An article was soon violated when Chlomo Wiesel announced, “I have terrible news. Deportation.” After the announcement from Eliezer’s father, Hungarian polices started shouting, “All Jews outside! Hurry! The time’s come now…You’ve got to leave all this…” After forced from their homes, they were sent to experience brutality at Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald.
When Moishe is taken away from the town of Sighet, he returns only to described the horrific series of murders he witnessed. Saying in detail how German officers would use babies as target practice for the machine guns, family members were killed in front of other members, and of the father who plead to be killed before his son. The other Jews did not believe his stories, until the German army arrived at their town. The army took their rights away slowly, which prompted the Jews to change emotionally. Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes.
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.
You experience the worst young. In Elie Wiesel “Night” Teenage Elie is Jewish and was sent to the concentration camp with his family and struggled to maintain his identity in the society he’s in. In this memoir Elie tries to stay strong and survive living in the concentration camp during 1941-1945. Living in an oppressive society impacts Elie’s identity by shaping his views about the hungarian police, people in the camp, and himself.
In one of their first real experiences to the German soldiers they were forced to wait for hours while the German ss counted every Jewish citizen. In the story Ellie says at one point “ we were put in cattle cars 100 to a car” the people barely had space to breath in such tight space cramped against 100 other skinny people. They would wait in their own waste till they reach their next location throwing any dead out into the snow with no berial along the way. The respect in general really shows the lack of compassion from the Nazi. One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being.
It was the start of the Holocaust in 1940 when every kid was forced out of their school’s due to hitler becoming in-charge. All of these kids had lost their education and went home to soon find out that they would also be out of their house. Unwillingly students’ would lose their favorite teacher and possibly the only chance to have an education. “Crammed into cattle cars by the Hungarian police,” I asked one bystander that had missed one of the trains. This was the next step of the students’ lives that could soon end when being transferred to Auschwitz one of the many cities with gas chambers and
Milkweed By: Arya Sandella and Shreshth Srivastava Did you know that in the Warsaw ghetto, there were more than 400,000 people forced into an area the size of 1.3 miles? The book Milkweed is about a boy who does not know much about himself and has to steal all his food. He stays in the city of Warsaw for a while, and then moves to the ghettos. He stays with a girl named Janina and her family, while he is there, he begins to realize the severity of the holocaust.
In the novel Night, Idek shows evil in every way. Idek beats on Eli’s father countless times once to try to get Eli’s gold crown from his mouth. When he wasn’t beating on one of the prisoners he was taking advantage of a young girl at the camp. We see no sign of family in Idek’s life but plenty of evil outbreaks. Even though Idek is also Jewish just like all the other members of the camps and he too treats the prisoners like the German officers would or even worse.
Uwem Akpan’s “My Parents’ Bedroom,” is a great example of such a short story. Even though the story is fictional, it follows the Rwandan genocide of 1994 after much many a mob took to the streets murdering the Tutsi population (Akpan 703). During times of war, families bond together as mentioned above. This is exactly what takes place in “My Parents’ Bedroom.” Monique’s mother leaves her and her brother alone for the night but unluckily for Monique, she is tricked and lets in a mob that destroys their house.
On September 1, 1941 Hitler ordered all of the Jews to wear a yellow star. If they removed it and were caught they were imprisoned and taken to labor camps or shot on the spot. Catchers searched for hidden Jews everywhere. If Catchers found them they would be taxed large amounts of money. Jews didn’t have much money already especially since they had taken over their businesses and workplaces, so being taxed was not good for them.
Night by Elie Wiesel shows when humans are put in horrible situations, the acts of selfishness greatly increase. The book shows that when humans are in crisis like the Holocaust everyone is desperate to survive, so they will do anything they can to get their basic needs. The people forgot who they are as human, and how it made Elie and others act differently towards each other. Elie Wiesel, and everyone who he meets along the way want to survive this, at times they forget why they want to live. But no one wants to get defeated by the Germans.
In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, courage is demonstrated throughout the novel by various characters. To begin, courage was shown when Elie’s father was too weak to continue working and was selected to be killed, so Elie ran after his father, determined not to lose him. Courageously he chased after his father, “... Several SS men rushed to find me, creating such a confusion that a number of people were able to switch over to the right-among them my father and I. Still, there were gunshots and some dead” (Wiesel 96).
Kristallnacht was a night during Nov. 7, 1938, that would change German Jewish lives forever. The German soldiers, under Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Reinhard Heydrich’s command, attacked Jewish homes and businesses, destroying the livelihood of the Jewish. A period of pogroms against Jewish people and property throughout Germany. The reason for the pogroms was the shooting in Paris on November 7 of a German diplomat, Ernst vom Rath, by a Polish-Jewish student, Herschel Grynszpan. News of Rath’s death on November 9 reached Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.
Nature in “A Long Way Gone” is often described as beautiful but also dangerous, for example he describes many villages out in the country do not have running water or electricity and are surrounded by bushes and jungle. Ishmael can see a grander perspective when confronted by natural beauty. Ishmael strives to be like the moon, he is adept at living off of the forest when he is stranded, and he rejoices when he sees the ocean for the first time. Also, during the story the forest is described as nature foreshadowing the evil that is coming because of the war. Ishmael could not outrun the evil because forest did not end, and even when it did end to the beach that just meant he had nowhere else to run, and that eventually the evil will come.