Examples Of Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Holocaust was a genocide of European Jews during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. It killed about 6 million European Jewish people. What in every concentration camp Nazis would dehumanize. Dehumanization is treating a group or a person as less than a human and depriving them of the essential needs of a person. In his emotional memoir Night, Elie Wiesel demonstrates the dehumanization of the Jews in the concentration camps by highlighting how little by little they were giving up on their God and how they were treating them like animals. There are many ways someone can dehumanize someone, from denying physical, psychological, and social needs. For example, how they would degrade them, calling them animals and treating them like one, ¨If …show more content…

This is demonstrated when Elie is at the mass, ¨What are You, my God? I thought angrily. How do You compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to You their faith, their anger, their defiance? What does Your grandeur mean, Master of the Universe, in the face of all this cowardice, this decay, and their misery? why do you go on troubling these poor peoples wounded mines their ailing bodies?¨(66). The Jewish year was almost over and it was the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the last day of that cursed year. Elie is contemplating if waiting and praying for God was even worth it. Is reasoning was, why would they pray and ask for God's blessing, if he was going to let horrid things happen to them? Like allowing the creation of Auschwitz or Buna and many others. Or letting the Nazis burn children, and allow so much violence against his followers. In addition, ¨One day, he said to me: ¨it's over. God is no longer with us¨(76). In this, Elie knew a rabbi, a spiritual leader, or a religious teacher; he was always seen praying and reciting entire pages from the Talmud. He told Elie that God was no longer with them and that he knew that he had no right to say that. But from everything that he has seen and been through it feels like God has left them alone, doing nothing to help them. Their God at the beginning of the

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