Thousands of people lost their family members during the holocaust and the Germans had absolutely so sympathy towards them. 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).
Night by Wiesel was written to ensure the horror and cruelty work of Hitler. Throughout his novel, we saw how many people lost the faith in God during their lives in the concentration camp. Wiesel was one of the victims who survived during World War II. Wiesel loses his faith in God during the Holocaust because of the horrible things that happen to him. Wiesel lost faith in God when the German arrived.
When Adam and Eve deceived You, You chased them from paradise… But look at these men whom You have betrayed, what do they do? They pray before You! They praise Your name!,” (pg.68) because of all the horrors and mistreatment Elie has endured, like witnessing infants being thrown into the trenches, “... Children thrown into the flames,” (pg.32), and watching his father being slapped, “... he slapped my father with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours,” (pg.39), his faith is distinguished. This contrasts to the beginning of the book where Eliezer says he cannot imagine a world without God, “Why do I pray? Strange question.
In a passage, Elie states, “Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live” (34). As a dedicated follower of God, Elie gets frustrated by God’s silence. Several Jews wonder where God is when men, women and children were exterminated within the matter of seconds. Elie wonders how God can allow such cruelty to occur. In a similar event, Mr. Wiesel gets beaten by Idek.
When the power station explodes, it is suspected that sabotage had occurred, and the leader and pipel are killed. When someone asked where God is in all this, Elie replied that “Here He is - hanging here from these gallows.” This marks a turning point, where Elie no longer believes in his religion or in God. The last and final time this occurs is when Elie attended the Rosh Hashanah, as the other Jews are praying. He feels almost anger that the others still put faith in God. He feels that God is lesser than man, that Man is stronger because they still worship God after all they have been through.
For example, in the book “ Night” Elie was in the roll call with everyone else and there was a tank of soup resting there. Consequently, there was a guy who was getting closer and closer to it. Effectively, as he got to the destination of the soup, he paused looked at it, and started screaming while drowning himself into the warm liquid. As a result, they evacuated everyone from the lot and killed the guy. This guy represents the life during The Holocaust because it shows how mad they would get with the little portions of food they
“She saw it so clearly, her starving mother, her missing father, her dead brother” (Zusak 111). This thought had occurred to Liesel during the book burning. After witnessing all the Hitler supporters chant and scream Liesel had realized on harsh fact, she was truly alone. Not only, but also Liesel had come to realization she has truly lost her freedom and rights as a human being. “A collection of men walked from a platform and surrounded the heal “Heil Hitler” they chanted “Die Judens”(Zusak 113).
How did the SS officers not hang themselfs at night after a long days work of killing and making so many lives a living hell, after working poor elderly men to their grave. How could people do such things to other human beings baffles me. For instance, they would take all the children and babies that couldn’t work, loaded them in trucks, and dumped them into pits of fire to be burned
The Holocaust is the worst event recorded in history that caused people to question our humanity. Mankind's worst qualities were shown throughout the entire twelve years. We became inhumane and sadistic. “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede.
In Document 7 it is stated that, “On Saturday - that was St. Valentine’s Day - they burnt the Jews on a wooden platform in their cemetery. There were about two thousand of them. Those who wanted to baptize themselves were spared.” The people of Europe burnt all of those Jewish people because there was a slight possibility that they could have caused the plague. They all quickly turned there sanity aside and murdered over 2,000 people. Mass hysteria was played a great roll in the downfall of Europe during the bubonic