He was one of two sons and the oldest of four children; he was an average boy growing up and attended school. In 1944 his family was forced to leave their homes and were transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp. They
Art’s father Vladeck was a part of the war he killed a nazi ,but then he got captured. That was his first taste of what a concentration camp would
Frankl endured much suffering during his time in the concentration camp. All of his possessions were taken away, including his manuscript in which he recorded all of his life's work. He went through rough manual labor, marching through freezing temperatures, and little or no
During the Holocaust many things that occurred in concentration camps caused despair among its prisoners.Mr. Wiesel tells about the treatment in death camps in his book Night by Elie Wiesel. He faced starvation, physical, and mental abuse. In 1944, Wiesel and his family were deported from Hungary. He lost everything including his family, religion, identity, and faith in humanity. Wiesel and his father were sent to Birkenau where they were held, but were later moved to a different death camp.
His mother and younger sister were killed in a gas chamber there (Nobelprize.org). Wiesel lived with his Sholomo in Auschwitz as forced laborers. They had no choice but to work for the Germans every day, for nothing (Bos, Carol).
Simon Wiesenthal was born on December 31, 1908. The beginning of his life consisted of the harsh realities of WWI. His father, a soldier in WWI, was killed while being enlisted in the Austrian army, leaving Simon alone with his mother. He graduated from college in the early 1930's where he earned an architectural engineering degree. With the motivation towards architecture, Simon set up a small business in Lviv, Ukraine. He later married Cyla Muller, his high school sweetheart. After a few years, Simon, along with thousands of other Jews in Ukraine at the time, were taken by the Soviet Union to a bedsprings factory to serve as workers. Russians began to deport Jews from the factory to Serbia. Simon and Cyla were still together at the factory, so he was determined not to leave her. The working conditions there were harsh, and many of his relatives were killed because of them. The two worked at this factory for several years, until one day when they received a notice from the Germans. They were both being sent to the German Eastern Railway plants, the first of many concentration camps for Wiesenthal (“Simon Wiesenthal Biography”). Simon and Cyla were to be executed by the Nazis within the concentration camp. His prayers seemed hopeless, until his one of his friends, who worked within Ukrainian Auxiliary Police, saved his life. He helped him to escape execution by the Nazis at this camp. This, however, did not stop him from being sent to a different camp. Simon was then immediately sent to the Janowska concentration camp along with his wife where he was forced to
Work at labor camps was hard and endearing. Labor camps did not change the overall plan of death, but was just temporary setback in the exterminating process. Many children died. Victor was a strong and healthy, fifteen year old. He was chosen to work at a labor camp instead of immediate death like his family. (Victor Rona) During his life he was sent to four different slave labor camps. He was in the system from June 1944 until April 1945. (Victor Rona) Victor survived the horrors and the brutalness of the camps, miraculously. Victor was “liberated April 1945”. (Victor Rona) Then five days later he died of a bayonet wound in his left arm. He received this wound in a “labor camp two weeks earlier and had no medical attention”. (Victor Rona) Victor was sixteen when he died. He was one of the many Jewish children to lose everything because of the Germans. (Victor Rona)
Elie Wiesel talks about his experiences he encountered at the concentration camps during World War II in his novel Night. Under Hitler's command, the Nazis rounded up Elie and his family. They were taken from their home town Sighet and was put into the ghetto. Then, they were put onto a train and transported to Auschwitz. Their experience in the concentration camps changed the Jews’ attitudes, personalities, and behaviors.
At some point he had not responded at all towards the cruelties happening around him. Many thought he might of had no feelings or apathy towards losing his family and friends. For example in this section when his father died he said “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Night-Wiesel p.112). He almost saw his father as a burden that manacled him. Elie gave him his ration and had tried to complete his every wish even though he knew his father wouldn’t survive. But he still had this hate and kind of annoyed feeling that all this had gotten to where he took care of his father instead of his father taking care of him. Although he would randomly get this rush of emotions and realization of what he was going through, but still didn’t make it a big scene. Viktor Frankl, on the other hand, had a completely different approach and reaction towards the Holocaust. He had seen the Holocaust as a challenge from God. (Viktor- “Question of God” ) While Elie was losing his trust and faith towards God. Elie’s ways of seeing the Holocaust were at the time understandable, but to people now see it as heartless. But he has grown and has learned to make those times useful. He matured from the Holocaust going in at the age of
He was born September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Romania (“Elie”). He grew up an ordinary child, a circle in a world of circles. He grew up with his three sisters, two parents Shlomo and Sarah, and no brothers (“Elie”). He pursued religious studies until his family and he were taken to Auschwitz
While being held prisoner in the death camps, Frankl began to observe his fellow inmates. He payed close attention to