This happened when the Germans first came, this was just the beginning of taking everything from them. “ everything had to be handed over to the authorities, under penalty of death. ”(Wiesel 11) when the Germans came they ordered all the Jews to hand over all their gold and other valuable things. They couldn 't go to the synagogue, cafes, restaurants they couldn 't even leave after 6. They were moved into the ghettos, where they were starved.
Siblings, twins and people with different physical or mental disabilities were taken to a part of the camp where doctors conducted experiments on them. They were drugged, injected with different substances, and held in starvation, which led to permanent consequences for the health of the ones who were saved or managed to get away (USHMM). Holocaust survivors who were experimented on have reported kidney and lung failures, development of cancer, etc. Concentration camps were the peak of human cruelty - they separated families, exploited people beyond their abilities, and showed no mercy towards anyone. Before the Holocaust ever began, Armenians also faced
It is clear, Kapo Tadeusz absolves himself from the murderous functions of the Nazis in order to stay alive, both by his dissociation from the atrocities and his exploitation of the system. While many “kapos” or prisoner-leaders were indicted by the allies for the role in enabling the crimes committed at concentration camps, Borowski demonstrates early in his writing that the profound difference between him and those who did commit the crimes. He puts it quite plainly in “A Day At Harmenz” telling a prisoner under his command, “There won’t be any selection. Understand?”
The most inhumane thing about diseases is that humans spread them to each other. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie mourns for himself every morning because of the horrible disease that has taken over his body (Albom 56). Morrie’s disease has caused almost all of his physical capabilities cease to exist. This disease caused Morrie to lose some of his humanity. In Night, Jews being held in concentration camps were constantly catching diseases.
(Paragraph 13-15). Actively resisting avoids shame, guilt, and the humiliation of being helpless and sitting and watching your people die. On the flip side, others may argue that music, art, paintings, etc. was enough to protest. The flaw to that argument is that those would only be discovered after the war and only if the allies had won, by however actively arming yourself, killing Nazi’s and, sabotoging supplies the impact would be immediately felt, presenting a better chance of winning. When slavery was still a big problem, many of the slaves still ran away which was still resisting.
During World War II, Killing Centers were primarily created for the mass murder of undesirable humans throughout Europe. Killing centers were created when The Nazi’s realized they would need a faster way of killing Jews in larger quantities. One of the first killing
In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, he tells of his life and experiences throughout the Holocaust. As a young boy he was taken from his home, separated from his mom and sister, and thrown into a concentration camp with his father. Once he and his father arrived at the concentration camp, Auschwitz, many children and elderly were sent straight toward a crematory, and immediately executed. Their heads were shaved, and tattoos were inscribed on their arms. Forced to live in horrible conditions with hardly any food, Eliezer ceased to pray, and began to believe God had no sense of justice.
Elie went through extreme adversity within the camps of Auschwitz yet still managed to persevere. The experiences Elie went through in camp Auschwitz changed him as an individual spiritually; a boy who was once devoted to God ceased to believe in him. Elie also lost his sense of self identity, as his personality completely changes. During his internment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald Elie completely loses his innocence. As a result of the adversity Elie faces throughout his time at the Auschwitz camp, his identity is tarnished and eventually reformed.
These people were literally stripped of everything that they had ever known, loved, or had. This was no joke, no game or no fictional story, but more the truth of what it was really like during the Holocaust and inside a Jewish concentration camp. This was a time where innocent Jewish people were deprived from everything just because of their religion. Families were broken apart and were never brought back together, virtuous men, women, and children were killed. These people were tagged as numbered instead of called by their names, sent to live in places and leave all their belongings behind to be burned by the Nazis.
The theme of man’s inhumanity to man is conveyed in Night through the Nazi’s horrendous treatment towards the Jews. The greatest and most terrifying enemy in the novel was not the crematories, weapons, or the concentration camps, but the people behind them all. It is painful to believe that Hitler and his followers could have so much hatred for an innocent group of people. Not only were the Jews normal residents, they were fellow neighbors and figures in society. The Holocaust is an excellent example of the epic battle of man versus man, where the Jews are forced to face the Nazis and the other Jews fighting for survival.
All prisoners from the concentration camps suffered in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Failure to comply meant one’s own death, and death of any individual would not stop the Nazi officers from finding others to do the job. To say any victim was worse off than others would be to belittle their suffering; suffering itself is not a competition. Tadeusz Borowski’s story is said to be “one of the cruelest of testimonies to what man did to man, and a pitiless verdict that anything can be done to a human being” (Borowski 12). Borowski’s disturbing account depicts the atrocities of victims-turned-executioner.
The Holocaust. That may just be words to some people, but to others, this was the most devastating thing ever to happen to one human race. The Holocaust happened because Hitler blamed Jewish people for losing World War I. The Holocaust was mostly to get rid of people that Hitler didn’t see as the superior race.
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.
The effects of the setting on Wiesel are reflected in the way he ends book, talking about how he is essentially dead now. The look in Wiesel’s eyes as he gazed at himself in the mirror never left him (Wiesel, __) because he was so malnutritioned that he literally looked like a corpse. When he saw himself, he was so surprised that that image has stuck with him. In fact, they were so starved that their “first act as free men was to throw [themselves] onto the provisions ... no thought of revenge, or of parents.
To illustrate, the Dutch government, under the influence of “(the Nazis,) forced (Jews) out of business. (They) had to wear yellow stars(,) turn in their bike(s, and) couldn’t go to… Dutch school(s) anymore. (They) couldn’t go to the movies or ride in a streetcar and a million other things.” Nazi policies had inflicted a social segregation against Jews because they were not seen as equals in society. This was a complete injustice against them but at the time, society was so oblivious to the suffering they endured.