Gerda Weissmann Klein Research Paper

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In the surrounding darkness, you sit alone, drowning in silence and isolation, you see a light in the mist, and you know all will be well. Light is so hard to see when you’re in complete darkness, there was a time in history when death rained from the sky upon unfortunate people, these people were the Jews. One of these people was Gerda Weissmann Klein.
“I pray you never stand at any crossroads in your own lives, but if you do, if the darkness seems so total, if you think there is no way out, remember, never ever give up. The darker the night, the brighter the dawn, and when it gets really, really dark, this is when one sees the true brilliance of the stars.” (“Sharing StoriesInspiring Change.” Gerda Weissmann Klein) The Holocaust was a very dark period in history, causing much pain and despair for all Jews. Life was as normal as it could get until a new rise in power came, they were the Nazi’s. On May 8, 1924, in Bielsko, Poland was born a little girl named Gerda Weissmann Klein. She was born of Julius Weissmann and Helene Mueckenbrunn Weissmann. Later, she went to the Notre Dame Gymnasium in Bielsko until the Germans invaded in 1939, when she was 15 years old. However soon after she and her family had to live in their basement. She was taken away to the concentration camps to become a laborer. Yet before she left, her father made her wear ski boots. The ski boots ended up in saving her life. And that’s when the death march started. “Particularly, I mean, it 's particularly a great matter to me because, you know, my whole family was killed for no other reason than I was born into a Jewish family. I couldn 't be anything else. I couldn 't be a boy. I was born a
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Gerda is an important figure in history, thanks to her we are able to know more about the past and careful not to repeat it, it is important to know these things because the world is changing every day, good and bad happen all the time and we need to make sure these dehumanizing things don’t ever happen

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