Five more massacre places were in separated in Poland, including Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek and most them in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Started from 1942 to 1945, Jews were expelled from their own country to the camps from all over Europe, including German-occupied area as well as those Germans-allied country. During the summer and fall of 1942, when more than 300,000 people were expelled from the Warsaw ghetto alone. The Nazis were trying to keep the camps operation as a secret, but the number of the executing made this impossible. Eyewitnesses reported the Nazi brutality in Poland to the Allied governments, who were criticized after the war for their fail to respond, or to announce the mass murder news.
concentration camps. Apart from my parents, every family member on both sides was exterminated by the Nazis.” (Finkelstein, “The Business of Death”). This quote is from Norman Finkelstein, an American political scientist. While Finkelstein wasn’t born during the Holocaust, his parents were people who lived through the mass murders of Nazi extermination and resided in the well-known Warsaw Ghetto.
Kristallnacht Kristallnacht一 often known as the “night of broken glass”, or the “Night of Crystal”, is an extremely important event that occurred during the Holocaust. This took place all over Germany, and somewhat into Austria. Eventuating on November 9th and 10th, 1938, the tragic night was the turning point of the Holocaust. This night marked the change from peaceful protests, to violent riots. The significance of Kristallnacht changed the connotation of the Holocaust from sad, to devastating.
The theme of dehumanization is scattered throughout the traumatic and horrific events that the Jews endured while prisoners in Auschwitz. The novel, Night, was written by Elie Wiesel in the mid 1950’s. Night describes the concentration camps where the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. Night was written in first person and recounted the horrid details and conditions as a prisoner in the concentrations camps. Wiesel began writing after a 10-year self-imposed vow of silence about the tragic Holocaust.
Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. The city of Warsaw, capital of Poland, flanks both banks of the Vistula River. A city of 1.3 million inhabitants, Warsaw was the capital of the resurrected Polish state in 1919.
The Holocaust was an execution of 8 million Europeans, and “ 6 million of the Europeans killed were Jewish women, children, and men that were brutally murdered” (Strahinich 7). It “was a catastrophe in our modern history” (Strahinich 7) now staining our history pages with hundreds of innocent people’s blood, forever lost in the grounds of the Holocaust. It took “place in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, and Czechoslovakia” (Altman 9) is some of the places where hundreds died. Thanks to “Adolf Hitler” (Strahinich 8) and “the Nazis government” (Strahinich 10), they “plunged most of Europe” (Allen 7) into turmoil, taking lives that did not need to go.
At the camps, many horrible conditions were experienced. The Nazis were very cruel (Yeatts 13). The camps were scary, you never what was gonna happen and when. Especially since the Nazis would lie to the people. An example is when they told the Jews, they were going to take a shower instead they would be sent to the gas chambers (Yeatts 14).
Elie Wiesel, author and victim of the Holocaust wrote the novel Night which portrays his experiences in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust the Nazis dehumanized many groups of people, but primarily the Jewish people. Elie writes about his personal journey through the Holocaust, and how he narrowly escaped death. In Elie’s novel he also provides detailed descriptions of what the victims of the Holocaust had to suffer through, and the different ways the Nazis made them feel like nothing more than animals that are meant to be used for work and slaughtered. One of the first things that Elie and the other Jewish people from his village have to suffer through is riding in a cramped cattle car, as if they were animals.
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 I attended a program titled Kristallnacht: Night of Broken Glass. The event occurred in St. Joseph’s Chapel at 6 P.M. The theme of the event was to remember the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a terrible time in history when over six million Jewish men, women, and children were killed by the Nazis. The Nazis used many methods to execute this mass genocide such as gas chambers, concentration camps, and even starvation.
Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination. The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.
It just so happens that Elie Wiesel was one of the strongest survivors. So, what was Wiesel trying to prove? Well, he insisted on sharing what he went through and explained the vast loss of faith he suffered from due to the concentration camps. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and tone to show the emotion and detail of his experience in such a tragic event. Elie Wiesel asserts characterization in the book Night by really giving details about each individual that was urgent at this time.
Spielberg’s portrayal of the Holocaust accurately represents the original events. The scenes throughout the movie successfully illustrate the horrific lives of the Jews and the hardships they had to overcome. The scene of the Jews entering the ghetto on March 20, 1941 accurately describes the difficulties they had to endure nearly 50 years ago. The disorganization for admission, verbal abuse from the Polish and harsh treatment of the people depicts the real circumstances faced by the Jews of the time. During the scene of the Kraków ghetto evacuation, Schindler views the appalling methods used by the Nazis to send them to the Plaszów labor camp.
During this time, Britain had an agreement with the Soviet Union and the United States and occupied other countries. While in the United States, President Roosevelt froze Japanese assets, suspended relations, and had an oil embargo. Back in Germany, they experimented with the gas chambers, advanced towards Moscow, created the Night and Fog Decree, and forced Jews to wear the Star of David. By this time, more than 33,771 Jews were killed. The Soviets started taking and retaking cities, launching a major counter-attack and caused Germany to abandon Moscow (The History Place, n.d.).
At the beginning of the 21st Century, a school in Whitwell. Tennessee made a memorial in honor of those 6 million Jews that were killed during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a very horrifying event that cause many jews