Run Down Neighborhood Research Paper

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Terrible Times in Run Down Neighborhoods “Around us, everyone was weeping. Someone began to recite the Kaddish, the prayer for the dead. I don’t know if it has ever happened before, in the long history of the Jews, that people have been recited the prayer for the dead for themselves,” (Wiesel 31). This event in time will never be forgotten. Ghettos were made to torture Jews. The Jews had no choice in going because the soldiers would kill them if they didn’t go. The Jews did nothing wrong to deserve this treatment. The ghettos that were set up to hold Jewish prisoners were not organized. The conditions were horrible. Since the soldiers treated the Jews with harm, they would riot and revolt. Without a doubt, the ghettos will be remembered as…show more content…
When the Jews were assigned to a ghetto, they had no idea how much their lives would change. In most ghettos, overcrowding was common. Since overcrowding was common, diseases spread quickly. This is because of unsanitary and cramped houses. When Jews were living in the ghettos, the Jews had to smuggle food into ghettos to survive. Most Jews could not stay warm in the Winter. Sometimes they committed suicide because of the terrible conditions. The Jewish kids were the ones who smuggled in food because they fit in small holes inside the wall. The only amount of food they were given was a small amount of bread, fat, or potatoes. Although Jews did not have any belongings, they still found a way to survive. They had tried to continue school by teaching the kids. When the Jews went to bed, there were four to five people in a bed at once and there were about 20 people living in one house. Because of Jews being killed everyday, kids became orphans, and the orphans had to take care of younger orphans. There was no plumbing for sewage, so it all went on the streets. Since the food was rationed to Jews, they were only given enough to barely live. Instead of being shot and killed, sometimes they were killed in vans with toxic gasses. The Jews were only allowed a certain amount of food every day, so they were only allowed 184 calories a day. Starvation had killed 1.2 million Jews. Ghettos that were shown on T.V. propaganda gave the Jews 1,500 to 1,600 calories a day. Every Jew that was forced into a ghetto had lost everything that they have. In addition, the Jews had not been treated with decorum by the Germans, but sometimes they tried to fight for their

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