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.
The dehumanization in Night is demonstrated as the prisoners were given numbers instead of names and their families and friends were taken from them, mistreated and eventually killed In the frightening novel, Night, the Nazis separate the family of Eliezer, a practice that the Nazis used to dehumanize the Jewish people in the concentration camps. The nazis took 15 year old Elie from his mother and sisters and eventually from his father. “As for me, I was thinking not about death but about not wanting to be separated from my father.
They knew that they no longer had control over their lives. Living in a place like that changed people drastically. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and symbolism to show how awful his time in the concentration camps was and how it contributed to his loss of faith. Wiesel uses characterization of himself when he was a young boy and when he was a teenager in the concentration camps by explaining how much he loved his religion and how much more he wanted to learn about it and then by explaining how it regressed the longer he was in the concentration camps. When Elie Wiesel was 13 he believed in God more than anything else.
Elie Wiesel was put into a concentration camp, and was sadly separated from his family. No one should be forced away from their families especially at a young age. To make it worse Jews identities were taken from them, to the Nazis they were just a number. Then Jews shoes were taken away from them, and other loved items (Wiesel, Night). All belongs and who they were as a human taken.
If the patient is unable to recover and return to work quickly, they will be sent to the crematories. We do not know if the roommate’s warnings are true, because when the Russians push the front line of fighting close by, the Nazis evacuate the camp. The doctor that was tending Elie told him that he needed to stay off his foot for two weeks. When word of the evacuation reaches the hospital, Elie finds his father and they decide-due to previous abuses by the Nazi officers- that Elie and his father will walk in the march and not stay at the camp. The march starts two days after Elie’s operation.
He also noticed that they were drained of all energy, they were worked to the ground. They hadn’t even noticed the new “workers” coming into the death factory. Towards the end of the novel Wiesel was explaining how they were moving from Auschwitz to another camp, and one of the SS officers had said “Faster, you tramps, you flea-ridden dogs!” The SS was saying this as if they hadn’t already had worked their life and human power away. When they were in the midst of running from Auschwitz, the SS were ordered to shoot anyone who couldn’t keep up with the others.
Elie Wiesel referred his body to a corpse because even though he is alive and survived the holocaust physically, he is essentially dead, his soul and innocence being killed off by the suffering and the dehumanization he long endured in these camps. The young boy of Sighet who loved to study the Kabbalah is now long gone, disappearing with his family into the
Here, Elie is reflecting on his first night in the camp. In his first night, Elie is separated from his mother and his sister forever. In his first night, Elie witnesses children- babies- being thrown into a fiery pit. In his first night, Elie marches closer and closer to what he believes will be his death until he and the other men turn to go to the barracks.
The travesty of Genocide has tragically claimed both his innocence and childhood prematurely. When the young child is hung for all the Jews to see he no longer tries to conjure or repeal god, Elie simply thinks to himself, “He [God] is hanging here in the gallows” (Wiesel 65).Elie
Families being torn apart, being ripped from everything they’ve known growing up and being isolated within a camp where no one truly knows what’s happening to them. That’s what was going on in the life of the Jews during WWII, they were being treated as if they were no longer human, being tossed in concentration camps and given just a number to identify them, completely taking away their self importance. The atrocities that occurred during the Holocaust are being subtly portrayed in the movie “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas,”directed by Mark Herman, a story told from the eyes of an eight year old boy named Bruno and his unlikely friendship with a Jewish boy named Shmuel. The movie tells the story of how a young boy begins to realize what kind of solder his father truly is and what is going on during WWII as his parents had kept him enclosed in this idea that all is well in the world. Through the use of imagery, colors, and pathos Mark Herman successfully portrays the horrors of the Holocaust through the innocent and peculiar friendship of two nine year old boys, Bruno and Shmuel.
Eliezer struggles to survive against the cruel environment, he also grapples with his faith in God’s justice. A few weeks/months later Eliezer and his father are transported from Auschwitz to Buna. A few months before the concentration camps are liberated by the Americans, Eliezer’s father dies because of extreme fever and beating.
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of
Chapter one begin with mouse the Beatle is Elle spiritual advisor which they met in 1941.Elie childhood took place in Transylvania, and he had 3 sisters By the 1942 all foreign were expelled and taken into crammed cattle. In the small ghetto there was no police or really anyone there so you were free to leave at any time. Elie told people that they were killing people in the synagogue no one believed him. his father did not want to leave because he was afraid to leave everything behind and had riches there and probably was not ready to learn another language and he was too old.1944, the red army was advancing.