Daniel's Story

By: Carol Matas

The setting is late 1930's, early 1940's in Lodz, Frankfurt, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald.

"I feel the need to look at my pictures, pictures of my life. Perhaps they can help me understand how I came to be on this train, who I am, and what has happened."- Daniel

Some physical characteristic are Tall, Brown Hair, and Blue eyes.

"I will not leave them"-Auntie Leah


Important Things to Daniel



"Why should I write sad pieces"- Erika

Rosa was Daniel's best friend in the ghetto.

Two vocabulary words that were new to me was coup and synagogue.

Coup- Noun-a highly successful, unexpected stroke,act,or move

Synagogue: Noun- A Jewish house of worship, often having facilities for religious instruction.

"No Jews or Dogs Allowed."-Germans

A significant event in the story is when Auntie Leah and her children get shot.

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

An external conflict is Daniel vs Nazis.

An internal conflict when Daniel is at the pit and says he is going to end up there because he doesn't have enough will to survive.

Renee's Holocaust video

The theme is your will and hope will hep you survive.

"It's over Daniel" he said "it's over."-Father