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Reactions of the Jews

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S: Reactions of the Jews

BC: Thank You . | Damaris Tapia

FC: Reactions of the Jews

1: Reactions of the Jews'

2: Some lost faith in God as they couldn't understand how a benevolent God could do such a thing to them - proving God didn't exist.

3: Some believe that the Holocaust was a test and have regained their faith in God.

4: Warsaw Ghetto and a resistance organization called the Z.O.B. (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa) was formed to prevent any more deportations from the ghetto. The leader of the Z.O.B. was Mordecai Anielewicz.

5: The young Z.O.B fighters fired on German troops as they tried to get the Jews into railroad cars to be transported to the death camp. The Germans retreated after four days of fighting and the Jews began to prepare to hold out against future attempts to liquidate the ghetto.

6: Most of the Jews however could not resist the horrible massacre. Some decided to just walk slowly into their death instead of trying to trying to survive. Why? Simply because they knew they couldn't do much harm to the SS soldiers.

7: It is very sad how a person can just let themselves be walked to their death. But of course Jews had no idea that it was actually their time to die in a gas chamber. Jews reacted calmly while entering gas chambers simply because they were told that it was only a shower. Yes, Jews were sad because they were separated from family and friends but they could not do anything about.

8: Between 20,000 and 30,000 Jews escaped the ghettos and work camps of Nazi-occupied Europe, fleeing to the forests for shelter where they formed groups and fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators. These brave Jews are known as the Jewish Partisans

9: Daily survival in the forests was very difficult. Exposure and starvation posed as a threat to the partisans just like the discovery by a Nazi patrol. Shelter was a small dugout in the ground. Adequate clothing and food were scarce. The winter months meant enduring freezing temperatures, but welcoming snow, as it masked the smoke from a campfire.

10: In order to survive a little longer, some lucky Jews had the opportunity to be Kapos, Jews who were trustee inmates who supervised the prisoners just like the SS soldiers. Other persecuted Jews reacted in a manner of hatred towards them because they thaught it was unfair.

11: Basically, Jews had no choice but to have various kinds of reactions towards every occasion. Never the less there was always emotions such as sadness, hatred and corruption. In my opinion, as well as other might think, Jews had the right to react the way they did against the Germans. I personally would have tried to fight back, and if I failed in my attempt, at least I know I tried doing what others would not. The sad truth is that there was nothing the Jews could do to react in such a violent manner with intentions of overtaking the Germans.

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