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Elli: the coming age of the Holocaust, Livia E Bitton Write a speech to a group of students explaining your experiences during the holocaust Hi my name is Elli. I was fourteen years old when WWII started. The Hungarian police were

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Elli: the coming age of the Holocaust, Livia E Bitton Write a speech to a group of students explaining your experiences during the holocaust Hi my name is Elli. I was fourteen years old when WWII started. The Hungarian police were under Germanys command. All of the Jews lost respect and felt humiliated by the Nazis. The actions of the Nazis affected us deeply, they would mock and disgrace us to extreme points that killed us intensely inside. The place I knew as home day by day was being destroyed. The town of Somorja gradually was being invaded by the Nazis. In my family were my Mother, father and brother Bubi. As the days went by happiness turned into tears as the Hungarian military police raided and stole from our family home. My Father would always tell us to stay calm; however he was finding it hard himself. In the beginning Jews were enlisted for public work. During this time a decree was announced that all the Jews in our area would be gathered together in a specific place. ...read more.

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We had arrived in Auschwitz. I was a young and confident girl, however I was extremely tired, emotionally exhausted from the sudden change. I was in a state of shock and by now I was unsure what would happen to us, I did not understand what was going on. I did not know then that we arrived at a death camp. The car doors opened. Around the quay German soldiers and German policewomen were standing. They were pushing, hitting and shouting. "Schneller"! "Schneller (faster, faster). The trains were emptied out. We were placed in rows. My mother was holding hands with my Aunt. In all the chaos we were separated. Women and men on different sides lining up, Father and Bubi stood on the other end. The SS solider took one look at us and separated us into different lines. He asked me how old I was, he was amazed by my blonde hair and blue eyes. He told me from that moment I was sixteen, this was the life changing miracle of my life. ...read more.

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In the end of the procedure I received a huge nightgown made from flannel. We were given shoes and were moved to a room which was especially assigned to women. Women walked around, and around, their behaviour and their screams indicated insanity. These were the women whose children were taken away from them. I would see fire from the chimney and little would I know it was the crematoriums. We breathed the stench of burning flesh. Sometimes I would sit and watch the SS soldier's line up the Jews and shoot them randomly. Every where you walked the smell and look of those innocent Jews left me little hope. It took time and suffering, but I knew that if I wanted to survive I needed to be strong. As the war ended I knew I was one of the few still standing. I have survived through all this torment with two of my family members. It is the Americans who have brought us to freedom. The war impacted greatly on my life. Even though it was ended I still wanted to help others who suffered like me. Until this very day, the memories of the holocaust will always be apart of my life. ...read more.

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