In the concentration camps, many people got separated from their families and that torn them apart. For example, in the book “Night” the main character, Elie, was in the train that was on its way to Auschwitz. During the train ride there a lady, Mrs. Schachter, who lost all her family but one of her sons, went crazy and started screaming out that she saw a fire over and over again. Consequently, the people on the train got fed up with her and they gagged her and beat her unconscious. Effectively, the fire Mrs. Schachter saw would create one of the most gargantuan problems and fear of their camp life.
Eliezer 's hellish experience is foreshadowed by Madame Shachter 's insane screaming on the train to Auschwitz. The trench of burning babies frightens Wiesel for life. The sight of the furnaces haunts Wiesel and his fellow prisoners all through. The symbol of fire in Night, however, is very ironic. No longer was fire used as a tool of the virtuous to punish the wicked.
Sorcery through witches: Victims of this kind of design often cause harm or injury to themselves, their children or family members. In a possessed state they may indulge into many filthy or dirty activities without realizing them. 9. Matia* or Earth-bound Sorcery: The affected person lies confined to bed rejects food and slowly moves to a near-death condition. 10.
In 1944, a Polish-Jewish lawyer came up with the word, “genocide.” However, even seventy-five years later, many people still debate what factors go into making a genocide. Of course, there is mass murder, mistreatment of large groups of people, and difficult life conditions. Take the Cambodian Genocide, for example. People were tortured and killed so much during this genocide that at one of the death camps, “as few as 12 managed to survive” (Pierpaoli). People were robbed, killed, forced to evacuate their homes, and mistreated in many other ways during the Cambodian Genocide.
In the novel, Madame Schachter has visions of something terrible happening while on the train to Auschwitz as she exclaimed how she sees fire and flames. This foreshadowing technique evokes distress and worry among readers. Moreover, the novel contains lots of irony which carries various feelings throughout the book. For instance, Wiesel writes how when his train arrived in Auschwitz, all of the Jewish families celebrated. He continues by proposing various false descriptions contrasting from the incoming reality.
Dehumanization Causing Events in Night Over the course of Eliezer’s holocaust experience in the novel Night, the Jews are gradually reduced to little more that “things” which were a nuisance to Nazis. This process was called dehumanization. Three examples of events that occurred which contributed to the dehumanization of Eliezer, his father, and his fellow Jews are: people were divided both mentally and physically, those who could not work or who showed weakness were killed, and public executions were held. Firstly, many of the Jewish people were separated from each other both mentally and physically regardless of their feelings about the separation. An example of this was when the people were loaded into the cattle cars, eighty in each.
Elie experienced the most dramatic and horrifying events from beatings, murders, hangings, and cremations as a young boy. The book Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Wakatsuki is about a young Japanese girl who is put into a concentration camp in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although both Elie and Jeanne experienced hardships, Elie lost hope in humanity and had a great downhill, “the idea of dying 's, ceasing to be, began to fascinate me.” (Wiesel 86). Elie was taken and stripped from his rights as a human at the age of 14. Elie witnessed the most tragic events ever recorded in history, Elie lost hope in humanity along the way but he was one of very few to survive.
The world could be a definition of a utopia or a dystopia, though our world tends to be leaning towards a dystopia. This world we live in is filled with depression, hate, and even pain because all the conflicts and deaths that is happening all around the world. A point in history that is a clear example of a dystopian society was the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, shows a normal child during the Holocaust being put through camps after camps as a result of being Jewish. He was forced to grow up fast; having to take care of his father, encountering millions of deaths, and tortured by the S.S.
Nazis deported his family to Auschwitz where his mother and sister were gassed, while, Szymon was placed in Kinder block but after sometime he ran away to meet his family in Auschwitz. Hilma Geffen was born 1925 in Berlin, and died in 1993 in Michigan, USA. She was living a fake identity and Nazis killed her parents in Aushwitz in 1942. Baker Ella was born in 1924 in Vysni Apsa. Her family was forced to ghetto where Nazis held them, later, they were sent to Aushwitz, where she got separated from her parents and never saw them again.
Compare the tragedy for the characters in both "The Last Night" and "Refugee Blues." Comparing the tragedy in the main characters and their fear of death in both "the Last Night" and "Refugee Blues" both of these extracts are about believing in something which the Nazis don 't believe in and, because of this being chased around and being punished for it. The lament "Refugee Blues" was written by W.H. Auden, in this lament she talked about how a Jew and his wife had to try and survive the abuses. It tells us how all Jews were forced to run away from home and then abused by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
The Jewish of Sighet are forced to the concentration camps using trains every night. The conditions of the trip to the camps were horrible. Jewish were treated worse than the way they would treat animals. On the way to the concentration camp a woman screams “Fire! I see a fire!
This family had suffered until World War II ended. But misfortune had struck to them. Anne’s father was the only survivor from the concentration camp. The unlucky life of Anne Frank when she was unable to survive from concentration camp. Also, men who were sent to left their families knowing that they might not see their family again.
in the autobiography, Night by Elie Wiesel explains the dehumanization of his family, his fellow Jews throughout World War II, and himself. Wiesel also describes how the people all through the autobiography change from civilized humans to vicious beings with animal like behavior. The process of dehumanization starts when Eliezer and the rest of the Jewish community are evacuated from their homes in Sighet, then through the harsh treatments the Jews receive in the concentration camps, and finally when the Jews begin to turn against each other trying to survive the move from one camp to the other towards the ending of World War II. The following signifies how the Jews were not treated as humans. At one point in the autobiography, they were forced
“Free at last!” (Wiesel 112). Eliezer is sad when his father dies, but is more relieved because he can take care of himself now. Another way Eliezer is dehumanized mentally is through his religion. Before he was sent to the concentration camps, Eliezer believed God always knew best. But as the memoir goes on, Eliezer loses his faith.
Dehumanization and food was a big influence on creating imagery in Wiesel 's memoir. One of the most impactful images is fire. In the train cart, Madame Schachter becomes overwhelmed and starts to scream about a huge fire that will kill them. But unfortunately she was right . “Women to the left and men the right” women and children were often sent straight to the gas chambers as they arrived at Auschwitz .