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Elie Wiesel and his familys trip to the Concentration Camp
7 facts about Concentration Camp
Elie Wiesel was born in Romania in the Transylvanian town of Sighet in the Carpathian Mountains near the Ukrainian border. He was 15 years old when him and his family was captured. He had three sisters,mom and dad.
7 more facts about Concentration Camp
When Elie and his family got off the train his mother and sister were taken away and killed. Him and his father struggled to survive the hard days at the camp. The camp was evacuated in 1945.They were sent to Buchenwald in Germany concentration camp. Elie watched his father die from starvation and dysentery.
Getting Free from Concentration Camp
- People died from working to death. -Innocent kids were murdered. -People passed from starvation -The housing was very bad it got really cold at night. -Beds were very rough and hard to sleep on. -Had to share a bed with almost more than 7 people. - Clothes were very thin which was bad or winter time.
Life After Concentration Camp
-More people died in the camp then the British and American ww2 losses. - About 1 in 6 Jews killed during the holocaust died from the concentration camp. - 1.1 million died during there time at the camp. - In 1945 during a death evacuation most the prisoners were killed. - The winter was very cold and most Jews died from not proper clothing. -People were spreading diseases around. -There was no heat and covers in the houses so nights were very cold.
In April 1945 the survivors in the camp were liberated by American soldiers. From a photograph of the inmates lying in their rude bunks, Elie Wiesel's emaciated and worn face peers at the camera. The starving men threw themselves upon the food they were given. Three days after the liberation, Elie was in the hospital from food poisoning and almost died. He has told of looking at himself in a mirror for the first time since the deportation: "From the depths of the mirror, a corpse looked back at me.
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