Elie lost the chance to come of age normally the moment the Nazis invaded Germany. All the children at that time had to grow up faster and saw horrors no one of any age should ever see. In one of the camps, Elie talks of the children in the camp, “In Buna, the pipel (children) were hated; they often displayed greater cruelty than their elders. I once saw one of them, a boy of thirteen, beat his father for not making his bed properly. As the old man quietly wept, the boy was yelling: If you don’t stop crying instantly, I will no longer bring you bread.
Germans flooded the streets and a wall was built around his jewish neighborhood, now called the ghetto. They had to work without pay and the Germans robbed them of their valuables, but that is nothing of what's to come. After a work detail Yanek comes home to see that his family is gone. He goes to the streets looking for them but is kidnaped himself and taken to a train. He later arrives at his first concentration camp.
Three prisoners were condemned to death, the pipel and two other prisoners. The pipel was in a relationship with the Oberkapo, who was transferred to Auschwitz. The Dutch Oberkapo was arrested because he blew up the electric power station at Buna. He was in vain for several weeks and he was never heard of again. The young boy was then sentenced to death by the SS.
Michael Holtzapfel, son of Frau Holtzapfel, experiences a lot of guilt. He served in the German Army and fought in the Battle of Stalingrad alongside his brother, Robert. Within battle, Michael hurts his hand, and Robert severely injures his legs by getting them blown off. Robert is taken to a makeshift hospital, where Michael watches him die. “I spent three days of that week sitting with him before he died…” (Zusak 467).
“NIGHT” By Eli Wiesel. Elie Weisal was born in 1928 in a small town of Sighet, Transylvania, which is now a part of modern day Romania. Eli Was raised in a Jewish Orthodox family was the eldest sibling of two. Eli in his mid – twenties wrote the first version of his book “night” a chronicle tale of his survival as a Concentration and extermination camp prisoner and the perils he suffered at the hands of his German Tormentors. In his book he writes about his never ending hunger, the everyday struggle just to stay alive under the constant fear of death, daily beatings inflicted on them by the Germans and Kapos, and how the Germans were able to reduce them to nothing but cattle.
Nazis deported his family to Auschwitz where his mother and sister were gassed, while, Szymon was placed in Kinder block but after sometime he ran away to meet his family in Auschwitz. Hilma Geffen was born 1925 in Berlin, and died in 1993 in Michigan, USA. She was living a fake identity and Nazis killed her parents in Aushwitz in 1942. Baker Ella was born in 1924 in Vysni Apsa. Her family was forced to ghetto where Nazis held them, later, they were sent to Aushwitz, where she got separated from her parents and never saw them again.
The first boy Anne ever loved, and perhaps her only friend in hiding, Peter Van Pels, died in Mauthausen, May 1945. Hermann Van Pels, Peters father, passed in Spring, most-likely in Theresienstadt. Fritz Pfeffer died of illness in Neuengamme late December 1944. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945. Otto later discovered he was the only survivor, and passed August 19, 1980.
The punishments that Frank Abagnale received made him think about what he did and regret for the decisions he took. He was arrested in Montpellier, France, and got a sentence of one year which he had to serve in Perpignan’s prison where he was stripped of all his belongings. His imprisonment in France was awful because he spent six months in total darkness, he wasn’t able to talk to someone; he was sleeping in the hard floor, and living in his own waste. Frank said that “[It] was not a term in prison, it was an ordeal designed to destroy the mind and the body” (Abagnale). These point of his live can be described as a rebirth.
The book Night by Elie Wiesel portrays him as a young boy living and surviving through one of the most horrific moments in history, the Nazis and all the concentration camps including Auschwitz, Buna, and Buchenwald. As a young boy Elie grew up in Sighet, a small town in Romania. Elie and the rest of the town, including his father mother and siblings were captured by the Germans and were taken to many of the concentration camps. While at the camps Elie was left with his father and experienced many of the horrors of the camps. Throughout the book Elie and his father saw some of the awful things that happened at the camps including people burned, hanged, murdered, beaten, starved, and put to work under terrible conditions.
Young Elie Wiesel spent his time studying the Talmud and dreamt to one-day study the Cabala. Throughout the novel we learn about his experience as a young Jewish boy fighting between life and death everyday as a victim of the Holocaust. During his time in the concentration camp, where he is incarcerated with his father, he witnesses things that he had never experienced before, both emotionally and mentally. In this novel, Wiesel along with many other Jewish people lose their faith in God and Wiesel realizes that when people are faced with protecting their own mortality, they abandon their morals and values. Night shows us what the Holocaust did not only to the Jewish people, but also to humanity.
At camp Auschwitz, Eliezer is separated from his mother and sister, but stayed with his father. 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 told him that his parents were killed during the deportation. Jack and his Uncle were separated at the ghetto, and then soon reunited at the camp Tezebinia. His uncle was killed at that concentration camp. He was the only surviving member of his family. He soon went to Birkenau, where he got Prisoner
May 8th, 1945 - Brent It has been months since I was captured by Nazi general, trying to save a Jewish kid. Gen. Jonathan McCormick has beaten me down to my last straw. My body is weak and I can barely stand up. I barely get food. Each person here at this camp gets one piece of bread per day.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, from chapter three, Elie is a young sensitive boy with dreams, later on, all Jews had to go to work in the concentration camp. For example, Elie was full of hopes but the camp brought him a terrible experience, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night…” (page 34) This shows that the author is who at first naive, he studied Kabbalah with Moishe, had nothing to worry about until the order came Germans threw to an abyss, had no rights. Furthermore, when he first came to the camp he knew nothing, until he witnessed his mother and sister walked farther, an old man fell on the ground and intermediately shot, from that moment he started to disbelief and
Night by Elie Wiesel is a first-hand account of how the concentration camps were like during Hitler’s reign. Elie Wiesel lived in Sighet, Transylvania and in 1944 he was he and his family was taken away from their home to an Auschwitz concentration camp. They were separated into men and women and that was the last time he saw his mother and sister. He stayed with his father and tried to keep him motivated, but it only worked for a short time. They moved from camp to camp and the last camp he was in was called Buchenwald camp.