B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
The Holocaust was a horrific event that took the lives of millions of people. O fall of the concentration camps of the Holocaust, Auschwitz has come to stand out due to the number killed at Auschwitz in comparison to the total death toll of the Holocaust. When one now thinks of Auschwitz, he or she does not think of the physical location but also the metaphorical meaning. This paper first lays out the factual basis of Auschwitz, then explores the metaphor. It discusses how, though we may not be able to fully understand the events of the Holocaust, we continue to try through literature. Finally, it explains how Holocaust literature portrays the events so an empathy and remembrance of the events can be sparked.
Owen, Ben, "Auschwitz : fact and metaphor" (2008). Honors Capstones. 204.
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