My Story By Alicia Appleman Jurman

1759 Words Apr 1st, 2016 8 Pages
Those who take the time to fully examine the Holocaust, and its exemplary survivors deal with the unsettling knowledge that those before them over looked. Between the years of 1933 to 1947, the Holocaust prospered through many countries in Europe, including the proximity of one survivor’s homeland, Poland. Alicia: My Story by Alicia Appleman-Jurman is historically famous for it’s shocking relevance throughout its background. It has also been infamous for its brutal unvarnished truth by well-known book reviews, but overall it’s cultural impact on the world has shown it is a lesson that should be known by all.
Before there were survivors of the appalling Holocaust, there was the emanation of this fledgling abomination. It began in September 1st of 1939, when Nazi troops invaded Poland, and Germany surrendered sulkingly on May 8th of 1945 (“HISTORY” 3). This kindled the tyrant Adolf Hitler to wage two wars, and incidentally revived a new World War. The first war was against the allied forces, Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union; Sadly, the other war was against the jews, this in turn gave way to the beginning of the Holocaust (3). This was all kindled only a few years after one survivor named Alicia Appleman-Jurman was born which made her nine years of age at the time in Poland. Jews who collapsed under the harsh hammer of the German’s control in the Eastern and Central Europe were almost immediately belittled in every way made possible (3). The effects were…

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