The book Night by Elie Wiesel portrays him as a young boy living and surviving through one of the most horrific moments in history, the Nazis and all the concentration camps including Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald. As a young boy Elie grew up in Sighet, a small town in Romania. Elie and the rest of the town, including his father mother and siblings were captured by the Germans and were taken to many of the concentration camps. While at the camps Elie was left with his father and experienced many of the horrors of the camps. Throughout the book Elie and his father saw some of the awful things that happened at the camps including people burned, hanged, murdered, beaten, starved, and put to work under terrible conditions.
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
Elie Wiesel is a Jewish boy who was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp with his family. Elie Wiesel lived through the Holocaust and went through emotional and physical changes.Elie Wiesel was separated from his mother and sisters at the concentration camp; he is with his father for the rest of his father 's shortened life. Elie Wiesel watched as his father was beaten by the kapo, Elie witnessed numerous people die throughout his time in the concentration camps. Elie Wiesel and ninety nine plus people were shoved into train carts and taken various places, and were never told where they were going. Elie Wiesel watched as men threw babies into the crematorium.
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
Wiesel is the author of the memoir Night, which mainly focuses on how Hitler’s power and hatred towards Jews make Eliezer and his family’s life miserable. Eliezer is only a teenager when he and his family are forced to leave their home, and they’re sent to various concentration camps where Eliezer has to fight hunger, diseases, and has to take care of his father. Going through various camps has a negative impact on Eliezer 's life, therefore at the end of the book, Eliezer’s father begins to experience Eliezer’s abnormal behavior towards him. In this memoir, Eliezer, his family, and millions of other Jews experience different types of dehumanization in the concentration camps during the World War II. The Nazis dehumanize their victims physically, mentally, and emotionally in the concentration camps.
On the subject of this, the first experience of dehumanization Wiesel experienced was when he and his family were forced into wagons packed with other innocent jews and he says, “After two days of travel, thirst became intolerable, as did the heat” (Wiesel 23). For two days, eighty jews were packed together like sardines on train wagons with no food or water. This horrified me on how the Nazis treated them like prisoners guilty of crimes that justified their own actions against the Jews. The three stages of dehumanization, which is mental, physical, and emotional, were represented throughout the memoir. Mental dehumanization was the stage in which saddened me the most.
They spent about 3 days at Gleiwitz and then they were transported to Buchenwald by train. There they are rescued by Americans and a resistance group that attacked the camp. Sadly Elie’s father died in Buchenwald before the rescue due to a sickness and being sent to the crematory. Dehumanization of the Jewish people in “Night” ,by Elie Wiesel, happened in a variety of ways and helped Hitler achieve his goal of damaging the view of Jewish people to the Germans. In “night” we see how the Jewish people are being oppressed as well as being dehumanized in so many ways.
Elie experienced the most dramatic and horrifying events from beatings, murders, hangings, and cremations as a young boy. The book Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Wakatsuki is about a young Japanese girl who is put into a concentration camp in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although both Elie and Jeanne experienced hardships, Elie lost hope in humanity and had a great downhill, “the idea of dying 's, ceasing to be, began to fascinate me.” (Wiesel 86). Elie was taken and stripped from his rights as a human at the age of 14. Elie witnessed the most tragic events ever recorded in history, Elie lost hope in humanity along the way but he was one of very few to survive.
When Moishe is taken away from the town of Sighet, he returns only to described the horrific series of murders he witnessed. Saying in detail how German officers would use babies as target practice for the machine guns, family members were killed in front of other members, and of the father who plead to be killed before his son. The other Jews did not believe his stories, until the German army arrived at their town. The army took their rights away slowly, which prompted the Jews to change emotionally. Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes.
From the small town of Sighet in Transylvania to the huge concentration camps of Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel, the author and victim of the book Night, the horrifying experience of the Holocaust. Wiesel is a 15 year old Jewish boy who was captured by the Germans or “Nazis” during WWII. He went through an overwhelming amount of trauma, like when he got separated from his mother and sisters and watching his father suffer an unbearable amount of pain that eventually killed him. The fact is, power is a tool that can corrupt itself and others, it can ruin people’s lives and it can do that without people even realizing it.
At camp Auschwitz, Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister, but stayed with his father. Eliezer struggles to survive against the cruel environment, he also grapples with his faith in God’s justice. A few weeks/months later Eliezer and his father are transported from Auschwitz to Buna. A few months before the concentration camps are liberated by the Americans, Eliezer’s father dies because of extreme fever and beating.
The Holocaust will always be one of the most horrific memories that will never be suppressed. The Holocaust was when millions of Jews were thrown into concentration camps and tortured until their death. Families were being split up, not knowing they would never see each other again. It was so tragic, that the Jews eventually did not mind the deceased bodies lying beside them on the ground. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
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 ultimate people to blame for his death is the Nazis who constructed these death camps that were essentially hell on earth. Chlomos life after the selection in Auschwitz was dedicated to keeping his son, Eliezer and him together. Which was very rare in the camps due to such oppression among the prisoner. It’s safe to say that with his father, Eliezer wouldn’t live on to tell his story of events such as the Auschwitz selection and the
Elie and his father were sent Buna Werke, a labor camp that was apart of Auschwitz were he and his father worked in horrible conditions. Eventually, his father died in Buchenwald after he was beaten to death. Just three months later Elie was liberated from Buchenwald by Allied troops in 1945 but unfortunately his mother Sarah and his younger