“He stopped sawing. ‘Friends? Your friends?... If you lock them together in a room with no food for a week... ...Then you could see what it is, friends!’” After the war, everything had changed: from global economics to the individual people themselves. Vladek and his whole family--his wife, son, parents, siblings and friends--were victims, some survivors of the Holocaust.
There needs to be more of a effort to check in with mentally ill people. Nikolas Cruz, a nineteen year boy old that suffered from autism, depression, and lots of others mental health issues, killed 17 students at Stoneman Douglas High School. Both of his parents died and he had no other family members to turn to. When his parents passed away, he lived with his friends parents. He got kicked out of Stoneman Douglas High School and was working at the dollar store.
The Holocaust was a horrific event, allowing millions of Jews to die or suffer. The tragic event separated families, not being able to see them ever again. However, in the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel and his father relied on each other and as a result, develops a strong father-son relationship. Wiesel and his father develop a strong father-son relationship throughout Night, experiencing horrific events during the Holocaust. Wiesel's relationship with his father progresses from a codependent relationship to a relationship where Wiesel believes his father is decreasing Wiesel's rate of survival.
At age 5 Adreian’s dad was arrested and sent to prison for three years. He never came back to the family. One night when Adreian’s mom was making his favorite dinner, fried chicken, she came running out of the kitchen gasping for air. With a history of asthma Adreian’s mom died in his arms from an severe asthma attack. After his mothers death, Adreian’s legal guardian became his Grandma.
Having lost her mother in birth and with her whole life encircled by death, Vada Sultenfuss, the gloomy 11-year-old daughter of Harry Sultenfuss, the town’s funeral parlour manager, is no wonder that death became almost an obsession to her. In addition, Vada has no friends in school, she is a hypochondriac tomboy, her grandmother has Alzheimer 's, and worst of all, her best friend is Thomas J. Sennett, another unpopular kid who is allergic to just about everything. During the summer break in 1972, Vada will have her first crush, she will join a poetry writing class, but most of all, when the cheerful and quirky Shelly DeVoto takes up the position of make-up artist at Harry’s mortuary, she will gradually find the maternal figure she always needed.
Maniac Magee is about a boy named Jeffrey Magee who was living a nice life until his parents get killed in a trolley accident at the age of 3. He then had to go live with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan. They were strict Catholics who hate each other they didn’t like to talk to each other they even had two of everything. When Jeffrey was 11years old he runs away. Until he ended up in Two Mills, Pennsylvania.
It’s been almost a year and 2 months since me and my family were sent to the Gulag. I’ve already lost two toes from the frost bite. My father ran a church for fifteen years and had a fairly happy life with my two sisters and mother. When “uncle joe’s” secret police came, they shot both my mother and sisters. My father knew that if he kept the church running and disobeyed the law, he would be killed.
Iraq President Saddam Hussein Being a president for more than two decades, President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is seen as a master mind of the country 's military conflicts with Iran and the United States. Born on April 28, 1937, in Tikrit, Iraq Saddam Hussein lived a challenging life and was faced with different obstacles that had a great influences on his life. Having no real relationship with his father who was a shepherd, disappeared several months before Saddam was born. After Saddam was born, his mother suffered from being severely depressed by her oldest son 's death and the disappearance of her husband. Unable to take care of Saddam, she sent to Baghdad to live with his uncle, at the age of 3.
Have you ever seen a child with no soul? Due to the kitchen explosion in my home on November 9, 1996, I was forced to grow up in the burn care wing of St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital where I was surrounded by children unrecognizable to their own parents due to the severity of their injuries. I was practically raised in an atmosphere of peers where children and teenagers had already given up any happiness, motivation, or drive to move forward left in them before even reaching puberty. However, stuck in this eternal battle of shame and hate towards myself, the love and dedication provided by my nursing staff was what helped me in accepting myself and my burns and move forward in life confident in myself and my ability to become a happy and successful young woman. Also, thanks to the medical staff of St. Christopher’s I was blessed with many opportunities to travel across America and attend medical conferences and burn camp volunteer camps where I heard other victims, nurses, surgeons, are fireman’s stories about their connection to the cause, how their experiences have impacted them, and how they were able to transform their experience into a positive opportunity to give back and help others.
Anne Frank, a German Jew, went into hiding with her family, and four others. When the Nazis invaded Amsterdam, Anne’s father took help from some local friends to hide in a complex of his office. The office is known commonly as the “Secret Annex.” Days were spent here in worry, but everyone kept each other alive with love and support. Anne wrote in her diary, which kept her motivated to live. For two years, her and 7 others hid in solitary.
Although St. Mary 's inmates received an education, students were also expected to learn work skills and help operate the school, particularly once the boys turned 12. Ruth became a shirtmaker, and was also proficient as a carpenter. He would adjust his own shirt collars, rather than having a tailor do it, even during his well-paid baseball career. The boys, aged 5 to 21, did most work around the facility, from cooking to shoemaking, and renovated St. Mary 's in 1912. The food was simple, and the Xaverian Brothers who ran the school insisted on strict discipline; corporal punishment was common.