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Holocaust Survivor, Irene Safran
Transcript of Holocaust Survivor, Irene Safran
to Prague, Czechoslovakia. Irene and her two sisters were
reunited with their brother Herman. In November of 1944 Irene and her sister were
sent to work in Germany at an Ammunition factory in Torgau until April 1945. After Auschwitz What I Don't Know While at Auschwitz-Birkenau Irene met Dr. Mengele. At Auschwitz When Irene was deproted to
Auschwitz-Birkenau she was
21 years old.
On May 19, 1944 Irene boarded a cattle train to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Czechoslovakia with her parents, three younger sisters and two brothers. Deportation "Every day felt like a Holocaust Survivor Irene Safran Irene Safran Irene then moved to the United States with her husband, two brothers, her sister and husband and her younger sister Blanche. They spent several months recovering in a
small school house. Her older brother Michael was taken to a labor camp in 1942, her other older brother Herman ran away to fight with the Czechoslovak army at sixteen. "He looked so elegant and civilized compared to
us that we felt like we were looking at God." ~Irene Safran What you don't know can't hurt, they say.
Did they know?
How awful, how hateful?
The ghettos, the camps, the chamber, the stars?
That made you feel, so different, so sad.
As if, you weren't human, anymore.
The lives taken, those spared,
Will be changed forever.
Those that saw and then, saw no more,
Those that saw again and again.
Those forced to leave,
Those forced to stay,
Those forced to be somewhere in the middle.
There was no way out, no escape.
Only to live,
Only to die. Irene and her sisters, Hermine and Blanche. ~Irene Safran Irene marrying her husband, Max Amann Nazi SS-Man Max was born on November 24, 1891. Max was declared Chairman of the German Nazi
party in 1922. Max was sentenced to ten years at a labor camp on September
8, 1948. Max Amann died on March 30, 1957. Nazi SS-Women. Max Amann From 1933 to 1939, he used his position in the Nazi Party to buy media concerns that he claimed were not fully supportive of Hitler. Amann used his position to shut down newspapers and then put them up for auction with only himself in a position to buy them. Max became very rich, earning 3.8 million Reich marks a year. At this time in Germany a mark was about four to one U.S. dollar. Marks are no longer used in Germany, Euros are now used. Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel and Irene Safran had
a few things in common. Both Irene and Elie met Dr. Mengele
about the same way, they met him only once and never saw him again. Elie was rescued by Americans as was Irene, but Irene and her sisters were told they were free never rescued. Elie never saw anyone in his family after his father died but Irene lived the rest of her life with most of
family. Timeline 1891 November 24th SS-Man Max Amann was
born. 1922 Max Amann became the Chairman of the German Nazi Party. 1923 April Irene Safran was born. 1928 September 30th Elie Wiesel was born. 1934 Hitler becomes president of Germany. 1944 May 19th Irene boarded the cattle train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. 1944 November Irene and her sisters took the three week trip to Prague, Czechoslovakia. 1945 January 27th Auschwitz was liberated. 1945 April Irene and her sisters are moved to Germany. 1948 September 8th Max Amann is sentenced to ten years in the labor camps. 1957 March 30th Max Amann died. "I just wanted to live long enough to tell the world what had happened. ~Irene Safran hundred years." Irene and her family move to the United States. Emotionally Elie and Irene
were equally hurt. Elie and Irene were both punished
simply because they were Jewish. Elie went from a very religious boy to no longer believeing in God. Irene never stopped believing, she always believed there was always light at the end of the tunnel. Despite this, Elie and Irene both felt like their humanity had been taken. "I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time." ~Elie Wiesel 1935 Hitler Proposes
Laws. 1938 Novemeber 9th Kristallnacht Ruth Dykstra