The Holocaust was one of the most brutal, dehumanizing events in the world. American history explains how the United states fought for liberation of the many occupied by the Nazis. Throughout my years in school, I have learned about this topic, but not in detail. I had the chance to watch an amazing documentary titled One Day in Auschwitz. It featured a woman named Kitty Hart-Moxon, a Holocaust survivor of Polish-English background. Separated from her family, she was thrown into the well-known death camp, Auschwitz. She described her story of survival to two young girls; they were the same age as Kitty was during that time.
According to the texts and eyewitness accounts, the Holocaust had horrendous effects on the people who lived through it. During this time Jews were being rounded up and put into concentration camps by order of the German government. Writings and testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust are around even to this day. According to these sources, Holocaust survivors suffered tremendously since they were treated as less than human , they lost loved ones, and were constantly abused.
Hunger. Pain. This is all the Jews feel as they walk through the mud and muck. “Will this ever end”, they think. A few days pass and there are less of them. They can see the smoke rise in the distance; smell the stench of burning flesh. Their bones stick out in sharp angles. Their stomachs ache with the need for food. Months pass and it’s the same routine. Walk. Pain. Work. Hunger. Sleep. Die. All these people know is this. They start to lose hope. Many have died. Many have lost all of their family members. Their children. They start to believe that it will never end. Then, salvation. Soldiers storm the camp. They gather them up. They save them. This is what millions of people went through during World War II, when the Nazis forced them into
People that survived the Holocaust were optimistic and/or hid but today most are guilty. They have guilt in them because they survived while others were dying amongst them.Surviving World War II meant freedom but many did not get to that point, unfortunately. They were brutally murdered or died either from working too much , starvation, and/ or diseases that spread like wildfire. Unbelievably, smells from the gas chambers, where victims were poisoned with gasses, are still present at concentration camps locations . Many survivors have never been able to get over this horrific event that took place because of the terrifying memories from the camps. Memories of how ruthlessly people were being killed, disgusting food, and the hard work, haunt
This camp, I can’t explain to you the amount of people and sickness that is in Haftling Lager camp (Bergen-Belsen Holocaust). There are so many people dying every day of sickness and hunger, there is very little food and water (Bergen-Belsen Holocaust). There are bodies everywhere, just lying on the ground rotting, they didn’t even bother to bury them (Bergen-Belsen Eastern). There were so many dying in here that they moved some of us out to a new camp called Sternen Lager or “Star” camp as most people call it, (Bergen-Belsen Holocaust) it is better than the last camp I was at, there are about 4,100 Jews alone (Bergen-Belsen
This is why we choose hiding not to make the Nazis mad, but to be a little safer. Also, to spend more time with my family. No Jews would ever want to suffer as much as they did in camps. Even if it's a camp either way you are gonna die. Families were separated some to the left and some to the right. Every Jewish were facing consequences for the crimes they didn’t do. Other thing is that they lost their
After reading all the research about the Holocaust, I thought to myself I can't imagine being in a concentration camp and having my family there too. I am so happy to be living in America today because no matter what color skin you are or religion you are we can all get along together. I really hope this never happens again. Just make sure that every morning you wake up and appreciate the freedom you
It’s 1941, the smell is fowl, the scene is horrifying, and there’s so much fear in the air. There are thousands of innocent people just like me here kept as prisoners. They are being forced to stay here and work because they are considered as Jews. They have been separated from their loved ones and they have the fear they may not be reunited. These poor people are fighting for survival and are barely alive.
Holocaust survivor, Anne Frank, once said, “If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example” (“Auschwitz concentration camps”“). Throughout the Holocaust millions died. The Jews were put into ghetto’s before being boarded to concentration camps. Concentration camps were cruel and killed large sums of people. The ghettos were cramped and didn’t range very far, and possessed Horribly living conditions. The Holocaust was a gigantic slaughter fest, life was terrible for Jews during the holocaust.
Imagine being pried away from your family. Not only that, but being left at the concentration camps, knowing that you are about to face the dreaded word “death”. Concentration camps broke people’s hearts and changed them forever. They had to encounter many terrifying and petrifying medical experiments. Alongside that, the so called “concentration camps” were basically almost becoming, or were, actual death camps. The things that they had to endure were heartbreaking and agonizing. They were starved from the moment that they got there until the end. If they were lucky, their concentration camp would’ve been liberated by the Allies. Most were not so lucky. During the Holocaust, many different concentration camps were built that were to change the lives of people forever.
People in the Holocaust suffered things that a human should never go through. People suffered starvation, cold weather, no clothes, and getting beat with whips everyday. Babies, children, kids, adults, and teenagers burned and killed everyday. Not to mention, they worked in the cold winters. Jews in the 1940’s were treated like animals and were lucky if they got a meal a day. Families were separated from each other and never saw each other again. The Holocaust will never be forgotten. A human should never go through what the Jews suffered. People were forced to help kill and burn friends, family, and people they didn’t even know. The concentration camps were impossible to escape. The barbed wire fences stood 8 feet high. The only way you could
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?
After that was finished, I was sent with a group of prisoners away from the others. I asked a soldier where we were going, and he told me that if I asked him again, my head would no longer be resting on my shoulders. We were marched for around an hour to a group of tents away from the main camp. They told us that this was where we were staying, which was odd. Everyone else was in cabins, while we were given tents. We thought maybe they ran out of room, but then we noticed some of the cabins looking empty and lifeless, while we could clearly see our other comrades inside warm cabins. We soon realized that everyone in the tents was jewish, and found out that the germans were putting us here because we were
Imagine a life without talking to your friends, and having to wake up early in the morning from a hard, scratchy, straw filled mattress and eating nothing but bread and soup everyday! Well that is what many innocent people had to go through in the concentration camps during World War II but that wasn’t all!
Starvation , lack of utilities and dehumanization were many of the harsh things, the Jews suffered at the Auschwitz Concentration Camps. Rights were taken from the Jews the moment the Nazis entered their homes to take them away and their dignity was stepped on in front of them like trash. The stories still go on and survivors testify about their experiences and how they survived.