Tuesday, November 4, 2008
From Birkenau to Buna
1. He liked Auschwitz better because it was cleaner and set up nicer than Birkenau. They also had a better chance of living because it was a labor camp, not a concentration camp. So at Buna death was not as certain as it would have been at Birkenau.
2. The French girl didn’t want the Germans to know that she was Jewish so she faked not knowing German, she had false papers to hide her identity and acted as an Aryan so all she had to do was work and not be killed. The Germans were invading France and to hide from them she hid from them in plain sight instead of the being killed.
3. The reason it took so long to get to Buna is because it is a 6 mile walk in the winter, and they had no shoes so that might be why it took 4 hours. The Nazis also had to make sure none of the Jews ran off while they were marching.
Entrance to Birkenau
McCool Group: Don P., Seyd P., Wade T., Shelby R., Natasha A