When asking anyone what the Holocaust is, there is a very standard answer as to what it was. It is infamously known as the mass killings and imprisonment of Jewish people throughout most of Western Europe. What people fail to acknowledge is that there is more to the Holocaust than this “standard answer.” There have been multiple accounts of what it was like to be in the Holocaust such as the famous books The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Night by Elie Wiesel. The memoir A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal serves the same purpose as any text about this atrocity has served: to inform the public about what truly went on in the concentration camps and beyond. However, A Lucky Child provides a different perspective on the Holocaust. As the title indicates, it is a book about how Buergenthal was able to outlast the most infamous concentration camp: Auschwitz. It is an inspiring story and puts the reader into perspective about all the children who had been killed during the Holocaust, yet he had survived.
On December 18, 1986, Elie Wiesel accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. He referred back to many people and brought up some memories of his life during the Holocaust. The first person he mentions in his speech is Andrei Sakharov. Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nuclear physicist and won the Nobel Peace Prize himself, in 1975. Andrei Sakharov was awarded this prize because of his contribution towards human rights. However, the Soviet authorities had stopped him to travel to Norway and collect his award. Elie Wiesel references him during his speech because Sakharov had the same intentions Elie did. Elie stated during his speech, “To me, Andrei Sakharov's isolation is as much of a disgrace as Josef Biegun's imprisonment”. After Andrei Sakharov
Cheating death was a hard thing and only some actually survived. There are little survivor of people who actually cheated death. Some of these people were sent to many concentration camps or either forced labor but they survived. As an example of cheating death is a book called Prisoner B 3087. As the young man was sent to many concentration camps he saw many things even upon a young age. His own people killed in front of him his own family too. But he survived through all the harsh condition the Nazi leaders and soldiers gave him. Through all the abuse or little food that was given and through all the disease that was sent by.
Elie Wiesel was one of the many unfortunate souls who were sent to Auschwitz, a well known concentration camp. He spent many painful years watching people get shot, or die of starvation; seeing people get sent to gas chambers for no reason. After he escaped, he turned bitter, and cruel. He later wrote the book Night. Elie Wiesel stated boldly, “The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.” I believe that Mr. Wiesel was trying to put forth the ideas that if you don’t try to make a difference, the world will never change for the better. We should all do our upmost to make our world a better, and more improved place for our youth to
Night by Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust memoir about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945. Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania on September 30th, 1928. On December 10, 1986, in the Oslo City Hall, Norway, Elie Wiesel delivered The Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech. Elie Wiesel is a messenger to a variety of mankind survivors from The Holocaust talked about their experiences in the camps and their struggle with faith through the
“Never shall I forget” (Wiesel Lines 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 11 ). Four simple words that say so much, conjuring up feelings of hopelessness and despair. This statement marked the end of Elie Wiesel’s fragile innocence as he spent his first night in Auschwitz. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding deliberately weaved a tale in which Ralph witnessed corruption, signifying the loss of his innocence. Throughout both passages, Golding and Wiesel included the major idea that, once lost, innocence can never be regained.
Ellie Wiesel was a Jew who was captured by the German Nazi’s during the Holocaust in 1944. He was only 15 years old when he was sent to the Concentration Camp. Ellie, his mom, his sister, and his dad was sent to the Concentration Camp in Auschwitz. In January 1945 Ellie was transported from Auschwitz to the camp in Buchenwald. He talked about how he remembered walking by the Crematorium and watching them throw babies into the ovens. He also remembered how his mom and his sister was sent straight to the gas chambers to die as soon as they stepped off the cattle car. He remembered waking up one morning and his dad wasn’t there anymore. He knew when he didn’t return that his dad was dead. Ellie however was lucky enough to survive the Holocaust.
The Holocaust will always be something remembered, whether it is 10 years from now or 50, it will always have an impact. Elie Wiesel, author of the novel Night and a Holocaust survivor; shares his story of the horrors that took place from the time he was ripped away from home to arriving and surviving the death camps. While in these camps, Elie was not only ripped from his family, but away from his innocence and perspective on life itself. Including his faith in God. Anyone who has survived the camps would know seeing death all around them is something that will stick with them, no matter what. Elie Wiesel's behavior, faith, attitude, and personality all changed whilst being in these camps; he went through traumatic events; while just a teenager.
Imagine seeing infants and young children being thrown in the air, and used for target practice. In the book “Night”, Elie Wiesel tells us what he has seen during his time in the holocaust. So many people have heard about the horrible things that happened in the holocaust, imagine going through all the stuff they went through. How would you feel seeing many young children being killed for just being how they were born? Do you think you have been able to do the things Wiesel did i survive?
Elie Wiesel used voices of the forgotten to inspire humanity upon the world. Night provided a way to teach a sensitive subject. In due time, all of the world had heard his message. He worked hard to influence leaders to create a better future. Even today, he influences the world and will continue to for many years.
Night is an autobiography by Elie Wiesel in which he shares his story about his experience as a Jewish boy during the holocaust. Wiesel explains the absolute terror and tragedy in a way that no other had before, maybe because every bit was true. The book was originally published in Yiddish in 1956 by an unknown publisher and published in English in 1960 by Hill & Wang.
In “The Perils of Indifference” a speech given from a holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel discussed the issues society had during World War 2 associated with insouciance. The speech revolved around the world coming to a new millennium, and he asked “what will the legacy of this vanishing century be?” This allows him to directly bring the topic of indifference into the equation quite brilliantly. He begins with his stories of prisoners sitting in Auschwitz that felt nothing, “They were dead and did not know it.” He states that indifference is the friend of the enemy. This allows the audience to feel the pain when he talks about his time as a Jewish prisoner, and how it reflected back to indifference. When his people needed help so many turned their heads so they wouldn’t have to acknowledge the problem because it didn’t affect their personal daily living. This became a serious problem during the war, indifference.
Elie Wiesel was a “Holocaust survivor, Nobel Laureate, and International Leader of the Holocaust Remembrance Movement”.Even though he had a hard life he was able to overcome all the obstacles that were that were thrown at him. He was even able to write a book about his life in the holocaust and how it effect him still to this day. Before Wiesel was forced to be in the camp he was just a normal teenager like you and me. He grew up with 3 sister and pursued a religious studies. This later on as a big effect on Wiesel and how he survived the horrifying experience in the camps.
In his 1986 speech he says, “ Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”(118) When he talks about this idea he refers to what happened in the Holocaust. With the multitudes of German towns and cities knowing of the existance of the camps, and a general idea of who, and what was inside them. His point is that if the people all tried to stop what was happening, or at the very least told the outside world what was happening, there could have been many lives
1.Rudolf Hoess, was a commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp in World War II. 1. He tested and carried into effect various methods to accelerate Hitler's plan. 1. He wanted to decrease the population of the Jewish people. 1. He was held at a concentration camp on May 1940 to 1 December 1943, Then he went back from May 1944 to 18 January 1945. 1. He died April, 19, 1947 he was the age of 45 when he passed away. 1, he was held till 1945 at the Auschwitz. 2. Rudolf Hoess was history's greatest mass murderer. 2. He was a SS Kommandant of the largest killing center ever created. He was a very bad person. He was also a big part of WW2. The Germans probably liked having him because he didn’t care. He would do anything to you if you were a