Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Night

They didn't want to believe him. They wanted to delay the fact that it could happen, but they held onto hope that it wouldn't. There was no evidence that it was going to happen because it had never happened before. The Germans were nice in the beginning so the people in the village thought that they couldn't harm anyone. Since his family was the last to get sent to the smaller ghetto they held onto that little hope that maybe, just maybe the Germans would change their minds. Moishe may have been known as crazy, but really he was just in shock of what he witnessed. He fought to survive, to live to tell the people that he cared for that people were getting viciously killed. When he held onto surviving he came back to tell the story and nobody believed him. That alone could make a person crazy witnessing what was happening and trying so hard to convince them to believe him. People didn't want to believe him, he didn't have any proof that these murders were taking place. They just simply wanted to believe that everything was going to be okay, that tomorrow would be fine and nothing was going to change. Moishe was a changed man after he came back from what he witnessed, quiet, just different. He tried so hard to convince, but nothing changed the Jews in his town didn't want to listen to him they wanted to live. They felt as though nothing could harm them, but what they would soon find out from not listening to Moishe is that they would be living what he told them, living in hell. They thought it was to disturbing for the fact that Germans would throw babies up in the air and use them as a target. They thought nobody would do that, they didn't believe how sick the Nazis were. How could somebody do that to a baby? They would soon find out that, that was only one of the sick killings that the Nazis did to people. People not animals, people. If they believed him they would've rebelled. If they would have listened to what he said was happening they could have left to go to safety. If knowing what was happening the outcome would have been totally different. Pain wouldn't of happened, death wouldn't of been so close, life would have seemed amazing. Instead of these choices they saw death, they knew pain, and life seemed as though it didn't matter.

-Andrea Root,Lindee Jackson,Brady West, Kyle Smith

12 comments:

Tyler Abma said...

I agree, if someone told these terrifying stories to me I would probably not believed them either. What Moishe told the people after he escaped and returned was so out there nobody would believe it. If the Jews had seen more hostility from the Germans then they most likely would have listened to Moishe. Overall, I thought your post was good and went into great detail.

Elizabeth said...

I agree on how the Jews in the city did not want to believe Moishe because they had fear that what he said could be true. No matter what he did, the people were in denial of what thier fate was to be. I do not agree with the idea that the Jews felt as if nothing could harm them. They all knew that the Germans would probably come to deport them, they just were trying to stay positive. They did this by completely ignoring what was going on, and even sometimes justifying what the soldiers were doing.

ShadowReaper said...

WOW one of the best responses yet, very good detail. I do agree with you that witnessing those murders could make someone crazy. That he tried and tried to warn everyone but no one would believe him. I also agree that if they would have listened the outcome could have been different.

EndZoneFreenzy_CardinalFootball said...

I agree that it would have been very hard for Moishe to convince anyone of such terrible acts. Keep up the good work. I could not have agreed anymore.

Jared Andrews said...

Very good post! The detail of it caught my attention. I agree with every thing it is hard to listen to these stories and belive them.

senioritis17 said...

I really liked when you said, "...they held onto that little hope that maybe, just maybe the Germans would change their minds." You make excellent points in your blog. Definitely one of the best ones I have read so far. I look forward to reading more of your blogs!

softball_09 said...

I think you guys did a really good. Everything was very detailed and made since in a lot of ways. I think you guys had a good point and stuck to it .... Great Job

Samantha said...

Great blog. I agree with you that many lives could have been saved if only they would have believed Moishe and escaped to safety. Even if he was lying, what could it have hurt? They would have been safe and not being totured in concentration camps. But because of their chioce to ignore him, life was a living hell as they knew it. If only they could go back in time and start all over knowing what they know now that it has already happened.

jordan said...

I totally agree with everything in this post. There was a certain sense about it that just makes you think about Moishe in a different way. There was a very nice flow to it and nothing seemed out of place.

Constance said...

What I liked about this blog was the part where you tell about Moishe being a changed man. It is true that he went quite. I would have too if I witnessed these events and tried to warn people to save their lives but they did not believe me. Overall I thought this was good.

sam said...

Well I agree with almost every thing you had to say! The part I disagree with is that if they would of listen to Moishe there pain wouldnt of happened. In my opion the pain would of been worse I think the Jews would of been found and the trearment would of been so much worse. The baby part I dont think anyone in there right mind would of believed that so I totally agree there.

Melanie said...

This is a great post. You have a lot of details and you explained things well. The only think that I don't agree with is when you said that the jews felt like nothing could harm them. I think they knew that they could be in trouble and that Moshe could be right they just didn't want to believe it and were in denial.