The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews and other religions from the Nazi regime and their collaborators (Steele 6). The Nazi’s got their power in 1933, they thought they were the “Master Race” and other’s lower than them were hated and tortured or killed (Steele 6). After the Nazi’s took power their final solution was to erase all Jews, other religions, and anyone who stood in their way (Steele 6). The Holocaust took place all over Europe but some of the main places the Holocaust took place in were Germany, Poland, and Hungary (Blohm 10), (Ghettos). People that were involved in the Holocaust were Nazis, Jews, other religions, and politicians (Steele 6-7).
Life at Buchenwald concentration camp was awful. Once people arrived, they were separated by gender. All the men went into one group and the women went into another group. All the children went with the women, as well. Many families and friends were split up and most of them never saw each other again.
By the end of the war, there were some 50,000 up to 100,000 survivors that were living in occupied Europe. Auschwitz was the camp that happened to occur the most death out of all the other camps. Thousands of Nazis commited suicide during 1945, as they were taught. After the removal of Adolf Hitler, within’ a year, the population of survivors grew up to over 200,000 survivors. During the holocaust, Adolf hitler murdered millions of people.
The prisoners were either put on trains or did forced marches. They did this as an attempt to prevent liberation for the Jews. The Nazi’s tried to hide the evidence of mass murders. They did so by burning down and destroying the camps. May 7th, 1945, was the day that the Nazi’s surrendered.
I think more people should know what went on in these camps and how the victims had to fight for their lives to survive. And yet two out of three Jews were killed during the holocaust, many of them didn’t get to see their family or friends after the
In the first execution, the Jews did not have a strong reaction. The condemned man that the prisoners brought out was a youth from Warsaw. The youth “was a strong, well-built boy, a giant in comparison to me”(Wiesel 59). The young boy began to gaze at the SS guards. The condemned boy was surrounded by thousands of prisoners.
After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were. During the time of holocaust, the Germans also killed the Gypsies, Slavic people. Other people were killed because of their political, religious, behavior causes, and they could be communist, socialist, and even homosexuals.
The Holocaust is the worst event recorded in history that caused people to question our humanity. Mankind 's worst qualities were shown throughout the whole twelve years. We became inhumane and sadistic. “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede.
No one could every picture such a horror coming for people who do nothing but good in their small community. Elie along with his family has been sent by trains to the largest concentration camps knowns as, “Auschwitz” at this time no one had known what the place was. The life for him in a concentration was nothing but difficult both physically and emotionally. Besides going through a physical pain every day everyone who had a life in a camp were forced the change how they feel. To be able to survive in such camps you had no choice to worry about feeling you had to adapt to your surrounding by not feeling and becoming numb.
Throughout the book, the author focuses more on prisoners and their daily lives inside the concentration camps. The overall point for the author is too see what the prisoners have to witness after being sent to the concentration camps. Naked people (either men or women), and especially Jews, had no food or water and were sent to Poland, where all