In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, he tells of his life and experiences throughout the Holocaust. As a young boy he was taken from his home, separated from his mom and sister, and thrown into a concentration camp with his father. Once he and his father arrived at the concentration camp, Auschwitz, many children and elderly were sent straight toward a crematory, and immediately executed. Their heads were shaved, and tattoos were inscribed on their arms. Forced to live in horrible conditions with hardly any food, Eliezer ceased to pray, and began to believe God had no sense of justice.
If the patient is unable to recover and return to work quickly, they will be sent to the crematories. We do not know if the roommate’s warnings are true, because when the Russians push the front line of fighting close by, the Nazis evacuate the camp. The doctor that was tending Elie told him that he needed to stay off his foot for two weeks. When word of the evacuation reaches the hospital, Elie finds his father and they decide-due to previous abuses by the Nazi officers- that Elie and his father will walk in the march and not stay at the camp. The march starts two days after Elie’s operation.
A second example would be how he felt his only life was the bread and the soup. A third example would be when the Nazis would cut people’s hair and take their possessions.
Elie and his dad stuck together and were surveyed to see if they were fit for work. He was then introduced to the violent conditions of the Holocaust. From then on, Elie begins to lose faith in multiple values in his life. After a new year came, more
He also noticed that they were drained of all energy, they were worked to the ground. They hadn’t even noticed the new “workers” coming into the death factory. Towards the end of the novel Wiesel was explaining how they were moving from Auschwitz to another camp, and one of the SS officers had said “Faster, you tramps, you flea-ridden dogs!” The SS was saying this as if they hadn’t already had worked their life and human power away. When they were in the midst of running from Auschwitz, the SS were ordered to shoot anyone who couldn’t keep up with the others.
People’s lives were changed in the Holocaust, they had bad living situations, work that you hardly got a break from, and transportation that if you couldn’t continue something horrible would happen. Jews had gone from having a decent life to having the worst life you could possibly imagine, all
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
The dehumanization in Night is demonstrated as the prisoners were given numbers instead of names and their families and friends were taken from them, mistreated and eventually killed In the frightening novel, Night, the Nazis separate the family of Eliezer, a practice that the Nazis used to dehumanize the Jewish people in the concentration camps. The nazis took 15 year old Elie from his mother and sisters and eventually from his father. “As for me, I was thinking not about death but about not wanting to be separated from my father.
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when the ss officers were transporting all the prisoners from buna to another camp and whenever somebody couldn’t keep running the ss officers shoot them. “They had orders to shoot anyone who couldn’t sustain the peace”(Wiesel 85). The ss officers cruelty to the prisoners led them to give up, they stopped trying. If someone stopped and the officers didn’t noticed, he would probably die under the feet of all the people behind them. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed.
During this time period of the Holocaust Elie lost his father, causing him to lose all feeling except to rejoice that he now has no one else to care for. This just represents that during this time of cruelty that everyone one thought in their mind was the word survival. At the end of Elies cruel experience is when he ends up on
After warnings about the bad intentions that Nazis in Germany had against Jewish the family of Wiesel and other Jewish in the city of Sighet decided to remain in the city. In a concentration camp called Auschwitz, Ellie gets separated from his mother and older sister but staying with his father. Ellie fights to survive hunger and abuse while having to face the destruction of his faith in god. He is forced to a situation where he does not know whether to support his father who kept on getting sicker and weaker or to give himself the opportunity to live.
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of
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.
Elie Wiesel has been through hell and back, suffering from malnutrition, horrible weather conditions, and self torture. The Nazis dehumanized the Jews in Auschwitz by taking their humanity, making them fight for survival, and slaughtering and treating them like animals. During the beginning of the Holocaust Jews had been forced out of their homes, and had their clothes stripped off. Women and children were either raped or killed “dentist” that would call in Jews and pull out their gold teeth. Elie tried to avoid that by telling the Nazis he had been sick but eventually he was forced to have his teeth pulled out.