Theirs was a life in shadows, where a careless remark, a denunciation, or the murmurings of inquisitive neighbors could lead to discovery and death. Beginning in March , the Gestapo the German secret state police granted some Jews in Germany reprieve from deportation in exchange for tracking down their co-religionists who had gone underground. This book was tough to read because Wiesel details just what life was like under Nazi rule in a camp that was filled with people who were undoubtedly being exterminated by the thousands on a daily basis. Deals and Shenanigans. Using forged or acquired papers, such as a birth or baptismal certificate, Jews sometimes could obtain legitimate documents under an assumed name from the authorities. Special Projects: Democracy's Promise. Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust
Once the Jews were moved, the Nazis then restricted the flow of goods to them. Hans is also an accordion player who knows instinctively how to deal with Liesel. As areas were liberated from German rule, Jewish organizations rushed in to locate survivors and reunite families. This was published by Elie Wiesel and now is probably the best known memoir that has been written about the experience of the death camps. In western Europe, internment camps, many of which had been set up earlier to house refugees and enemy aliens, served as detention centers for Jews.