During the Holocaust, the jews in the Warsaw ghetto faced many hardships. In this paper I will give my input on the jews hardships, and how they managed to survive despise being oppressed by the germans. On November 16, 1940, all the jews in the currently-occupied polish city of Warsaw were forced into a ghetto, which was only 2.4% of the total land mass of the city. To put that into perspective, during that time there was 375,000 jews living in Warsaw. That means a single building housed multiple families of jews. But this was only a small fraction of their troubles. Soon walls were built around the area, and the true horrors began. During their days in the ghetto the jews had to deal with finding food to eat, finding a way to be useful and help their families, and if they were taking classes, which were done in secret, to be careful and hide their books from the germans. The jews were also sent to camps, where they were worked to death, shot to death, and starved to death. Their items were stolen, and they couldn 't do anything about it. A common camp where they were sent is Treblinka, which was located in the north east side of Warsaw. Map of where Treblinka was located, which was in …show more content…
The Nazi’s set up workshops, where the older jews would go and make products for the german war effort. Since they had more work, they were usually more tired then the children. They also had to face a chance of death, if they happened to mess up with something at the workshop. Many became smugglers, mostly the women. They would bring in food, illegally, to feed their children. I hate that they had to go through all this trouble and pain, just to get a small meal. It was very dangerous, because smugglers were usually shot on the spot. The rations that they got were only “10% of the human necessity.” But little did they know, their bad situation, which was already killing many of them off, was about to get a lot
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Gavin Arbic Mrs.Onstad AP Language and Composition 16 December 2022 Night The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jewish people. Jewish people were forced into labor camps and forced to work for the Nazi army. When they arrived at the camps, they were separated from their families.
This made it really hard for them to really fight back because most of them were poor and could not afford weapons like guns or knives ( Hass). Since the Jews had no power over The Nazis they were forced to do anything they wanted them to do. From 1933 to 1945 Jews were in a tough time along with the people that were against Hitler and his group of Nazis that were out to kill the Jews. Over those twelve years, many things had happened, many lives and businesses were lost in the Holocaust. Many people moved to the United States or Israel(US Holocaust memorial) because they couldn’t stand living in Europe during the time of the Holocaust.
They were put into camps in the middle of nowhere. Their so-called “house” was poorly built, they had very thin walls, the house always leaked whenever it rained, they had to make their own furniture, the food wasn’t very good, and there was a fence keeping them in. Many people died trying to get out of the camps. Many innocent people were taken into these camps, a lot were even arrested.
In fact, the Jews faced many horrifying obstacles in order to stay alive, such as concentration camps, death marches, ghettos, and killing centers. All of these malevolent obstacles were created by the Nazis in order to fulfill their “Final Solution,” or in other words their plan of terminating the existence of the Jews. Additionally, the Jews had their property confiscated and their lives restricted by more than four hundred decrees and regulations. With this, the Jews had lost their civil rights while being simultaneously dehumanized. They were forced to shave off all their hair, wear very thin clothing in freezing temperatures, forced to do hard labor, were given small
More than 1.1 million prisoners died in the Auschwitz concentration camp. That’s nearly 700,000 more people dead than deaths caused by guns yearly. There were many punishments for the prisoners. The punishment of the Auschwitz prisoners had been so cruel and the living conditions were unbelievable. There were many different types of ethnicities in this concentration camp.
Jews that were taken away from their homes were all put in train cars and barely had any room. The train cars had no windows and one door that unlocks from the outside. Many Jews were taken into ghettos and Concentration camps filled with people and slept in bunk beds. Many of the Jews were adults and were separated from their kids because they are adults and everyone was separated by gender. Many of the Jews didn’t get enough food
Throughout Night, dehumanization consistently took place as the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. The Nazis targeted the Jews' humanity, and slowly dissolved their feeling of being human. The feeling of dehumanization was very common between the jews. They were constantly being treated as in they were animals. The author and narrator Elie Wiesel, personally experienced being treated like an animal
The Jews were stripped from their basic god given human rights. The Jews were isolated in fenced towns called ghettos. Wiesel’s friend Moishe Chaim Berkowitz described his travels in Hungary and encounter with antisemitism, “The Jews of Budapest live in an atmosphere of fear and terror. Anti-Semitic acts take place everyday, in the streets, on the trains. The fascists attack Jewish stores, synagogues.
The gradual restriction of freedoms and systematic dehumanizing of the Jews is described. The formation of the ghettos where the Jews were forced to reside and then eventually how they were forced to board cattle cars and depart for the concentration camp. Completed Dec 20,
The Holocaust is the genocide of almost six million European Jews during World War II, in an intentional attempt to eradicate by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party known as Nazis in Germany under the command of Adolph Hitler. While the majority of people today understand at least vaguely what the holocaust was, yet there are actually an aggrandizing amount of people that don't fathom or apperceive what it involved. The holocaust was primarily a mission to eradicate all Jews, disabled, mentally challenged, blacks, gypsies, or anyone who wasn’t a pure Aryan off of the face of Earth. To be more specific the holocaust was to annihilate all Jews first because Hitler had some mental enmity with them. He had said that Jews were
Jews were not allowed to have a job. All money in banks were confiscated. A Judenrat, a Jewish council created under German orders, was created putting a few Jews responsible for the entire Jewish community. Armbands were used to recognize Jews and orders came everyday for people to go work hard labor. Going against orders resulted in death.
In the ghettos, living conditions were very harsh. There were ridiculous rules like “no hands in your pockets” (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 42). The ghettos could be described as “crowded and unsanitary living conditions” (Blohm Holocaust Camps 10), with six to seven people living in each room (Adler 57). The ghettos were always sealed, with a wall, barbed wire, or posted boundaries (Altman the Holocaust Ghettos 14). Around the ghettos they were always guarded, if any Jew tried to escape, they would be killed (Adler 57).
Have you ever wondered Why were the Concentration camps established? who went to there, what kind of things happen to them while there? And how many people died? What happen to the survivors? Let’s find out what really happen in the Concentration Camps.
Expository Report “We must do something, we can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse, we must revolt”. These are the words from many men surrounding Elie Wiesel as he entered Auschwitz, calling out for rebellious toward the Germans harsh conditions. Of course they had no idea what they were getting themselves into, many thought that there was nothing wrong until boarding the cattle train that would send them off to their final resting place. Life during the holocaust was torturous to say the least, so much so that some 6,000,000 lives were taken during this time in Jewish descent alone. People of the Jewish descent did not have it easy; they either were forced out of their homes into concentration camps, or they would hide out only to be found and killed of they remained in their settlements.
Daily Life at Concentration Camps Starving, cold, unclothed, sick, and hard working people were all put in concentration camps and treated horribly. The Jewish workers worked hard all day everyday or else they would get killed. The way the Nazi’s treated the Jews was extremely bad, the Jews would not get food, clothes, beds, and other necessities. There were all types of camps that had all kinds of jobs, you were assigned a job and didn 't get to pick a job. The Jews had a very compact schedule, they were busy all day, never any time to waste.