Voices From The Holocaust

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The Holocaust Many events have captured the lives of many one being the Holocaust. The Holocaust is a horrible time in world history that everyone should learn from. It is very important that everyone knows the cruelty that took place during this horrible time period in History. The Holocaust was the killing of six million Jewish men and women including children of all ages and also many more individuals by the Nazi Germany and their partners during the time of World War II. Many different key factors played a role in the Holocaust some in particularly being the Nuremberg Laws, Kristallnacht,Final Solution(Wannsee Conference), Ghettos, and lastly the camps. The Nuremberg Law had two different Laws to its name one law being the “Reich Citizenship…show more content…
Kristallnacht also known as “ The Night of Broken Glass”(Thomson, Ruth. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2011. Print.), which occurred on this day in history the day of the “ninth of November in the year of 1938” (Thomson, Ruth. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2011. Print.). “The Night of Broken Glass”( Thomson, Ruth. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2011. Print.)was when “Synagogues in the cities were destroyed and also Jewish Businesses such as shops the aftermath and the destruction was massive, from the burning of Synagogues to the shops were completely destroyed in Germany, also the intense amount of the broken shop windows all over Germany and also Austria” (Thomson, Ruth. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2011. Print.). “30,000 men got arrested altogether and put into Concentration Camps” (Thomson, Ruth. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2011. Print.). As quoted by Freddie Knoller, an Austrian schoolboy when the burning of a Synagogue took place “We received a telephone call from a very close friend of ours, who lived in the street opposite our synagogue, to say the synagogue was in flames and the SA(stormtroopers) wouldn’t let the fire engine put out the fire, only making sure that it…show more content…
WITNESSES TO WAR Eight True-life Stories of Nazi Persecution. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.). What the above quote means is that the wall was built in order to keep all the Jewish people in and if they tried to escape they would be killed. Education the Jews tried to put together some organization but was denied due to different views, Food was always limited and always given in small amounts. An example of their starvation was described in the following quote “ The Germans had to import food for the prisoners. Wagonloads of potatoes would arrive and we were woken up in the middle of the night to unload them. I used to go and unload potatoes in the baggiest pair of trousers you have ever seen, which were tied at the bottom. By the time I came back, I could have forty pounds of potatoes on me” Said by Peter Frank, a Czech schoolboy (Thomson, Ruth. Terezín: Voices from the Holocaust. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2011. Sampath
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