Dear Mr. Wiesel, I have read your book ‘Night’ and I really like it. In fact, it's shed more light on things I didn't know about the Holocaust. I never fully grasped what people could actually go through and how much hurt they could go through before they break. You didn't break tho, you were able to stay strong and not let anything get to you. You may have changed while you were in that camp, Mr. Wiesel but most people wouldn't have made it out if they went through that today so in my eyes you are a hero, if you wouldn't have been strong I wouldn't have read this story and I wouldn't know how strong I have to be to get through life. If you can live through that I can live through anything, so thank you. I'm so very sorry that you went through
When Irene Safran was only twenty-one years old, her carefree life ended in the face of the Holocaust. Born to two Jewish parents as one of ten children-- four girls and six boys in all-- in Munkachevo, Czechoslovakia around the year 1923, her world changed in early April 1944 when she and her family were transferred to a Jewish ghetto. For the next year, Irene's life was a series of deaths, losses, and humiliations no human should ever have to suffer, culminating, years later, with a triumphant ending. Her story is proof that the human spirit can triumph over all manner of adversity and evil.
Gerda was 15 when she was moved into a ghetto called the Bielsko ghetto in 1939 ,September 1. Gerda had an older brother who was 19. But that changed when young men 16 and up had to sign up for the army. Now it was just Gerda and her parents. Then german fighter planes appeared overhead, causing people to flee the city. Her family remanded in the town. In the morning, she heard intense shouting and saw Nazi’s on motorcycles shouting “Heil Hitler”. One day women and men were separated and asked to be put in lines. Gerda was in the line with her mother and a guard asked her how old she was and she said, “18”. Then she was put in a truck a shouting at her mother to ask where she was going and her mother said she didn’t know. Gerda jumped out of the truck but a SS officer caught her and said to her that she was too young to die. Then she knew that her mother was going to die. After Gerda being moved into the ghetto she was deported in 1942 to work in a factory in Bolkenhain, Silesia. Besides the of all the labor and hunger there was caring caring between the inmates. A German supervisor, Mrs. Kugler, saved Gerda’s life because when Gerda got sick and the SS men had to inspected her to see if she should continue working or die. Mrs. Kugler helped her pass the Inspection by just letting her work and then rest again. She was moved to a camp called Marzdorf and spent three years there. It
I will talk about five Jewish survivor stories of how life was before they were taken, how they survived while in a concentration camp, and how they are doing long after the Holocaust. Each of these five stories has a similar beginning that starts with their family having a normal happy life till the Germans come into their towns and turn their world upside down. Then antisemitism begins to arise throughout their communities. Their neighbors and Germans treat them like
As the war dwindled down, the Bilecki family lingered to their Polish home. Though they were rich in heart, the friction between the slips of tinted cash and the jangling of the metal coins were the only sound that seemed to be worth hearing. Sadly, for them there was a lack of it. The Jews that they saved acted as their guardian angel, as the Bilecki clan did for them. From all around the world, across the sea, the Jews kept them from malnutrition and naked chills. It wasn’t until 1998 that the secret of the Bilecki kindness was unveiled. Not only did they get the recognition they deserve, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous had planned an infinitesimal surprise. Waiting, as the sounds of aircrafts roared, stood five of the survivors the Bilecki family had guided to asylum. The vulnerability of the raw moment was exposed as they shared their tears. The applause throbbed emphatically like the robust flapping of an angel’s wings. Their life saving feat did not go unacknowledged by the Righteous Among the Nations. Their unselfish deeds of valor and grace set themselves into being heroes.
Being a prisoner of war can change a person, dramastically. World war two, one of the most devastating wars; over fifty million people died, and yet this number is just a roundabout. One main factor, called the Holocaust, the extermination of six million Jews, gays, and anything German’s deemed unfit. Based on a true story, we venture through the mind of a young Jewish boy named Elie. Elie one day was taken from his home, and sent to a German concentration camp known as Auschwitz. Elie is soon to realize that this place is no joking matter. Through the process of selection, the disassemblement from his loved ones, and the deportation of saved ones to specialized camps, Elie questions his faith in God, himself, and his welfare of family members.
