Street by street, the Russians are taking over the city of Berlin. In just a few hours, the entire country will be in ruins(15). I have seen so much here at this camp. A mother being separated from her little boy where she was stuck in a gas chamber. The boy was all alone.
The next morning the police came to round up all the Jewish people in the area. They took Iby and the others to a local brickyard where they were held until they were transferred to cattle wagons to be transported to Auschwitz. The journey took approximately five days until they reached the entrance to the concentration camp. Once they arrived, Iby and the others were forced to undress to have all the hair shaved off them. Iby avoided getting a tattoo because there was no more ink.
The first section was called the Large Camp and this is where they housed the prisoners'. The small camp is where prisoners were kept in quarantine. Lastly, the tent camp was set up for Polish prisoners sent to Buchenwald after the German invasion of Poland, in 1939 (Purdy n.p.). Buchenwald Concentration Camp was very cruel to the people who were held captive there. Life at Buchenwald concentration camp was awful.
But one day, Yanek could not find Uncle Moshe. Moshe was killed.Yanek was taken to many more concentration camps. In one, he found a misplaced floor board so he and his 3 friends hid under the floor board everyday for about a week. Until, they almost got caught.The next concentration camp they were under the impression they were going to be burned in a gas chamber. But the Natzi’s never turned it on.
Upon arrival, Wiesel’s inmate number “A-7713” was tattooed on his left arm and he was separated from his mother and sisters. However, he remained with his father in a sub camp of Auschwitz called III-Monowitz. A week before the camps liberation, Wiesel’s father was beaten by a SS officer and other inmates for food and he was sent to the crematorium
Over the years, The Auschwitz Concentration camp has become synonymous with death, inhumanity, and evil. This particular camp was the largest mass murder site in human history. The camp claimed victims of all ethnicities, but Jews were the main group that the Nazis were trying to eradicate. Out of the many concentration camps set up by the regime, Auschwitz was the most lethal one of them all. Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp.
The Holocaust was the wide scale murder and extermination of Jews during the Nazi Regime. The Holocaust was undoubtedly a world-changing reality of World War II. Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust. Jews were placed in concentration (extermination) camps and forced to work until their subsequent, often inevitable, death. One of the most notable Nazi concentration camps was Auschwitz, which is also the setting for much of Elie Wiesel’s Night.
In Hitler’s mind the only way to reach complete world domination was to completely blow the other races out of the water (Bacharach 9). Hitler’s main target was the Jews (Meltzer 16). 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. Hitler considered the Jewish people an inferior race compared to his superior race (Meltzer 15-16). Jews started to be forced to move to ghettos as a second way of
Auschwitz was the largest death camp in all of Nazi Germany, and it had to be built somewhere. For Auschwitz to be built everyone living in the area was moved from their homes, which were later bulldozed to create space. It was built on what used to be a military base, outside of a to8 November 2016 “Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity.” stated Billy Graham. It was the most feared place to be sent. Auschwitz was the most notorious of all the death camps during the Holocaust.It housed one out of every six deaths from all of the death camps throught the Holocaust.