This is where Sanne and I met our Best Friends, Anne and Margot Frank. Our everyday life was seeming to get back to normal as it was back in Berlin. I had a feeling that something was going to happen just like in Berlin. I didn't want to be right, but the next day the Germans had started to deport the Jews to concentration camps. My family and I thought that that would be a temporary situation. Thanks to my boyfriend, I was now aware that the Jews were being sent to “labor camps” which really meant death. Manfred got us fake ID’s and papers. I thought this was a well acquired plan that will keep my family from death. Although this may seem true, my father did not agree with Manfred and I.
“You just can’t understand it, even when you’ve seen it”, Percy Knauth an American reporter claimed. (Abzug 45). The Holocaust is without a doubt the epitome of all trajectories.On the topic of the Holocaust, the focus points are the functions of the concentration camps and its survivors.The liberation of these Nazi camps is somewhat overlooked. The photos and the testimonies of the camp liberations allowed for the American people to comprehend the depths of the atrocities that had occurred. Without the witnesses, photos and testimonies the concentration camps wouldn’t have been liberated, if not for the supported evidence from the liberations the American people wouldn’t have face the true depth of the ghastly crime that is the Holocaust. In “Inside The Vicious Heart Americans And The Liberation Of Nazi Concentration Camps” Robert H.
Do you know how life in the concentration camps were? Do you know how many people died each year because of these camps? Life in these camps were tough, either you can work or you die, harsh right. Wondering the first year they evacuated the Jews, how scared people must have been and how they thought everything would be okay in the “good” hands of their government. You wonder who would put people, human beings just like you, live, breath, eat, exactly like you, through so much misery and for what, get what out killing innocent humans?
On a cold fall morning, hundreds of Jewish families woke up to be told that they were to come with the Nazis and that they would be leaving their homes. No explanation, no clue as to where they are going to end up, they bagged up their necessities. The mothers and fathers carried bags upon bags of things that they believed that they were going to get to keep. The children cried, the mothers trembled in fear, while the fathers tried to hold their families together. Out on the cold streets they went, to wait. The Nazis were mean, strict, and rude. Telling the not to move or talk, having them stand never giving them a break. Basically treating them like a dog they were trying to teach a new trick. They taunted and made fun of them and laughed at their looks.
Men told us to undress in a thick German accent. People took off their clothes and revealed their scars. Move a German soldier yelled at us. We were pushed into a small room with crumbling concrete walls, I felt as if I had just walked into a freezer. The room as dark as the minds of the people who created this horrifying place. I stood there waiting as everyone was herded into this small room. Everyone was frightened and shocked seeing us all bare in a cold and dim
We were only given a few choices during the war. Every chance that we had to choose our fate, we had to be very careful. Evidently, the Nazis did not favor the Jewish people. We, the Jews, were animals to them. We walked and talked like human beings, but we were looked upon as if we were filthy animals. I didn’t know they thought of us like that. My mother and father shielded me from the outside world. They didn’t think I would understand. My parents were right. I would not understand. I was only eleven. Then they raided our house.
This screaming and fighting was going on for hours, Michael and I partially went to sleep while my mom and Aunt Betsy watched us sleep. Then all of a sudden, we hear silence their gone, my mother waits a few minutes to make sure it's still silent. It past 10 minutes it was still silent, my mom poked her head out to see if the coast was clear, but their was still a few bad people they're arresting lots of families men. My father left a tiny phone for my mom because when his close or is in america we will know that he is ok. Hours past and it was still quite, and our candle was literally about to burn out, but we still have half of the other one, my mother wanted to go to see if everyone one was gone but before she left the phone rang.
Today must be the most life changing day of my life. I now know what had really happened in concentration camps. Prior to today I thought concentration camps were places of worship for the Jews, but no. I have literally seen hell. I don’t think I will ever be able to live life with the same mentality again. Today is the most horrific day of my life.
Millions of people were killed during the Holocaust. They suffered from diseases and starvation, labored to death, and murdered in concentration camps. In experiencing the terrors of the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel describes his dreadful experiences as a Jewish boy under Nazi control. Everybody goes through situations and experiences that affect them in some way, perhaps even change them. This intense story not only indicates the horror of the concentration camp experience; it shows many important examples of literary devices and reveals certain themes of the excerpt. The way Wiesel uses these devices and themes help create an overwhelming effect on the story. Wiesel talked about the camp using pathos to express how their lives were full of darkness. There were many quotes that gave readers a sense of sympathy. For instance, the quote “I witnessed other hangings. I never saw a single victim weep. For a long time, those dried-up bodies had long forgotten the bitter taste of tears” (572). This particular quote shows that they were hopeless about everything and their lives were never getting better. The way Wiesel specifies this emotional feeling is definitely the strongest, without a doubt. It appears to be practically unreasonable for a reader not to cry about the way Wiesel describes the things he goes through.
In 1942 thousands of Japanese were inturned after an attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The U.S had been neutral up until that point, but the attack brought America into the war. The Japanese were interned because of the risk of espionage, at least according to the government. Although the government thought it was okay, the Government should not have inturned thousands of Japanese.
Two weeks ago, the summer of 1942 had finally started, and at last, it seemed like I could have fun and enjoy myself, until my parents had sat me down with a serious look in their eyes.
Concentration Camps were an imfamous event in WWII. But, not in a good way. Concentration Camps were not only the place where millions of innocent people were brutally murdered. They were so much more. During WWII, there were over 1,200 camps that were run by Nazi Germany. They were placed all over Europe and held many people of different beliefs, races, abilty, age, and religion. Hitler, the “ruler” over the Nazis, sent millions of people to their death to these camps. There were a few different types of camps that held different ways of handling the prisioners.
Jews are constantly being punished in these concentration camps, whether not being present during roll-call to the harsh labor and the lack of nutrition provided. The soldiers take roll call very seriously, Abel emphasizes that judgement will be passed onto the folks lined up for those who disrupt roll call or can’t stand still for a duration of the time. Folks in these concentration camps are forced to work for long periods of time in a day. “whoever has a pair of wooden soles tied to his feet with a leather strap is rich” (13). Many Jews are without shoes and this can cause serious infections. Starvation is a major problem for the people in the camp since the German soldiers limit the amount of sustenance. Digestion is a major problem for
Dachau was the first concentration camp ever built by the Nazis. It was built on March 30, 1933, 10 miles away from Munich. In the beginning of the The Third Reich, Dachau was built to hold the political prisoners. As the years went by there were Jews, and later on there were more people brought in from different countries and races. When Dachau built new buildings it could have fit 5,000 prisoners. By 1938 Dachau was finished, it had 32 barracks and was able to fit in 6,000 prisoners. There was seven watch towers around the camp, along with electrical fences. Later in 1942 Dachau built gas chambers.
Have you ever experienced a bad event in history? Can you imagine being treated as if you were worthless? Back then during World War II, people suffered because of who they were as a person. Not only were they treated horribly in the physical state, but in their metal state as well.