Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
Inside these sectionalized camps people were separated by gender, country of origin, captured enemies of state and their sexual orientation. Roma and Jewish families were ripped apart from each other as part of the Nazi effort to inflict as much emotional and psychological pain as possible. Prisoners were lined up by gender and physicians examined them as part of the selection process to decide who would go into labor camps or who would be put to death (Auschwitz- Birkenau 1). Living conditions at labor camps were less than ideal and more often than not people died from the strenuous activity. The SS guards at the camp worked the people relentlessly and once they became too weak to work they killed them in the gas chambers.
Louie is an American soldier and a previous Olympic athlete that was beaten daily and starved almost to death in prisoner of war camps. These heroes perseverance and resistance throughout the monstrous conditions that they were forced to live in proving that humans are capable of recovering and persevering through almost anything. Japanese-American internees and prisoners of war were made to feel invisible but they
The conditions in camps were inhumane. Women, children, the elderly, and people who could not work were killed immediately. Millions of innocent people died, and very few people did survive. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows that the relationships between father and son change dramatically due to the inhumanity of death
One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference. This camp was known for the gas chambers that killed 6 thousand Jews a day (The Holocaust Notes, pg 4&7). After waiting in line to be evaluated by “doctors,” Jews were separated in different groups, most of which were sent to the “showers” that were actually gas chambers and got carbon monoxide poisoning. The others who weren't killed immediately worked at the camp and either starved to death or were later purged. By the end of World War 2, about 6 million Jews were murdered in concentration camps (Textbook, pg 503-504).
From 1940 to end on Jews were systematically move to the death camps specifically built to exterminate the Jews. Schindler’s List displays this by showing how the Jews were sent to forced labour camps such as the Plaszow. When they arrived to these labour and concentration camps, they were separated by gender as told “men to the left, women to the right”, this separated families causing more effective discomfort to the Jews. In the labour camps, many Jews were shot often resulting in death because they were not working to the satisfaction of the Nazis or SS officers who were in charge of that labour camp. If any Jews were seen as unhealthy they were sent to death camps.
The Holocaust was one of the darkest events in world history. In total, more than 6 million Jews were killed as well as many others. Life before the Holocaust, however, started it all. Anti-semitism played a big role and created violent tension between the Jews and the Germans. When Adolf Hitler came into power in Germany he made an anti- Semitism an official government policy.
The only way to freedom was at the death camp. They were steered just because they were Jews. And World War ll was the most devastating place for them during that time. Six and a half million of the Jews and people were killed and the only thing they both wanted to be was free. Kristina and Pobel had lived in the sewers for as long as they can remember but Pobel was killed and Kristina escpaed the sewers and made it out of decease camp.
If it was not labor and abuse the other alternative was the crematorium. Not only were Jews treated with such disrespect, but many of them were sent to the ovens to get burnt. The ovens were a place where Jews were forced to suffer through a slow and agonizing death. The Jews were now known as things or animals.¨Faster you filthy dogs!¨ (85) That was not their only cruel way of dehumanizing. The Germans wanted
The Holocaust was an era of catastrophe and hatred that lead to the deaths of many, many innocent lives (Meltzer Rescue 1). The Holocaust was considered a wrongdoing against all of humanity (Meltzer Rescue 3). The Holocaust was a time full of hatred and wrongdoing for many years (Meltzer Rescue 3). The Holocaust was an attempt to exterminate (Meltzer 15).The Holocaust was in many different places at once (Meltzer Rescue Map). The Holocaust took place in England (Meltzer Rescue Map).
“In the ghettos, the nazis used the Jewish councils to communicate their orders”. The Nazi soldiers used this administrative system to create destruction among themselves. This would take some of the pressure off the soldiers and make the Jews torture themselves. Overall, the concentration camps were the most brutal and notorious camps throughout
Shown through the Holocaust, concentration camps, and immigration, it was proven that Jews during World War II were some of the most harshly treated people of all time. The Holocaust is one of the most devastating events in human history as the Nazi’s killed millions. Most Jews were thrown into labor facilities known as Concentration camps, and it is shocking the amount of horrific happenings inside of these camps. For the ones that tried to escape Nazi occupation, the Jewish people had to hide and flee, however it was also a struggle to make it into another country. Throughout history there have been many terrible events and wars, however WWII proved to be one of the cruelest times there ever will be, and the Jews suffered the most during this time.
The death camps were places where the detainees would be taken into chambers where toxic gas would be released and the prisoners would just drop dead. The “Final Solution” was one of the key elements that the Nazi Society believed in. Though at the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Europe work camps were the places where the prisoners were forced to work long grueling hours, later in the occupation they started to use death camps to help them in the “Final Solution”. According to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Millions of people were imprisoned and abused in the various types of Nazi camps. Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone.
Inmates were broken after this relentless torture; we wonder why there wasn’t a mass revolt within the camps, and this is probably why, they had no will to resist oppression anymore. The sickest part of this all is that of the mass dehumanization played surprisingly by the entire people of Deutschland, now not all people played these sick game; most of the aggression was enforced by the German army. Moishe the Beadle was one of the first to experience this cruelty, “The Jews were ordered to get off... They were forced to dig huge trenches. ...
For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,