The Day I Will Never Forget Essay

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    May 5, 2009, a day that I will never forget. It was a beautiful sunny day, with the breeze of summer in the air and families gathering to celebrate the greatness of Memorial Day. On this day, I was attending the Memorial Day Parade in my hometown of Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Often filled with joyful dancing, vibrant marching bands and endless cheering, this parade is meant to be a time of reflection and celebration. However, for me, this parade was a sad realization of my reality growing up in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. This was the day I realized I was different from everyone else in my town; I realized that I was different in my looks and my skin was much darker than my counterparts. I never knew this growing up, but my parents moved to Elmwood…

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    "Never forget," two of the most important words in the english language. Earlier this month I took a survey regarding when you hear the words "never forget" what is the first thing that comes to your mind. This experiment was done on students and the main answers I got were the Holocaust, Remembrance Day and tragic events. However, it's not just that it's important to remember the big events from the past, but also the small ones. Good morning 8D and Ms.Cosman. Today I would like to describe my…

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    Nazi's did not like them they thought they were bad people and so they killed lots of Jews. Many people died because they were Jews and the Nazi's hated them because they were different from the other people. The texts that will be explained in this essay is "Never Shall I Forget" by Elie Wiesel and "The Little Polish Boy" by Peter Fischl. These two texts explain what it was like to be a Jew in captivity for many…

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    Time passed and Jews learned that Moshe was right all along. The Jewish people had little time to pack their most valuable belongings. Although later their most valuable belongings would belong to the Natzi’s. Jews were sent by hundreds on cattle cars; everyone standing, one person next to another with no room at all. Some traveling more days than others, but all sent to concentration camps. Eliezer and his family arrived at a concentration camp in Auschwitz; there Eliezer was separated from his…

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    Once more, I felt the emptiness take residence in me. When did the feeling first arrive? The kids around me, all yelling at and flirting with one another, blurred into the steel walls. What was it that separated me from being like them? The school bus lurched forward. We approached closer and closer to yet another stop, where a parent stood waiting in grim expression. Five students stood. If there were ever worst days, this was one of them. I closed my eyes to suspend the watery burn…

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    The theme of death is a recurring theme in the novel. The Mirror scene is a good example of it, as it connects both meanings of death: the physical death and the symbolical. Three days after the liberation of Buchenwald, Elie suffered from food poisoning. One day during his hospitalization he decided to glance in a mirror because he was curious to see how he had changed. This would be the first time since being held captive in concentration camps that he has seen himself in a mirror. Talking…

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    A few weeks ago, my grandma received two surgeries in Karachi, Pakistan. She received a total knee replacement on both knees and a laser eye surgery. She has been in the hospital for many weeks, leaving it a few days ago. I haven't seen her in over 10 years, and it was quite possible that her death could've been the first death in my family that I have experienced. Ever since I've come to UT Austin, I have talked to her less with everything going on, but I miss her very much, and she's very…

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    I don’t celebrate my Independence Day on July 4th; I celebrate it on July 31st, 2015. This is the day that I told my father that I was done. I was done with seeing him and I was done dealing with the crap that he made me deal with. I was sick and tired of feeling my blood boil, my eyes getting teary, my heart pounding in my head, causing headaches, or myself leaning over the toilet, literally not being able to keep my dinner from that night down. The anxiety I felt from thinking about having to…

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    Have you ever had an exciting day that you wish would have never ended? I have many fun memories, but a small selection of worthwhile memories. I might forget the small memories, but I certainly will never forget my selection of memories because those mean everything to me. When I am sad, I can easily access these memories. These memories will always be in a special place in my heart. This kind of memory lasts a lifetime. One of my favorite memories started like this. I was sad to…

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    Alex Trotter Foster English IV 07 April 17 Losing Your Faith “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which has turned my life into one long night” (Wiesel 3.68), Elie Wiesel states in his memoir Night. Elie Wiesel was a young boy during captivity dealing with intrinsic evil brought upon by German war generals. Throughout these harsh times, Elie Wiesel enlightens the reader on how one is likely to lose their morals and faith in times of struggle. “Night is the tale of…

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