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    The Warsaw Ghetto Large beads of sweat run down his face, his ears are ringing as a deep rumbling sound surrounds the group. His every breath scratches his throat as the sound gets louder. A group of Nazis stand before them, guns held in ready hands, he is sure that they warn them of this being their last chance to turn back, but he doesn't process their empty words. In fact, he has found that he preferred the sound of guns ablaze rather than their evil-coated voices.At this moment he is faced with

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    Irena Sendlerowa Hero

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    During WWII close to 400,000 people were taken to Warsaw Ghetto, a 1.3 square mile space where disease and hunger was abundant. It was constructed with "10-foot-high walls topped with barbed wire" (Lowellmilkencenter.org). Nazi guards surrounded the entire Ghetto shooting anyone who attempted to escape. Anyone who survived living there would be sent to Treblinka Concentration Camp, where they would be killed. No Jews ever came out alive from that place. (Lowellmilkencenter.org) This would have been

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    Nazis held the Jews in ghettos until they could figure out what to do with them early in the war. Later after the “Final Solution” was approved, they were primarily held in ghettos until they could be shipped to camps to die (Allen 37). Many ghettos were made in major German and Polish cities. The biggest ghetto to be built during the war was the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland. Warsaw was taken on September 29, 1939, and quickly a few months later on October 12, 1940, the Warsaw Ghetto was officially opened

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    from the horrific Warsaw Ghetto. Born as Irena Krzyżanowska on February 15, 1910 to two Catholic parents Dr.Stanisław Krzyżanowski, a physician, and his wife, Janina, Irena was taught from a very young age to help anyone and everyone who is in need. Irena 's father treated many patients during his career, a majority of them were Jews, so, after his death in 1917, Jewish community leaders helped Irenas mother pay for Irenas education. Irena studied Polish literature at Warsaw University. She was

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    When the creation of the Warsaw ghetto began German SS and police unite would move thousands of Jews to the Treblinka killing center. About 265,000 Jews deported were killed and about 35,000 Jews inside the ghetto were killed. Right away Irena Sendler and with the help of others took action and smuggled children out of the ghetto by an ambulance, in a potato sacks, in coffins, and many more. The Jewish Virtual Library also declared

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    Dealing With Conflict and Hard Times When it comes to dealing with tough times such as going to internment camps or hiding from Nazi soldiers so that they aren’t taken to centration camps, there are three important questions that come into play; What motivates people to move through hard times and moments?, What can people do to help others going through tough problems?, and Who can people go to to help them through tough times or conflict? I think that people can best respond to conflict by staying

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    The Nazi’s sent a film crew to the Warsaw ghetto where they would film the Jews in their everyday lives most of the time being staged. They filmed from the very weak and poor to the wealthier Jewish people. It is easy to think of why the Germans would film the Jews in luxurious settings, to promote and show that the ghettos are good places and the Jews in the ghettos are living well. But why would they film the extreme poverty and state of the buildings and living conditions when they were so poor

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    Poland and Europe as a whole. Major cities were turned into battlegrounds and ghettos, one of the most infamous ghettos during the war, was in Warsaw. The Warsaw ghetto was one of the worst acts of genocide and enslavement that the world has ever seen, the uprising that soon began was also another act which saw a large resistance of civilians, it was one of the biggest acts of civilian resistance. With the Warsaw ghetto uprising being one the bloodiest acts of resistance in all of human history,

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    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

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    The Jewish fighters also learned about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from prisoners on the incoming transports, and this strengthened their resolve and boosted their morale. On August 2, 1943, the Committee launched their revolt. The prisoners seized weapons from the SS storeroom, attacked the German and

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    The ghettos were the first step in eliminating the Jewish population. Jews were first moved to the ghettos to be easily identified and isolated from the rest of society (Altman 8). Some people were required to do manual labor for the Nazis such as, building walls around the ghettos or doing pretty much anything that would make money for the Nazis (Byers 73). The ghettos were built to be a temporary place where the Jews could stay while Hitler and his Nazis came up with a new plan, but they ended

