All the times that Gerda, the main character, waited to give up and die, she fought through it and lived. Gerda was 15 when the war started and 21 when the war ended and to go through all that pain and suffering at that age was just inspirational. The author did a great job telling her story and letting the reader be able to go through what she had to go through, with the soldiers, the concentration camps and all the deaths she had to go through while she lived. I think it was amazing how she was able to recall so many details from when she was so young. I was glad I was able to read this book and to follow her life during World War
Students should continue to read Night because the anecdote shows what the Holocaust was like, it shows many of the historical events of World War II as they relate to the concentration camps and many important aspects of Jewish culture. First of all, the memoir is a detailed recount of the Holocaust, from a primary witness. This amount of detail is shown when Wiesel writes, "As the train stopped, this time we saw flames rising from a tall chimney, into a black sky" (Wiesel 28). This quote
October or November 1944, Anne and her sister Margot, transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. At this camp, they died of typhus. Still, everyone is trying to figure out why Anne wrote this and what does it mean. When Anne Frank wrote this the meaning is that even though someone might be something bad or in a bad mood there is always a good side of that person. So when Hitler was doing all of those
She was very lucky to be alive (Connolly, Kate). Auschwitz was a cruel camp operating during World War II; this camp took the lives of many people of many different races. This horrific camp took lives in many ways, such as gas chambers, mass shootings, beatings,
“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”(Ellie Weisel). The Holocaust is often a topic authors use to educate readers about the horrors that happened in our world over 70 years ago. However no matter how many years go by it is not only important that the victims are never forgotten but also the moral message is passed on from generation to generation. The Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting, and Child of the Holocaust, by Fred Gross, both depict the topic of the Holocaust but emphasize different evidence and information to create an overall message to the reader. First off, in the allegory Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting she uses a forest full of animals to represent the horrific events that went on during the Holocaust.
Have you ever heard the names, Miep Gies, Irena Sendler, and Gerda Weissmann Klein? If not, you should have because these were some of the most influential women during the Holocaust. These three women fought against the harsh Nazi Germany party to free jews, provided assistance to the many Jewish ghettos, and told their own story of being in the hands of the Nazis. Miep Gies, Irena Sendler, and Gerda Weissmann Klein were some of the most influential people of the Holocaust due to their heroic actions and achievements. Miep Gies was just one of many amazing women during the Holocaust.
Liesel of course is the main character to the book and I think she really caught Death’s attention when she first stole her first book, the gravedigging guide. Throughout the whole book Death is really following Liesel and also reading out of her autobiography. Liesel is one of the most important people in the book because she has written her story out for Death to read and narrate out to
One particular family member, the youngest daughter, has a legacy that still lives on today. Anne Frank was both a hero and a victim of the Holocaust because she was forced into hiding, her loved ones were killed, and her diaries positively impacted many. During this dreadful time, Anne Frank was victimized by being forced into hiding. The Franks originally lived peacefully in Germany, but as the Nazis gained power, they slowly moved to Amsterdam. The father, Otto, previously knew the city, and brought his family with him once he found a place to live (Kniesmeyer 519).
Family #19788 The memoir Looking like the Enemy, was written by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald. Set during World War II after the attack upon Pearl Harbor. The Japanese Americans living in Western part of America had a since of betrayal and fear having to evacuate their homes and enter into internment camps. Matsuda’s memoir is based off of her and her family’s experiences in the Japanese-American internment camps. Matsuda reveals what it is like during World War II as a Japanese American, undergoing family life, emotional stress, long term effects of interment, and her patriotism and the sacrifices she had to make being in the internment camps.
Miep Gies: The Secret Annex Survivor The Frank family is a family known for their period of hiding during the Holocaust: A mass extermination of jews run by Adolf Hitler. During that time of hiding, a woman named Miep Gies brought them supplies and other information about what was going on outside of the hiding place. Anne wrote a lot about her in her diary which was later published after the war ended and because of her support during that time, Miep Gies is remembered as one of the most important women in history. However, it is questioned whether or not Miep Gies’s portrayal is identified correctly by the authors Richard Goldstein from the New York Times, Elie Wiesel from Time Magazine, and Harry Smith from CBS News. These three authors portrayal of Miep Gies is fair and accurate because they use Gies’s words and correctly portray her feelings and experiences with Anne Frank and her family.