Wow.... I guess if they wanted to talk... encourage them. I dont know what I would ask. I guess I would just have to be in front of them.... They might not want to talk about it at all. Depends on the individual. That was definitely hell on earth for that person.
Agh, Roland, where did you come from?! Ask if they ever thought they were at risk of being taken for a human experiment. But don't ask that, that's my question. Igh, that's a mean question. Never mind.
The Holocaust refers to the period in Europe from June 30, 1933 through March 8, 1945. The survivors who are left were very, very young when these atrocities occurred and are in their late 70s or a bit older. Yet I am sure they still have nightmares. There are still people out there who believe it never happened. Once these survivors are gone, we will have only the history of what occurred to go by. We can never forget this happened. We cannot let it happen again. - If they are willing to speak about it, be kind. ~What gave you the will to go on? ~Was there any one person you looked to for support? ~What do you want people now to know about what happened then? ~What can I do to help? - - If you are really interested in the Holocaust, do research, read as much as you can. There were so many factors that led to this tragedy. They did not just overnight put Jews into concentration camps. It all started with a depression in Germany. Hitler came to power because he was a master manipulator and he told the German people what they wanted to hear. Ask.com is not really the place to go into all of this as the subject is too large to go into more detail.
They would have to have been pretty young to be a survivor but if they could remember what it was like I would ask why didn't you fight back? Why did everyone just walk to their death? There was way more of them then the Nazi's. This is something I have never understood.