Article 13 is everyone should be able to leave their country and be able to come back. This right was broken many times because they were forced to stay put and then they were forced out of their homes and not allowed to go back. An example is, “First edict: Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death.” (page 10) Article 17 was broken. Article 17 is everyone should be able to own property, and it can’t be taken away. An example from the book is, “A Jew was henceforth forbidden to own gold, jewelry, or any valuables.” (page 10).
Jews that lived during the Holocaust were robbed and deprived of their God given rights and humanity.. They slowly lost hope, faith, family, and the reason you keep living. Elie Wiesel realizes he has to let go of his family to survive when the doctor says, “In this place there is no such thing as father, brother, friend”(110). This is dehumanizing because people are born needing a family to depend on and once they lose something as simple as that, they fall into a pit of negative emotions. Thousands of people lost their family members during the holocaust and the Germans had absolutely so sympathy towards them.
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
As time progresses, he becomes confined to his bed and cannot move. Eliezer brings him soup and coffee, but at the same time he regrets it and thinks to himself how he should leave his father and conserve his strength. The other prisoners beat his father and steal his food. His father had dysentery so he is always thirsty, but it is dangerous to give it to him. Eliezer tries to get medical aid, but the doctors will not help him because he is an old man.
This shows that Elie is drawing farther apart from his father and starts to only care about himself. Another instance where Elie loses his mind to not care anymore is at Buchenwald. Close to the end of the book Elie finds out that his father was killed or more like taken to the furnace, and Elie didn’t feel anything from the news. All he felt was relief; Relief that he won 't have to care for his father anymore.This shows that he doesn’t care anymore and all he cares about is surviving and food. All that Elie has been through at those concentration camps changed how he thinks and what he follows in heart.
As the Holocaust came to its near end, torture for those in Sighet, Transylvania begins. On page twenty, cruelty stirs up for the Jewish town after ghettos were set up. “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value.” “There was a new decree: every Jew had to wear a yellow star.” In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every fellow citizen has privileges that cannot be taken away due to race, color, sex, or language. Since their status was considered inferior, their rights were taken away before they knew that the Germans were going to wipe out their population. Under these quotes recited from the text, article two can be matched with the book’s description of discrimination.
Josh had the opportunity to institutionalize Noah for a week to undergo a food deprivation study, but Josh disagreed with the institutionalizing part and did not go forth with it. There were many parts where Josh almost lost it and wanted to leave his family or wished his son was never born, but he just thought and wrote those things out of anger. He wanted what was best for his son and just wanted his son to act like a normal boy. While in California Noah did experience Oppression, his doctor wanted to do a study by putting Noah on food deprivation for thirty six hours. The doctors and his therapists wanted to see if he followed commands faster if he was hungry to then be rewarded with food.
Elie was the same way, but by the end of his experiences in the concentration camps he had come to resent God and the fact that God would let something so terrible to happen to him, his family, and the others around him. After reading what happened to him, I believe that I too would have disowned God and my beliefs. How could such a loving and caring God let something the horrible happen to his chosen people. Personally, I believe that everyone is born with morals programed into their very being not to mutilate and destroy God’s greatest creation, so reading about all that happened in the concentration camps shocked me. How did the SS officers not hang themselfs at night after a long days work of killing and making so many lives a living hell, after working poor elderly men to their grave.
The horror of the Holocaust has broken this boy into losing every want but to just simply breathe. He was no longer living a life but was just a shell of himself now breathing. He is explaining to the reader the significance that the lack of food truly is. Food which is a basic need for every human being became a scarcity. This scarcity helps him devalue himself and feel he is ceasing to exist and with this starts using irregular sentence structures as seen in the quote “I was nothing but ash now” (Wiesel 54).
Night by Wiesel was written to ensure the horror and cruelty work of Hitler. Throughout his novel, we saw how many people lost the faith in God during their lives in the concentration camp. Wiesel was one of the victims who survived during World War II. Wiesel loses his faith in God during the Holocaust because of the horrible things that happen to him. Wiesel lost faith in God when the German arrived.
The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis. "...I was going to kill myself..." (Wiesel 33) he stated this consciously knowing how horribly he was being treated. In Night the Jews were treated nowhere near to humans; the abuse and trouble they went through was undeniable.
When everyone in camp was crying and asking where God was as they all watched the boy struggle to cling on to life, Elie had thought to himself that God was there “hanging…from [the] gallows”, symbolizing his loss of faith in God. From then on, as Rosh Hashanah passed, Elie felt intense hatred for God as He did nothing to help the thousands of people suffering and being murdered. Elie refused to sanctify God’s name because of the immense pain He was causing, and felt angry that others in the camp continued to worship Him. Elie felt “terribly alone in a world without God, without man” and “without love or mercy”. As everyone prayed, Elie felt like “an observer [and] a stranger” because he had disconnected from God, and as he defiantly continued to eat instead of fasting for Yom Kippur, Elie “felt a great void opening” inside him as his last bit of trust in God faded.
The second time a son had abandoned a father of theirs is when Rabbi Eliahou had frantically searched for his son during The Death March, which is what happened near the end of the war when the Germans began losing. They would round up prisoners and load them up into train cars with little food, water, and other essential things we need as humans. In fact the poor rabbi 's son had actually left to better suit and nourish his way through the camp without having his dying father drag him down. When Elie 's father was nearing the end of his life Elie had tried to help anyway he could. He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp.