Monday, November 3, 2008
Birkenau to Buna
The French women was living in France and she left because if they had found her they would have taken her anyway. She was passed as an Ayran but Elie thought she looked Jewish. It was said that she was a forced labor inmate, but she chose to go there. She was scared to admit that she was German to anyone, because she was scared of what they did to all the Jews. Buna wasn’t an extermination camp so she knew if she kept a low profile she wouldn’t be noticed.
There could be many reason to why it took so long for him to march to Buna. There was hundreds of Jews marching so therefore that might take them a little longer. The Jews weren’t very strong so it would take them longer to walk that distance. Also the weather was very cold and snowy. The trip from Birkenau to Buna was approximately six miles. When you travel through other camps it takes longer to get through.
McCool Group- Shelby E., Nikki W., Scott B., Mike M.