Nicki by shimeiyan


~By: Elie Wiesel~
      Niky Kmiec
     Khristen Logan
~The truth about the
  What I already knew
      ~Things I knew before~
• Before reading about    • I knew a lady that was in
                            the Holocaust. She use to
  this book I knew that     tell my grandmother
  the Holocaust was         stories about what
  real.                     happened. She is a very
                            paranoid person,and
• I knew that people        refuses to leave her
  tried to forget the       house.
  things that happened    • The lady that I knew is
                            very afraid of people and
                            has a number tattooed
                            on her right for-arm.
~What I learned~
             ~Mr.Factor’s lecture.~
• During his lecture I
  learned that most of the   • He talked about how Ann
  death camps were in          Frank’s family was on the
  Poland, except one that      last train to Westerbork.
  was in Maidonek.           • Every city had a railroad
• There were certain camps     way to Aushwitz.
  made for only women.       • There was a sign above
                               the camp to Aushwitz that
• Belsen, Bergan was a         read “ARbEIT MARCHT
  place where they dumped      FREI” which means work
  a lot of the bodies.         will make you free.
              ~Mr.Factor 2~
• Block #11 was in            • In Aushwitz, they had an
  Aushwitz, this was the        orchestra that played for
  torture block where they      everything. The real
  conducted experiments on      meaning behind the band
  twins.                        was a warning purpose
• The Jews had to sleep in      mostly.
  barracks that were set up   • He also talked about a
  military style. The beds      revolt in 1944 where they
  were mad out of wood and      blew up a crematory
  maybe some straw to sleep   • Over I million people died
  on. There were 700 people     in Aushwitz
  or more to a barrack.       • Nuremberg trials-24 on
                                trial and 21 died.
           ~Jewish traditions!~
• Yom Kippur is probably        • Yom Kippur occurs on the
  the most important              10th day of Tishri. The
  holiday of the Jewish year.   holiday is instituted at
  Many Jews who do not            Leviticus 23:26 et seq.
  observe any other Jewish      • The name "Yom Kippur"
  custom will refrain from        means "Day of
  work, fast and/or attend        Atonement," and that
synagogue services on this        pretty much explains
  day.                          • what the holiday is. It is a
                                  day set aside to "afflict the
                                  soul," to atone for the sins
                                  of the past year.
           ~More On Yom Kippur!~

• Yom Kippur has its own        • After the candles are lit,
  candlelighting blessing. If     the Shehecheyanu prayer
  the holiay coincides with       is recited.
  Shabbat,the words in
  parentheses are added:        • The prayer to the left has
• Baruch atah adonai              something to do with
  eloheinu melech ha'olam         blessed the name that is
  asher kid'shanu                 out lord, watch over us
  b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu           and protects us.
  l'hadlik neir shel (shabbat   • I don’t know exactly what
  v'shel) you hakippurim.         that means.
                ~Rosh Hashanah~
• Rosh Hashanah occurs on the          • There is, however, one
  first and second days of Tishri.
                                         important similarity between
  In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah
  means, literally, "head of the         the Jewish New Year and the
  year" or "first of the year."          American one: Many
  Rosh Hashanah is commonly              Americans use the New Year as
  known as the Jewish New Year.          a time to plan a better life,
  This name is somewhat                  making "resolutions." Likewise,
  deceptive, because there is little     the Jewish New Year is a time
  similarity between Rosh                to begin introspection, looking
  Hashanah, one of the holiest           back at the mistakes of the past
  days of the year, and the
                                         year and planning the changes
  American midnight drinking
  bash and daytime football              to make in the new year. More
  game.                                  on this concept at Days of Awe.
•   The period from Passover to
    Shavu'ot is a time of great             • It is noteworthy that the
    anticipation. We count each of the        holiday is called the time of
    days from the second day of               the giving of the Torah,
    Passover to the day before
    Shavu'ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks,        rather than the time of the
    hence the name of the festival. See       receiving of the Torah. The
    The Counting of the Omer.                 sages point out that we are
    Shavu'ot is also sometimes known
    as Pentecost, because it falls on the     constantly in the process of
    50th day. The counting reminds us         receiving the Torah, that we
    of the important connection
    between Passover and Shavu'ot:
                                              receive it every day, but it
    Passover freed us physically from         was first given at this time.
    bondage, but the giving of the            Thus it is the giving, not the
    Torah on Shavu'ot redeemed us
    spiritually from our bondage to           receiving, that makes this
    idolatry and immorality.                  holiday significant
                         ~The Torah!~
•    The word "Torah" is a tricky       • Bereishith (In the
    one, because it can mean              beginning...) (Genesis)
    different things in different
    contexts. In its most limited       • Shemoth (The names...)
    sense, "Torah" refers to the Five     (Exodus)
    Books of Moses: Genesis,
                                        • Vayiqra (And He called...)
    Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
    and Deuteronomy. But the word         (Leviticus)
    "torah" can also be used to refer   • Bamidbar (In the
    to the entire Jewish bible or in      wilderness...) (Numbers)
    its broadest sense, to the whole
    body of Jewish law and              • Devarim (The words...)
    teachings.                            (Deuteronomy)
                 ~World War 2~
• When the Nazis came to          • Aushwitz-Birkenau
  carry out their genocidal         became more than a
  programme, they found
  collaborators in all the
                                    concentration camp. In
  countries they dominated,         1942 gas chambers were
  including governments that        built at Birkenau and mass
  enjoyed considerable public       transport of Jews began to
  support. Most people drew         arrive. Some new arrivals
  the line at mass murder, but
  relatively few could be found
                                    were registered, and others
  to oppose it actively or to       were taken straight to the
  extend help to the Jews.          gas chambers.
             ~More on WW2~

