____ 1 __________ __________ English 13 May 2014 Courage and survival Arek Hersh was a concentration camp survivor he was born in Poland and his father was a boot maker for the army. Jews in Poland were bothered with anti-Semitism; this was after the ‘polenkation’ of 1938 when Germany forced many polish Jews citizens across the border. September 1st of 1939 the Germany army attacked Poland. Arek’s family had to leave there home town and live in Lodz. In 1940 the Jews who lived in Lodz had to start wearing the Star of David on their clothes and were forced into a ghetto, where food was controlled and people lived in tight conditions.
During the 1940’s horrible crimes and tortures were committed by the Nazis. The Nazi’s led by Hitler were trying to complete their goal known as the final solution. This goal was to entirely eliminate the Jewish race. The Nazi’s saw them as inferior people who didn’t deserve to live. They looked at Jews as animals not people.
No one believes him, including Elie; they think he has gone crazy in his absence. Soon the persecution of the Jews becomes widespread. Elie and his family are forced to move from their home into the ghetto. They are not allowed to go out after dark or interact with non-Jewish people. Soon large numbers of Jews in Sighet are arrested and deported to concentration camps.
In 1943, the Nazis decided to force the occupants into back-breaking labor. The Nazis made the prisoners make arms and supplies for the war. At this camp, they performed brutal medical experiments on the prisoners. Over 3,500 people had experiments performed on them and most all died. When the war was coming to an end, the United States liberated over 32,000 prisoners on April 29, 1945.
Breeden 1 Rebekah Breeden Professor Ehrhardt HIST 1623-099 11 May 2012 Night Essay Elie Wiesel portrays the degradation of Jewish humanity and culture by describing his experiences during the Holocaust in World War II. Wiesel describes how the SS dehumanized the Jews through cruel treatment for various reasons. From the experiences described by Wiesel, the humanity of he himself and other inmates diminished as they looked out for themselves and not for family. Wiesel’s account shows that the human’s capacity for cruelty and strength is unparalleled. His account also shows that the reason we must remember the Holocaust is so that the mass genocide will not be forgotten, lest we commit the crime of injustice by forgetting who died.
In October, Gerda’s brother Arthur, was forced to leave with a Nazi and all of the other young men in town. Gerda never sees him again, but she got letters from him throughout alot of the war. The situation becomes more and more severe for the Jews, as the Aryan neighbors take advantage of the situation by
In addition, Jews were excluded from public schools and universities. The Jews of Amsterdam were forced to live in sealed off ghettos, and after May 1942 they forced to war the yellow star. By the end of 1042, approximately 38,500 Jews had been departed from Holland to death camp near Poland. Dutch Christians made thousands of heroic efforts to save Jews and hide them, but most were caught by the Nazis. Alfred and his parents were transported to the Sobibor death camp near Lublin, Poland.
And they were senselessly murdered just because they were different. Nothing today can compare to the holocaust because it was so massive and unforgettable. But the holocaust has taught us about how people need to treat each other. If people start to treat each other like the Nazis did the Jews there is no stopping another holocaust from happening again. The Nazis were judgmental raciest and disgusting people who hated anyone who was different then them.
When the Russians were getting closer, the Nazi’s were ordered to kill all of the prisoners that were left, but luckily for Levi, they were terrified and fled instead. (“Primo Levi, Chemist and Writer,” 1) At that time, Auschwitz was liberated by the Red Army eleven months after Levi entered the camp. Levi survived the concentration camp as one of twenty to leave the camp alive that started out with six hundred and fifty Italian Jews. (“Primo Levi.” http://en.wilipedia.org, 1) After getting out of Auschwitz, Levi spent eight months in Russia as a refuge before heading home. (“Primo Levi, Chemist and Writer,”
The Nazis entered the towns of the Jewish people, acted very friendly but soon after removed all of the people. They placed them on cattle cars and sent them to concentration camps. 1. Both Elie and Viktor experienced the line that meant walking or dying the sick and weak were sent directly to the crematoriums. 2.