death marches

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Perhaps some of the most vivid images of the Holocaust are the death marches, when tens of thousands of Jews at one time were paraded to the extermination camps in Germany, Poland and Austria. Some of the more notable death marches included the mass march from the Warsaw Ghetto to the extermination camp at Auschwitz and the numerous marches that occurred following ghettoization related in Elie Wiesel's Night. Though much of the modern world may …

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…created by survivors. While it may be possible to ignore the kind of physical violence that occurred based on the need for emotional separation, there is no way to deny the historical content of the events surrounding the ushering of hundreds of thousands of Jews into the death camps and the mass extermination of most. The few survivors, though careful in their perspective, often demonstrate the complexities related to a retelling of the Holocaust story.