Felicia Carmelly, currently age 87, is one of the few Holocaust survivors who remains alive today. Her story is riveting and immensely detailed; consequently, it deserves to be remembered for eternity. Being generally knowledgable about the Holocaust is one perspective, however, reading and understanding Felicia’s point of view is much different. The thoroughly haunting events that transpired in Transnistria, orchestrated through the eyes of Carmelly herself, were heart-wrenching to say the least. Before the Holocaust began, Felicia was living a very structured and fairly pampered lifestyle in Dorna, Romania, as an only child.
Kitty Hart-Nixon return to Auschwitz has been documented through many mediums which include a documentary with Yorkshire and her memoir, “I Am Alive”. she explains in details her first night at Auschwitz in both mediums. However, there are certain differences between her detailed account in her memoir and her account during the visit to Auschwitz. Unlike in her memoir, she recollects during the documentary the presence of both dead and alive bodies in the bunkers when they arrived in the living quarters of the camp. Similarly, she also remembers asking her mother to take the bread rations and clothes of the dead gypsy.
During her family’s Seder, she is transported to Poland during the time of the Holocaust. While not understanding how she got to another place and time, Hannah and her Polish family are taken to a concentration camp and must suffer through the misery and terror of being in the camp. Many people, her family and strangers, are “chosen” but the people who aren’t, listen to Hannah, who tells them stories of her home and other stories she knows to help keep the other prisoners’ spirits up. Hannah’s friend, Rivka, was chosen, so Hannah trades places with her so that she can live. We later find out that after Rivka survives the camp, she takes the name Eva, which is the name of Hannah’s Aunt.
Situational irony is a noun meaning “an outcome that turns out to be very different from what was expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does” (Dictionary.com). Many events that contain situational irony are present in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book is a story narrated by Death about a girl named Liesel and her experiences during World War II. She is givin up by her mother to live with Hans and Rosa Hubermann and she eventually has a wonderful life in her new home. She loves to spend time with her best friend Rudy Steiner and she even becomes friends with the Jewish man hiding in her basement, Max.
In the documentary, One Survivor Remembers, Gerda Weissmann recalls her miraculous survival of the Nazi concentration camps. Throughout her survival, Gerda Weissman shows personality traits of courage, perseverance, and compassion. When Gerda Weissmann was fifteen years old Germany seized control over Poland and all Jewish Poles were confined to small living quarters of their houses. Gerda Weissmann’s ability to keep calm and go on living in that situation showed true bravery because a girl her age would surely panic and develop a negative personality. Gerda Weissmann is possibly most courageous when she separated from her family and has to go to Dulag transit camp, while the rest of her family is sent to Auschwitz.
Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne exhibits the struggle of several kids as they make an attempt to save their friend, Josie, who has been forced to live in a prison comprising of people with only type O blood. Niko, Jake, Astrid, and Dean are the several kids who will be traveling from their safe haven in Canada back to the United States where Josie is located. Furthermore, Josie is making an attempt to survive in the prison with a named “INPUT” who the others of monument 14 met earlier in the story. One can clarify symbolism involving a red leaf, evaluate Astrid’s choice to take Jake along to save Josie, and predict how the monument 14 kids plan to sneak Josie out of the prison.
"The Girl Who Survived" by Carol Bierman and Bronia Brandman. This book is about a family who went into hiding during the holocaust. Bronia starts of at the age of nine years old and ends up being the only one out of her family to survive. Bronia along with Mila, Mendek, and Bonzeka are the main characters in this book. The story was about the family and unsuspected new friends and what they experienced long the way.
The first example comes from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl where her family gets a call from the Schutzstaffel, commonly referred to as the SS, which means that they will be sent to concentration camps. The family has a different idea and decides to hide as shown from “Mother’s gone to Mr. van Daan to ask whether we can move to our hiding place tomorrow. The van Daans are going with us” (Frank 373). This quote explains how her family was prepared to respond to the conflict, and this attempt will help them survive, which in effect is them responding to a conflict.
The Hiding Place is the acclaimed story of Cornelia “Corrie” Ten Boom. Corrie is the main author along with supporting help from authors John and Elizabeth Sherrill. Boom is very knowledgeable considering she is telling the story from personal experiences and survival throughout her and her families’ lives during World War II. The title of her book refers to the home of the Ten Boom family and their work as they hid the Jews from the Nazi generals. The Booms were a very devoted Christian family.
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.
The organization was to help jews and save them from the horrible effects of the concentration camps. Irea would go through the ghetto and disguise herself as a jew to keep her identity a secret. She would beg parents to let her take their children to safety. She would take them to orphanages, give them new names and identities, and teach them catholic prayers so
One of the more well-known victims of the Holocaust is Anne. She was a Jew who lived a secret life. Her story is very interesting for many of us because it tells a lot about her and her family surviving in the Secret Annex before it had happened. Her story from the diary helped a lot about how they had to live secretly which was a lot difficult for her and the family.
Among her most important missions as a courier was to smuggle a map of the death camp of Treblinka out of the ghetto in the hope that solid information about the killing would spur a decisive response in the West. Vladka’s became the leader of the organization and she the co-leader. When the Holocaust was over, Vladka became an impassioned leader in the national effort to educate children about the Holocaust. Vladka later made a book named “On Both Sides of The wall”, which was made in memory of all those she and many more lost in the Holocaust.
They settled in Terre Haute, Indiana (Eva & Miriam Mozes Kor.” The Holocaust, through Their Eyes). In Eva 's book, Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, she explains the basic need of affection she and her sister had after liberation. She also expresses the great passion and love for the land of Israel and the security it provided for Holocaust survivors (Mozes 105). As adults, Eva and Miriam suffered serious health problems.