Wiesel really opens our eyes by saying “How was it possible that men, women and children were being burned and the world kept silent?” (Wiesel 32). This use of the rhetorical question gets the reader thinking about all the terror and everyday unhuman lifestyle the Jews were living. Also, the reader thinks for a second, why didn’t the world do anything, even though it was known what was going on. To wrap up, the usage of repetition and rhetorical questions really enhance the way the reader takes in the horrible time of the Holocaust.
In contrast Night by Elie Wiesel is from Wiesel 's own experience he went through being captured taken to a concentration camp and suffering. Wiesel states "My father was crying. It was the first I saw him cry" (Wiesel19).Night is from the victims point of view and the little polish boy is from a third point of view. For Wiesel he was the victim from the Holocaust and actually went through
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.
On Elie’s fourth day at Buna, some prisoners are chosen by the Kapos to work in a warehouse counting bolts, bulbs, and small electrical parts. Elie describes the Kapos choosing the prisoners to work: “Each one began to choose the men he liked: "You...you...you... " They pointed their fingers, the way one might choose cattle, or merchandise” (Wiesel 49). The Kapos treat prisoners
During "The Book Thief," Papa and Max used "Mein Kampf" in several different ways. While Max was hiding with Mama and Papa, he was living in the basement to avoid being seen by the outside world. Max couldn 't trust the world outside because most of the people supported hurting and killing Jewish citizens. Max painted over the pictures of "Mein Kampf" with white paint, and drew on the pages to make his own book.
I have bread…for you too…for you too…” (Wiesel 101). When this happened Elie saw a boy, kill his own father for a small slice of bread, sadly a few moments later the boy was also killed by a few other prisoners who had seen what he did to his father. Because of this Elie truly saw what people would do just to survive for another day.
Wiesel succeeds in demonstrating that the Holocaust and the period of time which surrounded it “would be judged one day.” He composes his experiences into a heart rending memoir: from Night; believing that he needed to be the “bear witness.” The word “night” means the period of darkness in each twenty-four hours. The use of the metaphor night marks the end of most people’s normal lives. During 1933 all Jews, homosexuals, and Roma (Gypsies) were sent to concentration camps.
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.
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
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.