Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
The Holocaust was a persecution and eventual mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime in the World War II. An estimate of six million Jews were killed, all because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazi thought they were the superior race, and Jews were “inferior” as well as a danger to the ‘perfect’ German community. Gradually, the German government was filled with people who believed that Jews needed to be purged. They began to pass laws that specifically targeted Jews, such as making all Jews wear a big yellow star to identify themselves, as well as forbidding Jews from riding bikes.
On September 1, 1941 Hitler ordered all of the Jews to wear a yellow star. If they removed it and were caught they were imprisoned and taken to labor camps or shot on the spot. Catchers searched for hidden Jews everywhere. If Catchers found them they would be taxed large amounts of money. Jews didn’t have much money already especially since they had taken over their businesses and workplaces, so being taxed was not good for them.
At the latest from summer 1941 onwards, the National Socialist leaders had only one aim: the murder of all Jews. Accordingly, the phases of forced labor that involved Jews differ from the general kind of forced labor.” Jews were forced in the first step to get to work and if they failed to do that to be exterminated. When in concentration camps many jews were forced to participate in experiments and torture. Many experiments were about Hypothermia, and testing diseases on innocent people, these people did not say it was okay to allow all of this to happen but because they were practically slaves, Nazis could do anything they wanted to these people. It wasn 't possible to evade a raid if you were jewish, if you were in the room while the raid was about to happen or anything then you would be captured.
In the past, innocent people got persecuted by the hands of other individuals because of hatred. These terrible actions started because of the pure hatred, lack of knowledge, and people didn’t fight back. Since, this happened people have lost their lives for example 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and shooting that is going on. “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate”. Nazi ideology started Propaganda causing discrimination and hate which justified genocide, which led 6.3 millions Jews killed.
People should always remember the devastating event when six million Jews were killed in Nazi Germany. This event was The Holocaust, and it occurred from 1933-1945. The Nazis captured Jews and kept them in concentration camps, then killed them, and burned them. Homosexuals, gypsies, and people with disabilities were also killed as well. The killings and oppression of the “inferior” people was tragic, and most people find it unspeakable to talk of or write about.
Genocide became the word to describe the horrific killing of millions in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis viewed Jews as evil and wanted nothing to do with them. At first it was just giving them a hard time and making their life rough, but soon it evolved into something nobody could describe at that moment. By 1939, about six million Jews were slaughtered by Nazis. Hitler was taking his power way beyond the limits.
The paradox of being half ugly is shown all throughout Hitler 's actions. In WWII the entire Jewish population was the target for Hitler and his Nazis party. This led to millions of jews being persecuted and killed. One example of the ugliness of the war would be the discrimination and the hatred of other races. While in power Hitler created concentration camps to contain Jews and people not of German background.
Do you know what concentration camps are?They were created as a final solution to destroy all Jews. Concentration camps were designed during the holocaust. Adolf Hitler wanted to take control and knew that Jews were already disliked. That is why he came up with concentration camps,to imprison Jews. They were a terrible place for Jews during the holocaust because of the way they had to live and the reasons behind why they were there.
One example of when this right was violated is towards the beginning of the book, when Elie and his fellow Jews just arrive to their first concentration camp and Elie witnesses “babies.. Children thrown into the flames” by the truckloads (Wiesel 32). This had to be extremely demoralizing to see your own people die such a horrible death and also for those victims of the deaths to be babies and children is even worse. This event violated human rights because being put to death by flames is torture and it is degrading and unfair treatment and punishment not only to those who died by it but for those other inmates who had to witness it. Another event that violated the fifth article of human rights is later in the story when Elie is punished unjustly and receives “twenty-five” whip lashes and then is verbally assaulted by his Kapo for “mix[ing] into other people’s affairs” (Wiesel 57-58). What had happened was that Elie accidentally caught his Kapo having sexual relations with a Polish girl, and Idek, the Kapo, felt the need to punish Elie for it although he was not guilty for anything.