Children During The Holocaust Essay

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What could a parent do when their own life and their child’s are in danger? During World War II The Jewish, homosexuals, Gypsies, and disabled people were targeted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis for mass genocide. The Nazis built concentration camps to keep those peoples for labor, medical testing, and more, their goal, mass liquidation. Most people considered as expendables like women, children, the elderly, and the disabled were executed fairly early. While some who were valuable for their cause stayed. Many parents and their children who survived had to make horrifying decisions. Hard choices that people had to make to keep their children alive were giving them up to the Nazis, concealing their children from the horrors of the world, and …show more content…

When confronted with Nazi pressures, the Judenrat in Lodz decided to deport children to the Chelmno killing centers. This decision is an example of the unfortunate decisions made by adults. The article “Children during the Holocaust” in the “Holocaust encyclopedia” reveals that “The decision by the Judenrat in Lodz in September 1942 to deport children to the Chelmno killing center was an example of the tragic choices made by adults when faced with German demands.” I forced many parents in the concentration camps to give up their children to the killing centers. They had to let go of the one thing they hold closest to them to give them a small chance of survival. The Chelmno killing centers weren’t the biggest of worries for the Jewish children in concentration …show more content…

Isabella Fodor is being deported and soon after, she will be killed. She writes this letter to a woman she barely knew, begging her to adopt her young daughter, Gita. She asks the woman to love the child like she is her own. “In 1994, Gita Fodor-Nemesh submitted a Page of Testimony in memory of her mother Isabella-Bella, and in 2006, she donated her mother's last letter and the adoption document to Yad Vashem for posterity.”In the article “Last letters” In “Children in the holocaust” shows the final letter of Isabella Fodor. "I beg of you, love her like a mother, so that she feels my absence less keenly. Don't tell her where I am. I am sure that there is much courage in her young soul, and many unanswered

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