The Holocaust

A horrible era that occured in 1933-1945

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The Rescue artical

What happened?

it was never common for the Germans to help the Jews during the Holocaust, However Preben Munchniesen helped the Danish Jews and many others. Preben became involved in the national rescue effort. He started moving Danish Jews to other hide outs like Sweden or even zoos, he would also give them food and supplies to survive.

Why did this happen

Preben Munchniesen was a very holy man he didn't believe in the Nazis. Although he wasn't Jewish himself he still wanted to help the Jews as much as possible. When he was young he had many Jewish friends. He didn't think of them as Jews he thought of them as his palls. He believed that it didn't matter what religion you where, that what mattered was that your human and you have the right be free.

Who was involved?

Preben wasn't the only one involved he had the help of the Danish red cross that's supported the cause by hiding the Jews and giving them supplies

How did it happen?

Preben helped the Jews in many ways some of the ways where smuggling them on ships witch took them to Sweden,or hiding them in safe shelters like the war Warsaw zoo.

When did it happen?

Preben started in April 1940 but he became more involved in October 1983. He started in his early 20s.

What was the effect?

Preben Munchnielsen helped many Danish Jews and more, to survive this horrible era not only him but the Danish red cross as well.

The Letter From Dachau

What happened?

Bill an American soldier clamed that he was the first American to report about the concentration camp Dachau. He Writes a letter explaining the horrible things he saw and experienced. Along with the reaction of the prisoners that where there.
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Why did it happen?

Bill and his general along with other American soldiers where sent of into towns, while they where on there way, two newspaper people tell the soldiers that there's a concentration camp a few miles away, so the soldiers end up checking out the camp without being attacked by the germens.

Who was involved?

Bill Along with his general and a few soldiers, but where also accompanied with the 2 newspaper people that entered the camp as well to get some shots for the paper. Not only them but once they where in all of the Jews and prisoners wanted to touch and kiss bill and the American soldiers as of they where going to save them.

How did it happen?

When Bill entered the camp two germens ask if he was general at the time his general was on the jeep so Bill lied and said he was the general, that allowed him to enter. When he entered he immediately thought he was in a horror movie seeing dead skinny bodies all over, some naked some barley clothed. he saw three people die because they wanted to touch him but they where behind the barbed wire and as the approach closer Bill said that the wire shocked 3 people at the same time.

When did it happen?

This event happened closer to the end of the Holocaust when the Jews where almost extinct. One of the Jews he met there was 26 but looked like he was 69 he said he was one of the few Jews left he had been there for 6 years.

What was the effect?

When Bill entered that Concentration camp so many people where so happy to see an American soldier, seeing that there is still hope that maybe he would get them out of there misery, giving them hope to keep holding on and try to survive as long as possible. People where so exited to see him that they screamed at the top of there lungs kissing his palms and feet like he was a hero.
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