Nazis dehumanize the jews in multiple ways and for multiple reasons in the times of the holocaust. The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel.
This Primary Source is an excerpt from "The Cremation of Strasbourg Jewry, St. Valentine's Day, February 14, 1349—About the Great Plague and the Burning of the Jews" This document talks about how the Jews were blamed for the spread of the plague by putting poisons into water and wells. Because of this it was decided that all Jews would be burned to death and none would be allowed to enter specific cities for 200 years. Our primary source gives us an idea of what people thought started the plague. Many people blamed the Jews saying that they had killed christ and that they poisoned the water and the wells with the plague. The Black Plague allowed a new wave of Anti-Semitism to spread through Europe.
We were on our way" (Wiesel 22). Once more, it is well known, that hundreds of thousands of Jews were stuffed into small cattle cars and shipped off to concentration camps. When Elie 's time at the concentration camps is about to end, Wiesel notes, in regard to the American troops that liberated his camp, "It was decided they would evacuate us all at once" (Wiesel 114). The concentration camp is about to be liquidated, and they want everyone out. The troops also wanted to get to as many camps as possible and not waste time as they swept through Germany.
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.
This quote is where Elie makes it official that he is spiritually dead. In this scene a couple people were caught preparing for a rebellion and the kid was one of them. As punishment all of the people involved were hanged.At this point Elie is convinced that God is dead, and he died with the boy on the gallows. Using spiritual death as a motif allowed Elie to convey a sense of hopelessness, that the only way they
Then his wife and children this was the start of the bloodiest slave revolt in american history. The next two days more than 60 caucasian people would die. The salve group will go house to house and kill every man, woman, and child that they can find. The leader of this group of rebels was Nat Turner. Nat Turner was a self-styled prophet who claimed that god had told him to slay his enemies.
Something that was really interesting to me was that the guards from the camp took pictures. It was really upsetting to learn that families were split up and killed. I also learned that Jews were sent to ghettos which are places that split up the Jews from everyone else. It made me think about how much I have. The most important thing I learned from the museum was that once all of the survivors die, it’s our job to educate everyone about the Holocaust so history doesn’t repeat itself.
It all started with one camp called Auschwitz where many people died including author and holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel’s family. 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.
Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.”(interview) This quote talks about the validation of death and how the events he went through took away his will to fight for his life. “How could I forget that concert, given to an audience of dying and dead men! "(90) This statement validates the dead and he accepts the fact that everyone at the concert wasn’t alive they were all lifeless. Remembrance, validating the dead, and recent events are all important reasons to show why the holocaust is important to learn
It went from the beginning to the end telling his traumatic experience. In Elie Wiesel’s speech, “Perils of silence”, he mainly spoke about the segregation of the Jews, and how it impacted his life forever. Elie also thanked the former president, Clinton for representing the American people because without America he would have never made it out. He
“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.” Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel had experienced this when he was captured by the Nazi and taken to the camps.
“… that the world did know and remain silent.” (Wiesel’s Speech). The Holocaust is still a big event that is still known to this day, many people did know about the Holocaust was happening but chose to remain silent and see millions of people suffer, the world’s humanity needs a pause to rethink of their kindness. Like Wiesel and the most of the prisoners, they questioned the existence of God in their lives and on the world. “I was the accuser, God the accused. My eyes were open and I was alone – terribly alone in a world without God and without man.” (Wiesel 65).
By the end of the war, Elie claimed to see himself as "A corpse contemplating me." (Night, 115). The Nazi 's were ruthless executioners. The moment they entered Sighet they tormented the Jews. They forced them into the Ghettos and took their possessions.
Over the course of World War Two, over six million Jewish people were murdered. Killing factories known as concentration camps were spread throughout Europe, and worked tirelessly to exterminate Jews. The deadliest of all was known as Auschwitz, and it is where a fifteen year old Elie Wiesel was taken in 1944. He remained in concentration camps until liberation in 1945. By the end of World War Two, Wiesel had lost his faith in God and humanity after experiencing unspeakable horrors, such as the execution of children and the death of his father.
Just like Poe and Hinton another author uses his writing and novels to express his life to readers. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, expresses his experience and sacrifices throughout the Jewish way of life during the Nazi takeover and World War II. Wiesel didn 't just write the book for his own fame though. He brought many interesting reasons to make such a horrible event in history more clear in others eyes. Wiesel explains that one of the reasons for writing about his experience is to leave behind a legacy of words that will influence people and prevent history from repeating itself (Wiesel vii).