Some of the prisoners were taken to the Baltic sea and were shot down by SS guards. Others were put on death marches going to Launberg in Eastern Germany. Buchenwald Death March On April 7, 1945, 30,00 prisoners were evacuated on a death march going deep into Germany, no set destination. On April 11 the remaining prisoners alive took control of the camp by using rocks and there numbers to over throw the German guards. American forces came the same day of the revolt.
But one day, Yanek could not find Uncle Moshe. Moshe was killed.Yanek was taken to many more concentration camps. In one, he found a misplaced floor board so he and his 3 friends hid under the floor board everyday for about a week. Until, they almost got caught.The next concentration camp they were under the impression they were going to be burned in a gas chamber. But the Natzi’s never turned it on.
Upon arrival, Wiesel’s inmate number “A-7713” was tattooed on his left arm and he was separated from his mother and sisters. However, he remained with his father in a sub camp of Auschwitz called III-Monowitz. A week before the camps liberation, Wiesel’s father was beaten by a SS officer and other inmates for food and he was sent to the crematorium
At camp Auschwitz, Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister, but stayed with his father. Eliezer struggles to survive against the cruel environment, he also grapples with his faith in God’s justice. A few weeks/months later Eliezer and his father are transported from Auschwitz to Buna. A few months before the concentration camps are liberated by the Americans, Eliezer’s father dies because of extreme fever and beating.
Treblinka Treblinka was one of the worst concentration camps of all 6. Treblinka was started in 1942 ended in 1943 . They killed over 900,000 people in a year. They only had 67 survivors and Samuel Willenberg was the last survivor. Their was ten Thousand people murdered every day.
The allies are quickly approaching and it seems like the Germans will fulfil their task to kill all of the Jews. The SS start to move everyone out of the camp by the thousands because after all of the prisoners have been removed the camp will be blown up. But Eliezer has luck on his side along with a few others a underground resistance movement takes control of the camp Eating is the first thing all of the men do when freed Eliezer during this gets food poisoning. He spends a couple weeks in the hospital teetering between life or death when he has recovered he takes a glance into the mirror and sees a corpse. This vision of himself will continue to haunt him for the rest of his
Japanese Americans got their citizenship taken away. The United States of America propaganda video declares “Japanese Americans homes, work, etc. were taken over for plane landings, oil industries, etc.” Also, Japanese Americans got their basic rights taken away. Pat Morita quotes “Had 5 days to get all of the their belongings figured out.” Jews had a unlivable environment. The Holocaust Document adds that “60,000 Jews in one camps and around piles of dead bodies.” This made the Jews even weaker by knowing that they can die at any moment.
When he was younger his mom would feed poor strangers the same amount of food as they got, and she split it all equally (Giddens). There were 9.5 million Jews that lived in Europe at the time before the Holocaust (Burk). The places that had the most Jews in their population were Poland, Romania, Latvia, and Estonia (Burk). The Nazis seized power in 1933, and the majority of European Jews two out of every three would be dead after the Holocaust
Many of the surviving prisoners barely moved because they were so weak. After the Jews were liberated, many of them fled to the U.S. and around 700,000 went to Israel. In the end, the total number of people who were murdered in the holocaust was
Hitler forced the Jews to move into a certain part of the city called “Gettos”.In the Gettos there was hardly any water, food and medical care. The jews weren’t taken care of they lived in small rooms with multiple other families. Eventually all Jews were brought to concentration camps. They were told they were going to a better place. At the camps, the people there were forced to hard labor for days.
Imagine being stuck inside a warehouse for two years and a half with no sunlight, no fresh air, and not making any noise from 8am to 8pm. Could you live with knowing that the Nazis can find you and kill you at any moment? Can you manage to live with only rotten potatoes, beans, and bread to eat pretty much every day? Just try to picture you and your family going through this for two and a half years. That’s just what the Jewish Holocaust was.
It got to be operational on May 20, 1940 and remained so until January 27, 1945, when the Soviets freed it. More than one million individuals were killed in the three camps, around 90 precent of them Jewish. "Sonderkommandos" was a unique unites contained Jewish detainees chose randomly upon landing in the camp. They were tasked with policing the bodies, clothing, and valuables to and from the gas chambers and crematoria, and however their employment was horrible, they were rewarded with more food and better working conditions. On the morning of October 7, the Sonderkommandos all of a sudden assaulted each and every SS protect in and around the gas loads and crematoria.
On D-Day, over 150,000 Allied soldiers landed in France, and the country was liberated at the end of August. On September 11, 1944, US troops crossed into Germany; while the Soviet Union crossed the eastern border a month before. Also at this time, Allied air forces attacked plants like Auschwitz, but chambers were not targeted. As the United States got even closer to their target, many allies of Germany started to surrender, Poland was liberated, and the Soviets encircled Berlin. Knowing they have lost, Hitler and many of his high ranking officers committed suicide, and Germany surrendered (The History Place, n.d.).