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.
A theme is a moral that the reader can take away from the story to use in their everyday life. The allegory, “Terrible Things” by Eve Bunting, the poem, “ First They Came for the Communists” by Martin Niemöller, and the memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel all share one common theme. In the 1900’s during the holocaust, many Jews and anyone who was part of the aryan race (blonde hair blue eyes) were taken away by Nazis led by Adolf Hitler. They were taken to concentration camps many children, the elder, and babies were exterminated once they got there because the Nazis felt there was no use to them. The jews that were needed went and got their heads shaven and marked with a tattoo of numbers that were used to identify them.
Annelies Marie Frank was one of the Jewish victims of the Holocausts. She is 1 of 100th famous people from the 20th century. Anne was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. Then she moved to Amsterdam, Netherland in 1933 with her family which consist of 4 people including her father, her mother, her older sister, and herself. Anne lived a happy and normal childhood.
The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” -Elie Weisel In 1942 both Krystyna Chiger and Pavel Friedmann, and their families were forced to live in the ghetto because they were Jewish. The Nazis forced them all to live in the ghetto, because of their religion. So they all tried everything they could to survive, because Adolf Hitler and his Nazis were killing thousands of people by the second. There are many similarities between Pavel and Krystyna’s stories. Both of them are Jewish.
May 20th, 1940 Nazis open up Auschwitz concentration camp Nov. 15th, 1940 Warsaw Ghetto was sealed off – Approx. 400,000 inside July 1941 Einsatzgruppen (killing squads) began to kill Jews -33,000 dead in 2 days in Babi Yar, near Kiev July 31st, 1941 The “Final Solution” was introduced Dec. 8th,1941 First extermination camp at Chelmno was
Eli Wiesel, the author of Night, demonstrates dehumanization by illustrating how the Nazis tortured the Jews. The foreign Jews of Sighet were being deported out of their homes. Moshe the Beatle tells Elie of his time in Galicia with great emotion. Elie shares what the Nazis did to the Jews, “Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks. Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for machine guns” (Wiesel 6).
Anne Frank, a German Jew, went into hiding with her family, and four others. When the Nazis invaded Amsterdam, Anne’s father took help from some local friends to hide in a complex of his office. The office is known commonly as the “Secret Annex.” Days were spent here in worry, but everyone kept each other alive with love and support. Anne wrote in her diary, which kept her motivated to live. For two years, her and 7 others hid in solitary.
Measuring were to finish from protection of Jewish property The amount of Jews that died at Westerbork was 34,313. When Westerbork was freed the last train that left Westerbork was on September 13,1944 caring 77 young children who had been taken away from their hiding by the nazis. Westerbork was liberated April 12,1945 and 876 prisoners were set free when the Canadian army came upon the camp. During the holocaust a famous girl named Anne frank came to Westerbork. She was famous because she held onto a diary the holocaust and wrote all her notes in it.Anne and her sister were killed on March 1945.Her diary is now read by millions of people all over the world.Anne frank thought that only she was going to read
Nazis dehumanize the jews in multiple ways and for multiple reasons in the times of the holocaust. The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel.
When the creation of the Warsaw ghetto began German SS and police unite would move thousands of Jews to the Treblinka killing center. About 265,000 Jews deported were killed and about 35,000 Jews inside the ghetto were killed. Right away Irena Sendler and with the help of others took action and smuggled children out of the ghetto by an ambulance, in a potato sacks, in coffins, and many more. The Jewish Virtual Library also declared that, “Irena Sendler accomplished her incredible deeds with the active assistance of the church”(Paragraph 12). After the children were out of the ghetto Sendler gave each child a new identity and placed them in orphanages, schools, private homes, and etc.