I read about a man named Hermann Hoellenreiner from Mettenheim,Germany. This man was a survivor of The Holocaust, but even more spectacular than that, he was a survivor of Auschwitz. Auschwitz killed more Jews than any other camp during WWII. He was also a subject to Dr.Josef Mengele's,also known as The Angel of Death, terrible experiments. He was only 11 years old when this happened! The Holocaust was a terrible mistake that everyone would do well to learn from.
Hermann Hollenreiner, 81, survived the Holocaust with most of his family members. He now lives in Mettenheim, Germany but was once a prisoner in Auschwitz, the deadliest camp during the holocaust. He and his family were test subjects to Dr. Josef Mengele , who was called the "Angel of Death" because of his horrible experiments on prisoners. He was only 11 when he had to go through this.
I read about a Holocaust survivor named, Raphael Esrail, who recalls his Death March. It was the sub-zero night of January 18, 1945, when he was forced into line. The Nazis pushed the Jews away before the camp could be liberated. With lack of proper clothes the shoes quickly fell apart leaving many barefoot during the march. All he could think about was his mother and if he would die before the age of 20. He always wondered what kind of hatred it must have took to kill six million Jews for no reason. Now he likes to talk to students but it hurts when they say, "I don't care what happened during the Holocaust". He's been back to Auschwitz before but he thinks he'll sit out for the 70th anniversary.
Emerich Fuchs is a 91 year old holocaust survivor and he was 19 when he was liberated and he was the only one left of his family because his mom dad his sister and him were sent to auschwitz were his mom and sister were sent strait to the gas chamber and Emerich and his father were sent to a satellite camp and were given very little food and performed hard manual labor. and Emerich father died three days before flirtation he said his father looked like a living skeleton Emerich said "i don't know how i made it its a wonder"
I chose to write about this 87 year old survivor of the Holocaust, Laszlo Bernath. Laszlo was fifteen years old when he and his family were taken by Nazis to a concentration camp. His mother and sister were taken to a different camp than Laszlo and his father. His father told him to lie about his age so that they wouldn't be split away from one another. Even while in the camp,Laszlo had no idea about the gas chambers. Laszlo credits his survival to his father being a practical man. On the day of liberation, he was free but sadly all alone because his whole family were killed in the concentration camp during World War 2, in Budapest. Laszlo now lives a better life with his own family and often speaks to schools and other public places.
Henryk Duszyk was 10 years old when he was sent to the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps. It was 1944 and all he had left was his father step mother and brother. He only saw his father once more before he was killed in Auschwitz.They were moved to Birkenau and then liberated.
Mordechai Ronen lived through the horrors of the Auschwitz camp at the age 12. He only survived because he held on to his father's hand instead of going with his two sisters and mother who were killed in the gas chambers.In the two weeks before he left Auschwitz, Mordechai witnessed several things that a 12 year old should never see. Things like soldiers using an infant for target practice. Also, Mordechai slept on piles of corpses to avoid a gas chamber death. This little boy suffered more in two weeks than some people do in a lifetime.Sadly, Mordechai is the only survivor of his family.
Marta Wise,80 was a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. Marta along with her sister Eva was one of Dr. Mengele's subjects for two months. Marta currently living in Israel with her husband says the world has not changed after the horror of the holocaust. " Redaing the newspaper the last few days is just like reading the newspaper in the 1930's... The world has not changed at all".
I read about a woman named Anna Ornstein, who was a survivor of the holocaust and of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was also considered the most notorious of all the Nazi Death Camps. Ornstein, at the time 18 and now 87, speaks about the Holocaust to schools and several other groups. Just reading about her experiences and the pain she must have went through during the Holocaust must have been nearly unbearable.
Hermann Hoellenreiner was only 11 years old when he watched a Nazi take out a gun and shoot a small innocent dog that someone smuggled it onto the train he was in. Then a doctor chose to do experiments on him and his family. He was asked to transport a jar but since he was a curious type of person, he looked inside and found organs. The doctor infected the Hoellenreiner family with the typhoid disease on purpose because he was trying to find the perfect treatment. He was transferred to a different camp and ended up separated from his family. At the end of the war he found his parents and sister. I wouldn't be able to watch an innocent dog die right in front of me because that's torture. I work at an animal shelter so i would probably cry and go after that Nazi because that's just inhuman.
