The people in the church were taken to a death camp where they were gassed and buried in mass graves. He and 150 people were taken to the Lodz, but then the ghetto population demanded to hand over the 10,000 children Arek managed to hide in a commentary. The remaining kids were also taken to the death camp and gassed. Arek was then accepted in the orphanage where he worked in the textile mill and was able to find food he stayed there for two years. In 1944 the Germans decided to clear up the Lodz ghetto completely because the Russian army was getting closer.
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.
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.
The Book Night begins in Transylvania, a small town in Sighet, now Romania. It is about the Holocaust time when the Nazis targeted the Gypsies, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the disabled for persecution. Anyone that resisted the Nazi’s was sent to forced labor or murdered. The Nazi’s killed approximately two thirds of all Jews living in Europe; one point one million was estimated to be children. Night occurs in the 1940’s, when Adolf Hitler began to invade Hungry and slowly takes over the town Sighet.
Jarret Kirkham Dr. Denning Contemporary World History March 5th, 2014 What: The document is combined with 2 articles written by Rudolph Hoss and A French doctor during the Holocaust. The two men writing these documents describe the cruelty of how gas chambers and crematoriums were used in Auschwitz-Birkenau and how many Jewish people were killed daily in them. The first article written by Rudolph Hoss describes mainly the numbers of which Jewish individuals were brutally killed in gas chambers within only one day. He speaks about how at one point, the most people killed in one day reached up to over 9000 bodies. He also explains that of the 4 major chambers, they experienced several maintenance issues.
When he returns, he tells the villagers about how he has miraculously escaped from his torturers. He also tells them shocking stories about the atrocities committed against the Jews by Hitler’s regime. When Elie and the other villagers do not believe his stories, thinking he has gone mad, Moshe weeps and tells his story again. As time passes, the Nazis treat the Jews worse and worse. First they shift the Jewish people to live in ghettos; then they arrest them and transport them to Birkenau, the reception center that leads to Auschwitz.
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.
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.
His story is a tragic one; he was born in Lodz, in 1926. Paul was the only survivor of his immediate family which consisted of three people, and the lone survivor of his extended family in Poland which consisted of 18-20 people. Only four relatives in Germany lived past the Holocaust. Paul’s dad was murdered in 1939, and he and the rest of his family were forced into the ghetto in 1940. After work one day Paul saw his grandfather dead at his chair, he had starved.
The mass grave “Olena, Olena Save me!” was the voice of the one of the 100,000 Jewish people that were shot into a pit left to die. The holocaust by bullets was the original journey of Father Patrick Desbois and his questions on his grandfather’s past. The book illustrates the struggles Jews had as did the German citizens watching and hearing the cries of their friends, neighbors, and loved ones. As he travels back to the past events throughout the story many interviews and facts were found and have hit me hard. In the East, they shot the Jews in public.