Szpilman Final - Kelvin S. Rubio 10/25/10 Composition 1,...

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Kelvin S. Rubio 10/25/10 Composition 1, Section Unit 2 Essay, Final Draft Professor Petillo Szpilman: the Jewish Pianist that survived the Holocaust Roman Polanski’s The Pianist is a 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 almost died of Jaundice and malnutrition, would resort to eating unpalatable food, and was placed into several 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 new laws against the Jews, such as limiting the money they could possess per household, wearing a cloth with the Star of David on their shoulders, and being forced to live in Warsaw Ghetto where people died of disease and starvation, and were humiliated by the SS. Many of the Jews were forced to adapt to these new laws, resulting in many endorsed by fear, torture, and death. It was until the Jews were forced out of Warsaw and into the Death Camps. Szpilman despite losing his family at the death camps, continued to hide
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