Kelvin S. Rubio
Composition 1, Section
Unit 2 Essay, Final Draft
Szpilman: the Jewish Pianist that survived the Holocaust
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
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