Marked by the dehumanizing and horrific genocide of the Jewish people, the Holocaust was a significant conflict that fueled the militant period of the twentieth century. As the spearhead of the Nazi Party of Germany from 1934 to 1945, Adolf Hitler sponsored the brutal persecution and genocide of around six million Jewish individuals, along with many other casualties. Subjugated to the tyranny of the concentration and labor camps where they were stripped of their identity and liberty, the individuals that survived the Holocaust will carry the burden of their traumatic memories through their lifetime. In his memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel explores his harrowing experiences imprisoned in multiple concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust.
More than 40 years ago elie wiesel,Holocaust survivor courageously wrote his memories of surviving the holocaust,survival was mentally emotionally and physically challenging. (“Then i was aware of nothing but the strokes of the whip. one ...two…,he counted,...twenty four...twenty five!”wiesel 42) Kade: Hello everyone, I’d like you to welcome Eliezer, he is a survivor of the Holocaust, him and his family were taken when he was just 15,he has recently published the book NIGHT if you would like to know in detail what it was like being in the Holocaust. Elie: Hello thank you for having me, did you have any questions for me? Kade: How was it adjusting back to a regular life after being freed Elie: It was tough, the hate for jews didn 't just die out so i was still in danger,not only that but i had to learn to live without my family and live with how i felt when my father was ill and needed me.
In this quote,the author says that if the father does not what to give all his money to his son when he is dead because he might not know to take care of it.This quote includes an example of, his father dies he get to keep it and take care of it as long as he lives and if he loses it he get to died or something like that. Both deal with the child getting punished if he does not respect his
The term Holocaust is now used to describe the mass genocide by the German Nazi regime during World War II. Millions of Jews and members of other persecuted groups deemed unacceptable by Hitler were tortured and murdered in the most gruesome of ways. Elie Wiesel was among the few survivors to have gone through Auschwitz, the primary death camp used by Nazi soldiers. His personal account of the Holocaust encompasses the death of his family, his loss of innocence, and his first-hand experience viewing the evil of man. Through the use of strategic diction and syntax, figurative language and imagery, Elie Wiesel makes the unimaginable horrors incredibly vivid and clear to his readers.
The three texts which are the allegory, "Terrible Things", the poem, "First They Came For the Communists" and the memoir Night share some differences and similarities. These three texts are related during the Second World War in Europe and also about the Holocaust. The WWI (1939-1945) was the bloodiest war in the world's history. The conflict started in Germany led by Adolf Hitler that was the leader of the Nazi party, this man had thoughts in conquering foreign lands, increasing jobs, and exterminating all races that he thought were minorities. During his dictatorship, he sent troops to imprison and kill all the enemies of the Nazis who were Jews, homesexuals, communists etc.
From 1940 to end on Jews were systematically move to the death camps specifically built to exterminate the Jews. Schindler’s List displays this by showing how the Jews were sent to forced labour camps such as the Plaszow. When they arrived to these labour and concentration camps, they were separated by gender as told “men to the left, women to the right”, this separated families causing more effective discomfort to the Jews. In the labour camps, many Jews were shot often resulting in death because they were not working to the satisfaction of the Nazis or SS officers who were in charge of that labour camp. If any Jews were seen as unhealthy they were sent to death camps.
The Jews were considered “bloodsuckers” and “parasites”, and they were too different genetically, physically, and spiritually (Bareth, Karl and Alfred Vogel). The Nazis built camps for both groups and made it their priority to kill as many individuals from each group as they could. The primary difference between the disabled Germans and the Jews was that the disabled Germans were first only subjected to sterilization, while the Jews were murdered. In the beginning, the disabled Germans were sterilized in order to prevent them having children and passing down the less valuable traits ("Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933)." The Nazis transferred to mass murder when parents of disabled German children asked for euthanasia instead of sterilization (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”).
The Holocaust is arguably one of the most disastrous genocides in history. Hitler and his men killed millions of Jews during his reign and it seemed like nothing can stop them. No one dared to speak of the Holocaust and its events that happened. However, there seems to be a secret weapon that can destroy the silence. Voices that speak up about the events are able to paint a picture for the people who had not witnessed the Holocaust for themselves.
Auschwitz Concentration/Death Camp The Holocoust was a mass genocide which killed millions of people with concentration and death camps during World War II. A genocide is the mass murder of a population or group of people. The Aushwitz Camps were a group of concentration and death camps in Germany during the Holocoust in World War II.A concentration camp is a area that is guarded for prisoners to be worked hard with labor, tortured and killed. A death camp is a concentration camp but mainly to kill the prisoners. The people who could not do the work were sent straight to death camps, mainly women and the children.The Aushwitz was the biggest camp and killed the most amount of people out of all the other concentration and death camps in
While in the concentration camps, most abandoned all of their ethics involving family, but Wiesel stayed with his father whenever he possibly could. Wiesel loved and cared deeply for his father and furthermore, as the Holocaust began to affect their lives, he felt responsible for his father, but ultimately, as his humanity was further tested, Wiesel also felt burdened by him. It was extremely evident that Wiesel cared about and loved dearly for his father because he made it evident in his actions. In Spring of 1944, World War II continued to rage near Sighet, Transylvania where Wiesel and his family resided in a small Jewish community. Since emigration certificates to Palestine could still be bought at that time, Wiesel asked his father “to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave”
Another example of survival and compassion is how Elie had given up everything in order to keep his father alive. Elie still used compassion and gave up his own needs for his father late in the story. By the end of the story everyone was starving and acting un-human like. For example, the men were “tearing and beating each other like animals” over a piece of bread. Instead of doing this Elie shares food with his father in order for him to survive.
Up until that point, Elie has been an assistance to his father. Elie notices his father in hunger and asks, “Did you eat?” “No.” “Why?” Elie argued. His dad explains, “They didn’t give us anything…They said that we were sick, that we would die soon…[Elie] gave him what was left
Obviously, one of the shared experiences is the book called Night by Elie Wiesel. In this book Elie speaks of his hardships and how he survived the concentration camps. Elie quickly changed into a sorrowful person, but despite that he was determined to stay alive no matter the cost. For instance, during the death
Elie Wiesel from Night demonstrates that everyone has bravery, faith, hope, and courage, how it is used will make an impact. Elie does this through the events that happened in Auschwitz. With pain everyone sometimes forgets to use these important traits. Wiesel first develops this theme through the travel from their homes to the small ghetto. He explained the loneliness of their homes they’ll never see again.
During the final days of Eliezer’s father’s death, Elie’s father completely depends on Elie to bring him food, water, and keep him protected. When Eliezer discovers that his father has been taken away, he thinks to himself, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (Wiesel, 112) When Elie searches through his “feeble conscience”, or weak conscience, his mind is incapable of feeling anything towards his father. His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust.