HELGA'S DIARY

BY: HELGA WEISS

PLOT

After recovering the diary she hid in 1945, Helga Weiss retells her story of life living in Germany being only a child. Helga's journey lasts long but with the strength and courage she had, she made it out of the concentration camps alive. Less than 100 of the 15,000 children deported from Terezin to Auschwitz survived and Helga was one of them.

SETTING

As a young child, Helga lived in Prague, a city in Czechoslovakia. When Czechoslovakia was overtaken by the Germans and the Weiss family was taken away, they first were taken to Terezin. Shortly after Helga and her mother were taken away from her father, they were transported to Auschwitz. After Auschwitz came many other camps including Freiberg and Mauthausen.

CHARACTERS

CONFLICT

External Conflict

Helga vs. Society - Helga vs. society because of the Holocaust. She was living a great life and talked about how she got along with everyone around her and had many friends. Once she was taken away from home, everything began to go downhill. If society hadn't been convinced that Jews were bad people than Helga wouldn't be in that situation.