In the Hiding

Madison Fanselow

Introduction

During the Holocaust, many of Jews suffered torture. Lots of the Jews went into the hiding to escape the horrors. Not always did hiding work. Hiding a Jew took a lot of work. If you were caught, you and anyone else who witnessed, helped, or hid would go through a harsh punishment.

Consequences

Hiding a Jew brought many risks. They would be hidden in small holes, to entire apartment buildings dedicated for hiding, Some would hide in convents disguised as nuns. If they were caught, many punishments could occur. Nazis would escort anyone in the location. Anyone apart of the plan would be punished. Witnesses, helpers, and Jews would be sent to concentration camps or be executed. Executions would normally take place in the middle , of town squares, in front of a crowd. Families would have to watch each be shot and killed. Others, would be sent on their way to a concentration camp separated from everyone else. No mercy would be for anyone.


Source


United States Holocaust Memorial Muesumu. "Rescue." <i>United States Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 29 Jan. 2016. Web. 04 Feb. 2016. &lt;http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005185&gt;.

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This website is published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It provides information about how rescuers worked and gives great examples.

More Facts to Know

  1. After the war, children who hid sometimes never revealed their true identity as a hiding.
  2. Lots of families never got reunited after hiding, because of no one revealing they were a Jew.
  3. Thousands of people were able to survive the Third Reich due to people willing to hid Jews.
  4. Some of the hiding spots were underground.
  5. Rescuers came from multiple religious backgrounds.
  6. Factories would be taken over, to hide Jews. They would be disguised as factor workers.
  7. Most rescuers had some type of reason to help hide, like relation, morals, etc.
  8. Lots of children followed in their parents footsteps by helping to hide Jews.
  9. To be able to fit in, the Jews sometimes had to change their physical appearance, language and behavior to not get caught.
  10. Denmark was home of the most famous, largest rescue center in Europe.

Sources

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Rescue." <i>United States Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 29 Jan. 2016. Web. 04 Feb. 2016. &lt;http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005185&gt;.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Hidden Children." <i>United States Holocaust Memorial Museum</i>. United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Web. 04 Feb. 2016. &lt;http://www.ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections/search-the-collections/bibliography/hidden-children&gt;.

Conclusion

The Holocaust was a tragedy in world history. Many killings took place. Hiding a Jew was a good deed to others, but many risks came along with it. If they were to be caught, they be added to the list of millions to die.