The Persecution of Jews vs. Polish Communists during the Holocaust

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The Persecution of Jews versus Polish Communists in Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen and Art Spiegelman’s Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
The holocaust was a terrible time for many groups of people, as recounted in Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen and Art Spiegelman’s Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. Still, it was particularly bad for the Jewish people, the primary focus of the Nazi Regime’s mass genocide efforts. Though the Nazis wanted to kill a lot of people who didn’t fit into their “final solution,” the reason they went for the Jews over the Communists had to do more with ideology versus political strategy. In Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen and Art Spiegelman’s...
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.....nd them. They did so through their own resilience. The Polish Communists also had a hard time in the eyes of the Nazi party, but the reasons for the Nazis hating them were not indoctrinated in the German psyche like Jews were. This was because they were more political foes and anything else. In Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen and Art Spiegelman’s Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, it shows that the Nazis hated both the Jews and the Polish Communists, but the Polish Communists were less under fire as a scapegoat and as an enemy to Nazi ideology.
Works Cited
Borowski, Tadeusz. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen. New York: Penguin Books, 1957.
Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.