In the japanese pow camps the prisoners had to go through random torture, forced labor in terrible conditions, malnutrition, people dying everywhere, and something the prisoners called “give-up-itus.” Give-up-itus was when a person stopped caring about anything; they just did what they were told until they were overworked and/or murdered. (Evelyn Spence pg.
Louie dissolved into hard, racking weeping. He muffled his sobs so the guards wouldn’t hear him” (Hillenbrand 182). This was just the beginning of Louie’s suffering as a POW. After time, Louie along with other POWs were transferred to another camp. Louie become a target to a man referred to as the Bird.
The time spent imprisoned by the Japanese, the suffering stripped both Louie and his friend Phil’s dignity away. Soon after landing in the Marshall islands, Phil and Louie were imprisoned and tormented. It started with eating off the ground, “...Louie crawled about their cells, picking up slivers of biscuit and putting them into their mouths” (Hillenbrand 185). The Japanese believed being captured by the enemy is a man without his dignity. As a result of
Elie’s fight with dehumanization Enduring five concentration camps seems like an impossible feat, however, Elie Wiesel recounts his experience of just that in his memoir titled Night. Elie was imprisoned in theses camp (five different concentration camps) from the age of fifteen to the age of sixteen. Throughout his time in the camps Elie and many others experience unthinkable tragedies. After prolonged exposure to inhumane treatment the members of the camps began to lose their humanity. This process is known as dehumanization.
During the time Elie was there with his father, he began to lose his faith in god, his family, and humanity through all of the experiences he had to go through while being in the Nazi concentration camp. Eliezer begins to lose faith in god. He starts to struggle a lot, physically and mentally, and he feels like god is punishing him. Elie tried very hard to help his father and also himself and he even asked god to take him out of his misery. He becomes very confused because he doesn’t understand why god would let such a thing happen and why the Germans are wanting to kill all of the jews.
Elie Wiesel lived through tough times and watched his family get separated from him. He watches innocent people get killed and tortured. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel he uses dark imagery to create a sad and helpless tone to connect the reader with the pain he went through in the holocaust to ensure history doesn 't repeat itself. First of all as Elie first enters the camp Wiesel uses visual imagery which creates fear for Elie in the reader. He uses vivid imagery when he talks about the smoke stacks coming out of the crematory
During the Holocaust, the Germans deprived minority groups, especially the Jews, of human qualities, personalities, and spirits. The German Nazis treated the Jews like animals and forced them to endure abominable physical tortures. In the novel, Night, Elie Wiesel narrates his life during World War II as a Jew; he is compelled to be relocated to a concentration camp with his father, but unfortunately, he and his father are separated from his mother and sisters. Wiesel and his father face many situations where they are dehumanized along with the other fellow Jews. Through his perspective, the readers discover the cruel and disgusting practices taken against the Jews.
They treat him inhumanely, seeing him as a bum and a free loader, as some saw Vietnam veterans back then. I believe that the movie implies that he has PTSD shortly after he is arrested. They tie his hands to the ceiling and bring out a straight razor to give him a shave. He begins seeing disturbing images of being tortured at the hands of the Viet Cong, who had him tied in the same way and repeatedly slashed him with a sword, and starts to panic. He has flashbacks of what they
Schlachthof-fA1/4nf is German for “Slaughterhouse-Five”, the name of the building that he lives and he works in at the concentration camp, and if a guard ever approaches him he is to recite those words. The war traumatizes Billy so much that after being in the plane crash he does not know where or when he is and thinks the German speaking ski instructor is a German guard. Billy continuously re-experiences events in forms of distressing images, thoughts, perceptions, and dreams – his trauma is an aspect of his life that is beyond his control. The trauma from war exists in the lives of soldiers even after combat and veterans, including Billy, often mask their trauma rather than trying to cope.Billy uses time travel to mask his pain, spontaneously jumping from one moment in his life to another. “Billy is spastic in time, has no control over where he is going next, and the trips aren’t necessarily fun.
Since Hitler dumped so much money into artistry, he became broke and thought of nothing better to do than join the army during WWI. Hitler was eventually wounded in the line of battle and while he was getting fixed up in the hospital he had heard that the Germans had surrendered and he blamed some of it on the Jews. Hitler then started ranting on about it and people joined in and Hitler had joined the Nazi party and eventually becoming the dictator and started the persecution and later on the execution of Jews. Hitler had a large effect on the world due to his killings and his somewhat famous