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Paperclip Project

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Malia Morris

on 17 February 2011

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Paperclip Project Alicia Jurman-Appleman About Alicia.... When the holocaust began Alicia Jurman was a young girl living in Poland. The effects of the Nazi's coming to power didn't come to the family's attention until her oldest brother Moshe was sent to a "school" where he was forced to work. Alicia's brother escaped the school but because the German's didn't want people to know of the intense labor he was hunted down and killed. This was the first family member the Nazis took away from her. By: Malia 3rd Period Alicia luckily had a happy ending to her life but for thousands of others who suffered through the holocaust their endings weren't so great. These paperclips are used to honor those whose lives should have been spared and they are used as a symbol to show that their hardships will never be forgotten. Alicia grew up in a town where there where about one third of the population is jewish. She was around the age of 9 when the holocaust began. On September 1st, 1939 the Nazis invaded Poland, this was the beginning of very hard times for Alicia. This information was found on http://history1900s.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=history1900s&cdn=education&tm=4&gps=185_115_788_461&f=22&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.datasync.com/%7Edavidg59/alicia.html One day while visiting another family Alicia was captured by the Aktion, they took her away from her family and were loading her and other children onto a train to be taken to an extermination center. A few brave adults snuck the children out of the windows of the train and they left. Then Alicia went on a search for her mother and brothers. Some of them had already been killed but she was reunited with her mom and they ran into the woods to hide.
Her mother was eventually found and killed but Alicia ran from the firing squads and yet again escaped death. After the war ended Alicia married an American and has three grown children. Her memories of the holocaust live on in her autobiography Alicia: My story.
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