Holocaust. This word can make one quiver. This horrible time in
history took place between the years 1939-1945. The Germans invaded
many countries in Europe and their final quest ended up being to make the
Aryan 'race' superior to all other religions and races. One of the results of
this was six million innocent Jews killed. How could the world sit back and
let this happen without blinking an eye? The fact is that the Germans
covered up their despicable crimes with pictures and footage that was set up.
The rest of the world heard the cries of the Jews, but didn't bother to
investigate further. If the children of today and of the generations to come
are educated about World War II and what went on between the Jews and the
Nazis, then there will be no chance of this happening again in the future.
There have been many Holocaust survivors who have shared their
stories. They want to let the world know what happened to them. For a lot
of them, it is very difficult to speak of their experiences, but the public
should know how people were tortured during this period in time.
Eta Fuchs Berk of Fredericton New Brunswick is a Holocaust survivor
and published a book about her life for the sole purpose of having her
memories 'survive her'. In other words, she wants people to know her story
even after she is gone. Her life was disrupted a few years into World War II
when she was living her teenage years with her family in a town in
Transylvania. When Hungary invaded the town, she was sent to Auschwitz
along with most of the families from her town. The things she experienced
there are beyond description. By the end of the war, her entire...