In one of their first real experiences to the German soldiers they were forced to wait for hours while the German ss counted every Jewish citizen. In the story Ellie says at one point “ we were put in cattle cars 100 to a car” the people barely had space to breath in such tight space cramped against 100 other skinny people. They would wait in their own waste till they reach their next location throwing any dead out into the snow with no berial along the way. The respect in general really shows the lack of compassion from the Nazi. One can only hope that they really didn't think that jews were people, because it tears people up to see a dog abused much less a human being.
The government people also raped thousands of the Cherokee women. And also killed many of them as well. Now the Holocaust on the other hand had a tremendous drop in population as well. Accept it was towards a different race. It was led by a man name Hitler and he hated the jewish society.
In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”. They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
When the liberation of Jews first started, they would pack about eighty Jews into each cattle car. They would leave them will little food, almost no water and no place for them to go to the bathroom. In 1943 The Germans stated that Auschwitz II and Auschwitz III would become separate camps. When you first arrived at the camps, the Men were split apart from Women and Children. Almost all the Women and children were killed upon arrival.
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.
To begin, Elie Wiesel had his humanity stripped from him, starting at the beginning of his journey, all the way to the end. He first truly experiences dehumanization by the Nazis when a large amount of Jews are rounded up from the ghettos, where they are then forced onto open cattle cars. This account is described by Wiesel, saying, “The next morning, we walked toward the station, where a convoy of cattle cars was waiting. The Hungarian police made us climb into the cars, eight persons in each one. They handed us some bread, a few pails of water”(22).
The Nazis continued their torment by killing large groups of people in small, confined areas. This is supported by a Jew among Wiesel when he said, “we can’t let them kill us like that, like cattle in the slaughterhouse”(31).
The Holocaust is also a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Nazis forced Jews into the ghettos to separate them from the rest of the population (“Ushmm Ghettos”). Adolf Hitler was in charge at the time and created three different types of ghettos for different type of treatments and torture (“Ushmm Ghettos”). The three types were closed ghettos, open ghettos, and destruction ghettos.
All of the Settlers abandoned the Falling Creek Ironworks, Henricus, and the Smith’s Hundred. Accounts say that the attack took place on a good friday, it’s incorrect. Zero of the contemporary accounts at all have mentioned a good friday not ever not even once, but they have said on a friday morning the twenty second of march sixteen twenty two,it really was on a friday that wasn’t a lie but the good friday of that year fell on april 19 about almost a month after the surprise attack on
Though, the Nazis knew they were coming, so they started to send them on death marches and burn all dead bodies that remained. When the Allied forces came to the camps, there was still a lot of evidence of mass murder. They found thousands upon thousands of men’s and women’s clothing and human hair. But once they saw that, everyone was gone. So they went out to look for them.
“It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.”
There was so little water that the Jews ended up having to lick the floors after they were mopped every month just to get something to drink. Many prisoners dealt with lice since they rarely took showers and it affected every prisoner who entered the camps. During the first months of the Holocaust prisoners went without any furniture and slept on the cold wooden floor or on small patches of straw. Sleeping situations in the barracks were
He needed someone to blame for his loss so he decided to blame the Jews. He had no reason to go and blame Jewish people but he needed a escape route away from losing so, he and his men killed as many Jews as they could by starving, shooting, and bringing them on death walks. All the survivors of Hitler normally went to concentration camps where they were separated from their family. Such as their being a family of 3 a boy a father and a mother, normally the boy would go to one concentration camp the father went to another and the mother went to different one.