Cruelty In The Holocaust In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Cruelty in the Holocaust During the time of World War II, many tragic events happened. One of the biggest tragedies that took place would have to be the Holocaust. The Nazi party was given orders by Hitler to arrest most of the Jewish population, with this came the concentration camps and dehumanization. Dehumanization has a major impact upon history. It is important to study and understand the circumstances of dehumanization in order to eliminate it from society. The Nazi party was a political party that was led by Hitler in Germany. The extreme beliefs of the Nazi party led to the Holocaust and World War II. The Nazis treated the Jewish people as less than human; for example, they fed the Jews very little food and put them in barracks …show more content…

Nazis did not just attack the Jews physically, but through acts of negative psychology that, by the end of the war, destroyed not only their bodies but their minds. The attacks on the Jews by the Nazis during the World War II era relates to Elie Wiesel's memoir “Night” through dehumanization, desensitization, and survival of the fittest. The use of dehumanization by Nazis turned the once peaceful and empathetic Jews into savage, ruthless, and apathetic animals. “The idea of dying, ceasing to be, began to fascinate me. To no longer exist, to no longer feel the excruciating pain of my foot to no longer feel anything, neither fatigue nor cold, nothing. To break rank, to let myself slide to the side of the road…” (Wiesel). The pain finally started to ease off and Elie started to not think of …show more content…

He believed that the Jewish people killed Jesus. A lot of Christians would said that Hitler was not a Christian because he did not follow the New Testament writings nor did he follow Jesus. Cory Booker said, “It is okay not to like someone, but it is never okay to try and degrade, humiliate, or dehumanize them”, Hitler dehumanized Jewish and other people because they did not have the characteristics that he was looking for (Booker). According to the first clause of the Declaration of Independence it says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”, there are no different laws for different classes everyone will follow the law no matter who that person is. Some believe dehumanization is done as revenge for a wrong done. They will treat those whom they see as a lawbreaker less than a human because they see it as a response to a dishonorable

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