Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion. Elie Wiesel shows many instances of dehumanization through the abuse of all Jews and the loss of his own name. Through doing so, he tries to prevent any similar event. Many Jews suffered from dehumanization during this terrifying event. Elie was very affected by these acts of dehumanization, such as when he and other Jews were shaved completely.
Just being instantly sent off that have men with dogs and guns without knowing where and why you were leaving your home with strangers is something that would really change how you see the world. Many kids died during the Holocaust, but why, and how? A total of 1.5 million children were murdered: 1.2 million Jews, tens of thousands of Gypsys, and thousands of handicapped across Europe. The innocent children that were not even born were killed by abortion as soon as one of the Germans found out the mother was pregnant with the infant. Babies were assumed to never survive, therefore they had no chance of living so the mothers were immediately told they had to drown all surviving infants in barrels otherwise the mother would be killed.
A theme is a moral that the reader can take away from the story to use in their everyday life. The allegory, “Terrible Things” by Eve Bunting, the poem, “ First They Came for the Communists” by Martin Niemöller, and the memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel all share one common theme. In the 1900’s during the holocaust, many Jews and anyone who was part of the aryan race (blonde hair blue eyes) were taken away by Nazis led by Adolf Hitler. They were taken to concentration camps many children, the elder, and babies were exterminated once they got there because the Nazis felt there was no use to them. The jews that were needed went and got their heads shaven and marked with a tattoo of numbers that were used to identify them.
thrown into flames” (32). Elie couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Poor innocent Jewish babies were thrown into the air. Another example in the worst of humanity was when the camp that Elie had been in before everyone had to leave it. Instead of taking a train the prisoners had to run to their new camp.
Lifestyles in Europe had changed too. All the Jewish families were faced the holocaust. They were sent to the concentration camp getting many difficulties from malnutrition and getting killed from the Nazis. Many tried to escape but man had failed. Jews also tried to hide from the Nazis but some got caught from them to concentration camp.suffering and dying from malnutrition and getting killed from the Nazis, trying to escape, hiding from the Nazis who are finding them to take them to the concentration camp.
Among her most important missions as a courier was to smuggle a map of the death camp of Treblinka out of the ghetto in the hope that solid information about the killing would spur a decisive response in the West. Vladka’s became the leader of the organization and she the co-leader. When the Holocaust was over, Vladka became an impassioned leader in the national effort to educate children about the Holocaust. Vladka later made a book named “On Both Sides of The wall”, which was made in memory of all those she and many more lost in the Holocaust. The book refrances facts and details about the She later died in Phoenix.
In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Elie tells about his dreadful experience as a Jewish prisoner in one of Hitler’s concentration camps. As he realizes all the cruelty he sees in the camps, he starts questioning his faith in God. He slowly starts losing faith/belief in God. The more horrible stuffs that happen to Elie, the more he becomes distant from God and starts showing less devotion towards himself. He began to change the way he was.
One...Two…, he counted.” (Weisel 65), which shows us how the Nazi’s would beat the Jewish people within the concentration camps. During the time that Elie was in Buna, Idek made Elie lie stomach down on a box and he whipped Elie and gave him 25 lashes. This was very cruel in that Idek punished Elie for knowing something that he knew about, but should not have
Elie Wiesel’s somber speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, demonstrated the harsh reality of the numerous evils harvesting in the world. The main evil though was simply indifference, or a lack of concern. As a young Jewish boy, he faced the wickedness of the Holocaust, imprisoned at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and also losing both his parents and younger sister. The speaker saw atrocious horrors and suffered for a prolonged amount of time. Why was this permitted?
Night, on the other hand, shows how some Jewish communities, due to the circumstance of their situation, would follow them to the death camps like sheep going to the slaughter. In Maus, when the Nazis decided to "finish out" the ghetto of Zawiercie, Tosha decides to take matters into her own hand: "Always Tosha carried around her neck some poison...she killed not only herself but also the three children". (Spiegelman 109) When reading this passage, high school students are able to understand the dire situation which is presented to Tosha: go with the Nazis and get gassed in the chambers, or take her life and the life of the children under her care. The question of going to a death camp or taking your own life is one that wouldn 't even cross the mind of any high school student, and by asking that question, students would wonder, "what would I do in that situation?" By making students think about what choices they would have made, Maus would help students relate to the Jews .
In 1993 the beginning of the genocide of millions of Jewish people began otherwise known as the Holocaust. The Nazis plan to exterminate all Jewish people was referred to as the Final Solution. During this time period the Jewish people were discriminated against by being segregated, stripped of their identities, and being taken away from everything they own and love and forced into concentration camps. Segregation was one form of dehumanization and Jewish people were impacted by this greatly. Shown in Document #4: Discriminatory Decrees Against the Jews.
They all become doleful and packed for the day to come. When they arrived to the ghetto, the Germans created a huge wall surrounding them so they couldn’t escape. Living there was hard for Wladyslaw and his family. All the families who stayed at the ghettos were trying to sell their items to get money, but as for Wladyslaw, they barely sold one book. At one night, the Germans broke into one of the Jews house and started to yell at them to stand up.