Elie Wiesel's Night: The Holocaust In The Holocaust

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“We now have a voice for those who don’t.” During the Holocaust, seven million people died, six million which were Jews, and they will never be able to tell their stories. Emotional and physical heartbreak was created and needed to be recognized to express the truth. Elie Wiesel wrote Night to show his journey throughout The Holocaust. He published Night twenty three years later, terrified to relive the moments in his writing. But he knew somebody needed to stand up for the deceased. Somebody needed to be their voice. The distress was all around and needed to be told. The Holocaust is the worst event in history that dehumanized human beings, causing millions of deaths that can never happen again. We need to be their voice to express the truth …show more content…

The Holocaust is the worst event recorded in history that caused people to question our humanity. Mankind 's worst qualities were shown throughout the whole twelve years. We became inhumane and sadistic. “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede. Dozens of starving men fought desperately over a few crumbs. The worker watched the spectacle with great interest.” (Wiesel pg 100) Humans eventually realized how destructive we can become. The millions of people who died, died not having their basic civil rights. The Germans made sure to strip the Jews of their entire identity to embarrass them, then kill them. No music was aloud to prevent the Jews from being able to enjoy something. But as one last rebellion and to tell the others to keep holding onto hope, Juliek carried his violin, in secret, on the journey to Gleiwitz. “It had to be Juliek. He was playing a fragment of a Beethoven concerto. Never …show more content…

They were told, “be killed or work.” The Germans dehumanized Jews by calling them a number instead of their God given names. “I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” (Wiesel pg 42) Edicts were made, one which being every Jewish person had to wear the yellow star to be marked and separated from other races. In the very beginning of the Holocaust, the Jews were told they could take one sack of personal belongings with them, but their sacks never even left the ghetto’s of where they lived. The Jews were forced to have their haircut, then their heads shaved. They had one pair of clothes or barely any clothing at all. For food, they had very tiny amounts of rations. Every victim was treated poorly with disrespect. “We received no food. We lived on snow; it took the place of the bread.” (Wiesel pg 100) For every individuals hair that is kept in the case at the memorial museum in Auschwitz, needs a voice. These human beings were killed in horrible dehumanizing ways. They were ordered to either the gas chambers or the crematorium; or they died because of their bad health. “We did not know, as yet, which was the better side, right or left, which road led to prison and which led to the crematorium” (Wiesel pg 32) Innocent people were tricked into walking right into the gas chambers. They would strip down and stand in lines nakes, thinking they were waiting for a shower; but instead they were in line for their death.

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