Mental dehumanization was the stage in which saddened me the most. An example was when Wiesel and all the jewish prisoners in Bruna had assembled on the Appelplatz on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, his thoughts were, “Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because he caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?” (Wiesel 67). Elie Wiesel was very religious before he
Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
The Nazis were successful in fully dehumanizing Jewish prisoners in concentration camps. This brutal treatment often led to the loss of hope in these camps, part of the Nazis goal. In Night, Eliezer Wiesel’s memoir, he tells of the many instances where he experienced dehumanization during his time at several concentration camps. The Nazis eliminated people’s humanity in many ways, including starvation, nakedness, and taking away their names in exchange for a number. Starvation causes great suffering and deprives people of an essential part of life.
Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes. When they arrived at the first camp, Elie and his family were separated. Throughout the novel, Elie tells of the extreme measures he goes through just to stay with his father. His father is the reason why Elie keeps going and has a desire to live. During the years of the holocaust, many people were surrounded by death constantly.
It clearly, and painfully, explains man’s inhumanity to man. During the Holocaust, it was obvious to say the people involved were cruel to each other; they hit, beat, and torture each other without a blink of an eye. Many times Wiesel mentioned the cruelty that went on around him and to him himself. Wiesel said when he was at one of his first camps, the veteran prisoners treated him and all
It’s awfully obvious that discrimination is shown to Jewish people. For instance, in page 19 of the memoir Night, it states “The Jews in Budapest are living in an atmosphere of fear and terror. There are anti-semitic incidents every day on the trains. The Fascist are attacking Jewish shops and synagogues.” Basically, the text means that the Germans have invaded Hungary and a man is explaining the Fascists group are discriminating Jews. This relates to Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR), which is opportunity from discrimination, relates to the quote because the quote explains the horrors of anti-semitism, or discrimination against Jews.
The author describes the children as dying and helpless, which describes the truly dark nature of the concentration camps. One of the biggest mass deaths was during the run to another camp. Nearing the end of the run Elie observed, “Death hardly needed their help. The cold was conscientiously doing its work” (92). During their run the Gestapo would shoot and kill anyone who fell behind.
An example of this is, “ Every Jew had to wear the yellow star.” (page 11). The Jews were disrespected many times because of their religion. The camps they were sent to broke many Human Rights. Nobody should have to experience what they did. Millions of Jews were killed for no reason other than the fact that they were blamed for
After all, He created crematoriums that were kept running perpetually. He created Auschwitz, Birkenau and Buna. He made thousands of children burn to death. “How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all other nations to be tortured day and night, to watch as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers end up in the furnaces?” (Page 67) At the time, Elie is getting to be exasperated with Him. After everything that Elie has done; working industriously to keep up with his studies, God hasn’t returned anything or done anything to help to the situation.
When they first go their they saw the smoke coming from the chimneys and the smelling of burning flesh. A lot of their human rights were violated. Article 4 talks about how no one should be held in slavery, but that 's was violated when all the Jews were forced to go into concentration camps and work and couldn 't
The world’s humanity begins to rethink about their kindness and questioning the existence of God in humanity. The Holocaust will never be forgotten because of the deaths of the innocent and loving human beings from the injustice of humanity. “Here or elsewhere – what difference did it make? To die today or tomorrow, or later? The night was long and never ending.”
There were multiple accounts of dehumanization of the Jews in Night by Elie Wiesel, and the vast majority of it came from the Nazis. The most basic of human rights were deprived of the Jewish people throughout all of Night. Jews in the book were not being treated humanely at all; the Nazis treated the Jews like they were animals. For example, in Night it was mentioned that the Jews were given tattoos to identify them, which is just how a farmer would treat cattle. The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis.
They forced them into the Ghettos and took their possessions. Elie learned to hate the Germans. When the Germans attacked children, women , and the elderly, it fueled his anger. "I began to hate them." (Night, 18).
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.