The author describes the children as dying and helpless, which describes the truly dark nature of the concentration camps. One of the biggest mass deaths was during the run to another camp. Nearing the end of the run Elie observed, “Death hardly needed their help. The cold was conscientiously doing its work” (92). During their run the Gestapo would shoot and kill anyone who fell behind.
In the Holocaust many Jews died because of malnutrition and diseases. They Jews went through severe conditions by marching with many hours without rest. At the end of the memoir it says, “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me”(119). This quote means he was so skinny and all he could see of himself was his bones. This shows how the Nazis treated Elie and the other Jews with hunger and how they did not get any food.
The Nazis dehumanize their victims physically, mentally, and emotionally in the concentration camps. The Nazis provide very little or sometimes no food for Jews, which results in death because of starvation. This is used every day by the Nazis to dehumanize Jews mentally. The biggest challenge the Jews face is staying healthy with very little food. If any of the workers are not capable of performing tasks due to sickness or disease, they are most likely to get killed.
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.
Rather than giving away his rations of food, Eliezer learns that he needs to do anything he can to ensure his survival, while he remains at the concentration camps. Furthermore, Eliezer experienced evil in a way like no other. As the prisoners were forced to move to another camp during winter, they would be shot if they fell behind. In chapter six it said, “They had orders to shoot anyone who could not sustain the pace.” By saying this the author explained how evil, and unjust the SS officers were to the prisoners. This explains how the Nazi soldiers treated the Jews, and that they had no regard for how they
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
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.
Throughout this novella, the denied ability to have an exclusive title other than just a number, the critical circumstances of the feared concentration camp Auschwitz, and the disability to obtain a soul, all contribute to Elie’s incredulity towards his faith. Family titles and names are a prodigious gift from God. To acquire a name means that there is an importance for the individual’s life. Without names, an individual has no meaning and no worth. The SS men have replaced their captives original names for irrelevant numbers as shown in the following quote, “I became A-7713.
In Auschwitz where thousands of Jews were slaughtered daily is the witness to the emptiness that remains when man abandons all morality. It is a sight of apocalyptic proportions: grotesque block chimneys point their sad fingers to the heavens, while all that remains of the majority of the wooden barracks are their ruined foundations. The agony of the past is still snagged on the hurtful barbed wires, and a dreadful gloom stagnates over the camp, its spores infiltrating the hearts of people in the 21st century. The misery is irresistible. Wiesel writes with a power aimed at never letting people forget all that had happened in the Holocaust.
Hardly Human About 200,000 people that passed through the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust managed to survive. However, that number pales in comparison to the 2.1 to 4 million people slaughtered in that very same camp. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, became one of the seemingly lucky survivors of this horrifying genocide. In this novel, Elie describes the agony he went through while going from one concentration camp to the next attempting to escape death. During the Holocaust, the Nazi’s treated their prisoners as vermin that they needed to immediately dispose of.