Auschwitz Concentration Camp Interview Essay

During an interview with Elie Wiesel, Oprah Winfrey and him visited one of the most infamous concentration camps during the Holocaust, Auschwitz Concentration camp. Elie Wiesel is a survivor of the Holocaust and a survivor of Auschwitz where he was imprisoned for almost 16 months. Oprah and Elie toured the Concentration Camp as Elie reminisced about the horrible events that took place during his time there. The Holocaust was one of the most tragic genocides in world history. Germany was going through many economic hardships and placed blame on Jewish people. Jewish families were placed in ghettos and then brought to concentration camps. Upon arrival to the camps the Jewish people thought they were going to find work until they showed up at …show more content…
There were many concentration camps spread all over Europe. A disturbing fact is that Auschwitz used Zyklon B to kill the people who they brought into the gas chambers. This is disturbing because Zyklon B was used to make the person choke and gag causing their death. A fact I also found very disturbing and disturbing was that liberators found seven tons of hair cut off from men and woman to be shipped off to industries to make wool with it. I find this disturbing because they were striping the jewish people of their dignity for their own profit. Another important fact to know is that between 1933 and 1945, more than 11 million men, women, and children were murdered in the Holocaust. Approximately six million of these were Jews. This is disturbing because that’s more than the population or New York City so that is a lot of people that died at the hands of one group. It is also a fact that you were told to dump your most prized possessions before you were to enter the camp. I found this fact disturbing because you had to dump your most prized possessions and just leave them behind and never look back. You were basically leaving your life at the gate. Lasty, the fact that I found most disturbing is that the prisoners were given the job to bury their loved ones. This is disturbing because not only did the Nazis killed people’s families but they also made them bury them in an inhumane way. They had no sympathy for the …show more content…
5,000,000 Jewish people were murdered before the concentration camps were liberated. During this time 75% of the people died immediately upon arrival at death camps. A large amount also died from deadly diseases that could wipe out entire sections of the camp. As the liberators were liberating the camps they would find bodies everywhere. The liberators were saving humanity when they rescued many of the prisoners who had accepted their fates. The liberators gave people hope that things could get better. During this interview I learned that humanity was tested and really pushed to its

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