David cole interviews Dr Franciszek Piper + David cole on the Phil Donahue Show

Why were Anne Frank and her sister transported from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen?&nbsp. In the first half of July, Anne Frankand her family decided to go into hiding in a house that eventually also hid other four Dutch Jews that included Hermann, Peter van Pels, Auguste and Fritz Pfeffer. They lived for an approximated two years in a secret house attic behind an office of the family owned business in Prinsengracht Street. On 14th August 1944, German Secret State (Gestapo) police discovered their hiding place after an anonymous tip by a Dutch caller. On the same day, they were all arrested and were sent to Westerbork on August 8th. A month later, September 1944 the Gestapo sent the four brothers and the Frank family on a train to Auschwitz. However, Anne and Margot (her sister) changed course to Bergen-Belsen as they were young individuals and had a lot of energy necessary for labor duties in the context of Gestapo (Hanna 56).
Why were Eli Wiesel and his father given the choice to stay behind in Auschwitz to await liberation by the arriving Soviet troops?
After the arrival of Eli Wiesel and his father to Birkenau Camp, they received orders of assignment to a barrack located the Gypsy Camp. They were miraculously spared death just as they were about to step into the flaming fires that would eventually kill them. The Germans were afraid of the Soviet Union troops and they could not stand a chance against them and they could not also have the time to organize the captives. So it was up to the individual to make up his or her own mind.
2. What do you think of the design of the alleged gas chamber in question? What about the free standing chimney?
The design of the gas chamber was very distinct and it shows that its sole intention was to ferry something on a stretcher into the raving fire ignited by the gas. It is impossible to define what really went into the chamber and the lower section of the chamber there is a slot for adding firewood. The Nazis as we know them were a brutal community that did not feel mercy and it is obvious that they designed the machine to deal with the traitors. It was a permanent structure due to the heaviness of the material used in the construction mainly metal. I think the chimney was meant to let the smoke into the air as burning human remains have a really bad and awful smell.
3. What do you think of the Phil Donahue interview?
The interview was an interesting revelation into the past lives of those that found themselves caught in the crossfire of the warring countries. The interview shed a lot of light on the experiences that the people had to go through and bear with the harsh and brutal tyrannies of the Nazis and it provided some form of clarity into the issues that were somehow controversial. I think the interview was indeed educative and promoted comparative studies into documented historical and chronological data into events that unfolded during these past periods. It makes known to the people the plights and challenges faced by the surviving individuals and how they came to cope with the problems (Hanna 172).
4. Compare the two articles on Bergen-Belsen. What do you conclude as being true?
It is quite difficult to come to a comparative conclusion regarding the Bergen-Belsen articles as they are both very detailed in the information that they introduce to the reader. They provide different perspectives reflecting the state of affairs that concern the Germans and the Soviet Union tug of war. I think that Mark Weber’s article provides a better point of view and also involves using valid information gathered from interviews from the remaining individuals from the events.
Works cited
Hanna Lévy-Hass, Diary of Bergen-Belsen: ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011. 204pages.