Before this occurs, however, the Jews are stripped of all of their freedom, belongings, and much of their clothes. Instead, the Nazis view them only by their Jewish heritage. This removes every person’s individuality, as they are defined according to what they have.The manner that the people were transported was through cattle cars. This was a particularly harsh and unhealthy environment. Almost immediately, numerous people resort to using instinct and increasingly barbaric ways.
Dehumanization is the process in which a person is deprived of their human qualities. The Nazis often used this practice on the Jews and other victims of the Holocaust as these people were stripped of their humanity, and many examples of this can be found in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. “Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed.
The stripping of Eliezer’s clothes, removal of his gold crown, and how being at Auschwitz makes his beliefs and faith disappear are all instances where he is a victim of dehumanization. With Eliezer’s friends being made into soup, Jewish people getting burned, and how babies were being used for target practice are great exemplifications on how Eliezer’s friends were also victims of the dehumanizing actions that the Germans portrayed towards the Jewish people. One lesson that is shown is that although they cannot choose the circumstances they are in, they choose the way they decide to deal with these circumstances. Up to 6 million Jewish people died because of their beliefs and religion during the period of the Holocaust. The fact that we live in a world that gives anyone the opportunity to believe in what they would like makes us very
In the movie, the Nazis are calling the prisoners by their names such as “ Sarah Taitz.” This is misleading; in concentration camps, the Nazis do not care for the Jews’ names. It is known that every prisoner had a tattoo with a number on their wrist to which they would be referred. Nazis calling prisoners by
Taking the lives of 6 million Jews alone, the Holocaust is one of , if not the, greatest tragedies in history. It is completely deranged that at one point in time, millions of people stood by and supported Adolf Hitler. Adolf was a man who stored so much hatred towards Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, etc., that he found it acceptable to kill them through mass shootings, gassings, and Nazi camps. Other times called ‘concentration camps,’ the mere idea of Nazi camps was purely wicked. Disease, forced labor, starvation, and murder are only a few things that were incorporated into these camps.
March 20th, 1993 is when the Holocaust began and when the world saw Jewish men and women move to ghettos and concentration camps around the world. The Jews were taken from their homes, jobs and schools because of the religion they embraced and the culture they represented. From a young age, they were segregated from the rest of the world and discriminated against by a pretentious leader. During these times Nazis would give them false hope and allow them to bring small relics and heirlooms to feel safe. However, the Jews had no clue about the terrific life that was soon to come as they would suffer starvation, molestation, and experimentation.
Dehumanization The Nazi’s dehumanized the Jews with the Nuremburg laws. Such as Jews can’t marry or have a sexual relationship with a German. Jews were stripped away from their human rights. Making Jewish people dig trenches to actual put the people that the Nazi had killed in the trenches or it would be their deathbed. Organization Mass killing of the Jews.
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
Anti-Semitism is defined as a racial term meaning the negative belief and emotions about “Jews qua Jews” (Newman, 2010, p. 15). Anti-Semitism dates back to 70.C.E where the ancient rebellious Hebrews “exhausted the patience of their Roman masters”, lost their homes and were spread through the Mediterranean lands (Botwinick, 2014, p. 4). Jews were always outcasts to Christians because the Jews denied that Jesus was the “messianic son of God” which therefore added more tension when it was believed that Jews killed Jesus (Botwinick, 2014, p. 5). The Holocaust also known as the “Catastrophe, the Sho’ah, is one of the tragic periods of “Jewish Diaspora” (Keter Books, 1974, p. 1) It started between 1933 and 1945 in Europe. It first started with discrimination
These people were tagged as numbered instead of called by their names, sent to live in places and leave all their belongings behind to be burned by the Nazis. The Jewish people were not just deprived of their identities or their belongings, but of all their human rights. The Jews during this time were treated like nothing, they were treated like the dirt that the Nazis had stomped their boots through and spat on. This was not only a time of fear and death, but this was a time for war.