Holocaust Jacket That Was Found In New York Qcc Essay

871 words - 4 pages

Shane Singh
Instructor: Alison Cimino
English
10/16/2016
The Fight for Survival: Identity and Home
The Jacket from Dacha that was worn by Benzion Peresecki during the holocaust which can
be viewed at the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center at QCC. For those
who does not know the history about the holocaust and “The Jacket from Dachau” and would
like to know more about this jacket they should surely visit the exhibit at Harriet and Kenneth
Kupferberg Resource Center. The holocaust is mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi
regime during the period 1941–45. More than 6 million European Jews, as well as members of
other persecuted groups, such as gypsies and homosexuals, were murdered at concentration
camps such as Auschwitz (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States
Holocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2016). This exhibition have a lot to offer and
its beneficial to have an exhibit like this on campus which all student should visit and learn more
about the Holocaust and The jacket from Dachau. This exhibit offers videos, pictures,
magazines and the actual jacket Benzion Peresecki wore for ten months in Dachau and kept it for
65 years. The exhibit tells the story of Peresecki while he moved to the Siauliai ghetto, moving
to Dachau (Kaufering) and his migration to the US, as well as historic photos, maps, multiple
testimonies and short film.
Benzion Peresecki is a survivor of the Holocaust alongside his mother who migrated to the
United State. Benzion Peresecki surviving through the Holocaust came with an immense cost.
Peresecki’s father died from a stomach ulcer and his brother was killed by the Nazi. He was then
forced to live into a ghetto, imprisoned, beaten and forced to work hard labour at the Dachua
concentration camp. After the abolition Benzion and his mom who was also a survivor of the
Holocaust spent five years in a displaced person camp. After Benzion migrating to the United
States he fought to reestablish his identity, find honesty for his family suffering and to create a
new home. No matter where Benzion lived or where he moves he always kept his jacket from
Dachau. Benzion change his name Ben Peres after he migrated to the US. Ben’s jacket had been
found on July 4, 2015 which makes it 37 years after his death and 65 years since he kept the
jacket (Lane, Cary. "The Jacket from Dachau: One Survivor's Search for Justice, Identity, and
Home." Jacket from Dachau: One Survivor's Search for Justice,...

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