Why Do People Survive The Holocaust

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“The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.” - Stephen Ambrose The Holocaust was a horrible event that took place between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945. An estimated 17 million innocent people died and millions of lives were changed forever. The Holocaust took so many things away from the Jews that we could not even imagine like living today. The Jews have suffered in many ways, they suffered before the Holocaust, in the Holocaust, and after the Holocaust, if they were even lucky to survive. Thank god the Holocaust is over but, I feel bad for the people that suffered in it. It is hard to believe that long ago Jewish people and other innocent people were forced to go into concentration camps. There was an estimated 6 million…show more content…
How did some people even make it through this time? Not many people survived the Holocaust and if they did I don’t even know how they were brave enough to recover. If any Jews survived the Holocaust they usually had no family to go back to because their families did not survive or were displaced. They didn’t want to go back to where they lived and sometimes they didn’t even remember where they lived. They had to be brought back to health and learn how to rebuild their lives. “They did not want to go back home, fearing economic and social consequences, or even death.” This quote states that the events around the Holocaust completely changed their lives and now they had to learn how to rebuild their lives and forget what happened even though it is a hard thing to forget. Meanwhile, many people were displaced and homeless after the Holocaust. “As the Allies advanced through Europe in 1944 and 1945, they found millions of displaced people living in countries not their own.” This quote states that the people who experienced the Holocaust were lost people and didn’t know what to do. Some of the lucky few who survived the Holocaust shared feelings of not wanting to live any more as they’d lost family, friends, relatives, and so much more that they cared about. Living day by day was a

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