Essay About Living In The Ghetto

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“It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” -Elie Weisel In 1942 both Krystyna Chiger and Pavel Friedmann, and their families were forced to live in the ghetto because they were Jewish. The Nazis forced them all to live in the ghetto, because of their religion. So they all tried everything they could to survive, because Adolf Hitler and his Nazis were killing thousands of people by the second.

There are many similarities between Pavel and Krystyna’s stories. Both of them are Jewish. They both practice that religion. Also, they both were forced to live in the ghetto. When you are Jewish the Nazis forced you to live in the ghetto, so all of the Jews could be together. Another reason was that they both wanted freedom. Since they were forced to live in the ghetto they
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One way was that when Krystyna’s family heard about the “liquidation” happening in the ghetto, they were able to escape. They went down in the sewers, and lived there for about one year. But for Pavel, he didn’t get that lucky. Another reason is that when Pavel lived with thousands of Jews Krystyna only lived with about twenty and some died off. Pavel still lived in the ghetto where lots of Jews were located, but Krystyna lived in the sewers with little amounts of Jews. One more reason is that Krystyna got out of the Holocaust alive and Pavel didn’t. After living in the sewer for about a year she was informed that the war was over and that she was free. On the other hand Pavel was killed in the ghetto. That is how their stories are different.

In conclusion, Pavel and Krystyna’s stories are the same and different in many ways. Leading from them both being Jews to Pavel not making it out alive, and Krystyna making it out. That is why Krystyna’s stories are similar and they are
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