Elie Wiesel faced a lot of cruelty and a lot of inhumanity from man throughout his time in the concentration camps from other prisoners and the Nazis. In the memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel, cruelty and the theme of man’s inhumanity to man appears throughout the whole story and throughout Elie 's time within the concentration camps, in that it gives us examples of how the Nazis didn’t feed them enough, beat them, stripped them of their identities, made them run long distances, and how the Jew’s would be cruel to each other when they would take food from one another and beat others. One of the first examples of cruelty is from the Nazis towards Elie. The author wrote “Then I was aware of nothing but the strokes of the whip. One...Two…, he counted.” (Weisel 65), which shows us how the Nazi’s would beat the Jewish people within the concentration camps.
Hell on earth has been redefined for many. Some may perceive it as a typical annoyance, however others may see it as literal torture in scenarios such as the Holocaust. In the Buchenwald concentration camp that Elie Wiesel attended, he encountered the first American soldiers. To them, perceiving just a glimpse of how the Jews were living was enough to make them bewildered and unable to comprehend what was going on. To them, it was unknown as to what to do or what to say.
Another theme that is consistent in the novel is dehumanization. The SS officers continuously treat the Jews in the concentration camps atrociously. They don 't feed then correctly, they beat or shoot them because they were given the opportunity, and forcing the Jews to work for close to endless hours. This is presented on page 37 and 38. "Not for from us, prisoners were at work.
The Nazis dehumanize their victims physically, mentally, and emotionally in the concentration camps. The Nazis provide very little or sometimes no food for Jews, which results in death because of starvation. This is used every day by the Nazis to dehumanize Jews mentally. The biggest challenge the Jews face is staying healthy with very little food. If any of the workers are not capable of performing tasks due to sickness or disease, they are most likely to get killed.
His reign led to many rebellions, which obviously caused many people to lose their lives. If you resisted and your life ended, the lives of your relatives could also be taken to weed out any possible traitors. (Which I found rather brutal.) Also, if one were to be conquered and not killed, enslaved, or imprisoned, they’d be taxed heavily. As stated before, the Mongols were ordered to destroy the farmlands to make room for pasture, which led to the starvation of many people.
Rather than giving away his rations of food, Eliezer learns that he needs to do anything he can to ensure his survival, while he remains at the concentration camps. Furthermore, Eliezer experienced evil in a way like no other. As the prisoners were forced to move to another camp during winter, they would be shot if they fell behind. In chapter six it said, “They had orders to shoot anyone who could not sustain the pace.” By saying this the author explained how evil, and unjust the SS officers were to the prisoners. This explains how the Nazi soldiers treated the Jews, and that they had no regard for how they
Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Solitary Nation Documentary Introduction Solitary prison does not only make a prisoner commit more crimes but also have devastating psychological effects on the individual. In the Solitary Nation film, the prisoner narrates on his ordeal having been out in prison for arson. The prisoner describes the solitary cell as being buried alive and being at a place where no one wants you (Edge). This essay analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed in this documentary and their effectiveness in the observer's mind. Logos Solitary confinement worsens the behavior of the inmates.
A lot of Japanese didn’t like it there and it was only their own race put in camps as well. They didn’t even sleep comfortable. The used canvas bags and hay as pillows. Their bed weren’t even supportable for their body. I thinks the people that went through this experience have learned a lot about how the world and Government is corrupted.
Prime Minister R.B. Bennett had not provided adequate funding for the camps(1). The inhabitants were fed nasty food and had bad living conditions (7). One male who spent time in the Canadian relief camps stated that he felt as if he was enslaved in the camps because he had nowhere to go and was essentially obligated to stay at the camp (2). The wages were poor and he hated the manner in which the camps were run.
According to the texts, The Holocaust had a negative effect on the people who lived through it. Jews were first made to fear the Gestapo so greatly that they felt that they were told what to do and had to do it. They were put in concentration camps and Ghettos where they were treated horribly and were badly abused. Soon enough, 6 to 9 million people died as a result of the Holocaust. According to the three texts, Holocaust survivors suffered negative effects due to the fact they had been abused, lost loved ones and treated as less than human.
These deaths occurred because of diseases and afflictions resulting from the crowded conditions, lack of adequate shelter, poor water supply, and nutritional needs not being met. Deaths also resulted from violence within Andersonville. This violence came in the form of gunshots from guards killing prisoners crossing the deadline and from violent encounters within the prison community itself, including six executions carried out against individuals convicted by the prisoners themselves. The hell that was Andersonville finally ended with the South’s surrender April
During the Holocaust, many people were faced with this moment when they stepped in a concentration camp. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, describes the horrors of focusing on your own survival. Certain acts provoke inhumane acts throughout the ordeal. A central theme in Night is, even though it’s difficult, people should value compassion over their own survival. For instance, the evil of a lack of compassion affects thousands of prisoner lives.
Hold on only to your belt and your shoes…” (Wiesel 35), said an SS officer. Thus, commanding that the Jews had to strip their own clothes. This is dehumanizing in many ways, because the SS officers are commanding the prisoners to strip, which is very personal and should not be forced upon a human. Furthermore, this affected Wiesel and his father in many ways, as it took away their own freedom and made them scared. In conclusion, using commands to boss around Jews like a pack of wild dogs was just one of the many ways SS officers dehumanized the Jewish
He says that all the Death Rows have one goal human storage in an austere world in which condemned prisoners. Life in death row is horrible for Mumia ABU-Jamal because he doesn’t get any education in his prison. He says that visits are the worst because you have to be stripped. Several prisoners have protested in the visit strip they say there is no reason
There were multiple accounts of dehumanization of the Jews in Night by Elie Wiesel, and the vast majority of it came from the Nazis. The most basic of human rights were deprived of the Jewish people throughout all of Night. Jews in the book were not being treated humanely at all; the Nazis treated the Jews like they were animals. For example, in Night it was mentioned that the Jews were given tattoos to identify them, which is just how a farmer would treat cattle. The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis.