The Holocaust was a big tragedy that started on January 30, 1933, and ended in 1945.These twelve years affect a lot of people around the world differently mentally, physically and emotionally. There are some people who actually went through this horrible time period and was able to tell their story and some people who left her diary behind for others to tell their story. One book I read that stood out from other books During the Holocaust was The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust 's Shadow by Krystyna Chiger. The story was told by Chiger herself. The book talked about her life before, after, and during the Holocaust. The girl in the green sweater is about how 150,000 Jews were killed in 1943. Most of them were forced into ghettos and murdered. The Krystyna Chiger’s was the last group to survive. Krystyna also was known as the girl in the green sweater was the first to talk about her life in the Lvov underground sewers for fourteen months.
The story is based on a true story. Even Though the story is written and told years later she could remember what happened like it was yesterday. Chiger wrote for her and her family …show more content…
Leopold Socha who was one of the sewage workers in Lvov. He used his skills and knowledge to help people shelter during the holocaust and war. Pawel Krystyna little brother stuck together through the fourteen months underground and he depended on her protection. They also built a very tight bond and made an imaginary friend name Melek to get through this tough time. Her father Ignacy did everything he could to protect his family and others with food, shelter, and a place to hide from the Nazis. Her Mother Paulina was like any other caring mother trying to keep her family uplifted through bad times. Magdalena Socha Leopold 's wife was like a second mother she helped the Chigger family out by washing their
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For my book review I chose to read “The Girl in the Red Coat,” a memoir written by Holocaust survivor Roma Ligocka along with some help from Iris Von Finickenstein. This book was originally written in German and published in Germany in 2000 by Verlagsgruppe Droemer Weltbild Gmgh & Co KG. It was then translated to English and re-published by Bantam Dell A division of Random House. Inc. New York, New York in 2002.
Statistically, only 54% of the world has heard about the Holocaust. Believe it or not, some people don't know it exists or they deny it happened. Regarding these statistics, the Holocaust is still a very emotional event in history to many. Ever since the Holocaust, people have had multiple different viewpoints on the topic, including writers. One author that shares my viewpoint on the Holocaust is an author by the name of David Oliver Relin.
More than 11 million people perished in the Holocaust over 82 years ago, which is more than the number of people currently living in Washington State. The Holocaust was one of the biggest tragedies the world has ever seen. The Nazis took innocent people from their homes and beat them, tortured them, and took away all their dignity. The Jews were spread throughout many concentration camps in Poland, starved, shaved, and stripped. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, the trait of inhumanity is demonstrated throughout the story when innocent people must face pain and suffering due to others' ruthless actions.
Although many deaths in the Holocaust were forced deaths, there were a lot of brave souls who sacrificed their own lives for others. Something that I took away from the book is how strong people had to be to go through that. People need to remember the Holocaust, it should never be ignored, nor neglected. The most notable part of the book is how Hannah had to adapt from being in a safe home, to a place she would have ever thought. Nevertheless, is important to understand this time period because the pain people have to go through is unimaginable, and we need to never make the same mistakes we made in the past.
The Holocaust. A short, unimaginable period, of just over twelve years, where almost 6 million Jews were murdered by the German nazis. Overall, 17 million victims were killed and thousands were forced to work in inhumane conditions and live in concentration camps. Elie Wiesel, a victim of the Holocaust, having been deported at the age of 12, is one of the few survivors who lived to tell their story. He has written many books and given many speeches about his experience, but they all convey a similar message, that we as a population, cannot remain silent but to stand up for the indifferences and the horrendous events of this world.
The Holocaust was a devastating event that had outreaching effects on many groups of people and many countries. Although most of this devastation happened to the Jewish Race. There are many books, movies, memoirs, and academic journals regarding the Holocaust, portraying how it affected different people and their stories. One memoir that will be discussed is Night written by Elie Wiesel about his life during the Holocaust. Also a movie by the name of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be discussed.
Elie Wiesel once stated “for the dead and the living, we must bear witness”. Remembrance of historical events is vitally important for the collective narrative. If horrific events such as the Holocaust are allowed to be forgotten, then we have forgotten the significance of the event and debased the people who died. In order to keep the event in the collective narrative, as a way of creating a universal understanding of the tragedy not only for the sake of those directly involved, but also as a warning to future generations, we must as Wiesel states “bear witness”.
Her and her family get deported the "ghetto" because they were Jewish. There life was flipped upside down; she came from a decently wealthy bakeground. With everything going down around them it was a harsh awkening for all of them. She became a goods smuggler to help her family services. Even with all the danger and risker around
Despite the fact that all the information might not be as completely accurate as the others, the book "Maus" gives the information in the simplest and most engaging way. It also shows a lot considering it was based off a mans true survivor story. In the book “Maus” you are walked through the life of Vladek Spiegelman, a man who was once defending the ones he loved from the Germans but soon had to begin his escape from their grasps to protect the ones he loves. It sounded just like any other survivor story that you would hear but there’s something a little different about this one, the book is written by Vladeks son Art Spiegelman who decided to portray all the Jews in his book as mice and the Germans as cats which really pulled a lot of readers in and made the story a lot easier for readers to follow. Another good quality that the book had was that they didn’t focus specifically on what went on during the Holocaust, but also how Vladek handled it in present time and how it effected him and what the events of the Holocaust lead him to do with his life in the present.
Many people have learned about the Holocaust throughout the years, but learning about it from a primary source is a whole different experience. A scary journey that turned out to be the Holocaust has been told by two individuals that survived. These two stories tell the reader what life was like and what they went through. Even though the conditions were terrible, both Eli and Lina were able to survive and break away through fear, horrendous experiences, and hope that lead them to surviving and leaving people they cared about behind.
Everyone who has learned about World War II should know about the Holocaust. The Holocaust was during the same period of World War II. “What is it called the Holocaust?” you may ask. The Holocaust originates from the Greek language and means “completely burnt offering to God.”
“ You don 't need religion to have morals. If you can 't determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy not religion. ”- unknown. Night by Elie Wiesel, during World War II, in Germany and Poland, Jewish people taken to concentration camps and forced to do labor.
There are many stories from of the Holocaust throughout history, and the world. Every story is unique to the Jew’s situation. Most stories end in them escaping and being able to live, right? Well that might be true, but there are stories of friends, family members, and seeing other innocent people die. Two examples of stories told about the Holocaust would be, Night by Elie Wiesel, and Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Benigni.
Through studying this tragic event, the dangers of racism and prejudice will be clear. At ages most students learn about the holocaust, they struggle with loyalty, conformity, peer pressure, and belonging. The Holocaust may help teach youth to be aware of how to navigate these pressures of society and be able to make the correct decisions however difficult that may be (Why teach The Holocaust?). Stories of specific people from The Holocaust can engage students into a great lesson that they can take into their daily lives (Why teach about The