Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chapter 3 Response to Q 1&3

1. Upon arriving at Auschwitz, people were sorted by a selection process. Young children, the elderly, and pregnant women were immediately sent to the gas chambers. Everyone that looked healthy or strong enough for forced labor were sent on in the selection process. From there they were forced to march in five lines and sent to the barracks. They made another selection, where they were chosen for jobs. They were forced to strip and then they ran to the barber. The barber shaved all of their hair off and took all of the rest of their belongings. They were disinfected and then thrown clothes. They were sent to another barrack and told to stand and wait for Dr. Mengele. From there they were separated into more groups of workers, those who could not were sent to death. The process continued on like this until there were new workers and the old ones could be sent to death.

3. When Elie spoke to Yechiel, the brother of the rabbi from Sighet, he did not speak of those who had died or been taken away from him. His mother and his sisters were sent away and he did not know if he would ever see them again. They embraced and tried to share words of hope, but there is only so much hope you can have when you are awaiting death. He was numb to everything going on around him and speaking of loved ones would open that wound inside him up and break him for good.

By: Ashley Urtado, Darius Jones, Erika Keithley, Suzy Byers

7 comments:

Lindee said...

For the most part I agreed with your answers, but maybe describe what was going through their minds more than what actually happened. Other than that it was good. I liked your answers to number three. It really would have broken him up if he would've thought about his family and wondered what happened to them.

Andrea said...

I agree that your answers are good. They are strong and described very well. But in the first question describe what would be going through your mind. We know that the pregnant women were sent straight to the gas chambers but how would you think you would feel if it was your mother or a friend.. or even you? I like how you answered number three. He really did try to spread hope. It is a really strong post!

Nikki W. said...

I agree with your answers. I thought that you did good on answering question #3 when you said about "He was numb to everything going on around him and speaking of loved ones would open that wound inside him up and break him for good." I like how you said that....to me it felt like I could feel the pain that they were going through. Good Job!

Jackie G. said...

I really like what your group has said and your answers are really good I really like them

Erika said...

To answer your question Andrea, If I would have been there I think I would have been a wreck. I am a very strong person, but no amount of strength could compare with being able to stay composed enough to walk quietly while there are screams and fires burning your loved ones alive. I don't believe I would ever have been able to open my heart again. Going through that horrible trauma while the world just stands by would be enough for my heart to be permanently detached from my soul.

Kyle said...

Your answer to number one is just what I would have put. Those events are pretty much how it really was. Good job on number three as well.

~LONGHORN FOOTBALL IS NUMBER ONE~ said...

You guys had a great post. I totally agree with your answer to number one. You described your post good and went into good detail great post guys!