Nazis dehumanize the jews in multiple ways and for multiple reasons in the times of the holocaust. The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel.
They had conquered Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and Luxemburg(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). After German religious leaders protested, Hitler put an end to the Holocaust in August 1941(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). In 1933, Jews in Germany were about 525,000 (1%) of the total German population(The Holocaust-World War 2). Between 1933 and 1939, hundreds of thousands of the Jews who could leave Germany, did, those who couldn’t, stayed in fear(The Holocaust-World War 2). Evidence has shown hatred towards the Jews long before the Holocaust(The Holocaust-World War 2).
They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
He suffers from the fact of guilt because he still exists in the world when around in Germany, Jewish people are getting killed day after day due to the Holocaust. Hans Hubbermann, Liesel’s adopted father suffers through the guilt that he had to make Max leave the house. Han’s intentions were to protect him but the guilt of letting a lone Jewish man in a world where if he was spotted he would have been an instant criminal and send to a prison camp or worse killed. A significant turning point in Liesel’s life was when her brother, Werner, died on a train to their adoptive family. As a result, Liesel would consistently have nightmares of her dead brother Werner every night: "Every night, Liesel would nightmare" (7.2).
“Imagine what it must be like to grow up as a child of a mass murderer” (Evans, 2016). This was the beginning lines of the documentary, What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy. Filmmaker David Evans interviews two men, Niklas Frank and Horst von Wachter, who were the sons of two senior-ranking Nazi officials. These two men, Hans Frank and Otto von Wachter, were responsible for the torture and death of thousands of Jewish people during World War II. Niklas describes his childhood relatively normal.
The Holocaust was the methodical deportation, dehumanization, and extermination of eleven million people during World WarⅡ (MacKay 6). As a result, two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe was extinguished (MacKay 7). With them, the rich culture and immense potential they held was lost to a senseless mass murder (MacKay 4). The unimaginable brutality of the Holocaust will never be forgotten, and neither will the millions of people who left their friends, family, and neighbors, never to be seen again (Antisemitism). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
An example of this is, “ Every Jew had to wear the yellow star.” (page 11). The Jews were disrespected many times because of their religion. The camps they were sent to broke many Human Rights. Nobody should have to experience what they did. Millions of Jews were killed for no reason other than the fact that they were blamed for
Mental dehumanization was the stage in which saddened me the most. An example was when Wiesel and all the jewish prisoners in Bruna had assembled on the Appelplatz on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, his thoughts were, “Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because he caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?” (Wiesel 67). Elie Wiesel was very religious before he
When they first go their they saw the smoke coming from the chimneys and the smelling of burning flesh. A lot of their human rights were violated. Article 4 talks about how no one should be held in slavery, but that 's was violated when all the Jews were forced to go into concentration camps and work and couldn 't
Then Jews were forced out of Germany into concentration and POW camps in Britain, France, USA, Australia and Japan. These camps were very harsh and many died. Altogether between 6,000,000 to 12,000,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis. More than 1,000,000 killed in concentration and POW
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.
For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
His mother had been slapped in the face, and forced on the lorry with many other families in the Ghetto. The lorry was driven to a nearby brickyard where the Jewish population was forced to gather. Eugene and his family were forced be go in railway cattle trucks and shipped to Auschwitz, Birkenau. He was quickly separated from his mother and his sisters, and later his father. After being completely shaved and showered, he was given the ID number 55546, and given a striped uniform.
In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel shows an inside glimpse of how jews were treated in the holocaust. It shows what his daily life was in the concentration camp Auschwitz and how he had to fight for his life every day and how harsh the weather and the cruelty was. The book also shows how the human rights were broken. One of the human rights that were broken was article 13 which states “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.” and in the book it says “Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death” (Wiesel 10). That shows how strict the Nazis were on the Jews and how they put the fear of death in them to intimidate them.
Over the years of 1933-1945 over a million people were killed due to the Holocaust and more than half of them were Jewish. January 20, 1942 there was a meeting called the Wannsee Conference held by Nazi officials and attended by government ministers to discuss the problem of the European Jews. Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Main Security Office was in charge of the meeting. Before this meeting there had been major events that occurred all over Europe causing the Jewish race to become belittled in most of Europe. Adolf Hitler preached that the Jews were not the same as them and Germany needed to remove them from their country and the surrounds areas.