Elie Wiesel born was born Jewish American on September 30, 1928 in the town of Sighet, now part of Romania. During World War II he with his family and other Jews from the area were deported to the German Concentration and Extermination camps. Elie was separated from his mother and sisters. His mother and sister Tzipora were killed in the gas chambers upon arrival. In 1940 Romania lost the town of Sighet following the second Vienna Award. In 1944 Wiesel and his family lived in the larger of the two or Serpent Street. On May 16, 1944 the Hungarian authorities allowed the German Army to depart the Jewish Community in Sighet to Auschwitz His inmate Number ‘’A-7713’’, was tattooed onto his left arm. Wiesel and his father were sent to the attached work camp Buna which is A Sub camp of Auschwitz III – Monowitz. He managed to remain with his father for over eight months as they were forced to work under appalling conditions and shuffled among three concentration camps in the closing days of the war. January 29, 1945 just a few weeks after the two were marched to Buchenwald, Wiesel father was beaten by a Nazi as he was suffering from dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion he was also beaten by other inmates for his food he was later sent to the crematorium only weeks before the camp was liberated by the U.S third army on April 11th. After World War II, Wiesel taught Hebrew and worked as a choirmaster before becoming a professional journalist. As a child Wiesel witnessed a lot of cruel things. He and his family was ripped out their home and forced to go to a place where you barely get any sleep when every day you get up at 3am you have to dress quickly and make your bed the right way if not done the right way your punishment was 25 lashes after which it was impossible to lie or sit for a whole month. When it’s dark and cold outside they still have to work. In order to warm up a bit groups of ten to twenty people stand together, back to back so as to rub against each other. There was place called the ‘’Wash Room’’ where everyone in the camp was supposed to wash. There were only few faucets and there were 4,500 people. There was neither soap, towels, nor even hand kerchief. so that washing was theoretical rather than practical. In one day a person there became a Lowly person. At 5am they used a half of liter of black, bitter coffee for breakfast after breakfast there was a headcount after that they had to work during work the SS men beat up innocent prisoners for no reason during the beatings the prisoners would scream only after the first blows. Afterwards they fell unconscious and the SS man kicked at their ribs, the Face, and at the most sensitive parts. Eva Galler another holocaust survivor was born in Oleszyce, Poland on January 1, 1924 she was the eldest of eight children in her family. Her mother Ita was an Orphan the family she lives in was to poor to afford a dowry those were hard to find to get married without one. Eva’s Father didn’t let her got to high school Eva was on a hunger strike, she wouldn’t eat. Eva locked herself in her room until her father agreed that she could go to high school. Eva was aware of the Nazis and events in Germany from the newspapers. Germany was forced to return to Poland which led up to the Kaistallnacht. Eva’s father gave a room to a refugee family who didn’t have a place to live. Eva and her family didn’t believe Hitler was coming to Poland until they saw the airplanes. Then the treaty came in. In 1941…
both works. Elie Wiesel’s “Night” and Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” have very similar themes and the symbols used support this assertion.
Fire appears throughout the book “Night” as a cruel abuse of the German Nazi’s power. On the way to Auschwitz, Madame Schachter receives a vision of fire that makes her seem like a mad woman. This vision serves the purpose to be foreshadowing device to the heinous future they will be experiencing. The fire is the cause of their disinterment; the destruction…
The Holocaust was a devastating event that occurred during World War ll, even people today get emotional when they speak of it. The Holocaust was a time period when “Nazis were out to murder all Jews” (The “Holocaust” 2). During the Wannsee Conference on December 12, 1941, Hitler announced his plan called The Final Solution. His plan was to exterminate all European Jews. After this announcement, six major concentration camps were established all throughout Europe (The “Holocaust” 2). Auschwitz…
The Holocaust was a time of torture for Jewish people and other religious groups. A man named Adolf Hitler created concentration camps to destroy the Jews. A Nazi was a member of the National Socialist German Worker’s party. The Nazis worked for Hitler to capture the Jews and send them to concentration camps. During the Holocaust, concentration camps were horrible places because the Nazis treated their victims like filth and criminals and few were left to survive.
The concentration camps were…
Mr. Marshall; Period 2
Term 4 Social Studies Writing Benchmark
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
AuschwitzBirkenau is the general term for the network of Nazi concentration and labor
camps, established near the Polish city of Oswiecim. Together this complex was the largest of all
the Nazi death camps across Europe and could hold upwards of 150,000 inmates at any given
The majority of prisoners held at Auschwitz were killed in the various gas chambers
though many died from starvation…
The Holocaust: Nazi Camps
“ATTENTION! HITLER IS AT OUR DOORSTEPS! VACATE YOUR PREMISES
NOW OR DIE IN THE NAZI DEATH CAMPS!” “Hanging high in the center of town, it was a
Nazi flag… here was the first time I saw, with my own eyes, the Swastika.”(Spiegelman 32)
Holocaust has begun. The Jewish community was targeted by Hitler and they didn’t get any
warnings like the one stated above. Mainly because WWII didn’t start until 1939, but Hitler was
already planning on constructing…
When a person thinks of the holocaust, what do they think about? Is it the millions of Jews lives that were taken? Adolph Hitler, Auschwitz, and American involvement are some key roles in the holocaust. Adolph Hitler is probably one of the worst people ever to live. When people talk of evil deeds he is at the top of the list. He was a man of words, and could use them to his advantage. He had an ability to talk and make the Germans believe that the Jews were the reason for…
Two British travel agents have caused controversy by offering tours of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to stag parties. One of the packages includes a bar crawl through Krakow and a visit to a lap dancing club, followed by a tour of the former prison sites the next day. Holocaust survivors and their families think this is outrageous as do many others; however, some think it is a good idea.
Firstly, I think that it should not be used for stag do’s because it is a very a serious place that…
Good morning Mr. Newman and fellow class mates, today I’m going to present to you my project on Mila 18 and on Auschwitz concentration camps.
Q#1 : So first off my segment of the book is from page 522-544. The dates of the story start approximately at the end of april 1948.
Q#2 : last time as Offir presented his project we remember 2 things
- the Nazi Germans try multiple time to capture the ghetto and they fail to infiltrate Mila 18
- the Nazi Germans drop bombs on the ghetto and burn down…
Schachter who is the woman that Elie Wiesel mentioned during his trip to Auschwitz and is also the
woman that is saying this passage in the novel. This passage fits into the novel because Mrs. Schacter is
foreshadowing and describing the horrible fate that awaits for so many Jews at the concentration camp in
This passage horrifies me because she was foreshadowing the fate of many Jews who arrived in Auschwitz.
it is also horrifying to know that people that thought she was…