For those of you who don't know what the Holocaust is it was a mass killing of almost 6 million Jews during World War II. In my Language Arts class we are reading the Diary of Anne Frank. We have to think of some "big questions" that have been going through our minds. Some questions that I have are how could other countries just sit there and watch all of this happen for years without intervening? Another question that I have is what was it like to be a Jew during the Holocaust? What was it like inside the concentration camps? What were the gas chambers like? In conclusion those are some of my big questions.
There were many things that surprised me about the Holocaust. One thing that surprised me was that the children and the elderly got sent straight to the gas chambers. They didn't even get a chance at survival. Another thing that shocked me was the number of Jews that were killed during the Holocaust. 6 million Jews. That is so many! By the time the Holocaust had ended almost 2/3 of the Jewish population had been killed. Another thing that shocked me was that once the Jewish were dead the Nazis would cut out their teeth and use them for trade. That is so disgusting. In conclusion those are some things that surprised and shocked me about the Holocaust.