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.
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.
Many wouldn’t believe that he saved a thousand Jews from the demented Nazi ways, but you have to look past the outer features and into the inner ones. He married a young woman named Emilie Schindler, who ended up helping him in his factory and helping save close to 1,500-1,700 Jews. Oskar did neglect her a lot but that changed nothing of how she looked at him. In the year 1939 Oskar finally leaves his father’s farming equipment business and buys an old bankrupt factory with the help of his friend. And that factory would soon employ Jewish workers.
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,”
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.
In the cars he recalled being shoved in with 80 other people when the train cars were to fit only 20 people. Paul was taken to the Ludwigslust concentration camp and the train ride there took 16 nights. Paul also recalled the horrid conditions there, many dead bodies and also prisoners cooking other dead prisoner’s flesh for dinner. Paul was liberated in 1945 by the Americans, he fled to England. He moved to the US in 1952 and joined his family in NY.
No one experiences such a terrible event as the Holocaust without changing. In Night, a memoir by the Jew Elie Wiesel, the author describes his torture at the hands of the Nazis. Captured with his family in 1944 (one year before the end of the war), they were sent to Auschwitz to come before the stern Dr. Mengele in the infamous selection. There, Elie parted from his mother and sister leaving him with his father who was too busy to spend any time with his son before the camp. Under the Nazis' control, Elie and his father moved to several camps including Buna.
As he had the chance to give the Germans what they gave them, Alter passed up on it. He was 19 years old and weighed only 80 pounds. The last three years all he had seen was death, and hatred. He was going to go out and cause that on other people. So instead of getting revenge he went to Poland to see if any of his family had survived.
She tells him she would come back for him and is then taken away with her parents in local street cars to an old bicycle stadium. All the Jewish families were rounded up in the old bicycle stadium but they did not know that it was just a temporary place for them to stay until they are sent to death camps. The Sarah and the other Jews stayed there for several days without food or water. After days of having to live in a stadium, families are transferred to the Beaune-la-Rolande, a transit deportation detention camp. Men and Women were first to be deported from Auschwitz; Sarah and the rest of the children were cruelly separated from their mother’s by the French police.
On April 15, 1945, British troops entered Bergen Belsen. They liberated some 60,000 prisoners, many of whom were close to death. During the first weeks after liberation, close to 500 people in Bergen Belsen died every day by starvation and Typhus. From liberation day until June 20, an estimated 14,000 people died from the terrible conditions that had been inflicted on them by the Nazis during the war. Between April 18 and April 28, the dead were buried.