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.
The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others. On Elie’s fourth day at Buna, some prisoners are chosen by the Kapos to work in a warehouse counting bolts, bulbs, and small electrical parts. Elie describes the Kapos choosing the prisoners to work: “Each one began to choose the men he liked: "You...you...you... " They pointed their fingers, the way one might choose cattle, or merchandise” (Wiesel 49). The Kapos treat prisoners
Starvation causes great suffering and deprives people of an essential part of life. This was one of the many ways the Nazis dehumanized Jews. The Jews in concentration camps were given only small portions of unsubstantial food. This made the prisoners weak and exhausted, while they were expected to still perform hard labor. “Bread, soup-these were my whole life.
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. One by one boys had lost their fathers and fathers losing their
Elie Wiesel is a Jewish boy who was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp with his family. Elie Wiesel lived through the Holocaust and went through emotional and physical changes.Elie Wiesel was separated from his mother and sisters at the concentration camp; he is with his father for the rest of his father 's shortened life. Elie Wiesel watched as his father was beaten by the kapo, Elie witnessed numerous people die throughout his time in the concentration camps. Elie Wiesel and ninety nine plus people were shoved into train carts and taken various places, and were never told where they were going. Elie Wiesel watched as men threw babies into the crematorium.
On the subject of this, the first experience of dehumanization Wiesel experienced was when he and his family were forced into wagons packed with other innocent jews and he says, “After two days of travel, thirst became intolerable, as did the heat” (Wiesel 23). For two days, eighty jews were packed together like sardines on train wagons with no food or water. This horrified me on how the Nazis treated them like prisoners guilty of crimes that justified their own actions against the Jews. The three stages of dehumanization, which is mental, physical, and emotional, were represented throughout the memoir. Mental dehumanization was the stage in which saddened me the most.
Adversity is a condition marked by misfortune; however, every person has at one point experienced difficulty whether benign or extremely severe. A true story, 'Night ' was published in 1960 is a literature work by Elie Wiesel focusing on his encounter with his father between 1944 and 1945. However, the setting occurred at the Nazi German concentration camps situated at Auschwitz and Buchenwald towards the culmination of the Second World War at the height of the Holocaust. Elie convinced that he lived an ordinary life until the German troops within his residence separated him from part of his family. 'Night, ' illustrates endurance and struggles faced by Elie at an early age such as loss of self-identity, self-belonging, loss of innocence, and the gap left in the soul.
During the Holocaust, the Germans deprived minority groups, especially the Jews, of human qualities, personalities, and spirits. The German Nazis treated the Jews like animals and forced them to endure abominable physical tortures. In the novel, Night, Elie Wiesel narrates his life during World War II as a Jew; he is compelled to be relocated to a concentration camp with his father, but unfortunately, he and his father are separated from his mother and sisters. Wiesel and his father face many situations where they are dehumanized along with the other fellow Jews. Through his perspective, the readers discover the cruel and disgusting practices taken against the Jews.
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
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.