How Did The Holocaust Survive

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Holocaust survivors The survivors of the holocaust never gave up even though they were tortured and traumatized. The survivors personalities changed because they were traumatized, they survived by using tricks and lying. When they left the camps a lot of them had post-traumatic stress syndrome which is A disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. They also faced anxiety and flashbacks. Here is a quote of a man who survived and these are his words. "You have to fight for yourself day by day. Some people did not care. They said, "I do not want to live. What is the difference? I don't give a damn." I was thinking day by day. I want to live. A person has to hold on to his own will, hold on to that to the last minute." He wanted to live so he gave it everything he had. People just gave up and…show more content…
Babies and young children, pregnant women, the elderly, the handicapped, and the sick had little chance of surviving. Those who had been selected to die were led to gas chambers. In order to prevent panic, camp guards told the victims that they were going to take showers to get rid of lice. The guards instructed them to turn over all their valuables and to undress. Then they were driven naked into the "showers." A guard closed and locked the steel door. In some killing centers, carbon monoxide was piped into the chamber. In others, camp guards threw "Zyklon B" pellets down an air shaft. Zyklon B was a highly poisonous insecticide also used to kill rats and insects.
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