Concentration Camp Quotes (26 quotes)
Holocaust Survivors Quotes
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. I still remember the moment we were liberated, one month after we arrived.
Night , by Elie Wiesel , is a work of Holocaust literature, with a decidedly autobiographical slant. Wiesel based the book—at least in part—on his own experiences during World War II. Through just a brief pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the Nobel Prize in The quotes below show the searing nature of the novel, as Wiesel tries to make sense of one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history. Wiesel's journey into Hell began with a yellow star, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear. The star was, often, a mark of death, as the Germans used it to identify Jews and send them to concentration camps.
875,000 Jews were systematically murdered there in a one-year killing spree
When I was eight years old Czechoslovakia broke apart and we became part of Hungary. That was when our problems started, because the Hungarians were allied with the Nazis. It was a difficult time for Jewish families, as suddenly the law no longer protected us and overnight we lost our civil rights. Jewish children were thrown out of Hungarian schools, so right away we had no choice but to concentrate on hunkering down and trying not to bring attention to ourselves. It was a free for all.
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. After all, nothing is more powerful, credible or damning than eyewitness accounts.