Concentration Camp Quotes (26 quotes)
Only 2 survivors remain from Nazi camp Treblinka
Elie Wiesel born in Romania, September 30, — died in New York July 2, is widely known as an American-Jewish writer, author of 57 books, professor and political activist, and one of the most famous Auschwitz survivors. When he was 15, as the German army occupied Hungary, Elie and his family were placed in one of the confinement ghettos set up in his hometown. Two months later, all Jews were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and most of them were killed soon after arrival. Wiesel and his father were the only ones in the family to be spared, as they were fit for labor. The only thing that kept him going in the concentration camp was knowing that his father was still alive. Sadly, his father was beaten to death shortly before the camp was liberated, and Elie was unable to help him. The book that made him famous — Night — describes everything he went through, both during his imprisonment in the Nazi camp and after.
By Olivia Goldhill. There was one tap with water but we had no food. I remember digging around in the ground for roots to eat and people around me who collapsed and died with hunger. Cannibalism was rife. I would never do that but I saw it.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "holocaust-survivors" Showing of Keep in mind even those survivors born in a concentration camp during WW2 would be at least 71 years-of-age when this book the one you are reading now was released. Those survivors old enough to clearly recall the events of that nightmare will, of course, be older and have much less time left. As the memory of the Holocaust begins to fade away, it will become easier to deny the genocide even occurred unless those of us who are truthseekers are able to embrace the memory of the genocide and educate others do the same.
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Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman, year-old Israelis, are devoting their final years to trying to preserve the memory of the , people systematically murdered in a one-year killing spree at the height of World War II. Almost all of them were Jews. Only 67 people are known to have survived the camp, fleeing in a brazen revolt shortly before Treblinka was destroyed. Following the recent death of a prominent chronicler, Israel's national Holocaust memorial says the two Israeli men are now the final living link to one of the most notorious death camps in human history. Treblinka holds a notorious place in history as perhaps the most vivid example of the "Final Solution," the Nazi plot to rid Europe of Jews. Along with the lesser known Belzec and Sobibor camps, it was designed with the sole intention of exterminating Jews, and Treblinka was by far the deadliest. Victims, transported there in cattle cars, were gassed to death almost immediately upon arrival.