Essay On Holocaust Survivor

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How did the Survivors, Survive? As a Holocaust survivor, Sara Atzmon, once said, “I tell my story so they might tell the next generation,”(teachinghistorymatters.com 2017). I believe this quote is important because we need to keep telling the next generation about this horrific event. I feel that all schools should learn about how the Jewish people escaped, how ordinary citizens of the towns helped the Jews, and how the Jews formed groups together to aid in their hiding and escaping.
Regrettably, the Jewish were taken to prison camps to be harmed because of their faith. Quoting a Jewish child, Beatrice “Having to wear the yellow star was the moment when deep fear and misery finally took hold.” (virtualjerusalem.com 2017). The Jewish wanted
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I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time.” (goodreads.com 2017). This quote is important because it shows how little and mistreated the Jews were at this time. Consequently the punishment was the whole family of the house to be killed. To prevent this from happening the citizens made them change houses weekly. Most times this would result in families being split up. Speaking about hiding, the Jews that were not yet caught formed a small group in the forests. They would often band together to form small communities in the woods. This boy named Lau who was 8 years old was part of the Holocaust and part of the communities in the woods. 'Because you cry and laugh like a child. I haven 't laughed in a long time, and I don 't even cry anymore. So which one of us is older?” (http://virtualjerusalem.com 2016). The quote was referring to an older man because they have been in the camps so long they forgot what it felt like to cry and laugh. There was one group that stood out, however. This group was The Bielski Partisans they were the most successful group. They started out just as family and close friend it then grew to 300 members which led to saving 1,200 Jews. There were other groups, but they were not as successful as The Bielski
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