Holocaust Survivor Stories

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Julie King

Ms. Reid

English 2201

December 13 2013

The Holocaust was a time period between January 30 th 1933 to May 8 th 1945 when six million Jews were murdered by

the Nazis during World War 2 [The Holocaust: An Introductory History]. By the end of the Holocaust, two out of every

three European Jews had been killed. 1.5 million children had been murdered, and 1.2 million of those children were

Jewish. The rest of the children were either Gypsy or handicapped. Holocaust survivor Abel Herzberg stated: "There were

not six million Jews murdered; there was one murder, six million times." The Holocaust is a history of

torturous events, horror, and sorrow. Although a great number of people were murdered by the Nazis, there's an estimate

of 3 million survivors who were willing to share their stories [ Bülow ].

Miriam Rosenthal is a 91 year old Holocaust survivor who currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Rosenthal was one out

of seven women able to give birth in he barracks during the cold winters inside of sub-camp, Kaufering I in Dachau - one


of the Nazi's first concentration camps. While Rosenthal was four-months pregnant in Auschwitz, an SS officer ordered all

pregnant women to line up since their food portions were being doubled. Rosenthal did not step forward, instead she stated

the following: "Something was holding me back. Someone was watching over me. I feel maybe my mother; maybe God."

Two hundred women lined up to be deceived by the officers, since the statement was a lie and every woman who lined up,

even the ones who weren't pregnant and just wanted more food, got sent to the crematorium to be burned to death.

statem A short period of time later two SS men appeared at the Messerschmidt...