Jehovah Witnesses were well known in Nazi Germany for not straying from the words of Jehovah. This was very threatening to Hitler, as they refused to sign documents of loyalty to the Third Reich. This caused them to be treated like ‘dangerous’ traitors to Hitler and be sent to camps. People of Polish Descent Other than Jewish people, Hitler was especially against Poles, infamously saying to kill "without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Only in this way can we obtain the lebensraum [perfect living space] we need," to his army.
I’m walking in their footsteps, and their voice is actually heard by my playing of the violin” (2). Despite, the fact he did what Hitler ordered long enough for him to survive, in no way is this a victory on his part. Weinstein is carrying on the legace of all the Jews. Some on the opposing side may disagree by saying “How would this help during WWⅡ?” How would this not help? Not only is it carrying on the lives of all those people, you are letting their voice finally be heard when hitler tried to silence all those people, he kept their culture alive when Nazis tried to cut it out of their life, and respect all those people who once played for freedom; “They’re like tombstones, he says, for the thousands of Jewish instruments and musicians destroyed in the
Another example is when the author writes, “No one was praying for the night to pass quickly” (Wiesel 21). The people in the ghetto were not upset or worried that they were being forced out of their homes. They had a chance to leave, to get out of the ghetto before the trains came to
Lack of Humanity, Loss of Identity In Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, Elie begins the novel living a normal life in the small town of Sighet in Transylvania. He lives with a family of six, with his mother, father, and three sisters. The story picks up quickly after the Nazis move in, first taking away the town’s rights to own any gold, jewelry, or any valuables, then no longer have the right to restaurants, cafes, synagogues, or to even travel by rail. Soon the town of Sighet then came the ghettos. It was prohibited from leaving their homes after six o 'clock in the evening.
In the beginning of Kluger’s “Death Camp” chapter, she immediately alludes to the idea of Jewish hope: “During the entire Hitler period I never heard a Jew voice the opinion of the Germans could be victorious…to hope was a duty” (89). This seems, of anything, to be a last, desperate attempt at holding onto the life European Jews once knew – one entirely estranged from the dehumanizing and prejudicial actions of the German Nazi regime. It also may begin to justify why may Jews did not leave Germany (as well as surrounding countries) as the former’s social, political and economic agency quickly faded, entering the death camps. Although Kluger describes significant financial restraints -- chiefly the Reichsfluchtsteuer – she also implicitly describes
Dehumanization will continue throughout Elie’s long night. Elie was in Buchenwald Camp and got unexpected news from the Germans. On Elie’s walk back to his tent he was told that the underground resistance wasn’t leaving the Jews. Elie’s told by Largerkommandant that the Nazis are liquidating the camp. While the Nazis are evacuating the Jews, Elie says, “From that moment on, there was no further distribution of bread or soup” (Wiesel 114).
When the Nazis or Terrible Things come for their enemies , but no one do anything to stopped this . They just see how their friends are been taken away by the hands of terrible people . They do not want to sacrifice a little bit of them to save their friends’ lives , because they do not want to be hurt or get in trouble. This is how this situation repeat itself in the three different texts . In addition, Moishe the Beadle escaped from the place that him and other foreign jews were sent .
His book Night is a haunting tale about the horrors Jewish people experienced during World War II. This book explains the perils of indifference by telling us about how much the Jews suffered and the fact that no one felt the need to act upon these abhorrent actions by the Nazis immediately. This marks the point where I will begin talking about Elie Wiesel’s book Night and how it drives
Hanna, another Jew lady, and he resisted against the domination of soldier. Barber was about to lynch but Commander Schultz came suddenly and save the lives of barber and Hannah. Dictator Hynkel tightens his persecution of Jews after their rejection to donate regime for the further expansion of Tomainia. Commander Schultz opposed such action, so, he has to go to the concentration camp. Many Jews sent to the camp.
People stop what they are doing when the 2 minute sirens come on to take time to remember, ““This annual day of commemoration is about the past, but also the future; it is about Jews but also all others who find themselves scapegoated and vilified solely because of who they are,” Guterres said” (“UN Marks Holocaust Memorial Day will Call For Vigilance Against Hatred”). People still believe that the whole world is still learning lessons from the holocaust. We are learning that you should never follow people out of fear and that you should never hide who you are. There wasn’t always documentation of what happened to people in concentration camps but, the ones we do know was have saved there names, “holocaust museums has collected over 4,700,000 names of people in the holocaust” (“Mercury News”). It is sad to think that over 17 million people died but we can only say for certain 4,700,000 names of them.
They were hoping that a few of them would just be taken and that the Germans would leave. The life of delusion was what they were accustomed too and stuck in their comfort zone. The Jews was shocked that the news came that the next day they all will be forced into concertation camp. Plus, they were in their own community why would they be scared. They had their own police force and resources.
When reading the book “night” by Elie Wiesel, you can never be sure something is to be set in stone. Even the characters drastically change from societies previous distorted visions of a Jew to the primordial beast that dwells over the basic components of survival itself. For example, a selfless and cultured man known as Eliezer’s father is forced to adapt himself into a man so full of sorrow not even his own wife would be able to recognize him. What did this? Many may say it was the loss of God.
Throughout the novel, the Jews’ emotions progressed from a state of denial during much of the beginning, in which accepting their obvious fate was not an option, to thorough apathy towards their melancholic, dismal lives. Beginning at the origin of the novel, the Jewish population of Sighet recognized the threat of the Nazi occupation, yet they refused to believe that the Nazis would ever advance deep into Hungary. One such instance develops after Moishe the Beadle, a local pauper who survived a mass execution, returns and begs the Jews to listen to his story. However, his audience “insinuated that he only wanted their pity, that he was
In the novel, Night, Elie Wiesel presents numerous ways he and his family could have evacuated and not encounter torture and suffering. However, they decided not to believe that Hitler was capable of wiping out a worldwide population. “Thus my elders concerned themselves with all manner of things — strategy, diplomacy, politics, and Zionism —but not with their own fate. Who knows, they may be sending us away for our own good.” Some Jews believed that Hitler was trying to protect them from the War. Others thought that they were being taken away so that the soldiers could steal their valuables and jewelry.
Eliezer is painfully honest. He reveals how much the concentration camp had changed him. Wiesel emphasizes the point that the holocaust impacted others to the point where they were content with death. He wanted others to know that no one should ever have to endure a terrifying situation like the holocaust or even have the thought about choosing death instead of living. World War II affected Wiesel immensely, where he thought that surrendering his life is the only option left since he was tired from all the hardships that the Nazis inflicted on the him and the Jews.