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    “Being a hero doesn’t mean you're invincible, it just means that you're brave enough to stand up and do what's needed, “says a sagacious man named Rick Riordan . Often times you see heroes on television who have super strength of flying powers, but heroes come in many different forms of people. Irena Sendler for example, was a great hero. Not many people know the name of Irena Sendler, she had done something big that impacted and saved the lives of many jews. Some heroes may be fictional as well

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    Elie Wiesel's Journey

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    that and deal with the post-traumatic stress. By the end of his story, his diction and tone expressed true emptiness and sorrow. This is displayed by Wiesel saying “I wanted to see myself hanging on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself in the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me.” (Wiesel 77) This quote ties things all together for the reader, as it shows how the holocaust has left Elie a shell of his

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    11­mile ­long brick wall, which established the Warsaw ghetto. A 24­ member Jewish Council, created by the Nazis and known as the Judenräte, maintained order and was the administrative link between the Jews and the Nazi Occupiers”(Warsaw Ghetto Uprising). An uprising that lasted five months by the Jewish people was turned around when Nazis bombed the ghetto and demolished synagogues in WWII. They moved in 150,000 Jews and established the Warsaw Ghetto. Over the next couple years it became cramped and

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    us Jews called the ghetto. The Warsaw Ghetto. We were trapped in a little section of town. They fenced us in to apartments with absolutely no color. The walls were beaten and bland. Everything looked the same, all the buildings and streets seemed to blend together. My next door neighbor that went by the name Jacob Smakowski, I think it was. He was a small boy only about the age of 8. He told me that he wanted to record everything that happened to him during his time in the ghetto. I told him “that

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    Warsaw Ghetto Germany (Present day Poland) April, 1943 “Mama! They’re coming for us!” Albina stared at her young son with wide eyes. Her heart sank in her chest. “The Germans?” She asked. Gerald stood still, the memory of the approaching Germans fresh in his head. “Thousands of them, mama. I saw them approaching from the bridge outside the gates.” Albina cursed and grabbed for the iron rod which was kept on the couch. Hitting it repeatedly on the wall, all she could think of was her husband’s

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    people who lived through the mass murders of Nazi extermination and resided in the well-known Warsaw Ghetto. From the beginning of the infamous Warsaw ghetto to its final days, this capital city in Poland endured heavy losses. Before being taken to the death camps, but after being ripped from their homes, the Jews were made to live in these Ghettos. The early history, the Jew's life in the Ghetto, and the closing history, which gives us the aftermath of

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    time will never be forgotten. Ghettos were made to torture Jews. The Jews had no choice in going because the soldiers would kill them if they didn’t go. The Jews did nothing wrong to deserve this treatment. The ghettos that were set up to hold Jewish prisoners were not organized. The conditions were horrible. Since the soldiers treated the Jews with harm, they would riot and revolt. Without a doubt, the ghettos will be remembered as

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    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising The Holocaust affected the lives of many Jews and non-Jews during the 1930’s and 1940’s. One particular group of the Holocaust were the people of the Warsaw Ghetto. Ghettos during the Holocaust were cruel and harsh. They didn’t feed the people hardly anything and nothing was sanitary at all. If you didn’t die from the conditions there, you could easily be shot by cruel Nazi soldiers (“Ghettos”).There were nearly 100 different Jewish groups that started to prepare themselves

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    From just reading the first two sentences I can already tell how much these camps have changed the prisoners. The author, Primo Levi, reminds me much of Elie from the fact as they both refused to take showers as they thought it was a waste of precious energy, a resource they had little of and must conserve. We can already tell how much the Nazis wanted to turn these prisoners into beasts, as they had even taken away the delight of a shower, as well as marking them like cattle with numbers on their

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