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"The Pianist." Essay

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The Pianist is a movie about a Polish Jew pianist who lived through the period of unfair treatment of Jews in Europe, otherwise known as the Holocaust. Throughout the movie, strong examples are given to show the horrible treatment and rules that the Germans forced upon the Jewish people. For example, some restaurants would not allow Jewish people to come inside. Later on in the movie, Jewish people were required to wear armbands that they must wear on their right arm. On the armband was the Star of David - the Jewish religious symbol. Jews were ...view middle of the document...

The Nazis in the movie were terrible. They killed innocent Jews in huge numbers daily. Jewish people weren't allowed to go certain places, or even walk on the sidewalk - they had to walk in the gutter. Nazis were evil people with no good intensions towards the Jews. They did everything they could to make their lives miserable. One event in the movie that stands out in my mind is when they took the crippled man in the wheelchair and threw him over the balcony.Some people have criticized Jews for "not fighting back" more against Nazis, this is because they couldn't. They had no money to purchase guns, and even if they did have the money, the Nazis would never let them purchase a gun. In the movie however, the Jews did manage to sneak in a bunch of guns, and they did attempt to rebel against the Germans. They hardly dented the German army. As soon as they brought out big cannon and shot down the dividing wall, it was all over.I didn't really learn anything new about the movie due to the fact that I have visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., but the movie did reinforce the fact that what the Nazis did was completely wrong. I think the movie has just made me realized that what happened with the Jews and the Nazis was in fact real and that it should never happen again in any form.

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