Essay Why Did The Jewish People Not Resist The Nazi?

1025 Words Nov 15th, 2015 5 Pages
Why did the Jewish people not resist the Nazi’s when it came time for them to be rounded up into the concentration camps? Why didn’t we see a large scale revolt in the ghetto’s or labor camps? Millions of Jews were rounded up, and largely outnumbered the Germans that were assigned to watch the camps, so what happened. The holocaust was one of the largest accounts of pure genocide the world has ever seen, and yet there has been only a small number of revolts and rebellion recorded during the entire event. The fact is that they did what they could in the situation they were in. We see in “Ordinary Men, Reserve police battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland” by Christopher R. Browning, and in “Night” by Elie Wiesel, that while the Germans were rounding up the Jews throughout Europe they didn’t put up any resistance in hopes of survival. Like sheep, they let themselves be herded to these camps and ghettos in hope that they would live. If you take anything away from reading this paper let it be that the Jews held onto a lost hope. They lost everything ranging from physical possessions to their faith in Judaism, but yet they clung to this false hope that if they let themselves fall victim to the Nazi occupation, they would live to see the end of it, which for some worked but for most, that hope was lost when they lost their lives.
In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Elie speaks about his experiences during the Nazi occupation. He spoke about members in his community that he…

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