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night posting 1 (1-20)
Peter F AQ
To Yam and Daniel
Tzippi Tal / Michelle
Response to Guy's night assignment#1
Michele V AQ
Reply to Ben
Kristin A. AQ
The paper about the Nazi propaganda
Gil Moneta (i can't write at the message area!!)
Night Assignment 1 for Ryan
Night Assignment 1
Erica Appleman AQ
Night assign. #2
for Michele V
Night Posting #2 for steve
Reply for Noa
W Steve AQ
Night Assignment #2
Kenny B AQ
Adam Kelly Aq
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(page 18) "we must keep going, we must keep going." This quote show�s us how the Jews were very hopeful and they still kept on, also when things going bad for them. And we see the hope of the Jews that they didn't know what will happen and they taken from their homes without reason, but they still hope that maybe in some day something good may happen for them.
page 8: "a jew no longer had the right to keep...pain of death" I think that when sombody lose his basical rights, he isn't a person any more, it's make it for some sobject, I don' think that anyone have the right to take someone elses rights! page 4 :"Several days passed. Several weeks. Several mounth. Life had return to notmal" I don't think that ther's such a thing "notmal life" during the war. How can it be normal sitting and wondering if some one of you're friends or family alive or he might died. Peter, I want you opinion to, so please respond!
I understand what your saying about how no one had the right to take someone elses. But the whole thinking behinde the planning of the holocaust was immoral so why would they care? I dont see how someone could be proud of killing hundreds of thousands of people. No matter what race or religion they are, they're still human beings.
Hi, In this subject, I totaly agree with you! I also to wondered how cruel someone can be, If his job is to kill peoples, how can he look in ther's eyes and sent them to the gas chamber or to the crematoriums? it's un human!
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What's going on, I'm back from the winter break and it was really fun. We got a lot of snow and it was really cold. For Christmas I got some presents form my friends and family. I spent my whole break with my family and I also went to work. On christmas it snowed like crazy, but now the snow is melting and it is still cold. Today is the first day of boxing practice. I'm so excited, I've trained for so long and now it is finally here. I hope I do well today. I read your reply to Night 1. I thought that "apathetic" was a strong word. I hope that the Jews weren't apathetic about the fact that they were going to be killed. I think that they just couldn't imagine that human beings could be so cruel. But any way how are you! I know I haven't talked to you in a while so tell me what is new! Talk to ya later! Kafia
Dear Guy I'm not sure whether or not you took my interpretation of the star literally so I'm sorry for any confusion. I simply saw the star as a symbol that represented the Jews at the time. I also agree with your response to your choosen passage. It was really quite interesting to think that the family ultimately turned down the offer to take refuge in the womens house. It makes one wonder.. What if? ~Michele~
Dear Ben, I totally agree with you on the yellow star thing. It' s so true. Little did the Jews know that they would in fact eventually die from the yellow star. I also felt very sad about the whole Holocaust thing. I can't believe that anyone could ever do something as bad as that. I also feel the fear of the Jews, in fact, I even feel like I'm there with them. It's a horrible thing that happened in World History. The street looking like an abandoned market place still creates the most vivid picture in my mind. Kristin
The Nazi propaganda.doc
I was upset when the people didn't listen to moshe the beadle when he told them about the things the germans did. Instead of packing their belongings and get out of Hungaria they thought he was mad. I if I were them I would at least trying to check what's going on outsside of Hungaria. Except this part there was nothing else that affected me so far.
Night Assignment 1 Erica Appleman Page 7 - 8 �The Germans were already in town, the Fascists were already in power, the verdict had already been pronounced yet the Jews of Sighet continued to smile.� Page 9 �Poor father! Of what then did you die?� One of the passages that I singled out was on pages 7 -8. It is �The Germans were already in town, that Fascists were already in power, the verdict had already been pronounced yet the Jews of Sighet continued to smile.� I think this passage describes the optimism and hope that the Jewish people had. Even though bad things were happening all around them, the Jews were still hoping that everything would work out. In retrospection I�m sure that some people wondered what they could have done, what would have happened if they had only tried to leave. However, fate was inevitable, and having an optimistic attitude is important. I�m sure that that kind of attitude helped the Jewish people get through the horrors ahead. One of the passages that I singled out was on page 9. It is �Poor father! Oh what then did you die?� It is relating to the 6 pointed star that all the Jewish people had to wear as one of the many restrictions that were placed on the Jews. Wiesel�s father, being optimistic, said that it was just a star, and it could not kill them. What Elie Wiesel understood, however, is that what the fabric star stood for was what was punishing the Jewish community, and eventually killing them. Slowly, but surely more and more of the Jewish people�s respect and rights were taken away. It was all because of the faded gold star pinned to their clothing that represented a Jew.
