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Auschwitz

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Auschwitz, the largest of all the Nazi death camps, opened in 1940. Throughout World War II (1939-45), untold numbers of Jewish prisoners and other perceived Nazi enemies perished in Auschwitz's gas chambers.
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To show how important Auschwitz was to the holocaust the author uses repetition. The author uses repetition because it catches the readers attention. "Auschwitz, the largest and arguably the most notorious of all the Nazi death camps, opened in the spring of 1940.... Auschwitz was located on a former military base outside Oświęcim, a town in southern Poland situated near Krakow, one of the country's largest cities(HIstory)." The author tells why Auschwitz is so important by saying that is the most notorious of all the camps. The author also uses parallelism to show what some jews were forced to do."Those deemed fit to work were employed as slave labor in the production of munitions, synthetic rubber and other products considered essential to Germany's efforts in World War II(History)." The author purpose was to show what Jews had to endure and what the survivors and to fight through to survive.

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Pregnant in Auschwitz: Toronto Holocaust survivor recalls split-second decision that saved her and unborn son | Canada | News | National Post

Pregnant in Auschwitz: Toronto Holocaust survivor recalls split-second decision that saved her and unborn son | Canada | News | National Post | holo-survivors | Scoop.it
Miriam Rosenthal was four-months pregnant, starving, bone-tired, cold, filthy and afraid when an SS officer in big black boots and a crisp uniform appeared before the barracks in Auschwitz with a loudspeaker in hand.
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The author uses bandwagon to show how many people were killed. A holocaust survivor not only saved herself, but her unborn son. Miriam was pregnant when she went the camp. When an officer told all pregnant women to line up for more food, Miriam did not. This saved her life because all women who lined up were gased."Two hundred women stepped forward and 200 women went to the gas chamber." Miriam didnt know why she hadnt gone, but she felt someone was watching over her. It was a miracle that Miriam and others had survived with there children or even at all. "The Germans murdered over a million Jewish children."Not very many people many people survived that horrible tradgedy. 

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Josef Mengele and Eva Mozes Kor

Josef Mengele and Eva Mozes Kor | holo-survivors | Scoop.it
Josef Mengele, The Angel Of Death of Auschwitz
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Throughout this website the author uses several rhetorical devices to show emotion and bandwagon of the unlucky people that went through the holocaust. Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of a very. She managed to survive the holocaust along with her twin sister. Unfortunately, not everyone was that lucky. By using pathos the author shows the pain and emotion of the unlucky ones. "The twins screamed day and night until gangrene set in, and after three days, they died ... (Kor)." The author used bandwagon to show how many people survived. "...only few individual twins were still alive at the time the camp was liberated (Kor)." The Authors purpose was to get the readers attention by using emotion and numbers of survivors.

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Authors use bandwagon to show that many people are doing something. This is what this author did. Eva G. didnt have the best life before she was forced to go to a concetration camp. Eva lived in a small town. People worked as farmers and sold items on the streets."So all farmers from around came with vegetables and fruits and they were standing in the markets with their carriages and sold and people went to go and they were vendors who came in with different articles (Robinson)". Eva's parents would feed and tutor two boys that were like brothers to eva. When Eva's mom had walked across the street instead of in the mud, which is what jews are supposed to do, one of the boys slapped her. He didnt care that she was feeding him, it didn't matter because she was a Jew. ""She said, she wouldn't be so much insulted in a German would do to her, or a stranger, but a person whom she served food and fed and came in to our house, and he beat her(Robinson)"". The author uses parallelism to show why she was so upset. By telling us this the author showed that even before the holocaust Jews were treated poorly.

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Telling Their Stories: www.tellingstories.org

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This author uses parallelism to show how poor people dressed and acted. The author compared them to people with money. " ' Well, I felt pity for them because they were dressed differently, they looked differently and they spoke more of a slang rather than a clear language(Levin).' " The author uses pathos. This is because the author wants to show how frightened people were to be Jewish. " ' I was not frightened the first day, I was frightened right after Hitler came to power (Levin).' " Even before jews knew Hitler was going to kill them, they were stil afraid of him. The authors purpose was to show how badly Jews were treated.

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