They weren’t worried about the condemned being hanged, they were more worried about when they would get to eat. Wiesel explains, “I remember that I found the soup excellent that evening” (60). Unlike the first execution, the second hanging was very intense and heart breaking. The condemned this time was a very young, sad, abused
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.
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when the ss officers were transporting all the prisoners from buna to another camp and whenever somebody couldn’t keep running the ss officers shoot them. “They had orders to shoot anyone who couldn’t sustain the peace”(Wiesel 85). The ss officers cruelty to the prisoners led them to give up, they stopped trying. If someone stopped and the officers didn’t noticed, he would probably die under the feet of all the people behind them. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed.
This selection determined the difference between life and death for several individuals. One instance of this is a Jewish survivor known as Elie Wiesel. His first person narrative Nigh publishes his horrific experiences during the Holocaust. The memoir discusses the impressions the event had on him. Upon analyzing Night for the personal or cultural principles that were prioritized during the Holocaust, Wiesel utilizes literary devices to reveal that humans begin to lose faith, hope, and morality when subjected to circumstances of injustice.
“Night” by Ellie Wiesel is a memoir of Ellie’s years during the Holocaust at the Nazi’s concentration camps. The book is his true story telling about the death of his friends and family,what he encountered, and how he started to lose faith in God. Ellie experienced many instances of dehumanization like when the Germans threw bread, and when he was cruelly punished. When the Front was moving closer to the camps, the Nazis moved Ellie and the others to Buchenwald. When they arrived, many Germans were watching the train while laughing and throwing bread.
Humiliation it’s present on the majority of the chapters for the beginning of the ghetto until the last guard described in the book. A clear example of humiliation at the beginning of the stay is when the jews were sent to the ghettos and their right are taken away and the were obligated to wear the yellow star to classify them. Another example of humiliation is shown is when the are tagged as cattle with tattoos, and many more like when Elie described that the jews weren’t allowed to play German music, when the SS helper likes Elie shoes and takes them away from him, in the way the german threat jews like animals
In Night, Elie Wiesel describes the Holocaust in a way to ensure that this type of history should not repeat itself. The Holocaust was a genocide of the European Jews that lasted between the years of 1933-1945. Night is a story of young Jewish boy who suffered the agony of the German Nazi’s concentration camps. He knew that if he where to survive this horrific period of his life, that he would make sure the world knew what really happened behind the electrified fences of those camps. Elie uses detailed words to create imagery that establishes the tone and the whole purpose of his story about what happened to the Jews in concentration camps.
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.
By being unwilling to stand up for their rights, or for the rights of others, the people of Sighet gave the Germans free reign, and set a precedent that they would simply take whatever the Germans did to them, rather than fighting back. And so it was that as the Jewish community was stripped of their rights more and more each day, forced into ghettos and having to give up their material possessions, still they did not rebel against the oppressive Germans. Finally, like the foreign Jews before them, the Jews were expelled from the town of Sighet and were taken to concentration camps or put to death. Through this, it is seen that the attitude of the Jews of Sighet is much the same as the attitude of an animal burying its head in the sand to hide itself from danger, and it is this attitude that led to the destruction of everything that they hold
. .” (Wiesel 11). He does not care that they’re being forced to wear the yellow stars, claiming that it doesn’t matter because the stars can not physically harm them. Although he is right that the stars won’t kill them, they do contribute to the discrimination. Another example is when the author writes, “No one was praying for the night to pass quickly” (Wiesel 21).
This quote helps explain the lifestyle in a concentration camp because in this quote it shows that if you leave your work their will be consequences. Wiesel left his work and heard Idek doing something so he went and looked to see what he was doing and since this wasn’t allowed he got punished by being whipped 25 times. After learning how to life and how to build a life off of what the SS made you, everyone at the camp started to learn how to survive more and more. The SS didn 't care about anything so Elie and his father and everyone there had to do everything perfect or else you would be dead or whipped or whatever they wanted to do would
Unfortunately, some of the children were rounded up and secretly sterilized, some were subject to terrible medical experiments, and some simply mysteriously “disappeared.” The mixed race also had a lot of trouble with finding jobs and were even turned down when attempting to join their military. Not only were children victimized in Germany but adult African Germans were also treated horribly. Many were sent to internment camps and some were even murdered by the SS. Afro-Germans are not very known of, but they were a big part of the horrible actions Hitler took to please himself (Blacks during the Holocaust). Before Hitler built his nefarious camps, he started off by murdering Germany’s mentally and physically disabled.