Sunday, February 8, 2015

Question Commander - Week One

Enzo Hahn 

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Alexandr Solzheinstein

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Why is Shukhov in a Camp?

I think that Shukhov is in a concentration camp because of some act against the government because this took you to a concentration camp back then. Shukhov suffered a lot in the camp because he had a fever of 37.2 C and he still had to work on the camp. Living in the camp was like working in a military base that you see on movies. For example, you have to wake up at the right time, and you have to work at the right. It is very straight forward the rules thats why the punishments are really severe. 

What is living in a Concentration Camp? 

In a concentration camp you need to sleep with different types of people like prison. Someone that works for the leader of the group of the camp wakes all of the prisoners in the camp. In Shukhov’s camp someone from the Soviet Union hammers the rail, but sometimes it is too cold to do this. Sometimes there is not so much bread for everyone so someone is going to eat less. When you are punished you need to work in the hole where you need to work the whole day. When you are sick sometimes the medical system can’t attend you.

Why did the Soviet Union create a Concentration Camps?

So I think that the Soviet Union created concentration camps to prison people from lands that they invaded. The other people that they would capture and not kill are the traitors and people that went against their will. I remember that on the book Maus the concentration camp was full of Jews. The Jews went against Hitler will because Hitlers will was to annihilate all of the Jews. Another idea I have about Concentration Camps is to make people suffer. 

1 comment:

  1. Enzo, great questions!
    I will answer your first question. Since I was the risk taking researcher, I researched about the author. In February 1945, while serving in East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn was arrested for writing derogatory comments in private letters to a friend, Nikolai Vitkevich. He was accused of anti-Soviet propaganda and of "founding a hostile organization." Solzhenitsyn was taken to the Lubyanka prison in Moscow, and was sentenced to an eight-year term in a labour camp. In 1950, he was sent to a "Special Camp" for political prisoners. His experience in this special camp formed the basis of the book One Day in the life of Ivan Denisovich.