SHOAH MOVIE SUMMARY Essay

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SHOAH MOVIE SUMMARY

The movie begins with Simon Srebnik going back to Chelmno, he is one of the two survivors.
He was taken to Chelmno when he was thirteen, his father was killed in front of him, and
his mother died in the gas vans. He was known throughout the camp for his agility and his
beautiful singing voice. Before abandoning the camp the Nazis shot everyone, including
him, in the head. He was left for dead, but was found and survived. Simon went back to
tell of the experience he had. He cannot believe what happened as he walks along what is
left of the frame of the buildings. He said that 2,000 were burnt per day, but he
remembers the camp as being peaceful. No one ever shouted, they just went about their
work. He was forced to go up the river, under guard, to get food for the rabbits from the
alfalfa fields. Along the way he would sing and the people along the shore would listen
and some still remember.

The other survivor of Chelmno is Michael Podchlebnik. The day he went to the camp
everything died in him, he is human though and wanted to live. He wants to forget about
the Holocaust and doesn't like to talk about it. In the beginning he thought himself as
dead because he never thought he'd survive. His job was to unload corpses, on his first
day he cried. On his third day he saw his wife and children. He put his wife in the grave
and asked to be killed. The Germans said he was strong enough to work and that he wouldn't
be killed yet.

Motke Zaidl was a survivor of Sobibor. They visited the Forest of the Sobibor death camp
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