Hitler forced the Jews to move into a certain part of the city called “Gettos”.In the Gettos there was hardly any water, food and medical care. The jews weren’t taken care of they lived in small rooms with multiple other families. Eventually all Jews were brought to concentration camps. They were told they were going to a better place. At the camps, the people there were forced to hard labor for days.
The allies are quickly approaching and it seems like the Germans will fulfil their task to kill all of the Jews. The SS start to move everyone out of the camp by the thousands because after all of the prisoners have been removed the camp will be blown up. But Eliezer has luck on his side along with a few others a underground resistance movement takes control of the camp Eating is the first thing all of the men do when freed Eliezer during this gets food poisoning. He spends a couple weeks in the hospital teetering between life or death when he has recovered he takes a glance into the mirror and sees a corpse. This vision of himself will continue to haunt him for the rest of his
This quote helps explain the lifestyle in a concentration camp because in this quote it shows that if you leave your work their will be consequences. Wiesel left his work and heard Idek doing something so he went and looked to see what he was doing and since this wasn’t allowed he got punished by being whipped 25 times. After learning how to life and how to build a life off of what the SS made you, everyone at the camp started to learn how to survive more and more. The SS didn 't care about anything so Elie and his father and everyone there had to do everything perfect or else you would be dead or whipped or whatever they wanted to do would
Soeun worked like an animal and only ate once or twice a day, and one time he received a punishment for giving potato to an old lady. During his entire life at camp, he witnessed many cruelties like having no one to talk to and never going home. Another cruelty that scared his eyes forever was when he saw many people around him die. Another survivor, named Kowith Kret also experienced many tragedies. He faced many struggles during the reign of the Khmer Rouge like suffering from doing forced labor.
When you got there and the people all the sudden capture one of your family members and kills them. Today they wouldn’t be able to just kidnap you and kill you for no reason. Back then people could kill you or kidnap you for no reason and keep you captive for as long as they want, it could be days, months, or even years. Today society you would get put in jail for killing someone or kidnapping anyone. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is captured by Calypso and is help captive for eight years and Calypso gives Odysseus everything that he wants like food, shelter, and protection.
All in all, from then on everyone was only there to work and try to survive. Those who couldn’t work, older people, the sick, women and the small children were to be killed instantly without being able to resist it, nothing could stop these vindictive men from prowling for death. Everyone else who was able to work were given a new look, and a whole new identity, Wiesel had become prisoner A-7713, which was tattooed on his forearm. Throughout the months it’s a surviving game for everyone, work, eat, sleep, and survive, there was nothing else to do in the concentration camps. Seasons go by, the winter was the worst, people would get sick and they wouldn’t have the strength to recover back to normal, more people died.
Everyone I know is dying, the last 2 weeks have been a nightmare. It started with five Hoxton, Bricot, Pier, Geffrey and Geronim. After two days of being on the ship, they all fell ill with a terrible fever. They wouldn’t heal even after a week of resting, we knew something was terribly wrong when we saw the black boils. We moved all of the food and supplies out of the cellar and carried the disease ridden people into it and locked it.
Primo Levi’s story of prisoners in Auschwitz is a story of his own life, accompanied by others, all who endured years of mass torture, such as: starvation, abrupt climate changes, traveling conditions, dehumanization, humiliation, all which strip them from their own humanities slowly without knowing. Levi was tested mentally and physically throughout his entire story. Levi was captured by the Fascist Militia on December 13, 1943 and taken to multiple places around Germany that were not at all maintained for essential living capabilities. Once Levi arrived at Fossoli, a detention camp near Modena, there were about 150 prisoners. Just a few weeks later, there were over 600 prisoners.
During the March, the prisoners did not receive food or water for three days. Because of this, many of the prisoners grew weak and weary until the point where failed dead. They were mistreated and abuse so bad that many of them was ran over by trucks and kill all because they were either too weak or felled behind the group. When the prisoners made it to the trains, many of them were forced to get on the train beyond capacity. They were packed so tight that there were standing room only and for those that could not fit had to walk the rest of the way to the camp.
Many of the surviving prisoners barely moved because they were so weak. After the Jews were liberated, many of them fled to the U.S. and around 700,000 went to Israel. In the end, the total number of people who were murdered in the holocaust was
When the soldiers joined the war, they had no clue it was going to that life changing. "I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another" (Remarque, 263). Before the war, none of these men had experienced loss, or terror, but after being in the war, those are the only things they