Lina Lodz's Hidden Children During The Holocaust

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“‘If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.’” ― Anne Frank (“Children During the Holocaust” 5). In Lodz, Poland, the Nazis had reduced a Jewish population of more than 220,000 to almost less than 1,000 (“Hidden Children: Quest for Family” 2). Families during the Holocaust were treated so badly that being Jewish for some Jewish children had come to symbolize persecution while Christianity symbolized security (“Hidden Children: Quest For Family” 3). And, another frequent problem of the separation of the family was a child's inability in later life to form effective bonds (“Separation from the Family” 12). The Holocaust was something people could only imagine. Families were split apart, loved ones were …show more content…

Unfortunately, children were rarely reunited with their families after the Holocaust was over (“Separation from the Family” 11). In my book, Lina’s brother was “ grabbed by the shoulder” (Sepetys 26) and the officers started to drag him away from their family. Lina explains the Nazi officers bursting into her home and they did not care at all about her family or her, she pictured a “big rug being lifted and a Soviet broom sweeping them under” (Sepetys 23) and that was exactly what was going to happen. The Nazi’s treated every person like trash. The emotional trauma was often what took most people “to their graves” (“Separation from the Family” 12). People did not know how they were going to go back to normal life, alot of children forgot what a normal life was like (“ Hidden Children: Quest for Family” 3). Most families that were still in tact,

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