Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
One of the biggest mass deaths was during the run to another camp. Nearing the end of the run Elie observed, “Death hardly needed their help. The cold was conscientiously doing its work” (92). During their run the Gestapo would shoot and kill anyone who fell behind. But as Elie realized people would drop like flies due to thirst, hunger, and most of all, cold.
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
In his award winning book “Night” Elie Wiesel gives his first hand account of the terrors of the holocaust and Nazi Germany. He goes through to explain the injustices that happened to him and the rest of the jewish people living in europe at this time, telling of the horrid dehumanization of a whole race and others targeted by the Nazi regime. Many of the horrors perpetuated by this group are in direct violation of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. One instance of violation shows up when the prisoners are explaining how buna used to be to Elie.
The first human right that was infracted in the life story Night is Article 2; privilege from discrimination. It’s awfully obvious that discrimination is shown to Jewish people. For instance, in page 19 of the memoir Night, it states “The Jews in Budapest are living in an atmosphere of fear and terror. There are anti-semitic incidents every day on the trains. The Fascist are attacking Jewish shops and synagogues.”
Thousands of twins died during this time because of Mengele’s obsession of twins and of the many unknown experiments that they had to go through. Gypsies were sent to auschwitz because of the persecution directed towards them. During the Holocaust many German people disliked the Gypsies.
To emphasize on the statements above the Holocaust caused approximately 6 million deaths of innocent Jews and other “unsatisfactory” members of society including the handicapped and gypsies. In the upcoming paragraphs I plan to highlight the detrimental effects of the “Final Solution” had on the majority of the Jewish Population and the heinous crimes that were directly targeted towards the Jews who were unfortunate enough to be placed in the Nazi work/ death camps.
‘Obscene as cancer’, the word ‘cancer’ connects to readers on a personal level with cancer killing around 7.9 million people each year. This deadly disease therefore can create many tragic outcomes, which the public deems to be horrific so by Owen placing this term in the poem makes the level of brutality more relatable and understandable. Which in turn helps Owen get his two key ideas across. A second example ‘his hanging face like a devils sick of sin’ the word ‘devil’ is a phrase, which is feared by most people and relates to something evil and nasty. In turn this also makes the public understand that there is nothing glorious about war in any way.
History shows time and time again, that corruption of the heart and the mind from sin leads to destruction of the soul. That contagious nature of this sin can lead to the destruction of others. “I felt an intolerable weight oppressing my breast, the smell of the damp earth, the unseen presence of victorious corruption, the darkness of an impenetrable night…” (Conrad, n.d., p. 81). In Heart of Darkness, Marlow experiences the feeling of being taken over by Darkness from what Kurtz has done.
Argument Essay RD Are people really good at heart? No, it was ironic how Anne, in “The Diary of Anne Frank” stated “In spite of everything, people are good at the heart.” She said that when she didn’t actually know what was going on outside of the annex, millions of Jews were being killed, because of Hitler and the Germans. People are bad at heart. While some people are good at heart, no amount of good, can overcome the amount of evil in this world.
The word “immoral” is defined by The Cambridge Dictionary as, “Outside [of] society’s standard of acceptable, honest, and moral behavior.” Universal examples of immoral behavior include killing, stealing, lying, cheating, and many more. During the darkest, bloodiest war in the 20th century- World War II, countless soldiers, prisoners, and common people; fathers, mothers, and children, violated many of these ethics of society. They abandoned and betrayed their family and they stole from stores in times of disaster. These people are not justified in their actions because immorality dehumanizes people and it contributes to the problem.
Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination. The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
Every life knows tragedy. While some tragedies may be greater than others, it is tragedy all the same. In his book Night, Elis Wiesel brings light to one of the most tragic events in our history The Holocaust. Wiesel describes his torturous treatment in the concentration camps, a place which stole everything from him: his home, his family, and even his faith in God. After seeing people tortured, gassed, and burned, Wiesel states, “my eyes had opened and I was alone, terribly alone in the world without God, without man.