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Szpilman - Kelvin S Rubio Composition 1 Section Unit 2...

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Kelvin S. Rubio 10/25/10 Composition 1, Section Unit 2 Essay, First Draft Professor Petillo Szpilman: the Jewish Pianist that survived the Holocaust The Pianist is film about one Jewish man who survived the holocaust and World War II. His name is Szpilman and he was able to survive the onslaught because of these many factors. First, he had a strong will to survive; he would resort to eating unpalatable food, and sleeping in uncomfortable hiding spots. Second, he was smart, calm, and patient, he knew what he had to do and what decisions he had to make. Lastly, he was very fortunate, he was able to escape certain doom many times, and had friends who helped him. The most important factor, to begin with, is the will to survive. As time flown on the Nazi soldiers, would enforce knew laws against the Jews, such as limiting the money they could possess, wearing the Star of David on their shoulders, being forced to live in a tiny town where people die of disease and starvation, and taking them to death camps. Many of the Jews were forced to adapt to these new laws, and they did it rather easily. Szpilman despite losing everything, including his family at the death camps, he continued to hide from the Nazis.
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