In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when the ss officers were transporting all the prisoners from buna to another camp and whenever somebody couldn’t keep running the ss officers shoot them. “They had orders to shoot anyone who couldn’t sustain the peace”(Wiesel 85). The ss officers cruelty to the prisoners led them to give up, they stopped trying. If someone stopped and the officers didn’t noticed, he would probably die under the feet of all the people behind them. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed.
When the Oberkapo was arrested on suspicion of sabotage and evicted from the camp, however, the Gestapo continued to question the boy and finally convicted him of the compliance in the efforts to hide weapons that had been found in a building under the Oberkapo’s supervision. There was no showcase of defiance before the boy died. There was no celebration among the prisoners as they had recognized the inhumanity and injustice of the execution of this child. However, there came the realization of the ultimate cruelty of his death. On page 65 of Night by Elie Wiesel it states “the third rope was still moving: the child, too light, was still breathing...
Horrors of The Holocaust The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel is one of the many novels written by him and others about the true cruelty of the Nazis. The memoir shows the abominable actions of the Nazi perpetrators; for example, “Faster, you swine, you filthy sons of bitches!”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the feelings of the Nazis and how they brutally treated the Jews and other races. Swine, a term for pigs, commonly used throughout the Nazi camps; this is not the first time that the Kapos and other Nazi soldiers have called the Jews pigs or dogs. This quote shows the inhumane treatment of the people sentenced to the concentration camps during World War II where six million Jews die in various ways.
The dehumanization in Night is demonstrated as the prisoners were given numbers instead of names and their families and friends were taken from them, mistreated and eventually killed In the frightening novel, Night, the Nazis separate the family of Eliezer, a practice that the Nazis used to dehumanize the Jewish people in the concentration camps. The nazis took 15 year old Elie from his mother and sisters and eventually from his father. “As for me, I was thinking not about death but about not wanting to be separated from my father.
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when Moishe the Beadle told the Jew community about the cruelty of the SS,” Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns” (weisel 7). This is inhumanity because the Nazis are killing little, innocent, defenceless babies. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed. Two significant themes related to inhumanity in the book Night by Elie Weisel are loss of faith and disbelief.
He also noticed that they were drained of all energy, they were worked to the ground. They hadn’t even noticed the new “workers” coming into the death factory. Towards the end of the novel Wiesel was explaining how they were moving from Auschwitz to another camp, and one of the SS officers had said “Faster, you tramps, you flea-ridden dogs!” The SS was saying this as if they hadn’t already had worked their life and human power away. When they were in the midst of running from Auschwitz, the SS were ordered to shoot anyone who couldn’t keep up with the others.
Elie Wiesel, author and victim of the Holocaust wrote the novel Night which portrays his experiences in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust the Nazis dehumanized many groups of people, but primarily the Jewish people. Elie writes about his personal journey through the Holocaust, and how he narrowly escaped death. In Elie’s novel he also provides detailed descriptions of what the victims of the Holocaust had to suffer through, and the different ways the Nazis made them feel like nothing more than animals that are meant to be used for work and slaughtered. One of the first things that Elie and the other Jewish people from his village have to suffer through is riding in a cramped cattle car, as if they were animals.
(Wiesel 32). The Nazis were heartless and even threw babies into the pits to be burned to death. Mankind is to be civilized, equal, and just and this quote shows that these things are of no importance and that man cannot distinguish between moral and evil if they think that throwing babies into the flames to be burned is okay. Another example was when a young pipel was thought to be part of a sabotage against the camp officials and was sentenced to be hanged. On the day of the hangings, all the inmates had to attend and watch each and every inmate get hanged.
By being unwilling to stand up for their rights, or for the rights of others, the people of Sighet gave the Germans free reign, and set a precedent that they would simply take whatever the Germans did to them, rather than fighting back. And so it was that as the Jewish community was stripped of their rights more and more each day, forced into ghettos and having to give up their material possessions, still they did not rebel against the oppressive Germans. Finally, like the foreign Jews before them, the Jews were expelled from the town of Sighet and were taken to concentration camps or put to death. Through this, it is seen that the attitude of the Jews of Sighet is much the same as the attitude of an animal burying its head in the sand to hide itself from danger, and it is this attitude that led to the destruction of everything that they hold
Millions of people saw the public humiliations or marches to the ghettos. The people either looked the other way or chose to make it never happen in their head. In Elie’s book Night, there was the night that his family and him were on the marches to the ghettos, he saw people look out their windows but quickly shut their shades. This is a perfect example of how German citizens refused to acknowledge the horrible actions against the Jews. In a letter found in one of the camps from an unknown person wrote “...Why can we not cry, why can we not defend ourselves?
Elie Wiesel has been through hell and back, suffering from malnutrition, horrible weather conditions, and self torture. The Nazis dehumanized the Jews in Auschwitz by taking their humanity, making them fight for survival, and slaughtering and treating them like animals. During the beginning of the Holocaust Jews had been forced out of their homes, and had their clothes stripped off. Women and children were either raped or killed “dentist” that would call in Jews and pull out their gold teeth. Elie tried to avoid that by telling the Nazis he had been sick but eventually he was forced to have his teeth pulled out.
The book and movie Devil’s Arithmetic go into a lot of detail on what happened to the Jews during the holocaust. Not near enough to really show how terrible they were treated. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen and the Movie based off it Produced by Dustin Hoffman went into
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of