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Fun fact: The Dan Gladden is still the 15th most requested haircut in the greater upper peninsula area.
If Tim Dillard were to open a restaurant, it should be called Tim Dillard’s Chop House and Submarine Sandwiches.
This article “The Holocaust Chronicles” was a very hard article to read. Some of the experiments were interesting, but the fact that people can do that is shocking. Even though the Jews were considered sub human I don’t know how many of these doctors did this. German doctors killed over 7000 men, women and children. The injections of STDs and all different kinds of diseases, the studying of the body in extreme heat and cold, the study of the body in pressure chambers and the amputation of people limbs and more. This is truly shocking. The Doctors thought this was ok is what makes my head spin. Doctor Mengele’s nickname the “Angle of Death” really describes the death he caused at the hands of his experiments. Some of these experiments seem pointless to me and I don’t understand why some of them took place. I would like to know if any of these experiments became useful and I plan to read more into the topic more. It still doesn’t make what happened right. You think as doctors as someone to help you, but in this case they were only there to send you to your death.
It’s hard to believe that anyone could survive something like this. To here hear a story of a true survivor from one of these infamous death camps. It is different to here a story that someone has written about, but to actually here a survivor speak is truly inspiring and compelling. To learn the struggles of each person and what they had to do to survive. The lack of food and water and the diseases everywhere around them as their friends and family die is mind blowing. I have become to respect this topic even more than before. I am interested in learning more. I thought the “March of Death” was very interesting and the fact that you could die from the slightest mistake. It is sad to hear that most of his friends and family died besides his sister, but this was the harsh reality of most people in the holocaust.
The “Commandant of Auschwitz” by Primo Levi about Rudolf Hoess really got me thinking. The beginning of the story is what really opened my mined to different concepts. No citizen, General or Army member of the Nazis dared to stand up to Hitler but the very few who tried and never succeeded. Hitler instilled a type of fear that could send shivers down your back. If you dared to speak against the Nazis you would be sent to a consecration camp or even killed.
What Hoess is trying to say about his life is why is it so bad in what they were doing. It is not there orders. It is orders from Hitler himself. Every person of the Nazi swore an oath to Hitler, to obey and protect and fight to the death for him. Many soldiers didn’t want to do what they had to do by killing all these innocent people, but they did it because it was there duty. The fear and power that Hitler had prevented the men from saying no, and if they did say no, every man knew that they would be killed. So are there actions truly their fault? Doesn’t the decision to kill all these people come from higher up? Why should the men below be punished at the end of the war for what one man thinks and believes because I know not every Nazi is truly evil.
When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, the prisoner Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous “Angel of Death” - Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. In that capactity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months. Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account.
This is truly unimaginable; I can’t even picture all the different people who were targeted through this genocide, and what everyone went through. Not just the Jews, but blacks, homosexuals, gypsies, mentally ill, POWs and more. This story puts utter disgust into the pit of my stomach and makes me feel sick.
The being of “I was Mengele’s Assistant” by Miklos Nyiszli was almost like I was living the moment with all the poor souls in the gas chambers. I wish I could have helped them but there is nothing I can do, this was over 50 years ago.
Many men women and children died in Auschwitz the camped described in this story. With no mercy, these people where slottered and in the matter of minutes thousands of people died. Each day so many people died. There is no surviving Auschwitz. You work till your dead, or you get killed straight away into the gas cambers. I don’t get why the Nazis give the Jews hope. To the Nazis they are sub human and like animals. Why do the Nazis tell them they are getting showers and food when they come into the camp? If the Nazis really truly had an utter most hatred for the Jews they wouldn’t give them any symbol of hope. They give the Jews hope by the red cross van that pulls up, but this van only carries there death with a canister of Zyklon B the gas used to kill the people in the gas chambers. This intrigues me how they would do this. I would like to keep reading and find out more.