Holden Fiedler, Military

          The Roman military in it’s prime years was run by Julius Caesar. Joining the military was a very long and rigorous process. First you had could not be married, second you had to be at least 5ft 10in tall (some exception very made for extra study individuals). Next you had to be male and yes they double checked. You also had to have good eyesight and a letter of recommendation. After you passed those test you had to pass the physic evaluation and the physical test which including running, swimming, and carrying heavy packs. They also train with heavier weapons so that you would fight better in battle with a lighter weapon.
Works Cited
Nardo, Don. The Roman Army: An Instrument of Power. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2004. Print.
N.p., n.d. Web.

Holden Fiedler, Military

          The Roman military in it’s prime years was run by Julius Caesar. Joining the military was a very long and rigorous process. First you had could not be married, second you had to be at least 5ft 10in tall (some exception very made for extra study individuals). Next you had to be male and yes they double checked. You also had to have good eyesight and a letter of recommendation. After you passed those test you had to pass the physic evaluation and the physical test which including running, swimming, and carrying heavy packs. They also train with heavier weapons so that you would fight better in battle with a lighter weapon.
Works Cited
Nardo, Don. The Roman Army: An Instrument of Power. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2004. Print.
N.p., n.d. Web.

Survivor Letter

 

Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 East Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23223

12/3/2014

Dear Mr. Schapelhouman,

I am the museum curator at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. I have come across I photograph that I would like to find out more about. I thought that second hand sources just wouldn’t do. I have come to the knowledge that you are a survivor of the Mauthausen concentration camp containing the “staircase of death”. Your story directly correlates to my photograph and I was curious as to whether you would be interesting in sharing some of your knowledge with me. I would love you use your story in the museum exhibit if that is okay with you? Could you tell me what kind of things you were forced to do? Do you know of anyone else, have any friends or family that were liberate when you were?  In the picture I have these people are carrying what looks to be some kind of heavy rock, could you tell me if you were forced to carry the rock and about how heavy you think it was? I am very excited to hear more about your interesting story and very much look forward to your response. I thank you very much for taking your time and effort to share information with me about what I can only assume was a very hard time in your life.

Sincerely,

Holden Fiedler

Survivor Letter- Holden Fiedler

Photograph link

Virginia Holocaust Museum

2000 East Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23223

12/3/2014

          Dear Mr. Schapelhouman,

 

I am the museum curator at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. I have come across I photograph that I would like to find out more about. We would like to use this photograph for a new exhibit. I thought that second hand sources just wouldn’t work.

I have come to the knowledge that you are a survivor of the Mauthausen concentration camp containing the “staircase of death”. In the photograph these people are carrying what looks to be rocks up these stairs. In the background the terrain is very austere. There is also what looks to be some kind of plant at the bottom and cannot really tell what it is. I believe your story directly correlates to my photograph and I was curious as to whether you would be interesting in sharing some of your knowledge with me.

I would love you use your story in the museum exhibit if that is okay with you? Could you tell me what kind of things you were forced to do? Do you know of anyone else, have any friends or family that were liberate when you were?  In the picture I have these people are carrying what looks to be some kind of heavy rock, could you tell me if you were forced to carry the rock and about how heavy you think it was? Do you know what the purpose of them forcing people to carry rocks up the stairs was?

I am very excited to hear more about your interesting story and very much look forward to your response. I thank you very much for taking your time and effort to share information with me about what I can only assume was a very hard time in your life.

 

Sincerely,

 

Holden Fiedler