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Survivors Of The Holocaust Essay

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Many Holocaust survivors had to suffer through concentration camps and endure the pain of never seeing their loved ones ever again. There are survivors that never went through any concentration camps. Some of the survivors were known as hidden children because they were taken into homes were Nazis could not find them. Others were put into labor camps were strictly put to work, and if you couldn’t work anymore, you were killed. There were also death trains that some jumped out of and escaped from because if you stayed on the train,you were not going to survive. Some people joined armies of various countries that Hitler planned to invade and when they surrendered to Hitler’s army they were taken to prisoner of war camps. Survivors have put their story on TV and the internet so they can share with everybody what not only them but most Jewish people during the Holocaust went through.
Eva Galler was a death train escapee. Her story tells of Eva and her family being put on a train to be brought to a death camp where everyone still on the train would die. Her father told her to jump through the window that others were jumping through. Even when they jumped, they still weren’t safe. There were Nazis shooting the people once they were on the ground after they jumped. Eva landed in a snowbank and when the gunshots could not be heard anymore, she checked on her brother and sister who had also jumped. She found them dead. Eva headed back to her home where she was taken in by someone in the neighborhood. The woman was afraid of hiding a Jewish person so Eva had to leave. She then travelled from train station to train station to get farther away from anyone who would recognize her. She found herself at a place where German farmers pick up workers. She worked on Farms for a number of years until the Russians fought back and the war ended and thats how she survived.
Jeannie Burk, another survivor, was a hidden child. Her story begins when the Nazis invaded Belgium. Her father had found a place to stay for her siblings and then her father dropped her off at a house and that was the last time she saw her father. She was stuck inside a house, hiding from Nazis for two years. From when she was three years old to five years old. After those lonely years by herself, she was reunited with her family except her father who she found out later from her siblings was killed by Nazis. When she was ten years old her mother got breast cancer and died. She was left with her aunt and her siblings. She had an opportunity to be flown to New York and she took it. She was safe there and that’s how she survived.
Shep Zitler was a soldier and a prisoner of war. Shep was from Lithuania but he was fighting in the Polish army against Hitler’s army. Germany invaded and defeated Poland in sixteen days. All the soldiers were taken to POW camps (prisoner of war camps). Since...

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