Irene Fogel Weiss is a survivor of the holocaust. She says, “Thinking you were going to take a shower when in fact you were going to the gas chambers - that was the ultimate deceit.” Weiss was lucky in many ways. When her group was being distributed to either the gas chambers or slave labor, she was mistaken as an older girls. She claims, “This was the first chance I had to survive.”
She left a legacy by being the voice of the Holocaust. In the time of Anne Frank, the Nazis were starting their rise to power, which caused problems all around the globe. Before the war started, discrimination against Jewish citizens in Germany was strong. Hitler, being the dictator of Germany, implemented many anti-Semitic laws which targeted the Jewish people of Germany.
The courageous Frank family, consisting of a father, mother, and two young daughters, were tortured during this time period. One particular family member, the youngest daughter, has a legacy that still lives on today. Anne Frank was both a hero and a victim of the Holocaust because she was forced into hiding, her loved ones were killed, and her diaries positively impacted many. During this dreadful time, Anne Frank was victimized by being forced into hiding.
Anne was one of 1 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust. I always wondered why the word "Holocaust" was used in relation to Nazi concentration camps and found out that it is a Greek term used to describe the violent deaths of large groups of people or huge massacre. Anne Frank showed bravery and always stayed hopeful for her future. Many forgot how old Anne was because she provided our society with so much knowledge of her time spent in hiding. Even while being shoveled from one concentration camp to the next Anne revealed her strong side instead of her youthful frightened side.
When the Germans began to invade Warsaw in 1939, Irena was appalled by the Jews’ situation, and became inspired to join the Zegota, an underground council of aid for the Jews. As Irena was a Polish social worker, she was able to receive a pass to enter the Warsaw ghetto from the Warsaw Epidemic Control Department. When she saw the lurid scene, Irena knew that she had to do something to help these people. She began smuggling Jewish children out of Warsaw in Ambulances, Sendler recruited the help of other social workers to help her save the children. With the help of her new recruits, Irena managed to save about 2,500 Jewish children and provide them temporary identities.
Elie Wiesel: The Great Humanitarian Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was born and raised in Sighetu Marmatiei,Romania until 1944,where he and his family were separated in Auschwitz,and that is where his mother,sisters, grandmother had died. Also while he was there Wiesel had to overcome Death of his family members, Starvation, and. Abuse. These adversities made Elie Wiesel become the man he is today; he is truly a humanitarian. Wiesel had to overcome the death of his family members.
Hiding Max is very significant given the Hubermanns lived in Nazi Germany, a society that killed Jews and anybody who would dare to associate with them. “For me, the sky was the color of Jews. They just kept feeding me. Minute after minute. Shower after shower.”
Known as the “Moses of her people,” this woman was mainly known for her assistance in leading hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad from Maryland to Pennsylvania. However, unlike the previous Abolitionist women mentioned above, Christianity, its beliefs, and spiritual practices were nonetheless vital resources upon which Tubman and her family drew for psychological revival. Harriet was disabled due to her head injury that happened in her teens when, her master threw an iron rod at her head. Later on, Tubman got married to her first husband Joseph Tubman but, remained childless. Later on in life, after many attempts to be free Tubman finally escaped in 1849.
Which was a false rumor but lots of rumors said she went crazy even when she was very young. Deborah even wrote that she was not a lab rat for her dad and she didn’t sue him ever. http://www.skeptically.org/skinner/id6.html He went back to Harvard as a professor in 1948.
Tosia Altman had an immense role in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. She educated the youth and also led the underground part of the resistance. She faced death several times just so that she could help others. For example, she saved people from a burning fire, and spread significant messages that helped people to escape. Now forgotten, she deserves more recognition and her work should be known and taught along with the Holocaust.
What comes to mind when you hear the word 'Holocaust '? Does it comes to mind the heroes who put their lives at risk to free and defend the thousands of Jews who were nearing death. One of which; Irena Sendler. Irena was a polish nurse who, soon after the German Invasion in 1939, began aiding the Jews at age
Aileen Wuronos and Nannie Doss are known as serial killers they killed multiple amount of people. Also they had a rough going childhood in comparison they were both molested at a young age. They both had reasons for their action. For Aileen her reason was to keep her girlfriends and for her girlfriend not leave her side. And for Nannie Doss she said “I was searching for the perfect mate, the real romance of life.”
I have a friend her name is Jane Addams. She is a courageous woman in my opinion especially after all she has gone through. 2 deaths in the family did not stop Jane from becoming the woman she was. After having her mother and father die, Jane got 2 degree’s; One from the Rockford Collage and the other from Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia; Jane went on to find her a position in life. After meeting her friend, Ellen Gates Starr (which happens to be me) Jane went about searching for a position in life.
During WWII close to 400,000 people were taken to Warsaw Ghetto, a 1.3 square mile space where disease and hunger was abundant. It was constructed with "10-foot-high walls topped with barbed wire" (Lowellmilkencenter.org). Nazi guards surrounded the entire Ghetto shooting anyone who attempted to escape. Anyone who survived living there would be sent to Treblinka Concentration Camp, where they would be killed. No Jews ever came out alive from that place.