In the “Resistance During the Holocaust”, it describes how the Jews actively resisted with uprising in camps, Partisans, and rescuers. People can best respond to conflict by fighting by active resistance because to avoid later shame, show defiance, and die in your own way. When the war is over why should you live the rest of your life in shame, guilt, and humiliation? In the “Violence of Hope” Assi Bielski’s “father was a Jewish resistance fighter” (14). Her family happily talks about the war with no humiliation as she goes on saying, “it’s the number tattooed on your arm that is a constant reminder of the humiliation.
Cruelty Functions in the Book Night Cruelty, inhumanity, savagery, barbarity, are all words that describe what Elie Wiesel had to endure during the Holocaust. The book Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of a victim who survived the Holocaust. During the book Night, Elie shows who he truly is through the fear and suffrage of the Nazis actions to him and his family during the Holocaust. Cruelty can alter a person's outlook on life very easily. Elie Wiesel, who actually wrote this book survived the holocaust,he was generous enough to share his experience while in the holocaust with the whole world.Elie was first taken to a ghetto in Sighet,Transylvania,during this time he was still with his family and had yet to separate,not much has happened yet to cause a revelation of one's outlook on life.Although he does have this nagging fear and anxiousness in the back of his mind while in the ghetto.Later with Elie's family was set on a train cart with around eighty other people traveling towards a concentration camp called Birkenau, this is where Elie loses his mother and little sister Tzipora forever,all the family he has with him now is just his father.Now when analysing the paperback book of Night ,Elie reveals that
The characterization of Moshie and Mrs. Shachter shows the indifference and denial of the Jews of Sighet. The chilling juxtaposition of a beautiful landscape containing a camp of death illustrates how the world not only was indifferent to the inhumane suffering, but also continued to shine brightly as if nothing really mattered. This timeless theme of denial and its consequences during the Holocaust echoes the struggles of those in our time who are persecuted solely due to their beliefs. The reader takes away the important lesson of never turning away from those who need it greatest, each time one reads Elie Wiesel’s memoir,
“Elie feels remorse after his father died.” In night by Elie Wiesel, jews were torchered for their faith in camps by nazis. A young man who’s life was flipped upside down because of this ended up being the only survivor in his family. He faced so many challenges that altered so much but in the end did he values life more, he has greater respect for life, and tries to show us what he went through so we can think the same. Sometimes certain experiences cause people to alter their ideas about what is valuable in life, in other cases, these experiences may, in fact, solidify what people value. An important example is my track injury.
As a result of living in a concentration camp and the horrible experiences he lived through, it is evident that Wiesel begins to lose the faith that was once so important to him. Although Wiesel himself argues that he did not lose his faith, many would argue that the events that took place during the Holocaust caused Wiesel to resent God and lose his faith that was once so important to him. Growing up, Elie Wiesel’s faith
With physical proof, he divulged the real intentions of the Nazis which made him an outcast in the community, “[Moishe] went from one Jewish house to the next, telling his story and that of Malka, the young girl who lay dying for three days…” (7); since Moishe would not relent in spreading the truth of the horrors to come, people were made aware of the unfair treatment Hitler was encouraging. Even though he spoke words that opposed the beliefs of others, he relayed the truth about the oppression the Jews were to face, saying, “Jews, listen to me!”(7) when no one would acknowledge him. Having the courage to speak out against the persecution of the Nazis shows the valor of Moishe’s personality, furthermore, the idea that injustice should be vocalized is shown through Moishe’s
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
Understanding also appears in the nonfictional book, “Night” by Elie Wiesel. In the book, Elie understood the fear and hate in his parents when they were being taken away by the German soldiers. “I did not want to look at my parents’ faces. I did not want to break into tears. That was when I began to hate them, and my hatred remains our only link today.
In the dark there will always be light-Eric Catron. Bad situations normally call for not so good attitudes, but think, if you stay positive in a dastardly situation it could help not only yourself, but everyone around you. We recently read an excerpt from a book which contained the story of a young boy of the holocaust. In his story contains the sadness that the jewish people endured during time spent in camps designed to torture and frighten all of the jewish population, well the ones in the concentration camps. Though even in these dark hours he still tried to keep a positive attitude.
Pastor Niemöller was one of the many poor souls imprisoned in the death camps of the Nazi regime, and when he emerged from the nightmares and misery of the camp, he gave a short speech about how when the Nazis came after certain groups of people, such as Jews and Communists, he did not protest because he was not one of them. He then told about how when the Nazis came for him, “there was no one left to protest” (Niemöller). After quoting Niemöller’s speech, Fisher proceeded to tell the audience that one of history’s greatest lessons is, “If you believe you are safe, you are at risk” (Fisher). Fisher teaches the audience that ignoring AIDS raises the “risk” of causing a death toll to equal that of the Holocaust. She also models part of her speech like that of Niemöller.