Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chapter 3 Questions









When they first arrived they were separated. Women were sent to the right while men were sent to the left. Elie was now with his father. His mother and his little sister Tzipora were on their own. Then an inmate asked Elie how old he was. Elie told him but the man yelled at him and told him he was eighteen. The same happened with his father, he told him his age but the man yelled at him and said " Not fifty, Your Forty." Then a second inmate appeared yelling at them. He didn't understand why they came here. The man said "You should have hung yourselves rather than come here." They didn't know what was going to happen to them, nobody had told them anything. The man started to yell at them about the crematory. He told them "Look over there that's where their going to take you!" Then there were in line to go to Dr. Mengele. People were again separated. Some would go one way and some the other way. Elie and his father luckily stayed together. They were sent on the road to the crematorium but they had no clue. When they came closer to the flames they seen babies and children getting thrown into the fire. How could anyone want to kill these people this way? After they were sent into many different camps.

Dr. Mengele was soon named the Angel of Death from Elie. Elie said when he seen him he could just smell the Angel of Death on him. He was a tall man in his thirties with crime written all over his forehead. He told them to remember that they were in Auschwitz. They were in a concentration camp not a convalescent home. If they didn't work he told them they would be sent to the crematorium. Some of Dr. Mengeles experiments were placing subjects in pressure chambers, testing different drugs on people, freezing them to death and other fatal traumas. Mengele especially liked twins. Starting in 1944 he sent twins to special barracks. He attempted to change eye color by injecting chemicals into children's eyes. He had many amputation and brutal surgeries. Right after he left Auschwitz he turned up in Gross-Rosen, a work camp but he left before it was liberated. He was captured as a prisoner of war but was released because they had no idea who he was. He went to Argentina where many other Nazi officials sought refuge. He then divorced his wife Irene then in 1958 he married is brothers widow. In 1978 he died of a stroke while swimming in the ocean and drown. He was not tracked down by Nazi hunters until 1992 when DNA tests on his bones confirmed his identity.

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7 comments:

Erika said...

The answer to the second question was very informative. I did not know that he died from drowning. I think its a bit ironic that he died that way, but hey I guess thats karma! You know he even had the nerve to still practice medicine there?

Whitney said...

Although there are a few grammatical errors in your post I think that you did a good job answering your questions. In your second answer you did a great job going into detail, although I think you should have cited where you got your information about Joseph Mengele.

Jordan said...

There are many grammatical errors in this post. Know needs to be 'now' in the second sentence. The wrong there was used, it really needs to be 'their' in the third sentence. All of the sentences are very choppy and short, commas can be your friend too. But I did like how you described the first 48 hours for the people in the book, it was very detailed.

Melanie said...

On your answer to question one you probably should have been more general. The question asked about the Jews' experience, not just Elie's. Also, you did not really tell about the first 48 hours you just told about the first few hours. Other than that, good post.

Missouri State Single Season Strikeout King said...

Your first answer did not really cover what the question was asking. The information you gave was good, but it did not really answer what was being asked. Your second answer was great. Great detail. I would also like to know where you got your information.

Shelby E. said...

I agree we described more about how they were being separated. We got into to much detail about the different inmates telling them where to go and what not. We should have got into more detail about what they gained and lost.

Natasha said...

Great answers, but in question one you called the crematorium the crematory. I'm not trying to pick out little things, that one just kind of jumped out at me.