My sister is ripped from me, shouting and kicking with fear. Anger and confusion build up in young Rina’s wide, grey eyes. The German devils roll their eyes when they see our pain. They scuff, “Toughen up, Jews,” making us feel worse about this tragic life we’ve been forced to live. Rina yelps when a Nazi soldier slaps her and shoves her away from me. I think to myself, “This is the end. If Rina is gone and my parents are separated from us, how are we all supposed to live in this unfamiliar place alone?”
During a horrible time in history, a courageous rescue operation saved the lives of thousands of Jewish children. There were among thousands of Jewish parents throughout Germany, Australia, and Czechoslovakia who were sending their children-some less than one year-to Britain to live with strangers(editors of scope, N.D.). There were many people working in the kindertransport to save the lives of thousands of children. Many of the parents hoped to get their children back but unfortunately, in some cases, they didn't. Throughout these horrible events, we are able to grasp the reality of these terrors the Jews went through, and what the children went through throughout the Kindertransport.
The two siblings were standing outside of Kinderheim L410, an old prison, with hundreds of other Jewish children (Levine 64). They would stay here with little food, space, and knowledge of what was in their years to come. One day, Hana and her brother received a letter stating he was being deported to a labor camp. She was headed to Auschwitz.
Elie Wiesel was a normal, young kid who lived in Hungry. The only problem was that he was Jewish and the Nazi’s were coming. Elie and his family were together in a ghetto inside their hometown. Elie and his family thought that this would be the worst of their problems, but it wasn’t. Elie and his family survived the ghetto. After Elie and his family spent time in the ghetto they got news that they would be heading somewhere else. They got news that they were going, no one knew where but they would soon find out it wasn’t like the ghetto. They soon arrived in a camp called Birkenau, this was used as a stopping point and most of the people there would go to Auschwitz. On the first day Elie and his father were together and his mom and sister were on another. This was the last time Elie saw his mom and sister. Elie and his father sticted together for as long as they could and they did whatever they could to be together. Later on his father died because of the abuse and he just couldn’t go on.
When learning about the Holocaust, most are deprived of being able to understand the emotions, thoughts, and experiences of the millions of Jews; however, Elie Wiesel gives this opportunity through the telling of his personal experience. After ten years of silence, Elie Wiesel recounts his personal experiences of the Holocaust and retells the horrific details of the events he witnessed in his honest, eye-opening memoir Night. Taken at a young age, Elie Wiesel is transported to Auschwitz; at this concentration camp, Wiesel is separated from his mother and younger sister, whom he would never see again. During his years in the concentration camp, Wiesel and his father worked long exhausting hours every day. After a forty-two mile trip from Auschwitz to Gleiwitz in the snow and bitter cold, Elie Wiesel watches the slow death of his father by malnutrition and a harsh beating from the Nazis. Three months later American forces liberate the camp, freeing Wiesel. One of the most important memoirs one can read and a true inspiration, Night deserves to be read by everyone.
“A lorry drew up at the pit and delivered its load - little children. Babies! Yes, I saw it with my own eyes… those children in the flames.” (Elie Wiesel, 24) This memoir, told by Elie Wiesel in his book “Night” and published in 1956, describes his experiences surviving the Holocaust. He and his father are forced to endure extremely traumatic experiences. Throughout “Night”, there are moments that are incredibly powerful. These moments are powerful because it really shows how horrible the Holocaust was, and the terrors not only Elie went through, but that almost all Jewish people experienced.
Well, after all it might be true, during World War || many Jews were going into hiding trying to survived, many did but also many didn’t. We went and decided to interview about three people that survived. From what we have heard and learned, they all experienced pain, fear, losing their families, houses, and sometimes forgetting their own name. They all have different stories but they’re somewhat related to each other, the stories are often heartbreaking, but demonstrating strength, hope, and the courage that it took to survive.
Anger billowed up inside me and grew with every step I took. I headed home, hoping my parents would be upset for how the Jews were being treated. They never liked Hitler or the things he stood for, but they had never disobeyed the Nazis either. I resented them for not standing up to the Nazis. I hoped that after hearing this news, they would become outraged and try to help the innocent Jews. I had always thought to myself, that if I were ever in their shoes at this point in time, that I would at least try to help the Jews, and maybe even hide some of them.