What are some quotes about starvation relating to the Holocaust?

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btw i did google it and i cant find any good quotes so i asked

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  • 9 years ago
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    I have selected a few quotations for your review. You will find others at the links noted. Good luck with your project. It is important that we never forget.

    "Bread, soup - these were my whole life. I was a body. Perhaps less than that even: a starved stomach. The stomach alone was aware of the passage of time."

    ~ Elie Wiesel (Holocaust Survivor) (from his book "Night," Ch. 4)


    "Children starving to death."

    ~ Czerniaków diary entry for May 8, 1941 (Warsaw Ghetto)


    "In the morning, sixty percent of the six people in the bunk did not wake up. The other forty percent went over the pockets of the dead people to find a piece of bread…The hygienic condition was very, very poor in that period. I remember that I searched a dead body in the bunk and I found a piece of bread. That piece of bread was crawling with lice and you shook them off the bread and put it in your mouth and ate it."

    ~ Jack Oran (Holocaust Survivor)


    "Never in my life had I known the pangs of hunger. Even after I was pushed into the ghetto I ate. But now I too know hunger. I sustain myself for a whole day on a quarter kilo of bread and unsweetened tea. My strength is diminishing from such meager fare. At times I can't even stand up. I fall on my bed, but rest eludes me. I am in a states of sleep and not asleep, of wakefulness and yet am not awake. I am plagued with nightmares. Fear and worry preoccupy me, fear lest I be seized and deported; worry about where to find my bread."

    ~ Kaplan (qtd. in "Random Terror and Starvation," by Alexander Kimel (Holocaust Survivor))


    "In practice, Auschwitz prisoners with less physically demanding labor assignments received approximately 1,300 calories per day, while those engaged in hard labor received approximately 1,700. After several weeks on such starvation rations in the camp, most prisoners began to experience organic deterioration that led to the so-called 'Muzulman" state,' extreme physical exhaustion that ended in death."

    ~ From the essay "Living Conditions, Labor and Executions": Source: The State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


    "1941: Children in the Stara Gradiska concentration camp dying of slow starvation. The government of the satellite state of Croatia ordered caustic soda to be added to their food in order to eliminate them."

    ~ Please see, "Holocaust Archive Pictures" (No. 9, 10, 11)


    "After they [Nazis] occupied Poland, the Nazis laid down a table of rations for allwho resided there. Hans Frank, the governor of the Generalgouvernement, predicted unequivocally that the Nazis had condemned 1,200,000 Jews to death by starvation. The provision of food in the Generalgouvernement was difficult fromthe beginning. The Germans prohibited the importation of food from the Reich,including those parts of Poland that had been incorporated into the Reich as soonas the surrender took place in 1939. Thus Warsaw effectively was cut off fromits usual source of supply, the farms of western Poland."

    ~ Excerpt from: Charles G. Roland, "Courage Under Siege: Disease, Starvation and Death in the Warsaw Ghetto"


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    4 years ago

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    5 years ago

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