Weisel sates in his book on page 118, " I have tried to keep memory alive, that I have tried to fight those who would forget." (Weisel 118). Elie wrote this book so that the memories wouldn’t die, he wanted everybody to remember the Holocaust. He wanted to share his experiences with everyone and share how terrible and sad the Holocaust was. Before I read this book, I knew very little about the Holocaust, know after reading it and knowing what all the innocent victim went through, I feel grateful that my family and I did not have to experience the
This excerpt is relevant to Wiesel’s biggest fear which is that the world has not learned or has simply forgotten about the Holocaust. The line “Never shall I forget…” (Wiesel, 34) is reiterated to show how important remembering is to Wiesel. This also pertains to Wiesel 's “big idea” which is that his purpose for writing Night was to never let anyone forget about the Holocaust. He hopes that this memoir helps prevent another genocide like this, and helps motivate people to stand up to injustices. In this selection, Wiesel uses phrases such as “.. flames that consumed my faith forever” (Wiesel, 34), “... murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.” (Wiesel, 34), and “Never shall I forget those things..” (Wiesel, 34).
People stop what they are doing when the 2 minute sirens come on to take time to remember, ““This annual day of commemoration is about the past, but also the future; it is about Jews but also all others who find themselves scapegoated and vilified solely because of who they are,” Guterres said” (“UN Marks Holocaust Memorial Day will Call For Vigilance Against Hatred”). People still believe that the whole world is still learning lessons from the holocaust. We are learning that you should never follow people out of fear and that you should never hide who you are. There wasn’t always documentation of what happened to people in concentration camps but, the ones we do know was have saved there names, “holocaust museums has collected over 4,700,000 names of people in the holocaust” (“Mercury News”). It is sad to think that over 17 million people died but we can only say for certain 4,700,000 names of them.
In the graphic novel Maus II, Art Spiegelman reveals what hardships his father had to go through to survive his time during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel depicted what him and his father went through to withstand the suffering in the concentration camps during the holocaust in his autobiography, Night. The connection between these two works from contrasting genres is the relationships and loyalty to family and friendships shown throughout these accounts. When facing critical situations, remaining loyal to your family and friends is more essential to survival than self-preservation and resourcefulness. Having close relationships with friends and family could benefit you by granting you opportunities to receive support, resources and other components to survival.
He still tried and tried until it was finally published. This book shows how the Holocaust should be taught and not be forgotten, due to it being a prime example of human impureness. Humans learn off trial and error, how the Jewish population was affected, decrease in moral, and the unsettled tension are prime examples of such mistakes. The Jewish population was in jeopardy, therefore other races in the world are at risk of genocide as well and must take this event as a warning of what could happen. In the Auschwitz concentration camp, there was a room filled with shoes.
The Night, written by Ellie Wiesel, discusses his experiences that took place during the Holocaust when he was a young Jewish boy, who lived in Transylvania, until 1944, when the Nazis captured Hungary. Eliezer saw, with his own eyes, the evil and horrendous works of the Nazis to only find out that his father had died. Eliezer started to doubt in his faith, until the day that the Americans freed the Jews. Ellie Wiesel made the reader understand how serious this was by setting a very somber mood, one of the main themes was faith, for when he began to doubt in his religion and God, he was rescued by the Americans from Buchenwald, which was the main setting of the
“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.
Holocaust survivor and prolific author, Elie Wiesel thought it was important to stand for something people believe in. He once argued, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” The documentary Bully displays how one should stand up for what he or she believes in, and help make a difference and end injustice. For instance, World War II was a major act of injustice. If someone had said something, it most likely would have been stopped and would have never happened. Although many people say it is not their issue to stand up when witnessing an act of injustice, saying something can genuinely make a difference and help in many ways.
All in all I believe that we can learn a couple things from the worlds decisions in the way they handled the terrible mishaps in Germany. We can learn to take initiative and do what’s right, we can learn not to be bystanders and do something and not hope someone else will, and we can learn to think strategically and with passion knowing we can make a difference. These are some things that i can learn from the worlds responses to the Holocaust. Now, what are we going to do with these lessons, are we going to brush it aside and not actually apply this to the life we live every day, or are we going to take initiative and utilize these in such a way, that we ourselves become better people. My hope is that our society takes what happened during the holocaust and uses it to see some good by these lessons, you can apply to your every day and make sure history does not repeat
Whether it was withholding information in Nazis case or betrayal in Winstons. I believe Orwell used these strategies as a direct link to how individuals were treated during the second world war. George Orwell 's uses contradiction near the end of Winston 's torture scenes. During his tortures he has Winston believe that “In the face of pain there are no heroes”. Although Winston 's pain was so great that he was willing to do anything to end it.