During the Holocaust Jews were put through horrific things you can’t even imagine would happen to another human being. Jews lives were completely changed, they had gone from happy with their family to families torn apart within a few days. The prisoners wondered how long they were going to live. They had never known what day was going to be their last. The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time.
Other countries, like Poland, were also affected by this, Concentration Camps were built in Poland and all Jewish people living in Poland were put into a camp. Additionally, the effects the camps have on people today are completely different. Even today the Holocaust is affecting Jewish people. Many survivors need therapy because of what happened inside of the camps and a lot refrain from telling their experiences because it brings back painful memories. On the other hand, the majority of Japanese-Americans that survived were left in a stable position with less long term effects when compared to the Nazi Concentration Camps.
The holocaust was a terrible time for Jews and the world because it was the start of another world war. These old boxcars were just the beginning of hard times for the Jews. The holocaust needs to be remembered for the sake of the dead, but also for the sake of the living, so it never happens again. The worst part about it is, many people turned the other
Who could have thought that the victims were most responsible for the Holocaust? After all, they were the targets of this abominable act; 6 million Jews, 9-18 million Soviets, 1.8 million Poles, and more groups with fewer casualties. This book, Night, is a memoir about a Jewish prisoner that goes by the name of Elie Wisel that survived this ordeal. After all, they had many opportunities to escape, repeal, or act. The people who chose not to do anything till it was too late are responsible for the Holocaust.
As people can see the daily lives of the prisoners were extremely strenuous. Prisoners of the concentration camps were traumatized. They were stripped of their freedom and were forced to work until they could no longer carry on. Thankfully this event has long since passed and the survivors have been liberated and allowed to live the remainder of their lives in peace without fear of something like this happening to them again. One specific experience the victims of the Holocaust went through were the Concentration camps that the Germans forcefully took them too.
This quote is indicating that being at the camp for a longer time period, his beliefs start disappearing slowly one by one. Everything Eliezer believes in before he arrives at Auschwitz has a very beneficial impact on him. Eliezer will turn to God when something unsatisfactory happens, however being at Auschwitz completely deprives him for being close to God with turning his thoughts very negative. Eliezer is put into an unfortunate situation where the Germans decide that he is to remove his gold crown without further
March 20th, 1993 is when the Holocaust began and when the world saw Jewish men and women move to ghettos and concentration camps around the world. The Jews were taken from their homes, jobs and schools because of the religion they embraced and the culture they represented. From a young age, they were segregated from the rest of the world and discriminated against by a pretentious leader. During these times Nazis would give them false hope and allow them to bring small relics and heirlooms to feel safe. However, the Jews had no clue about the terrific life that was soon to come as they would suffer starvation, molestation, and experimentation.
Dehumanization, neglect and the ovens were not the right solution to Hitler's plan. The people who lived through these harsh years are scarred for life. Hope filled their minds while they all prayed to God to leave Auschwitz some day. The time went further and every day felt longer. Death happened through
Holocaust Survivors The Holocaust was a time where not only were the Jews taken out of their homes, but they were beaten and their families were taken away from them. When the Jews were taken away from their homes they did not know what would happen to them, or where they were going. The Jews finally came to the realization that they might not make it out of there alive after they headed to the first camps. People are always trying to act like they do not know what is going on when something in the world is not right. When the Holocaust was going on, the Germans knew what was happening to the Jews and the U.S. did too.
Elie’s Loss of Faith Within this barbarous world, there are innumerable accounts of devastating events that have occurred in the past, and continue to occur; these occurrences periodically cause us to question the existence of God. Overall, this statement proves to be correct to ill-fated Eliezer Wiesel. This brave child was exceedingly religious, as well as he had a strong hunger to be closer with God. Previous to being transferred to Auschwitz, he believed that as long as his family stuck together, everything would work out to be well. Throughout all his time in the concentration camp, he started to lose his faith after discovering the horrid ways of the camp.
Not only were German resisting but people in other countries, like Poland, were resisting as well. Polish citizens were willing to risk their lives to help the Jewish people during the Holocaust. “Besides the obvious difficulties of hiding someone under the crowded conditions of the occupation and the constant surveillance of German soldiers and police, there was an automatic death penalty imposed on Polish Christians and their families if they were caught helping Jews” (Zegota Paragraph 18). Think about how hard it would be to hide your boyfriend in your room, if your mom kept coming in to make sure you weren 't doing anything suspicious? That 's how the Polish felt, but on a much larger, more terrifying
The survivors were never the same after the ordeal, many had really horrible traumatic experiences during when this happened to them or their family friends. One survivor exclaimed that, “together we have been charged with this mission to talk because we are the last living generation to have borne witness to this, and so we have a tremendous responsibility to make it known to the world in our lifetime.” This tells us that they want us to know and remember what had happened to the Jewish people and so that it never happens again to any other group or ethnicity of people or religion. In another account by a survivor named Sam Bankhalter he explained how his sister suffers still because she thought it was her fault that her mother was killed because she gave her child to her mother before they got to the camp and anyone holding a child would immediately go into the crematorium to be burned. After the war the church said that Anti-Semitism was against the beliefs of the Christian people because they are supposed to “Love thy Neighbor”. As a group the Jewish have been discriminated against for a long time because they did not have a place of their own for a long time and that they were a traveling people.
Throughout the novel, the Jews’ emotions progressed from a state of denial during much of the beginning, in which accepting their obvious fate was not an option, to thorough apathy towards their melancholic, dismal lives. Beginning at the origin of the novel, the Jewish population of Sighet recognized the threat of the Nazi occupation, yet they refused to believe that the Nazis would ever advance deep into Hungary. One such instance develops after Moishe the Beadle, a local pauper who survived a mass execution, returns and begs the Jews to listen to his story. However, his audience “insinuated that he only wanted their pity, that he was