Throughout the book Elie and his father saw some of the awful things that happened at the camps including people burned, hanged, murdered, beaten, starved, and put to work under terrible conditions. As a survivor of the Holocaust on April 12 1999 Elie have a speech at the White House talking about his life growing up at the concentration camps. He also discusses about indifference and what it really is. He goes in depth about what difference and shows the audience how dangerous indifference really is. When comparing the speech of indifference to the book Night i feel that book was better in many ways.
Forgive, not because they deserve forgives, but because you deserve peace. It’s not easy to stop blaming someone’s fault, especially for someone who do wrong to us. In the book The Sunflower written by Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the Holocaust during World War II, he described his conflict with Karl, a dying Nazi soldier who killed many innocent Jews and begging for forgiveness for his outrageous crime at the end of his life. At the end of this sad and tragic episode, Simon did not response to Karl’s request directly; instead he left us a tough question: “What should you have done?” Based on what Karl had done during World War II and his repentance, each person might have their own point of view about where should we draw the line of forgiveness.
Elie Wiesel was a young boy when he did survived the holocaust.. In his memoir Night, we follow his journey as a Jewish boy in a time where expressing your religion could mean life or death. Between living under the watch of Nazi regimes, trying to keep his father alive, and surviving the inhumanity of others, Elie’s had fought and lived through the genocide unlike any other. However, surviving the holocaust does not come without a price. Wiesel lived at the sacrifice of his faith and identity, which were left in fragments after the existence of evil that left a permanent scar on his life.
They spent about 3 days at Gleiwitz and then they were transported to Buchenwald by train. There they are rescued by Americans and a resistance group that attacked the camp. Sadly Elie’s father died in Buchenwald before the rescue due to a sickness and being sent to the crematory. Dehumanization of the Jewish people in “Night” ,by Elie Wiesel, happened in a variety of ways and helped Hitler achieve his goal of damaging the view of Jewish people to the Germans. In “night” we see how the Jewish people are being oppressed as well as being dehumanized in so many ways.
Everything that makes a person who they are is taken away from them. The concentration camp slowly takes Ellie’s humanity away from him too. When his father was struck, he just stood there and did nothing. “... I had not even blinked.
Minute after minute. Shower after shower.” This is a quote from Death, the narrator of The Book Thief talking about the countless amount of Jewish people who died at the hands of the Nazi Regime in Germany during the Second World War. Zusak uses Death as the narrator to show how dire the situation was for any Jew or anybody who attempted to help them. This is effective as a technique because death has a sense of
One of the closing lines of Elie Wiesel’s memoir states, “ From the depths of the mirror, a corse gazed back at me” (page 109). This quote highlights the pain and suffereing Elie went through during the Holocaust. The Holocaust left Elie with many painful memories that he had the courage to write about and share in his memoir called Night. This book will always be important to society and humanity as a whole as it brought awarness to the issues and inequalites of the past. The title Night is especially important to the message Elie leaves with the reader.
The Drowned and the Saved was created from the memories and testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust, but in particular the experiences of the author. Primo Levi draws greatly on his previous work and correspondence following his liberation from Auschwitz. The Drowned and the Saved, written decades after the war ended, essentially is a reflection on how perception of the atrocities has changed and is being forgotten. It is a warning not to erase the horror with simplifications. It is an explanation and defence of survivors and who they truly are.
I implore them with my eyes: Speak to me –take me up –take me, Life of my Youth…A terrible feeling of foreignness suddenly rises up in me, I cannot find my way back” (Remarque, 272). This only compounds his alienation from civilian life, nothing was the same, he was away from the trenches, but still lay in them. All that Paul knew and loved before had become useless to him, none is needed in battle, therefore was forgotten. Remarque invokes an end for Paul in chapter 12 of the novel, he, the last soldier alive out of his troop of seven men. Germany became desperate and revolts as the war comes to an end.