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Essay about The Story of a Holocaust Survivor

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When I was a youngster, a very close family friend of ours by Israel, Joyce Kleinman (currently Wilner), and her sister Reisi Kleinman (currently Greenbaum) entered the Auschwitz concentration camp in the ages of 15 and 12 years old. Years after, Joyce's son Mike Wilner wrote an interview which included his mother Joyce and Aunt Reisi outlining the significant events that caused the survival of the two sisters and exemplified the events which took place during the Holocaust where an estimated 6 million Jews were killed. Joyce began the interview by describing the pre-war period. Joyce Kleinman was born to a gorgeous house in Czechoslovakia on September 12, 1925. Even though some discrimination was present, no considerably harmful acts were conducted contrary to the Jewish community. All races could eat wherever they pleased, and all children were schooled together, clarified Joyce. The discrimination arose in 1939, when World War II began in Poland. At this time, Joyce was 11 years old and Reisi was 14. Joyce explained how both girls would frequently hear sirens outside their windows along with shootings as the war raged on. They would hear planes flying over the roof of their house, and they weren't able to open their windows for fresh air due to the frightening noise. Jews were no longer allowed at college, and all the Jews were one day required to go to the police station. Since Joyce and Reisi's father was a well-respected man within the community, the police let them depart. As their times were restricted in Czechoslovakia, Joyce and her family left all their possessions and returned to Budapest, where their brother lived and was planning to get married. Joyce explained that the family returned to their hometown in Czechoslovakia because thi...

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