The author and narrator Elie Wiesel, personally experienced being treated like an animal and he also saw how his father and peers were treated less humanely. The dehumanization of jews began because of their belief, they did not believe in the same things that the Nazis did. The nazis thought they were impure souls because they were not like the them. It all began from the point the SS officers barged into their homes and told them they would be leaving their homes and going to the ghetto. “The time has come… you must leave all this…”(Wiesel 16) They had to leave all their belongings behind believing one day they would be back, but in the reality of the holocaust it was most likely they would never be back.
“Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” This quote explains how traumatizing the first night of the next two years would be like for Eliezer. In Elie Wiesel’s book, Night, he retells his horrific story about him and his father enduring the challenges of multiple concentration camps. Eliezer changes throughout this book by, questioning his faith, learning self-preservation, and realizing that evil is worse than he could imagine. Primarily, Eliezer believed in an all powerful God, but after he experienced the tragedy of the concentration camps, he questions his faith. After Elie was separated from his family, people around him were saying the prayer of the dead, for they thought they were going to die.
Mental dehumanization was the stage in which saddened me the most. An example was when Wiesel and all the jewish prisoners in Bruna had assembled on the Appelplatz on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, his thoughts were, “Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because he caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?” (Wiesel 67). Elie Wiesel was very religious before he
Passive Resistance In 1939, WWII began when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party invaded Poland, causing six million Jewish people to fear for their lives. This fear began when all people and citizens had to complete a census and carry an identification card. Second, the Jews had to wear the Star of David and they were forced into ghettos. Third, they were taken to the concentration camps and the death camps. In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons.
“They w forced to dig huge trenches. When they had finished their work, the men from the gestapo began theirs. Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks (Wiesel 6).” Moishe warned the people what was happening the thought of him as a mad man. “They think I am mad (Moishe 7),” the people did not believe his stories. If they did believe him they could have tried to save themselves and prevent discrimination for them in their
Along with Sevek, Aryan kids began to discriminate against Jews, and eventually Jewish kids were segregated into their own schools away from the Aryan race. Nazis proceeded to introduce anti-Jewish decrees, which gradually eliminated the rights of Jewish citizens.1 Jews weren’t allowed to have government jobs, own property, or run their own businesses. Sevek’s father, who owned a timber yard, had all property taken away from him, but anticipated this to occur as he sold his business to a German man, Mr. Schultz.2 The German occupation of Poland on the first of September, 1939, triggered the beginning of World War II. In response to the other countries being rapidly occupied, the Nazis established the anti-semitic decrees in the conquered territories. These laws included wearing of yellow stars mandatory, and the establishment of the
“With people behaving like pigs, I felt the Jews were being destroyed. I had to help them. There was no choice.” -Oskar Schindler. Oskar Schindler was never a saint, but he was a hero to all the Jews he sheltered in his factory. Since Jews were dying of sickness and starvation, Schindler started to smuggle medicine and food to the Jews he employed.
There was a man that used a newspaper printed with a photograph of Kim Jong-Il, their previous leader, as a mop to clean up a spill and got sent to prison for it. They must treat their leader as a god or they face serious consequences. In the concentration camps, mothers that are pregnant usually give birth to dead babies, but there was a case where one mother actually gave birth to a live baby. This mother was forced to drown her baby because the authority in this country believes that a baby is just one more mouth to feed, therefore they are incapable of feeding
Why Did Jews Treat Each Other Inhumanely What do you think is the reason what makes those Jews treat other humans so inhumanity? In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Jews are treated so badly by the Nazis in many ways. Therefore, they treat badly to other humans because the Jews lost their faith, they want to survive in the camp, and they were treated as subhuman which means they don’t need to be civilized anymore. First of all, the Jews acted so inhumanly to others because they wanted to survive in the camp. A father and a son both died because they were fighting for a bread in order to survive.
by the mean and unkind people in the world. While the families were in hiding, Anne, as well as everyone else, was upset by the fact that they had to hide from the Germans, they had to do this, because if they didn’t they would be sent to a concentration camp, and be put to their deaths. Anne was upset about this but she said “Were not the only people that have had to suffer.”(Frank,510) During the holocaust, many people were treated badly based on religion. It all happened because of the unkind people, Hitler, his followers, and the Germans. Peter says in anger “Look at us hiding for 2 years not being able to move.” (Frank, 510) The people that are hiding in the annex are only there because they don’t want to get sent to a concentration camp, or be put to their death.
That was when I began to hate them, and my hatred remains our only link today. They were our first oppressors. They were the first faces of hell and death.” (pg. 19) When the soldiers took them away from their home to be put in a camp of labor or death was something they never thought would happen to them. Elie did not realize the journey they were going to go through until he saw the reactions of his parents’ when the soldiers came for them.
At the latest from summer 1941 onwards, the National Socialist leaders had only one aim: the murder of all Jews. Accordingly, the phases of forced labor that involved Jews differ from the general kind of forced labor.” Jews were forced in the first step to get to work and if they failed to do that to be exterminated. When in concentration camps many jews were forced to participate in experiments and torture. Many experiments were about Hypothermia, and testing diseases on innocent people, these people did not say it was okay to allow all of this to happen but because they were practically slaves, Nazis could do anything they wanted to these people. It wasn 't possible to evade a raid if you were jewish, if you were in the room while the raid was about to happen or anything then you would be captured.