The night of Kristallnacht and the rising tensions between our community forced our family to flee to the french border city of Natzwiller. Our family was strong in business as we were successful in revolution and our small workshop grew into a family empire as generations of Schneider lived to keep our proud business open through the wars and the depression. This shoe factory was crucial to us as it provided us success until the night of Kristallnacht. That night, the SA and our neighbors killed our Jared and family’s business. Almost two years in the city of Natzwiller, our family grew into eighteen and a new shoe empire was building until the Nazis invaded the city. The city quickly fell under the control of the SS, who were looking specifically for the Jewish civilians. They came to our workshop and shot our patriarch, my father. The remaining thirteen of us were moved into a prisoner of war camp, where we would be separated. Us six boy were decided to build another camp with some other Jewish teens from the city. This camp was brutal as it pushed and beaten us.
The article, “ Teens Who Fought Hitler”, by Lauren Tarshis, indicates that there are many challenges that Ben a Jewish boy, had to face and how he used courage to fight back against the Nazis. Ben Kamm lived in a tragic event that happened in the 1920s- 30s. The holocaust. Ben and his family were shoved in a ghetto with barely any food. Ben soon found that he could join a group fighting against the Nazis. He joined and snuck out of the ghetto. Once have arrived he had to sleep on the forest floor, learn to sabotage railroads, and more. It was nerve wracking , you could be shot at any moment. But happily he lived and died of a sickness or maybe old age but not shot by the Nazis. Ben and the other people fighting against the Nazis had a
When asking anyone what the Holocaust is, there is a very standard answer as to what it was. It is infamously known as the mass killings and imprisonment of Jewish people throughout most of Western Europe. What people fail to acknowledge is that there is more to the Holocaust than this “standard answer.” There have been multiple accounts of what it was like to be in the Holocaust such as the famous books The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Night by Elie Wiesel. The memoir A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal serves the same purpose as any text about this atrocity has served: to inform the public about what truly went on in the concentration camps and beyond. However, A Lucky Child provides a different perspective on the Holocaust. As the title indicates, it is a book about how Buergenthal was able to outlast the most infamous concentration camp: Auschwitz. It is an inspiring story and puts the reader into perspective about all the children who had been killed during the Holocaust, yet he had survived.
The article, “Teens Against Hitler”, by Lauren Tarshis, describes Ben Kamm, a Jewish boy, and his fight against war and the prejudice Nazis had for the Jewish people. The article describes, “One of the darkest and most evil chapters in history- the Holocaust.” Ben Kamm and his family lived in Warsaw, Poland in the 1920’s. “Germany had been struggling since 1918 when it was defeated in WW1.” Adolf Hitler was planning on annihilating all the Jews in Europe. The Jewish people had many challenges to deal with. All through the article, Ben showed courage and bravery. He even made a plan and joined a Partisan group to fight for the Jewish people.
The book Daniel’s Story describes events that happened during the Holocaust through a fictional character, Daniel. The way the Nazis treated the Jewish people was awful and cruel. Many of these actions made me sick to my stomach, knowing that this actually happened. From his uncle’s ashes being sent in the mail, people beating up the Jews, a SS officer shooting a young boy, and the living conditions of the Jews in the ghetto, these are some of the events that were horrifying.
In the 20th century, World War II began and caused many deaths everywhere in Europe, The war was fought between many countries that formed two different alliances: the Allies and the Axis. One of the leaders from the Axis power, Adolf Hitler, hated the Jews. He believed that the Aryan race was the master race of the people. All who were not considered as Aryan race was discriminated and hated in Germany. Jewish people were victim of the abuse that they received from the "Superior" Aryan race, they were sent towards concentration camp and were treated harshly and killed in cold blood, simply because of their religion, this was called the holocaust. Only a small amount of Jews survived the holocaust, a lot of stories from Jews who had suffered through the horror of concentration camp had surfaced and revealed the horror that they experienced, one of this Jews that spoke up is Joseph Sher.
Marked by the dehumanizing and horrific genocide of the Jewish people, the Holocaust was a significant conflict that fueled the militant period of the twentieth century. As the spearhead of the Nazi Party of Germany from 1934 to 1945, Adolf Hitler sponsored the brutal persecution and genocide of around six million Jewish individuals, along with many other casualties. Subjugated to the tyranny of the concentration and labor camps where they were stripped of their identity and liberty, the individuals that survived the Holocaust will carry the burden of their traumatic memories through their lifetime. In his memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel explores his harrowing experiences imprisoned in multiple concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust.
Many lives were lost during the German’s attempt to wipe out all Jews, and those who lived lost a part of their life during this time. The young boys lost their childhood and ‘innocences’. They witness more death and suffering than anywhere in the country. Today, there is still death and violence against others. There is pledges from other countries to want to kill Americans and Christians. As Elie says in Night, “ Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately.” We must make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, and there is no more pain or suffering for
Imagine the world as you know it is no longer. The plain scentless air is now the stench of burned human flesh. You’re torn from your family not knowing their fate. You are no longer free to roam earth but now trapped in a torturous cage with the only escape being death. For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
The Holocaust is one of the darkest times in history. The Holocaust was started by Hitler, defining people if they were Jewish, part Jewish, or Aryan. Little did these people know that it would get a lot worse for Jewish people after a few years. In a few years innocent people were being sent to gas chambers just for being Jewish. “There is not one day I don’t think about it,” says Inge. (“Heard on campus Inge Auerbacher”) Inge Auerbacher is one of few Jewish children to survive the Holocaust. She was born in a german village called Kippenheim. She still remembers Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass. Her grandparents had come to visit but they soon had to hide from the angry mod. She remembers feeling scared in her backyard shed.
Prior to World War 2 Jewish people were the main family or culture that the Nazi’s been feeding off of and killing approximately 6,000 each day. Which led to 6.5 million Jews dead at the end of the war and a few survivors. Although one of these few survivors was Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, Diarist of one of the most famous diaries, “The Diary of Anne Frank.” World War 2 was a devastating event that changed how Jews lived because because they were said to be “Divergent.”
Cheating death was a hard thing and only some actually survived. There are little survivor of people who actually cheated death. Some of these people were sent to many concentration camps or either forced labor but they survived. As an example of cheating death is a book called Prisoner B 3087. As the young man was sent to many concentration camps he saw many things even upon a young age. His own people killed in front of him his own family too. But he survived through all the harsh condition the Nazi leaders and soldiers gave him. Through all the abuse or little food that was given and through all the disease that was sent by.
The article “Teens Against Hitler” by Lauren Tarshis, describes the great challenges Ben, his family, and many other Jewish families faced over the rule of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis amid World War II.
Elie Wiesel was a young boy when he did survived the holocaust.. In his memoir Night, we follow his journey as a Jewish boy in a time where expressing your religion could mean life or death. Between living under the watch of Nazi regimes, trying to keep his father alive, and surviving the inhumanity of others, Elie’s had fought and lived through the genocide unlike any other. However, surviving the holocaust does not come without a price. Wiesel lived at the sacrifice of his faith and identity, which were left in fragments after the existence of evil that left a permanent scar on his life.
The article, Fighting Against Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, describes How a boy named Ben was a jew and many times he was close to getting killed, he then was a partisan. When Ben Kamm was in his early teen years Adolf Hitler was planning on his annihilation of all jews in Europe. When the time of the annihilation came The Nazis and Hitler were burning and/or vandalizing any jewish owned businesses. Jews were not even aloud to step foot in public parks, libraries or leave there house after 5pm. That is what Fighting Against Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, is about.