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Concentration Camp Quotes (26 quotes)

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Auschwitz Survivors Tell Their Stories

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Only 2 survivors remain from Nazi camp Treblinka

Night , by Elie Wiesel , is a work of Holocaust literature, with a decidedly autobiographical slant. Wiesel based the book—at least in part—on his own experiences during World War II. Through just a brief pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the Nobel Prize in The quotes below show the searing nature of the novel, as Wiesel tries to make sense of one of the worst human-made catastrophes in history. Wiesel's journey into Hell began with a yellow star, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear.

When I was eight years old Czechoslovakia broke apart and we became part of Hungary. That was when our problems started, because the Hungarians were allied with the Nazis. It was a difficult time for Jewish families, as suddenly the law no longer protected us and overnight we lost our civil rights. Jewish children were thrown out of Hungarian schools, so right away we had no choice but to concentrate on hunkering down and trying not to bring attention to ourselves. It was a free for all. With no law to protect us, it was common for Jews to get beaten up or thrown off the train. These young Nazis habitually roamed around and did tremendous damage to many individuals.

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By Olivia Goldhill. There was one tap with water but we had no food. I remember digging around in the ground for roots to eat and people around me who collapsed and died with hunger. Cannibalism was rife. I would never do that but I saw it. I still remember the moment we were liberated, one month after we arrived. I went out and saw British soldiers coming into the camp.

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  1. Elie Wiesel born in Romania, September 30, — died in New York July 2, is widely known as an American-Jewish writer, author of 57 books, professor and political activist, and one of the most famous Auschwitz survivors.

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