• Total, about 900,000 people were
  gassed at Birkenau without even
  being registered. Almost all of
  them were Jews. There were also
  Catholic’s and Slavs.This brought
  the death total at Aushwitz to
  about 1.1million, 1million of
  which were Jewish.
~The Story~

       ~The Notebook events.~
• This is a story about a      • He talks about what he
  boy, Elizer Wiesel.            goes through while at the
                                 various camps and the
• Throughout this story we       different ways he gets
  can see that he loses his      treated.
  faith completely after       • As he describes the
  being in a camp for so         different things that
  long.                          happen, he says that as
• The theme of this story is     soon as the women,
  the Holocaust.                 elderly, and children got
                                 off the train, they were
                                 sent to the crematories.
                   ~The Camps!~
• They were expelled from Sighet    • They were also in Buna
  and were sent to Galicia where      where they got a chance
  they were told to work.
                                      be treated like humans.
• Then they were sent to the
  small ghetto, not a camp, but a
                                      This is a camp in a part of
  place of holding for the            Auschwitz.
  dispatcher to a camp.             • They were also in
• Was also in                         Gleiwitz and Bunchwald.
  Auschwitz/Birkenau where now
  a modern-day Poland is. It’s a    • Geliwitz is a camp in
  country that was annexed by         Poland and Bunchwald is
  Germany in 1939.                    a camp in Germay.
What I Think
                   My Feelings
• I think that the way the      • The way they thought that
  PEOPLE were treated was         the women were week and
  wrong because even              they just killed them as
  though a person is of           soon as they got off the
  different decent or ethnic      train was wrong. They
  background or they have a       were willing to kill a
  different sexual preference     women who had a chance
  doesn’t mean that you           then an old man who was
  should discriminate on          suffering just because he
  them for something as           was a man.
  small as that.
   Religion as a discrimination
• I think that people discriminate against
  other people because they don’t live the
  same way as you do. I also hate the way that
  Hitler and his army of idiots blamed the
  Jews for everything and every problem in
  Germany so they killed them all. I alos
  don’t think that it’s fare that we only here
  about the Jews. There were also Catholics
  and other religions in the camps too.
                        ~What I learned!~
• I think that anybody that has any questions or needs to find anything
  out about how the camps actually worked, Night would be a book that
  I would definitely recommend. I think that people only believe what
  they hear about the Holocaust instead of actually finding things out for
  themselves and they get lost and make something else up in the place
  of what they didn’t get. I think that the world likes to forget things like
  this that happened but you can’t do that because if you don’t know
  what happened back then, how are you going to understand where you
  came from and how to change it? Things can’t stay the same forever
  and people can’t keep treating other people like this so we need to
  learn from our mistakes and change the future.

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