I saw and read pictures about the men and women who survived the Holocaust. In the pictures and summery they talked about there family and how old they where when they were deported to Auschwitz. It is incredible how many family members they lost and the horrible times they went through. The men and women where only 10 through 17 when this happen! They lost almost all there family and all there valuables. The Holocaust was a horribly mistake and i hope people will learn and discover what families had to do to stick together and what children had to watch. I also hope people all around the world will take great pride in the Holocaust and want to learn a lot more about it.
Marian Majerowitz an 88 year old Holocaust survivor who was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau when he was 17 years old, he was reunited with his father at the camp who was told that his mother and younger brothers were killed in a gas chamber. Majerowitz's father didn't survive the war Majerowitz's prisoner of war number was 157715
Marta Wise now 80 years old was only 12 years old and lived two months in Mengele's experimental barracks in the Auschwitz Biherau death camp.camp. Mengele a German officer and physician was known for conducting cruel and unscientific experiments on inmates.Most of those who came under his care didn't survive.Marta and her sister Eva lived there with a family of nine dwarf children and Mengele injected a toddler with something that made his skin turn blue they were also injected with something but never found out what it was.Just before the camps liberation Marta's sister became very ill and was placed in a camps hospital.The soliders then freed then came to free them. Marta and her sister went home there parents had lived and they only lost one other sibling.They lived in a house in Bratilava. they then moved to Australia and her parents never spoke of the war. "The world has not changed at all" Marta said "The bottom line is it can happen and it is happening in many places,not necessarily to the Jews, but to anyone."
I read about the sad story of Raphael Esrail. He started out working for the Resistance making forged work permits and travel documents for the Jews until he was discovered and arrested by French Authorities. he was then routinely tortured for several days until he was placed on a train car to Auschwitz. He survived Auschwitz only to face the horrible death march at age 19. He watched people fall and get shot as they walked along. Raphael would go on to survive, but to this day it is still hard for him to recall the horrors he endured.
After reading the story of 10 year old Marta Wise and reading about her and her sister were patients of Dr. Josef Mengele. For nearly two months the sisters survived by merely the strength of their will to live through the horrors happening around them. “Eva and I did not mention one word about Auschwitz until 1995,” said Marta during a commemoration event. I agree with Marta on the subject of the world not changing, even if it seems like it is. Proof of her statement is the terrorist group Isis. Now I'm not saying that there wouldn't be violence in a change world, just that there would be a lesser chance of things like the Holocaust to repeat itself. And i hope that even though the Holocaust survivors keep getting fewer each year, I hope that they can share their story and help teach kids the wrongs of the Holocaust so that history doesn't repeat itself. As Marta said “The world has not changed at all.” But i believe we can make it change.
I read about a man named Emerich Fuchs; he was 19 when he and his whole family were put into Auschwitz. He says he can remember the first day they were there at Auschwitz, his mother and sister were ordered into a line of other women and children, while he and his father were put into another line. His mother and sister were taken to the gas chamber immediately. one thing he remembers about arriving at the camp was the foul smell in the air. he was later told that that smell was burning flesh. About a week after arriving he and his father were sent to a manual labor camp, where his father died working. The sad part of this story is that his father had just three days before the Soviets liberated the camp.
Today I am writing about Jadwiga Bogucka she was 19 during the Warsaw uprising in August 1944. She and her mother were sent from their house to a camp in Pruszkow and then moved on August 12,1944, by train to Auschwitz. They are among the survivors of the Auschwitz death camp in Southern Poland, which has come to symbolize the horrors of the Holocaust. Jadwiga Bogucka is 89 years old, she was registered with the number 86356. She was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945. As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazis' most notorious concentration camp approaches, historians are grapping with how to preserve the memory of the Auschwitz and the Holocaust.
Raphael Esrail, a 19 year old Jew during the Death March and the liberation of Auschwitz, was a survivor the Holocaust. “I saw so much, remember too much of it. The three days of the Death March were the worst.” Esrail said. He was routinely tortured before being sent to Auschwitz. Esrail experienced a lot during the Holocaust and shares his experiences with many people today. Even though he has went back dozens of time since the ending of the war, he's not returning for the 70th anniversary. "I am old. I am sick,” he said. “And I do not want to die in Auschwitz.”
