Anne Frank is likely the most famous Jew that was killed during World War II. Her diary was later published by her father after reading the journal. Anne's story touches many people's hearts because of the unfortunate and devastating events stated in her diary. Adolf Hitler had no right killing so many people.
Night by Elie Wiesel is a story based on his personal experiences during the holocaust controlled by the Nazi army in the concentration camps. Towards the end of 1941 all the Jewish people were taken away from their homes by the Nazi army. When they arrived in Auschwitz they Nazi army separated families by their strength, weakness, and gender. All the men and the women were separated. Then the weak and old ones were separated from the young and strong.
Some were forced labor, medical experiments, then later death/extermination camps. Transition camps were set up as holding places for death camps. When the camps were finally opened , families who stayed together , got separated. The train ride there was horrible. Jews were starved of food & water for days.
When living is making life hell just keep on moving forward. The main character and the author in the book, Night, is Elie Wiesel. The book Night is about a family going to a concentration camp called, Auschwitz. He had to make some major life choices, and choices about his religion. Also, how he changes throughout the book is very noticeable.
Imagine being freezing cold, tortured, and famished while undergoing excruciating labor and struggling to stay alive. (Levi, Primo. Survival in Auschwitz.) Primo Levi survived the Holocaust as a prisoner in one of the concentration camps. Levi’s survival in Auschwitz which directed him toward his outstanding career as a chemist, compelled him to write numerous, informational books about the Holocaust, and led him to commit suicide at the age of sixty-seven.
In 1944, the Germans ordered Rumkowski to announce that Germany was in need of workers to repair damage. These ‘workers’ were not sent to work; they were sent to be exterminated at a nearby concentration camp called Chelmo. After many transports, it was then decided that the remaining survivors would be sent to Auschwitz. A combined number of 145,000 Jews were killed at the concentration camps. Rumkoswki believed that he was safe from death after all of his collaboration and hard work with the Nazis, so he voluntarily boarded a train headed for Auschwitz with his family.
Children witnessed disfigured corpses in the streets and heard terrible tales of people consuming, buying, and selling human flesh on the street. He was raised by his mother, while his father served in the army during WWII. While in the army, his father was captured as a prisoner of war (POW). It was said that his dad was a coward and deliberately got caught and killed. This may have been a ploy to escape Stalin’s harsh rule or to escape the responsibilities of fatherhood.
God? Night is a dramatic book that tells horror and evil of the concentration camps that many were imprisoned in during World War II. In book Night the author, Eliezer Wiesel, is only fifteen years old when his faith is tested by the horrors of the Holocaust. His identity and possessions are taken from him in the darkest hours in his life. Ten years after he is liberated from the concentration camp, Eliezer writes the novel Night about his endeavors throughout the Holocaust and the effects on his faith.
The labor camps were where the people that arrived would work until they were too weak. Then they would go to the death camps which are where the people would die in huge groups. Auschwitz was a very well known death camp. It was located in Poland and you can still visit it today! Many people leave candles lit there because they lost a loved one to the Nazis.
Picture yourself being ripped from your home and family, losing all dignity and being transported to god knows where? Imagine having everything you worked hard for taken away in a second and then not given a response as to why it is happening. This happened to the Jewish people and others who were looked at by Hitler as undesirables. Approximately 11 million people perished during the Holocaust. As time goes by, and more and more survivors are dying, so is the memory of Holocaust.