My father Kenneth Sprick fled to America in September of 1939 to escape Nazi Persecution. He has been sending us money in helping us to save up enough money for us to travel to America. July 12th 1944 Today my family and I collected enough money to go overseas to America. I have been waiting for this moment a long time, ever since the Nazis have been raiding the houses in our neighborhood. My mom and brother can’t wait to get to America so they can get a decent paying job and so they can feed me and Brad, my younger brother.
Although it was very expensive it was very important or my dad to send me to a trip to Poland. I never heard the story of my grandfather from him, only through my dad. He was too unstable and my dad did not want him to relive those times. It is a two week trip to Poland with a Holocaust survivor that guide us through what he have been through, we been in all the museums, and the concentration camps. As we have watched the movie about the Holocaust in class all the images that I witnessed came back, I saw the gates with the in craving of "Work will set you free", the gas showers, and the gethos.
They knew God would lead them though anything they need when they got into trouble. Chapter 9- this is the day that the whole family has always feared. A man tricked Corrie into helping him but he was actually a German. They were taken to Gestapo, the first concentration camp the were held. God showed Corrie this in a dream, she didn’t regret helping the jews at all.
The first bomb, the first explosion, burst in our heart. We are cut off from activity, from striving, from progress. We believe in such things no longer, we believe in war” (87-88). Paul was living life as a civilian for eighteen years, not knowing the horrors of the world, and as a young adult in the war, he witnessed his first horror, such as his first bombing, his first explosion, first exposure to numerous of dead bodies etc, which will traumatize him in future civilian life since one does not simply forget the first raw, gory images. The age of eighteen can be considered the age of a young adult that is still growing and experiencing life, and when teengaers are thrown into the abyss of war, it prevents young soldiers from striving and progressing; as being an adult is heavily weighed on an adolescent
Night Have you ever felt alone, lost faith, no more hope in staying alive any more? Well Elie and his father did while in a Jewish concentration Camps for a whole year, going from one camp to another. This event of the Holocaust didn’t just change everyone on who was taken from the homes and put into a ghetto. But it had a big effect on Elie’s belief in God, hope, and wondering whether or not he will be able to survive living in the concentration camps. Elie had a simple, normal child’s life before he was sent to a concentration camp.
A. Raws of the 23rd battalion addressing his family before his death: “We are lousy, stinking, ragged, unshaven, and sleepless. My tunic is rotten with other men’s blood and partly splattered with a friend’s brains. It is horrible, but why should you people at home know? The horror was indescribable... i want to tell you so that it may be on record, that i honestly believe that a Goldie(a mate) and many others were murdered through the
They knew that if the Nazis heard any babies crying or any other noises, they would be suspicious and find out about the secret tunnel. Then, that would mean immediate death. Joe along with his mother and two brothers walked through the tunnel in a "line" fashion. They stayed in Poland, hiding in a farm house owned by non-Jews. They let Joe and his family hide there for about a year.
After that I survived under an assumed name, and I worked in Germany as a Polish girl. And I worked on a farm, on a German farm, under a false name, pretended that I was Catholic until the end of the war. I was ten by then so I knew what to do because of what my father had told me._________ _________ _________ _________ _________
We were sent based solely on race and nationality. In early February 1942, my family was told that we had just 48 hours to pack our things and get ready to be shipped to internment camps along with many others. My two sisters, mother father and I were terrified. We hoped only for survival, and that we would not be separated during the journey. The exclusion mostly only took place in west coasts states such as California, where I’m from, Oregon, and Washington.
In memoirs of survivors, we learned that they were separated from their families, stripped of their possessions, clothing and cut off their hair. Those not capable of laboring such as elderly and children were sent to gas chambers. Those able to work lived in conditions not fit for an animal, and were starved daily. Families were destroyed and future generations were affected. In today’s world the biggest act of dehumanization is the tens of thousands of children that have been taken away from their families to become soldiers.