March To Freedom Essay

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During World War II, a Czechoslovakian Jewish girl named Edith Singer was able to survive the holocaust by her faith. Not only was she able to keep herself a live, but she also was able to push, and help other’s to survive. Edith does not lose her faith in God, and is able to transfer her faith into other’s that she cares for. Her faith also leads her to keep her mental health during the horrible times she and other Jewish people went through. The Nazi soldier’s did not give the Jewish people any type of mercy which made the holocaust even more horrific than anyone can imagine.
After Edith, her mother, and sister were sent to a concentration camp, they had to learn to survive all on their own. During their time in this concentration camp, Edith was forced to work on a empty stomach without food; however, she persevered and turned to her faith to mentally, and psychically push ...view middle of the document...

When she was guarding the bathroom, her high school science teacher, “Margitneni” was clutching her stomach in pain, and needed to use the bathroom. Edith Singer was not allowed to let anyone inside, but knowing her – Edith could not refuse out of the goodness of her heart, and because she of the fact that they knew each other only compelled her more to let her in.
Edith does not lose her faith during the horrible time she and other Jewish people went through, she doesn’t blame God for any of the horrible event’s that happen to her, and her family. She even does everything in her power to help them, she shows her faith in God by reading a bible that her friend, Rachel, gives to her. Mentally, she transfer her faith into other’s by her good deeds, and the smallest act of any type of kindness to one another can go a long way during the holocaust. Edith is forced to work on an empty stomach, shoveling and doing hard labor, but she never once says any type of slander against God, or loses her faith, infact her faith is what get’s her through the hard labor.
The Nazi soldiers were not merciful one bit to the the Jewish people, they pushed many of them to the breaking point of death, many even thought trying to escape, but knowing the penalty of the this was death, they did not try or attempt; however, they were able to group together and stay faithful to their god and one another, thus, surviving on their faith and mental wellness alone.
Edith’s faith saved herself, others, and the world survive the holocaust. Her faith saved her mentally, and made it so she’s able to transfer her faith so, which gives them hope.
Edith also saves people without realizing it by sabotaging the ammunition for the German tanks, which could’ve killed more people during the holocaust. The possibilities of what type of change to history that just one of the German tanks could’ve caused is unimaginable. Because of Edith’s faith, she survived the holocaust, and became a teacher who later wrote this book to make sure that the world is aware of the horrible and horrific actions of the Nazi’s during World War II.

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