The Red army started advancing quickly towards Buna, and the Jews must evacuate. Elie and the other Jews then march through extremely frigid weather, and the SS officers expected them not to stop until they were told. They practically run, and if they stumbled or stopped, they either got shot or trampled. Elie did an excellent job at elaborating on the horribleness of it all, he explained, “I don’t think he was finished off by an SS, for nobody had noticed. He must have died, trampled under the feet of the thousands of men who followed us.” The Nazi officers wanted the Jewish men to march like they were animals, and to not stop until they deemed fit.
“I told him that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it . . .” (Wiesel 33) These were the few words that were uttered by the bewildered Elie Wiesel when the inhuman intentions of the Nazis were made clear to all the Jews in the concentration camps: either work or be burnt. Despite the incident being real and happening right in front of Elie’s eyes, the cruel intentions of the Nazis were so extreme and inhuman that Elie had a hard time believing the magnitude of the situation; that everything going around him was just another nightmare. Taking the quote above by Elie Wiesel as an example, Elie Wiesel’s Night shows that the mass scale genocide of a racial or religious group leads to their extreme suffering and dehumanization.
Elie started to act very different during and after the holocaust because he saw many things that would traumatized even the toughest of people. He's had to do things that were very messed things that the old him, before the holocaust, would never do. One of the most messed he had to do was watch small children being thrown into a fire and he had to listen to there plaintive din’s. Another thing that happened is he had to watch an emaciated kid be hung from the gallows. Something that not only him but everyone else had to do was he had to live in the ghettos.
We must not forget what they went through, lest we allow it to happen again. Millions of people died due to the prejudice of a political regime. The treatment of the Jewish people in Terezín concentration camp draws parallels to the treatment of North Korean political prisoners in camps through the country. In the novel Escape from Camp 14, Shin Dong-hyuk discusses what it was like growing up within the prison camp and his subsequent escape. He faced extreme prejudice based on his family’s perceived infractions against the regime.
I hated it”. Elie Wiesel says this in night. To this he means how he hated being controlled by a bell, it controlled everything of him. This though relates to the book Night for it is the book Night. Elie Wiesel writes his book to tell the people about what happened to him in the concentration camps.
The limited supplies they had was only enough to sustain them for a little bit before they ran out. Their clothes were not adequate thus they often caught chills, fevers, and other illnesses. The death rate at Valley Forge was also extremely high. Of the 8,000 people enlisted in February, 3,989, half of the people enlisted, perished during encampment (Doc A). The soldiers who died due to being too sick to actually fight, died not because they were killed off, but because they were forced to endure the brutal and atrocious winter of Valley Forge.
Jew were either killed on the spot or put into a concentration camps (Wiesel, Night). Elie Wiesel was put into a concentration camp, and was sadly separated from his family. No one should be forced away from their families especially at a young age. To make it worse Jews identities were taken from them, to the Nazis they were just a number. Then Jews shoes were taken away from them, and other loved items (Wiesel, Night).
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.
During the Holocaust Jews were put through horrific things you can’t even imagine would happen to another human being. Jews lives were completely changed, they had gone from happy with their family to families torn apart within a few days. The prisoners wondered how long they were going to live. They had never known what day was going to be their last. The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time.
He believed this was God’s doing. His need to survive was because of his concern for his weakening father. When the Russian army moved in towards the camp, they were forced to march through the cold winter. Many Jews would drop dead or shot by soldiers if they could not keep up. After a long journey, they finally arrived at another camp, and Elie’s father becomes ill with dysentery.