Zigi Shipper Obituary, Death – Zigi Shipper, A guy of absolutely astounding character who, by sharing his story with others, brought about positive transformation in their own lives. His message, which was simply “Don’t hate,” is more significant now than it was then. Elgin High School has suffered the loss of a friend who will never be forgotten. In the year 1930, Zigi (Zygmunt) Shipper BEM was born in the city of ód, which is located in Poland. When he was a small boy, his parents got a divorce, and he ended up living with his father and his grandparents. He attended a Jewish school and enjoyed spending time with his cousins and other Jewish friends outside of class. His youth was filled with joy and leisurely pursuits.
Zigi’s father made a daring escape to Russia in 1939 because he was afraid that the Nazis would target young Jewish men for persecution. When the Germans arrived in Zigi’s town, he was ten years old and lived with his grandparents. At the time, the Germans occupied his town. They were too terrified to venture outside, and Zigi’s school was forced to close as a result. A ghetto was established for the city’s approximately 150,000 Jewish residents between November 1939 and April 1940. Zigi has a flashback to the beginning of the serious trouble at this point. His grandfather passed away quite fast as a result of malnutrition, which was very prevalent as food became difficult to get.
Zigi, along with the other Jews living in the ghetto, was compelled to find employment, so he began working in a metal industry. At regular intervals, the Germans deported thousands of the ghetto’s inmates to concentration camps, even as more Jews poured in from other parts of the city to live in the ghetto. Once, Zigi was selected and put on a truck to be transported away, but at the last second, he leapt off and raced as quickly as he could to a hiding place. Zigi successfully evaded capture.
Zigi continued to labor and live in confined and filthy conditions until the ghetto was closed in 1944. This lasted until the year 1944. Everyone was herded into cattle trucks without being told their destination. Nobody knew where they were going. Due to the excessive number of people present, many of them experienced feelings of thirst. Zigi recalls a time when he was terrified for his life and began wishing that other people would perish so that he could find a safe place to sit down and collect his thoughts. When the journey was over, it turned out that there was.
Zigi, his grandmother, and several of his aunts, uncles, and cousins were present when the doors were finally allowed to open. He recalled seeing a dense plume of dark smoke off in the distance. At the Auschwitz-Birkenau selection ramp, Zigi was separated from his grandmother. He never saw her again. After he was left on his own, he was escorted to the showers, where he was forced to give up everything he possessed, and then he was shaved. After that, he was given striped clothing that had his own number printed on it. Zigi declared, while attending the UK Ceremony for HMD 2016, that he would never be able to forget this particular number.