was eventually caught and sentenced to death, but she managed to escape and continue helping to save children. She managed to keep all of their names and new identities safely buried in a jar under an old apple tree. She had saved over 2,500 children and kept their identities a secret by the end of the war. In 2007, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. This led to some of the children she had saved recognizing her face and contacting her about how she saved their lives. Furthermore, she spent the last years of her life in a nursing home under the care of a woman who had been smuggled out of the ghetto as a baby.…

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    Chune Sugihara Legacy

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    The Holocaust was an event where Jews were considered inhuman and not worthy of living. The stories during this time were told by lucky survivors as well as through the famous diary written by an optimistic Jewish girl named Anne Frank. The planned genocide was one of the reasons why people felt sympathy towards the Jews, and the need to help. Chiune Sugihara was one of these people. Sugihara was a Consul-General from Japan who traveled to Lithuania at the beginning of World War II and decided…

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    Krystyna Chiger and Pavel Friedmann were both Jews that were captured by the Nazis and wanted freedom from being killed by the Nazis. Both were in Ghettos, and lived a hard and uncomfortable life there, so they had to escape. This happened during World War 2, through 1939 and 1945 Krystina had escaped through the sewers with her family and others. Pavel had escaped by doing the hard way out, dying. Pavl had stayed in the ghettos for 7 weeks after dying, and Krystina had hid in the sewer for 14…

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    Anne Frank Essay Could you imagine being isolated from the world for 2 years the way Anne Frank had to live?Anne stayed in hiding from the Nazis for 2 years in a Secret Annex. Living in fear that she and the people staying with her would be caught and taken to a concentration camp. In my opinion that would be emotionally exhausting for someone to go through. Anne Frank wrote in her diary, " In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." I believe this shows…

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    Have you ever thought of having to live in hiding for most of your life, or living your life in fear? Most children, including Doraine Kurz, experienced this during the Holocaust. Doriane Kurz lived in hiding for most of her childhood. She was 7 years old when she and her brother were put into hiding. Before hiding, she and her family lived in Vienna, Australia in freedom and equality. Her father ran a thriving business and they all enjoyed a great life. Two years after Doriane was born, her…

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    Anne Frank Movie Analysis

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    Diary of Anne Frank : Movie V.S. Play Last week, our class viewed the Anne Frank movie, shortly after finishing reading the play. Anne Frank was and still is one of the most famous victims of the Holocaust, a dark and bleak time in human history. Many people know of her time spent in the “Annex”, the attic above her father’s office. But many people don’t know of her life before, or maybe even after she was arrested from the Annex. The last week, we studied the life of this young girl in form…

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    Movies and books have been around for many, many years, and books go back to the start of time. Some people have taken a famous book and made into a picture show, or as we know it today, a movie. However movies can only be so long. Producers have to take away and add stories from the book to fit it in about 2 hours. Many of the movies keep the main story line, but sometimes producers of the show really switch it up. The Devil’s Arithmetic, by Jane Yolen, was written about a Jewish girl who is…

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    According to Anne Frank herself, ¨I hope Kitty [Anne’s imaginary friend] that I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.” Anne Frank wrote this passage in her diary before World War II. She wrote this before Hitler invaded the Netherlands. Previous to the war, Anne’s only problems were school, stress, and girl drama. Little did she know that much more troubling times were ahead of her.…

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    Our daily society is impacted every day. Our society can be impacted many different ways, such as physically or the mentally. When our society is impacted or changed it may be so little as too be informed of the world around us, but this is still a change in our society. This would open up a whole new world and let us into the kingdom of knowledge. The Diary of Anne Frank and Camp Harmony let us have a glimpse of what it was like to live through World War 2 and the Japanese relocation in the…

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    Cynthia Ozick 'The Shawl'

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    Tha Shawl The events presented by Cynthia Ozick in The Shawl, happen during the World War II in Europe, when the Germans were occupying much of the Europe and led most of the Jews in concentration camps. In the beginning,, Ozick is presenting us a forced march to a concentration camp, on a very cold day. The principal character that she introduced to us is Rosa, the mother of a fifteen months old girl, Magda, and her niece, Stella, who walked along on that miserable day (Ozick 277). Little…

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