"How could it be possible for them to burn people, children,and for the world to keep silent?" This quote really affected me (as I'm sure it did you too) because we know that people will stay quiet and we know that people won't talk about it for years later. The characters in the book will realize how hard it is to actually speak about the tragedy of the Holocaust. Its hard to believe how nieve the Jews were. Tiffani
I don't think it was only the star that kill Elie Father and a more jews... in that time (and also today) you could see orthodox jews (big beard, big black hat and so on...), also his father were an important man in his jewish community so he weren't able to deny that he was jew... The part i choose is that their old servent (Martha) ask tham to come to her house for refuge, they chose not to and i think that this was a big mistake - if they have chosen to go with her there was a good chance that most of elie family had survived. ("our old house servant, Martha, came to see us. weeping bitterly, she begged us to her village, where she could give us a safe refuge. my father did not want to hear of it...")
A quote I want to respond to: "Moshe had changed. There was no longer any joy in his eyes. He no longer sang. He no longer talked to me of God or of the cabbala, but only of what he had seen." page 4 It show one reaction to the horrible things the Nazis had done. Moshe became sad person, not for a period, but for the rest of his life. not every one that survived the Holocaust became this sad. second thing: he wanted to tell everyone what had happend so they can know what the German do when the take them. not every surviver can tell his story. third and last: I think he stopped talking about God becouse he wanted to tell his story and maybe becouse he didn't trusted God any more, after what happend to the Jews. there is alot of survivers that lost thier faith is God.Their faith didn't helped. there is some who says that if they trused God more, less would have die.
Noa, How have you been? You have many good points. I agree with your message. You said your grandfather was in the holocaust. Does he feel that way, too? I hope you had a good Hanukah, because I know it is one of the most special holidays for your school. ___ ______ ______ __ __ ______ / _ / /_ _ / / ____/ / / / / / ___/ _\ \ / / / ___/ / /___/ / / __/ /___/ /__/ /______/ \_______/ /______/
hello steve, You asked me if my grandfather think like me and you menchend that he was in the Holocaust. My grandfather how is alive born in Germany but escaped from there when Hitler became a prime minister (he was 8-9 y. and his sister 12-13) My dead grandperents were in the Holocaust and survived. I have neven knew my grand father but I know that my grandmother didn't talk about her story. But now her cousin is writing a Jornal of the family stoy. I am doing very good. My vacation was great Noa A p.s my grandperents how had been in the Holocaust were from Hungary and Yugoslavia
Theology Perioid 1 Kenny Bostick Night Assignment #2 11/29/02 Page 22: "There are eighty of you in this wagon," added the German officer. "If anyone is missing, you'll all be shot, like dogs. . . ." Page 25: Through the windows we could see barbed wire, we realized that this must be the camp. Page 27: And I did not know that in that place, at that moment, I was parting from my mother and Tzipora forever. Page 32: Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Page 36: "You're in a concentration camp. At Auschwitz. . . ." Page 39: "Good night." The first human words. The third of these quotes stands out the most to me. I could not imagine being with my family one day, and being completely split apart the next day. This was just a regular boy, but he was taken from most of his family because of hatred towards his people. There was nothing he could do about it. He had little to begin with and had everything to lose.
the fact that such a young and unexperienced with life kid had to bare the thought of not being with your parents, the people you know the best and got used to all of your life, can be most frightening. soon he will have to start considering the most unwanted situation of losing his parents...
i picked a qoute form page 8. "From that moment everything happened very quickly. The race toward death had begun." I picked this qoute because it shows what all Jews were afraid to admit that once they left the ghetto there was no return they we headed towards death. Elie says this looking back knowing what would soon happen, but it had to be on the minds of the Jews in the ghetto. They knew what Hitler's final solution was, it was to destory the Jewish race that Hitler blamed for the downfall of Germany. This qoute shows how fast the Jewish peoples lives changed once they were taken from the ghetto and moved to the concentration camp. I think that this qoute symbolixes what would eventually run through the minds of all the Jewish people who were sent to concentration camps when they looked back at how fast their lives went from normal everyday life to the live they lived when they were thrust into concentration camps by Hitler. I think that this similiar to the Exodus story when the Jewish people made unleavened bread to show the haste in which they left, in this story Elie moves to the small ghetoo and finds a half finished bowl of soup which shows the haste in which the people leaving the ghetto had. He also saw peoples belongings scattered throughout their houses showing the haste in which they left for the camps. Hope to hear from you soon, Adam Kelly
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