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All other sites close at Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.
Rutka Laskier, 14, the same age as the Dutch teenager Anne Frankwrote the page diary over a four-month period in Bedzin, Poland. The diary, published by Israel's Holocaust museum, documents the steady collapse of the ghetto under the weight of the Nazi occupation and deportations, as well as the first loves, friendships and jealousies of an adolescent girl growing up during the war. News of the concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and the brutal killings of Jews, filtered through to her.
Children were especially vulnerable to Nazi persecution. Some were targeted on supposed racial grounds, such as Jewish youngsters, others for biological reasons, such as patients with physical or mental disabilities, or because of their alleged resistance or political activities. As many as 1.
One of the earliest and most famous examples of Holocaust literature is the diary of Anne Frank, whose writing confronts adult evil from the vantage point of youthful innocence. She was not, however, the only teenage victim to keep a diary. Some 60 other diaries survive, and "I'm Still Here" 7 p.
Throughout their imprisonment in the ghettos, Jews had found ways to defy and resist Nazi conquerors: they organized mutual aid societies, they continued to practice their religion and educate their children, and they made heroic efforts to document their lives see reading, Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto in Chapter 8. In more than ghettos, Jews formed underground movements with the goal of escaping the ghetto, joining partisan armed resistance groups, or organizing a revolt. In Vilna, Bialystock, and several other ghettos, Jews resisted deportations with force.
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Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center. Chronicles the deportation of Jews into ghettos during Hitler's Third Reich and presents the narratives of three individuals who, as teenagers, lived in the ghettos of Lodz, Theresienstadt, and Warsaw and survived physical deprivations, abuse, and deportation to the death camps. These additional online resources from the U.