I read about a man named Raphael Esrail. Raphael was born in Turkey in 1925 to a French Jewish mother and a Sephardic Jewish father, Esrail had come to France when he was 9 months old. He was 19 years old when forced to go to Auschwitz. The most horrific memory that he remember was from the Death March. "On the subzero night of Jan. 18, 1945, Raphael along with thousands of other Jewish prisoners had to march on freezing ice with only wooden or cloth shoes that fell apart easily." Raphael remembers the people with swollen and bloodied feet that were sticking to the ice with every step.He also says, "When they (prisoners) fell, a Nazi soldier would stick a gun to their heads and pull the trigger." Now at age 89, Raphael has opted to sit out the 70th anniversary even though he has returned more than a dozen times. He says " I am old. I am sick. I do not want to die at Auschwitz"
Emerich Fuchs was 19 when German soldiers clearing out the ghetto he and his family were living in. Then he and the others who lived in the ghetto all were thrown onto a cattle car for a three day journey to Auschwitz. Emerich says the first thing he remembered was the foul stench when arriving at the camp. He found out later on that the odor was burning flesh. He also remembered how an armed guard instructed his mother and sister to join a line on the left filled with women, children, and elderly. That was the last time he ever saw his mother and sister, the line lead to the gas chambers. About 10 days after arriving at Auschwitz Emerich and his father were transported to a satellite camp. His father died three days before the Russians liberated the camp. Emerich described his father as a "walking skeleton". Emerich recalled "It was brutality and murder from beginning to the end". Emerich said "I don't know really how I made it. It's a wonder." After reading his story it makes me wonder how many of the Jews dealt with all of the harsh treatment from the Nazis. It really is a wonder how some survived.
Anna Ornstein, a survivor of the Auschuitz Concentration camp, was 18 years old when her and her mother were freed after losing her father and grandmother to the gas chambers. She is 88 years old now and in her words she says, "I have what i call a 'memorial space', when I touch something or hear something from my trauma." Anna Ornstein has experienced some pretty awful and horrid things. Like the time she once watched the diseased body of her young friend expire, as a family of mice waited patiently nearby to partake. Or the time when she risked being shot by a camp guard for darting away momentarily from a forced line-up to touch her parched tongue to a puddle of filthy water on the ground. I would hate to have to live like this, it is torture. what the Jews went through wasn't living it was just surviving. Living in those conditions, you would have to think death was a better option. I am so glad that Anna Ornstein was given a second chance at life, so instead of fighting to survive she can live.
The story I read was about a man named Lajos Erdelyi. Lajos was separated from his family sent to Auschawitz on March 1944 at the age of 17. He was later sent to another camp by 1945 but was liberated shortly after. When he was freed he was very weak, he weighed only 70 pounds. He tried to walk home but collapsed he was rushed to the hospital by a farmer. Lajos live now in good health at the age 87.
I read about 89 year old Raphael Esrail. He was 19 years old when he was taken to Auschwitz. He talks about the emaciated Jews who were separated and taken on a death march. He talks about how the barefoot prisoners' feet would freeze in the cold and they would collapse. A Nazi soldier would then put a gun to their head and kill them right there. He also says that this time of the year is the worst for him because it brings back so many horrid memories. He is not going to visit Auschwitz this year he says because, "I am old. I am sick... I do not want to die at Auschwitz."
Marta Wise, 9, was sent away by her father to stay with another family and pose as Aryanchildren until they were caught and sent away on her 10th birthday, October 8th, 1944. They were forced to stay with a Nazi doctor named Josef Mengele for two months in Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Megele operated the experimental barracks where they used Jews as genie pigs. In most cases, they did not survive. Along with her sister, Eva, she was injected with some unknown substance. Not long before liberation, her sister grew sick and was placed in the camps' hospital. Marta visited her sister until the Russians came and freed the survivors. Tho soldier who saved them gave them a bottle of vodka since it was the only thing he had to give to them. After liberation, a truck driver returned them to their parents in Bratislava. They gave the driver the bottle of vodka as a token of appreciation and were finally safe again.
I read about a holocaust survivor named Rapheal Esrail. He is one of the few survivors from holocaust that tell their story. He tells about his scaring past life. He was 19 when he was sent to Auschwitz on January 18, 1945. He talks about "The Death March". He recalls tons of thousands of Jews and others in the camp walking with wooden shoes bad clothes and some even bare foot in the snow and ice. He is know attends to every Holocaust anniversary and tells his horrors of the holocaust.