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.
The Holocaust The Holocaust was a mass murdering of millions of people. Most of the people killed were of the Jewish population. The number of people killed was so high they had to make a new word for it, genocide (Rice 11). The leader of this genocide was Adolf Hitler.
“The Jewish quarter was surrounded by barbed wire and later closed off with a 10foot high, 11mile long brick wall, which established the Warsaw ghetto. A 24 member Jewish Council, created by the Nazis and known as the Judenräte, maintained order and was the administrative link between the Jews and the Nazi Occupiers”(Warsaw Ghetto Uprising). An uprising that lasted five months by the Jewish people was turned around when Nazis bombed the ghetto and demolished synagogues in WWII. They moved in 150,000 Jews and established the Warsaw Ghetto. Over the next couple years it became cramped and many of the people died of starvation, disease, and extermination.
This can be proven with the historical information of the ghetto, the living conditions of the ghetto, and the food rationing that occurred during the lifetime of the ghetto. The ghetto had ten-foot walls around the area of the ghetto. The ghetto was a total area of 1.3 square miles and held 400,000 Jews as prisoners. The living conditions were as well very harsh. A bit above seven people were confined to a single room, although, education and cultural activities were allowed, which did show some decency compared to an internment camp.
Prisoners were taken to the camps with 100 people in 1 cattle car. (Vali 112) The Holocaust took place in different parts of Germany. (Concentration) There were over 11 million people killed in the Holocaust, and 5 million of them were non-Jews and the other 6 million were Jews.
Siblings, twins and people with different physical or mental disabilities were taken to a part of the camp where doctors conducted experiments on them. They were drugged, injected with different substances, and held in starvation, which led to permanent consequences for the health of the ones who were saved or managed to get away (USHMM). Holocaust survivors who were experimented on have reported kidney and lung failures, development of cancer, etc. Concentration camps were the peak of human cruelty - they separated families, exploited people beyond their abilities, and showed no mercy towards anyone. Before the Holocaust ever began, Armenians also faced
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.
Imagine a life where you are face to face with death and fear, sitting in camps wondering if that day would be your last. In 1933 the holocaust started. The holocaust was the time of death and fear. In the end about six million Jews were killed and imprisoned. They were captured and sent to concentration camps and extermination camps.
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.
Treblinka was located near a village called Warsaw. They killed people like these religions, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or race. Treblinka was shaped into a trapezoid if you look down at it. In the 1960s, Poland erected an impressive monument at Treblinka 17,000 stones, it outlines the shape of the death camp. Treblinka served the SS and Nazi police authorities.
Throughout his life, Elie Wiesel has worked as a political activist, professor, journalist, and novelist, writing almost sixty fiction and non-fiction novels. Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania (now known as Romania). At the age of fifteen, he and his family were placed in a Sighet ghetto. It wasn’t until 1944 that all the Jewish people who inhabited this ghetto were deported to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Wiesel’s inmate number “A-7713” was tattooed on his left arm and he was separated from his mother and sisters.
First of all, how they died or got killed. Jews were hung, starved to death, put in gas chambers, killed by disease, burned alive and much more. Japanese were shot, hung, killed by disease and much more as well. Secondly, the number of Japanese-American deaths in the internment camps. The number was over 100,000 persons being killed at internment camps.
Around 800,000 to one million individuals were killed at Treblinka Death Camp from July 23, 1942 to October 19, 1943 in Eastern Poland; 90 precent of all detainees was killed inside of two hours of entry. The bodies were then taken by Sonderkommandos to the open cremation pit on a peak. The pit had iron rails bound in layers inside of it like grillwork, on which the bodies were burned. Jews were intermittently forced to enter the pit and filter through the fiery remains for any bones that should have been be ground. On August 2, 1943, the prisoners fought back.
There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War. (National Geographic Society)