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.
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.
When he was younger his mom would feed poor strangers the same amount of food as they got, and she split it all equally (Giddens). There were 9.5 million Jews that lived in Europe at the time before the Holocaust (Burk). The places that had the most Jews in their population were Poland, Romania, Latvia, and Estonia (Burk). The Nazis seized power in 1933, and the majority of European Jews two out of every three would be dead after the Holocaust
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.
An evil disgusting dictator named Adolf Hitler built concentration camps and tortured and killed millions and millions of innocent people including men, women, and children. Jewish People were told that they would be living in a better place. But it was the opposite. In concentration camps, Jewish people were kept in small crowded cells filled with strangers and very little room for sleep and privacy.
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were moved to the ghettos, because Hitler pushed the Jews to move to the east, then they concore move of the east and move them more to the east. Then “there was no more room for them to move to the east, so they built ghettos for them to live” (Byers 32). But his true intentions were to “separate the Jewish people from manly Germans and also other races” (Allen 37). The Jews were moved to ghettos in the “summer of 1941 were they were first put in the ghettos” (Byers 32).
Long Hours of Darkness “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.... Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live” (32). Never shall we forget the atrocious events that happened to upwards of six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide run by Adolf Hitler to exterminate nearly a whole population of Jews and very few prisoners lived to tell their treacherous stories. Night, an autobiography that was written by Elie Wiesel, is from his perspective as a prisoner. The book focuses on Wiesel and his father experiencing the torture that the Nazis put them through, and the unspeakable events that Wiesel witnessed.
The Hiding Place takes place in Holland during World War 2, and later in the book, Germany. It tells the story of Corrie Ten Boom 's life, focusing on the time she spent in captivity as a 50 year old woman. Time spent because she organized the headquarters of the Underground and because she harboured Jewish people in need. Against All Hope takes place in Cuba during Fidel Castro’s regime. Armando Valladares spent 20 years imprisoned in Cuban jails, 20 years of beatings, starvation and other inhumane treatments while the rest of the world looked on and did nothing.
Imagine: It’s the mid-1940’s, and you’re in a concentration camp working as a slave. Your family is dead and/or missing, and you're slowly dying from starvation and abuse, seeing people die has become a norm for you and you live in constant fear that you will be next. This is what almost 9 million Jews had to face in Europe during the Holocaust and out of them, only 3 million survived. Now Imagine this: It’s the late 1900’s and you're an African American living in your home country of South Africa, but times are hard for you. Simply because of the color of your skin, you have been stripped of your rights and freedom.
Elie discusses his journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, along with the sight of flames he saw from the crematorium at his arrival. Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel recited, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed” (Wiesel 34). From that night on, he knew his life was permanently altered and there was nothing he could do about it. During the second hanging Elie witnessed three victims being hanged, one of them being a young pipel. After those hangings he stated, “That night, the soup tasted of corpses” (Wiesel 65).
The Zookeeper’s Wife is a book about zookeepers, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, and their impact on some Jews during the Holocaust. When Germany invaded Poland, bombers destroyed almost everything in Warsaw, including most of the animals in the zoo. After this disaster, the owner of the zoo, Lutz Heck, took the remaining animals. With their animals gone and the war still going on, Jews kept escaping from the Warsaw Ghetto and needed a place to hide. The Warsaw Ghetto was an area surrounded by a wall where all of the Jews were kept.
Q2: Night, is a novel written by Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel, it was based on his own nightmarish experience at Jewish Concentration camps from 1944 to 1945. Eliezer and his family lived in a small town of Sighet. Their whole town’s population ignored the warning about the German invading. Then the entire Jewish town is transported to concentration camps. At camp Auschwitz, Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister, but stayed with his father.
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.
Chapter one begin with mouse the Beatle is Elle spiritual advisor which they met in 1941.Elie childhood took place in Transylvania, and he had 3 sisters By the 1942 all foreign were expelled and taken into crammed cattle. In the small ghetto there was no police or really anyone there so you were free to leave at any time. Elie told people that they were killing people in the synagogue no one believed him. his father did not want to leave because he was afraid to leave everything behind and had riches there and probably was not ready to learn another language and he was too old.1944, the red army was advancing. While in Passover the German was in power and coming into people towns 3 days and Jews was not allowed to leave there home or penalty
The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos. Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.