Jewish People Face Suffering and Starvation in Death Camps
Summary of Event
Once the Holocaust was coming to an end on April 30,1945 Hitler killed himself. The Nazi soldiers started to send the Jews to the death marches. Over 375,000 people died in these marches. But when the survivors came home there families were gone and there non-Jewish neighbors were shunning them for being Jewish. In 1953 the German Government payed all the Jewish survivors back the money that was taken from them. It was the German's responsibility for the way the Jews were treated so they repaid them with all the money that was theirs.
FIRST HAND ACCOUNT
muddy. They took our winter clothes and in exchange gave us light
clothes that looked like striped pajamas." Jakob Blankitny, Holocaust Survivor
"As the German army pushed southward, taking over from the Italians,
all occupied Adriatic territory, I was suddenly again on the run and
in hiding. But this time I was not so lucky." Miroslav (Fred) Grunwald, Holocaust Survivor
Jews had to wear the Star of David on their clothes to show that they were in the Jewish religion.
Miroslav (Fred) Grunwald
FACTS AND STATISTICS
- About 1/3 of all Jewish people alive at that time were murdered in concentration camps.
- Police acted as mobile killing forces.
- Many Jews were tricked into getting in gas chambers instead of showers.
- January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, when people show respect for the victims.
- One million children were killed because if they weren't they would become a whole new generation of Jews.
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