Essay Being Alive During World War Two

1469 Words Oct 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Being alive during world war two is one thing, but experiencing world war two as prisoner in a concentration camp and able to tell the story of your experience is another. This way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a story written by Taduez Borowski and his experience as a prisoner in one of the most infamous camps known to man. The story is inspired by Borowski 's own experience during his time in the concentration camps and he shares his story so it would never be forgotten. Borowski was arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 while looking for his wife who was captured earlier. He was captured after falling into the same trap as his wife and was sent off to Auschwitz death camp. Once captured, he did any means necessary to survive the terrors of the camp, even if it meant helping the Nazis kill innocent people. The story takes place in Birkenau, an extermination camp in Auschwitz were innocent people were murdered in a daily basis. These victims were anyone who the Nazi’s seemed as a treat to their new society that they were trying to build. The Nazis would treat these innocent people as if they were dirt and eliminated anyone who they seemed as waste of space. Borowski’s story effectively documents the injustices performed by the Nazi and shows how they received punishment for the brutal crimes they have committed by describing the living and working conditions that the prisoners faced, the presence and threat of death in their lives, and the punishments that the Nazis…

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