As a former Gender Studies major, I have a lot of hang-ups about the concept of building a home. We have work and we are well treated. While he did this, his face showed sadistic satisfaction and he laughed and joked. On that particular day there were many Germans around, and we were about It was forbidden to talk to any of us, but he frequently spoke a few words to me on the sly. It was evidently easier for them to kill innocent people than to do this kind of work.
Vashti: Midrash and Aggadah
We had to work from dawn to dusk under the ceaseless threat of beatings from whips and rifle butts. In the members of the cell were informed on and quickly rounded up by Nazi officers. The food in our camp had improved. All of these buildings were surrounded by a barbed wire fence. The wicked Vashti would bring Jewish women, strip them naked and order them to perform work on the Sabbath. In the street a "squad leader"" arranged the people in ranks, without any distinction as to age or sex, performing his task with glee, a satisfied smile on his face. Sophie Scholl was a 22 year old philosophy student at Munich University and she, her older brother Hans and his friend, Christoph were members of an anti- Nazi organisation called The White Rose.
Vashti: Midrash and Aggadah | Jewish Women's Archive
No transports had been coming to Treblinka for quite some time. We worked at the same assignment and lived under the same conditions. After the Red Cross departed, most of the ghetto inhabitants, including all of the children, were sent to be gassed and the model village was left to deteriorate. An order came to remove the dead bodies. The devastating Nazi propaganda film The Eternal Jew went so far as to compared Jews to plague carrying rats, a foreshadow of things to come. All the deportees had been fully confident that they were going to survive. To escape the blows and the dogs, the crowd rushed to its death, pushing into the chamber, the stronger ones shoving the weaker ones ahead of them.
To celebrate the occasion, the Hauptsturmfuhrer treated us to liquor and sausages. The following day Maria and her friends gave themselves up to the Gestapo and confessed to the murder. This suited me to perfection because in that way I was able to gain access to Camp No. It consisted of about Jews, all barely alive, worked to the bone and brutally tortured. It was spotlessly clean and the discipline was extremely strict.
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