Concentration Camps In Elie Wiesel's Night

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“When I came to power, I did not want the concentration camps to become old age pensioners homes, but instruments of terror.” These are the words from one of the worst monsters in history-Adolf Hitler, and what he said in the quote was absolutely correct. These concentration camps were horrifying with the smell of burning flesh and the bloodcurdling screams of thousands of people. I learned that you had to work to survive and had to be emotionless according to Elie in the book Night. Learning about what they did in the concentration camps teaches us more and more about how lucky we are for living in this time period and to not live in fear of being tortured or killed.

I learned several things in this book, some of which include, Jews getting into ghettos (a ghetto was a part of a city, especially a slum
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Josef Mengele did experiments on twins in 1941-1945. He tried to figure how to quickly multiply the German race by learning the secrets of multiple births. He experimented on 2,000 kids who were twins, only 200 survived. He would inject food coloring into the eyes of one of the twins to see if the eye color would match his or her twin. He would try to do sex change operations on them to match the others gender. He also removed limbs and organs just so they could look alike. He tried to make siamese twins (There was one siamese twin that lasted for three days before it died). This is the most inhumane and most cruel out of all the experiments they did.

Again, learning about what they did in the concentration camps teaches us more and more about how lucky we are living in this time period. We do not live in fear of being tortured or killed because of our ethnic background.
I hope you are glad you learned about this subject because it needs to be heard and needs to be remembered. It’s horrifying to learn how animalistic and sadistic one person can be towards others. Lets pray to God that this part of our history will never happen
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