How Did Ashcraft Survive The Holocaust

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By: Allyson Ashcraft

I Allyson Ashcraft survived the Holocaust. “January 30, 1933- when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany- to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended” ( The Holocaust: An Introductory History). A mixed of emotions and thoughts were going through my head everyday. But luckily I was one of the people who survived.

The day that we got to a place in Poland I thought it wasn’t the best looking.”Poland was the most country that killed Jews at 3,001,000 killed Jews”(The Holocaust: An Introductory History). There were already people there and soldiers screaming in German. Then I look over and see my dad he is a soldier too. He was screaming at my neighbors to keep on digging a hole, I thought it was quite strange. Then we got assigned to this bunk. It was so tiny and we had to fit 8 people in it. It was nearly 10 o'clock which is bed time for me. We didn't get any pillows, blankets, pajamas, or toothbrushes to brush our teeth. I was so hungry and my father wouldn't talk, look, smile, nothing to my mother and I, it was almost like he couldn’t.

The next morning
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Me and Avas numbers got called, my heart sunk then shattered into a million pieces. I turned and ran, but Ava didn't come. That was the last day I saw her, and I wasn't there for her. They called for everyone to go to bed, but I couldn’t fall asleep. The next morning I told everyone to lock arms and stand by the fence to protest. We stood there for 3 days straight, but protested by shouting for 2 months. Some people died in the process but we still stood strong. Then a war broke out to stop this madness. The war just did it, it would change our lives forever. We got out.” At the end of the war, between 50,000 and 100,000 Jewish survivors were living in three zones of occupation; American, British, and Soviet” ( The Holocaust: An Introductory
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