Blima is a young girl- 20 years old. Her highest education is 8th grade, which she has learned basic knowledge. She was currently working in a small bakery shop. It was the year 1936, where most girls are promised in marriage at a young age. Then there was Adele, she was like a twin sister and was stunning- piercing chestnut, brown eyes. Blima’s brother Zalman died at age 2. Blima had dropped him as a child which at that time, she wasn’t aware of what was going on. In Poland in the year of 1936 much of Europe was in the grips of economic depression.
A lot of people were out of work because they were on the loosing side of World War 1. To even make matters worse Adolf Hitlerhad made a suggestion that the reason for all of Europe problems was because of the Jews. At the time everybody went along because they were happy to have somebody to blame for their issues. he twentieth century witnessed some of the worst hostilities that have ever been witnessed in the history of human beings. It was also during this time that weapons of mass destruction were developed as people sought to beat humanity out of each other.
There were two World Wars that were fought, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and different other kinds of wars. Each nation and race was seeking for a niche on the global scene and as a result, dialogue was one of the methods that were poorly utilized to solve conflicts. There was also an element of segregation of certain communities in the society that were afflicted because of the faith, race or background. Among the worst affected communities were the Jewish communities that were fought hard in Europe in what is known as in the modern language as the holocaust.
Research Findings and DiscussionThere are different types of discrimination that were carried against the Jews that are identified by Shirley Russak Wachtel in her book ‘The Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor’. To begin, the Jewish people were discriminated against based on religion. The Nazis had a negative attitude towards the Jewish religion and as a result, anyone who identified with Jewish religion was persecuted either by being put in a crowded camp that had no excellent sanitation, water and food.
As a result of this, there are many Jews who converted to Christianity as a way of salvaging their lives from the blood-hungry Adolf Hitler. There are also other Jews who migrated to different areas throughout the world as a way of finding refuge where they could stay. Therefore, it was a crime for one to adhere to the Jewish religion. The German Nazis believed that the Jewish religion was a wicked religion and therefore it needed to be eliminated. On the other hand, Christianity too participated at great length in reinforcing the persecution of the Jews whom they believed were against God