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Why do the survivors of such a tragic event such as the Holocaust want to remember those horrifying times by writing about memories that most people would only want to forget? I will show, Weisel has talked about, and as others have written, that the victims of the holocaust wrote about their experiences not only to preserve the history of the event, but so that those who were not involved and those who did survive can understand what really happened. They wanted the people of the world to realize how viciously they were treated. On top of wanting us to understand, they also want to understand why this happened. Why did the Lord let this happen? Why did the people of the world stand by and let such a thing happen to so many people? Today…show more content…
was asked "what she hoped to achieve by writing her memoirs," she said "Just to tell. The stories are all pretty much alike yet they're all different. Just to tell them one more story, I think. I don't write it for my kids, certainly not for my husband (Lucille 27)." I found a poem written by a survivor of the Holocaust called "A Survivor's Prayer" in this poem the author wrote, "I could not throw away what had been ripped away from so many. In the end I had to choose life. I had to struggle to cross the bridge between the dead and the living. I had to rebuild what had been destroyed. I had to deny death another victory (Malka B.)." I think that the author is saying that they are not going to take for granted the gift of life. They were spared for a reason and would not rest or be quiet while there were people out there who did not know the truth about the greatest tragedy of our time. The author was not going to die before they had told their story to all of those who wanted to hear. The

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