These survivors and their families had suffered the aftermaths for many later decades after the end of World War ll and death of Hitler. The army and politicians crush them and exploited them for many decades after seizing the genocide and occupation in 1945. Through these autobiographies we can see that its not only Jews but many other tribes and sects had faced the terror and were killed
The Holocaust was the mass murder of Jews, Gypsies, and the mentally or physically disabled (Introduction). The word Holocaust means burning of animals as a human sacrifice (Steele 6). In the process of the Holocaust, more than 35 million people died (Strahinich 76). The Holocaust took place mostly in Europe and Poland, where the Jewish population was three million plus (Introduction). Prime locations for the camps were on good working railroads with ghettos nearby (Strahinich 39).
For almost 80 years, historians and Jewish survivors have authored and published their firsthand accounts of the pain they were forced to endure. One such piece of literature is Elie Wiesel’s Night, a memoir illustrating his own experiences in German concentration camps, where every day was dominated by the impulse to stay alive. As Wiesel demonstrated repeatedly in his novel, during the Holocaust, self-preservation forced millions of victims to abandon family members and friends; commit desperate, sometimes suicidal, acts; and blinded many victims to the reality of their situations throughout the genocide. One of the most psychologically destructive aspects of the Holocaust was the forced isolation and selective targeting of Jewish victims, many of whom were killed or separated from one another. However,
Buchenwald Concentration Camp 56,000 prisoners including Jews and Soviet Prisoners died at Buchenwald concentration camp (Buchenwald Camp Survivors n.p.). Buchenwald concentration camp was located in the Northern Slope of Ettersberg, Germany. (Buchenwald Concentration Camp n.p). At Buchenwald around 250,000 men, women, and children were held there. Sadly, many people did not survive and the ones that did were lucky.
Are you just going to live the rest of your life in misery doing what the Nazi’s tell you to do? Throughout Nazi rule prisoners had to obey the soldiers in concentration camps. But that doesn’t mean you can’t step out of line and show defiance. In the article “Resistance during the Holocaust”, it talks about the resistance in the Extermination Camps and how “a small number of prisoners managed to escape during the struggle” (14). In camps you can rebel in many ways such as not doing what you’re told, staying clean and healthy, or just simply surviving or escaping.
Over 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. They were shot, gassed, hung, and much more. The Jews died innocent and were killed just because they were Jews. It is important that people remember all of the Holocaust and not just some of it. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen more aptly delivers the message of remembering than Donna Deitches version through the scene of boxcars, the conditions of the camp, and dehumanization.
World War II was a horrible time in the world. Many Jewish people were murdered and killed for nothing more than being born Jewish. Lots of these people were children and one of these Jewish children was Anne Frank. Like many other Jewish people, she was forced into hiding by the Nazi Party and Hitler's regime. During Hitler's regime, Germany sent Jewish families and even children to places called concentration camps where they would be worked until their death.
The Holocaust occurred in Europe in the early 1940’s (Altman 1). Constructed by Adolf Hitler, Germany’s first and only Führer, the Holocaust is a horrible event (Introduction). Jewish people were treated in cruel and brutal ways. Over six million died in concentration camps, ghettos, or death marches (Rice 11). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
Once Salva knows that he becomes scared and alone. He just wants to give up. But he knows that his family would want him to carry on with his life, and achieve something. So he tells himself that he can do it. Just this day to get through.
The Holocaust was an immoral machination orchestrated by the Nazi’s to eliminate any person who did not meet their criteria of a human. Millions were interned in camps all around Europe. Each person who survived the Holocaust has a different story. Within Elie Wiesel’s Night (2006) and the movie “Life is Beautiful” (2000) two different perspectives on the Holocaust are presented to audiences both however deal with the analogous subjects faced by prisoners. Inside both works you can find the general mood of sadness.