Analysis Of The Book Thief By Primo Levi: Holocaust Survivor

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Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor, has previously stated, "Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions." Hate and intolerance is something that has been around for centuries and will most likely never be relinquished. The Holocaust was a prime example of persecution against people, mainly the Jewish population that was targeted by Anti-Semitic Nazis. Using sources like first person accounts, films, novels such as The Book Thief, and children's literature, the people of today can learn how to accept diversity instead of opposing it.
First person accounts can arguably contribute the most information to historians about the effects of animosity on the civilians at the time because these narratives are generally factual and inform the readers on what life was when the resource was written. Examples of these include The Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Eva’s Story: A Survivor's Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank, two anecdotes about children's experiences throughout The Holocaust, and the changes it caused in their lives. “When we said anything to our captors, the only words
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Novels may not always be accurate, but an abundance of research is needed before a story can be written. The Book Thief is a historical fiction about a girl who grows up in a German town with a foster family, and her life during the hardships during World War II. “The words were thrown at the steps and Liesel could feel the slush of anger, stirring hotly in her stomach. ‘I hate the Führer,’ she said. ‘I hate him’”(Zusak 115). As written in The Book Thief, not everyone supported Hitler, even though Liesel in an eleven year old, she knows what he does to the Jewish people and does not believe in his ideas. This story deals with acceptance of people with differences and how a child can make a