A Survivor's Tale By The Stepsister Of Anne Frank

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of Holocaust Studies is still male-dominated, and as men seek to identify with other men rather than with women, the ‘Holocaust canon’ has in turn remained predominantly male (Baer and Goldenberg 2003, 24). Again, we live in a patriarchal society, and man is seen as the authoritative figure in the household and in social organizations, including political leadership. In Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Stepsister of Anne Frank, fifteen year old Eva explains how she feared for her life at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Every time the narrator tries to walk around the camp, there is always a young soldier watching her, and eventually, he started stalking her in the showers, compounds, and everywhere she went. As a result, she felt as if he …show more content…
The Auschwitz camp was “opened in May 1940, about nine months following the Wehrmacht’s blitzkrieg in Poland” (Friling 2014, 32). As a result, Auschwitz was originally built to hold Polish political prisoners. Auschwitz was not only the largest concentration and extermination camp, but was also known as a “complex of exploitation, arbitrariness, humiliation, and murder” to the largest numbers of European Jews who were killed during the Holocaust (Friling 2014, 32). Auschwitz was the largest and most exploitive camp during the Holocaust because “some of the Nazi’s most inhumane experiments took place at Auschwitz […] and two medical experiment programs were conducted at Auschwitz-Birkenau” (Crowe 2008, 258). Auschwitz consisted of three camps, Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II–Birkenau, which was a concentration/extermination camp), and Auschwitz III–Monowitz, which was a labor camp. In addition, there were also forty-five satellite camps, and the offices of so called SS physicians, such as Dr. Eduard Wirths, Dr. Carl Clauberg, Dr. Horst Schumann, and Dr. Josef Mengele were there. With the help of their staffs, these physicians were able to conduct a tremendous amount of odious experiments on more than seven thousand victims (Crowe 2008, 259). The Auschwitz concentration camp was one of the worst camps during the Holocaust, where over one million prisoners experienced brutal living conditions, executions, and were used for medical

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