The diary of Miriam Wattenberg (“Mary Berg”) was one of the first children 's journals which revealed to a wider public the horrors of the Holocaust. Wattenberg was born in Lódz on October 10, 1924. She began a wartime diary in October 1939, shortly after Poland surrendered to German forces. The Wattenberg family fled to Warsaw, where in November 1940, Miriam, with her parents and younger sister, had to live in the Warsaw ghetto. In the summer of 1942, German officials detained Miriam, her family, and other Jews bearing foreign passports in the infamous Pawiak Prison.
Elie Wiesel is not only a Jewish author, he is much more. He is a journalist, human rights activist, a Holocaust survivor, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, being the only boy in the family and having three sisters. Elie, at 15, and his family were forced, to relocate to a Nazi death camp during WWII. In 1945 he and two of his sister were freed from Auschwitz.
She feels lucky that she can attend a heder. In the past, not much girls have the opportunity to go to school. When the World War II comes, she is forced to go to Auschwitz in Poland for a year. Afterwards, she survives and goes to a second camp in Weisswasser, Germany. While she is still there, she gets a numbered tattoo on her arm–this becomes part of her identity.
In the beginning of April one of the inmates, Elie Wiesel, depicted the final days in his book “Night”. It stated that during the final days that the Lagerkommandant announced that the camp would be liquidated, which meant that the camp was to be evacuated and destroyed. The camp began to evacuate ten blocks of inmates every day. From then on there would be no distribution of bread and soup. “Every day, a few thousand inmates passed the camp 's gate and did not return” (Wiesel 114).
Miep Gies worked as a secretary for Otto Frank’s company, Opekta, in Amsterdam for around ten years. In June of 1942, the Franks had to move from Germany to Amsterdam because the family took notice of Hitler coming into power. Knowing Miep Gies was Otto’s secretary, he requested that Miep helps him and his family whilst they hid in Amsterdam. While Miep was assisting the Franks and the Vaan Pels, she was assisting many other families, much like that of a secret agent. In 1944 the people in hiding are arrested, not including Miep, and sent to
Right from the beginning, you can see that Death is familiar with Liesel, as he takes her brother’s soul, when she was only nine years old. Afterwards, her widowed and sickly mother transferred her to Molching, where she would live under the Hubermann family, consisting of Rosa, the mother, Hans, the father, and their two kids, Trudy and Hans Jr.. Liesel stole “The Gravedigger’s Handbook” from her brother’s funeral. Hans discovered that she had the book, and also discovered that Liesel could not read, upon which he started teaching Liesel how to read. Soon, Hans became a significant role model in Liesel’s life, being the main figure of bravery, honesty, and caring in her life. Hans allowing Liesel to read opened up Liesel to the true power
Elies childhood was not perfect. He was born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet Romania.His father wanted him to study modern Hebrew. His mother wanted him to study the sacred jewish texts. He was only 15 years old when him and his entire family were captured and taken to Auschwitz. As soon as they arrived at auschwitz, his whole
Ibi and Judith were separated from their family and didn’t get killed in the concentration camps. After the concentration camp, Ibi,Judith,and her father went straight to the hospital to feel better. Ultimately,Ibi didn’t reconnect with her family after they’re cured from the hospital.The family stayed in Hungary for a little while and decided to leave. Meanwhile, Ibi did marry a man named Val Waldemar. Ibi did make a family with Val, who had two kids.
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.
Felix was born to a Jewish family in Lublin, Poland. His dad was a locksmith and his mom was a signer. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Felix was taken to a labor camp. He escaped and returned to Lublin, and then found that his family had been forced into ghettos established there.
Olaf & Mathilda Miller Ruth Blomquist’s mother, Rasmus and Torina Ordahl’s daughter Mathilda, gave birth to Ruth Elizabeth on July 31, 1903. Ruth began her life as a single child amid the scandal of having an unwed mother. 9 The father, Gust Brown,10 in all likelihood the husband of Mathilda’s sister, Minnie, left the Glenwood area after the indiscretion and moved with his family to Peaver, South Dakota, where he worked as a butcher for several years. In subsequent years, they lived in Long Beach, California, where Gust labored in the oil fields building tanks. Gust and Minnie had six children: Alice, Rubel, Mildren, Kenneth, Elenor, and Laverna.
The very next day, the family went into hiding in an empty space at the back of Mr. Frank 's company building where they were captured on August 4, 1944. On March 1945 At Bergen-Belsen, food was dirty and diseases spread. Frank and her sister both came down with typhus. This diary was given to her on her 13th birthday as a present from her parents. Her major accomplishment is her diary which was later published as ‘ The Diary of a Young Girl ’.
Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls ' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. Outwitting the Gestapo is Lucie 's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance: of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades—including her husband, under Nazi death sentence—from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Butcher of Lyon. The translator, Konrad Bieber, is an emeritus professor of French and comparative literature at SUNY, Stony Brook, and a survivor of Nazi
Anne Frank, a young victim of the holocaust, was born June 12, 1929. During the invasion of the Netherlands, Anne and her family went into hiding to escape Nazis persecution of the Jews. Furthermore, while Anne was in hiding, she received a diary from her father Otto Frank on her thirteenth birthday. In this diary, she was able to express her innermost, personal thoughts and hopes during world war
She was a teenager when the Nazis took over. Her family got separated by the Schutzstaffel, she was left with the housemaid, Julia. Julia cared for the speaker until they immigrated to America to start over and live in a slightly more humane society.