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This Grandmother’s Terrifying Experience During The Holocaust Reminds People Of How Cruel Nazis Were
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This Grandmother’s Terrifying Experience During The Holocaust Reminds People Of How Cruel Nazis Were

The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, Katie, decided to share the heartbreaking story of her beloved grandmother on Tumblr. Her grandmother was only 2-years-old when Hitler marched into Poland in 1939. The girl was too little to understand how horribly this political shift would change not only her own fate but also the fate of the whole nation.

Despite the fact that Katie’s grandmother survived one of the most terrifying events in history, she was left traumatized for the rest of her life. “Those horrors did not fade with time,” Katie says. Witnessing the deaths of people she knew and loved, being forced out of her home to live in a concentration camp and suffer under horrible conditions left a painful wound, which was reopened 56 years later when she returned to the gates of the concentration camp. This was the first time Katie heard her grandmother’s horrific story and was inspired to share it with others for a very important reason. Scroll below to learn why!

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The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, Katie, decided to share the heartbreaking story of her beloved grandmother on Tumblr

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Wil Vanderheijden
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3 years ago

We should learn from history so that it doesn't repeat itself. Sadly a lot of people never learn and so Trump gets elected president. He used the same method like Hitler did: Pick an ethnic group and blame them for everything that's wrong. Promised the poor that he will take care of them. Promised jobs, and a better economy so that everyone gets a better life. And now he is in power he's picking fights with almost every other country in the world. (Russia, Turkye, China, and every European country). That man is a threat to America and to the world.

diane a
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3 years ago

the flack comes from WW2 and was to decieve the enemy - think it was aluminium strips

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Bunzilla
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3 years ago

My grandmother lived through WWII, in Amsterdam. As a young girl, she was very nearly taken away by Nazis, who thought she looked 'Jewish' because of her darker complexion and darker hair colour. My Great Grandmother had to march down to their office and insist that she was a 'good catholic girl' to get her free. She was saved. Her best friend and neighbour, however, wasn't so lucky. After those neighbours had been taken away, she never saw them again. Later on, many were starving since the Nazis were blocking all aid to the Dutch citizens. One relative, a single young man, starved himself to death giving all of his food coupons to his brother who had 5 children. My Grandmother herself very nearly starved to death as well. The Nazis held onto Holland with a death grip, and as a result, it was the one of the very last countries to be liberated. So when I see anyone trying to justify hate toward other people for the way they're born, race, etc... it makes my blood boil.

stellermatt
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3 years ago

it is so important that the people the nazis tried to 'delete' from history have their voices forever heard, not just on a 50th, 100th or 200th anniversary, but always, what happened to her Grandma happened to so many innocent people in so many ways. So many of these had stories that will never be told, but the ones that survived had and have the power to change and save the lives of many more to come. I've just finished reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, I would strongly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in this sort of thing. Also the book Maus by Art Spiegelman.

diane a
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3 years ago

You just cannot read or see the things that happened from Natzi Germany without being overcome by emotion - and all they stuff that happened throughout the rest of Europe that had a Jewish population - is almost unbearable - but we have to bear it to ensure it cannot be repeated

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Wil Vanderheijden
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3 years ago

We should learn from history so that it doesn't repeat itself. Sadly a lot of people never learn and so Trump gets elected president. He used the same method like Hitler did: Pick an ethnic group and blame them for everything that's wrong. Promised the poor that he will take care of them. Promised jobs, and a better economy so that everyone gets a better life. And now he is in power he's picking fights with almost every other country in the world. (Russia, Turkye, China, and every European country). That man is a threat to America and to the world.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

the flack comes from WW2 and was to decieve the enemy - think it was aluminium strips

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Bunzilla
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3 years ago

My grandmother lived through WWII, in Amsterdam. As a young girl, she was very nearly taken away by Nazis, who thought she looked 'Jewish' because of her darker complexion and darker hair colour. My Great Grandmother had to march down to their office and insist that she was a 'good catholic girl' to get her free. She was saved. Her best friend and neighbour, however, wasn't so lucky. After those neighbours had been taken away, she never saw them again. Later on, many were starving since the Nazis were blocking all aid to the Dutch citizens. One relative, a single young man, starved himself to death giving all of his food coupons to his brother who had 5 children. My Grandmother herself very nearly starved to death as well. The Nazis held onto Holland with a death grip, and as a result, it was the one of the very last countries to be liberated. So when I see anyone trying to justify hate toward other people for the way they're born, race, etc... it makes my blood boil.

stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

it is so important that the people the nazis tried to 'delete' from history have their voices forever heard, not just on a 50th, 100th or 200th anniversary, but always, what happened to her Grandma happened to so many innocent people in so many ways. So many of these had stories that will never be told, but the ones that survived had and have the power to change and save the lives of many more to come. I've just finished reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, I would strongly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in this sort of thing. Also the book Maus by Art Spiegelman.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

You just cannot read or see the things that happened from Natzi Germany without being overcome by emotion - and all they stuff that happened throughout the rest of Europe that had a Jewish population - is almost unbearable - but we have to bear it to ensure it cannot be repeated

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