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Life In Concentration Camps In The Holocaust

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Life in Concentration Camps
Comping experiences in the Holocaust and the psychological impacts

The rise of Anti- Semitism was affecting the Jews all over Europe. Every Jew living in Europe during the 1930’s and 1940’s has a different and unique experience. Jewish towns and neighbourhoods were being confined to ghettos starting in 1939. After living in ghettos for approximately 2 years and living under unbearable conditions, German soldiers rounded up Jews and began to place them on trains, not telling them their destination. The experiences of Elie Wiesel and Irene Fogel Weiss are just two of the millions of stories that exist. Not only has the Holocaust left physical scars, but psychological scars as well which Viktor Frankel has written a book about, being a psychologist and Holocaust survivor.

When looking at the experience of Elie Wiesel, a Jew born in Transylvania, and Irene Fogel Weiss, a Jew born in Czechoslovakia, the two stories have many similarities and differences. The book Night, written by Elie Wiesel illustrates his experience in the Holocaust including his first experience of family separation and being in a concentration camp. An article written about the life of Irene Fogel Weiss gives the reader a clear image of her life during the Holocaust, dealing with family operation as well as the struggle to stay healthy enough to survive. “Arbeit Macht Frei” Work will make you free. A sign outside of the Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland. After
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