Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion. Elie Wiesel shows many instances of dehumanization through the abuse of all Jews and the loss of his own name. Through doing so, he tries to prevent any similar event. Many Jews suffered from dehumanization during this terrifying event. Elie was very affected by these acts of dehumanization, such as when he and other Jews were shaved completely.
In 1993 the beginning of the genocide of millions of Jewish people began otherwise known as the Holocaust. The Nazis plan to exterminate all Jewish people was referred to as the Final Solution. During this time period the Jewish people were discriminated against by being segregated, stripped of their identities, and being taken away from everything they own and love and forced into concentration camps. Segregation was one form of dehumanization and Jewish people were impacted by this greatly. Shown in Document #4: Discriminatory Decrees Against the Jews.
As the Holocaust came to its near end, torture for those in Sighet, Transylvania begins. On page twenty, cruelty stirs up for the Jewish town after ghettos were set up. “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value.” “There was a new decree: every Jew had to wear a yellow star.” In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every fellow citizen has privileges that cannot be taken away due to race, color, sex, or language. Since their status was considered inferior, their rights were taken away before they knew that the Germans were going to wipe out their population. Under these quotes recited from the text, article two can be matched with the book’s description of discrimination.
Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel. Dehumanization is just one of the many acts committed by Germany that makes the holocaust one of if not the biggest crime against humanity of all time. One way the Germans were able
Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night explains how the holocaust has changed his life. This essay is about how Elie Wiesel has changed over time because of the concentration camps like Auschwitz and Buchenwald. The memoir Night is about Elie Wiesel and everyone around him with their experience at Auschwitz. It talks about how they had to deal with the Nazi’s and how they had to put up with so much death. It explains how he turned from being pouis about life to wanting to not exist.
The Holocaust was a horrible happening that caused many innocent Jewish people to be forced out of their homes with nothing but a sack of their belongings. They were separated from their families, stripped of their rights and their names, and some even watched their loved ones die. When i think about the U.S. and how we responded to these poor people, when all they needed was a place to stay i can’t believe the decisions we made. As an adolescent many things can be gathered from how the world reacted during the holocaust such as, the bystander effect were we the bystanders in this situation? Also I can learn to not wait till the last moment to do something, or to not wait till something happens to make a move or to fight back.
They were a terrible place for Jews during the holocaust because of the way they had to live and the reasons behind why they were there. The first concentration camps were made in 1933. The purpose of concentration camps is not nearly as bad as what it was live to live in one. Jews went through an everyday struggle to stay alive and very made it through till the end. Concentration camps were horrible to use against Jews.
One example of when this right was violated is towards the beginning of the book, when Elie and his fellow Jews just arrive to their first concentration camp and Elie witnesses “babies.. Children thrown into the flames” by the truckloads (Wiesel 32). This had to be extremely demoralizing to see your own people die such a horrible death and also for those victims of the deaths to be babies and children is even worse. This event violated human rights because being put to death by flames is torture and it is degrading and unfair treatment and punishment not only to those who died by it but for those other inmates who had to witness it. Another event that violated the fifth article of human rights is later in the story when Elie is punished unjustly and receives “twenty-five” whip lashes and then is verbally assaulted by his Kapo for “mix[ing] into other people’s affairs” (Wiesel 57-58). What had happened was that Elie accidentally caught his Kapo having sexual relations with a Polish girl, and Idek, the Kapo, felt the need to punish Elie for it although he was not guilty for anything.
In the past, innocent people got persecuted by the hands of other individuals because of hatred. These terrible actions started because of the pure hatred, lack of knowledge, and people didn’t fight back. Since, this happened people have lost their lives for example 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and shooting that is going on. “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate”. Nazi ideology started Propaganda causing discrimination and hate which justified genocide, which led 6.3 millions Jews killed.
Dehumanization Causing Events in Night Over the course of Eliezer’s holocaust experience in the novel Night, the Jews are gradually reduced to little more that “things” which were a nuisance to Nazis. This process was called dehumanization. Three examples of events that occurred which contributed to the dehumanization of Eliezer, his father, and his fellow Jews are: people were divided both mentally and physically, those who could not work or who showed weakness were killed, and public executions were held. Firstly, many of the Jewish people were separated from each other both mentally and physically regardless of their feelings about the separation. An example of this was when the people were loaded into the cattle cars, eighty in each.