~Night~ ~By: Elie Wiesel~ Niky Kmiec And Khristen Logan ~The truth about the Holocaust!~ 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~ Lectures, Holidays, Traditions ~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. ~Shavu’ot~ • 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~ ARbEIT Marcht FREI ~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. ~Reflection~ 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. Pictures! 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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