My initial understanding of the holocaust was that Hitler and the rest of the Nazi's discriminated the Jews and murdered them in the most horrific way possible which all occurred during World War II. My understanding has changed through this project by knowing more details about this tragic event. I'm now more aware on why and how things happened and what people went through.
Why did Jews decide to write down everything that was happening to them? They decided to keep a journal because they were hoping a family member would come across it and let them know if they were okay or not. In these journals, the writers documented their feelings and experiences. Some found a sense of comfort in writing.