Communization Of The Jews And The Dehumanization Of Jews

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Dehumanization of Jews
Anti-Semitism has existed in Europe for many centuries but Hitler enhanced anti-Semitism during his dictatorship of Germany. Anti-Semitism, a form of Jewish racism came into action with Hitler’s support of nationalism in Germany. It changed the way the Germans saw Jewish people. The theme “how we see things” demonstrates itself through the contrast of perspective between the Nazis and their Jewish captives. Henry David Thoreau quotes that “the question is not what you look at, but what you see” which explains that different people see different things from the image of the same thing. During the Holocaust, Elie forcefully experienced famine, risk of death, and fear. The Nazis dehumanize the Jews with various attempts to rob their opinions, identity, and freedom.
In the autobiographical memoir Night, Elie Wiesel explains how the Nazis dehumanize the Jews by taking away their opinions through removing their hair and ignoring their food preferences. At Birkenau, the first concentration camp of Elie’s experience, the Nazis shaved all the Jews’ hair off. Not leaving any strands behind, “their clippers tore out our hair, shaved every hair on our bodies” (Wiesel 35). Humans express their opinions by personalizing their hair to the hairstyle that they believe is the best. The Nazis take the Jews’ opinions away along with their hair, making them inhuman because they do not own the different opinions that all humans have. Even though every human
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