Investigators as well as researchers had met a man who goes by the name Eugene Black who sat down and talked about the harsh journey he had with his involvement in being confined in one of those camps. He was born in 1928 is Czechoslovakia, and grew up with a Jewish family. Though religion only played a small role in his life, when German forces fled his homeland he was immediately forced to work in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Black had then been selected as a slave laborer where he had grown sick and weak. After a while he had realized he lost his entire family except for his older brother.
Meanwhile, another group that wasn’t released were lead into the forest and executed. On page 80 of ‘MAUS I’ the illustration panels shows random Jews outside a train station being beaten and killed by Nazi’s soldiers for hours. While Vladek had to hurry onto his train and not panic to avoid joining the rest of the beaten Jews. Some of the Jews had papers while some didn’t but to the Nazi soldiers they did not
Where that 's where they moved all the Jews to a ghetto for them to stay. They stay in Lodz for three years until they get on there next train. Daniel still has no clue where he was going all he knows is there going to a work camp. Daniel didn 't believe that, he thinks that they 're gonna kill them or torture them in some way. As he is riding he brought pictures but not his photo album because he didn 't have it with him.
Niree’ Miller Mrs.Cannady English 2 Honors 4 March 2016 Holocaust In the 1940’s the Germans wanted to take rights and terminate the Jews. Some people tried to save Jews and help them by hiding them in their houses. Germans put over 6 million Jews in concentration camps and made them do work without pay, little food, and water. Women and very little children often got sent to gas chambers upon arrival. Jews usually work in the camp and did outside labor like factories, construction projects, farms or coal mines (Vashem).
The book Night by Elie Wiesel teaches many different lessons about the human nature, human condition, and society. Elie is a boy that grew up in Sighet, Transylvania (present day Romania) during the time that the Nazi’s and Adolf Hitler came to power. After being placed in ghettos, the Jews of Sighet eventually got shipped off to the concentration camps, the first being Auschwitz/Birkenau. When the Jews first arrived at these camps, they made sure to keep their friends and family close, as well as they looked out for eachother. After months passed by, many began to grow weak due to the lack of food and the harsh conditions that they faced.
Franz Stangl’s name had been lost to history for decades. He lived halfway across the world from where he committed countless unimaginable crimes in peace, thinking his deeds and name had floated away like the ashes of his victims. More than twenty years after the Holocaust, Franz was finally captured and sent back to Germany where his fate would soon transpire. In an interview which took place later in his life, Stangl compared his victims to “cargo to be dispatched,” and “a mass of rotting flesh.” He believed his actions were justified and that Jews were not people, but a mass, a mass which needed to be terminated immediately. In the text, “Franz Paul Stengel Biography” it reads,” during Stangel’s period as “Kommandant” when he was transferred
In the beginning of April one of the inmates, Elie Wiesel, depicted the final days in his book “Night”. It stated that during the final days that the Lagerkommandant announced that the camp would be liquidated, which meant that the camp was to be evacuated and destroyed. The camp began to evacuate ten blocks of inmates every day. From then on there would be no distribution of bread and soup. “Every day, a few thousand inmates passed the camp 's gate and did not return” (Wiesel 114).
Many people are advocates for humane human rights, Pope John Paul being one of them. The holocaust was not humane. More than 11 million people were killed during the holocaust, six million of them being jews and 1.1 million of them being children(online). As a child, Pope John Paul remembers neighbors and friends being taken away to camps(online). Pope John Paul II’s speech is an inspiring piece of writing, and moves the reader through repetition, quotes from the bible, and personal experiences to show the person receiving this that he understood what the people were going through.
There were many camps built and used during this time such as Chelmno, Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor, and Auschwitz-Birkenau, all of which were located in Germany. These 6 camps were all built within a very small period of time so Hitler could get started on his plans right away. Before the Nazis put the Jews to work/sent them to be killed, they removed accessories/valuable items such as glasses, gold teeth, jewelry, clothing and even hair (Kaplan). Adolf Hitler set up around 20,000 camps when he was ruler of Germany. People need to be remembering these harrowing times because millions died and only a few continue to remember the Holocaust anymore (Britannica School).
The first extermination took place in September 1941. Auschwitz II, Birkenau, became a major site of the Nazi’s final solution to the Jewish question during the Holocaust. From early 1942 until late 1944, trains delivered Jews to the camps gas chambers where they were killed with the pesticide Zyklon B. An estimated 1.3 million were sent and at least 1.1 million died. Around 90% of those killed were Jews.