This shows how the Nazis treated Elie and the other Jews with hunger and how they did not get any food. The Nazis will treat the Jews as if they were not real people this is an example of man inhumanity to man. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel had many themes some were struggle to maintain faith, Nazi cruelty and man's inhumanity to man. The Holocaust has a big role in history and so many Jews had lost their life because one man hate them so much that he had to punish the Jews and made the Nazi army did many inhumane things to
With physical proof, he divulged the real intentions of the Nazis which made him an outcast in the community, “[Moishe] went from one Jewish house to the next, telling his story and that of Malka, the young girl who lay dying for three days…” (7); since Moishe would not relent in spreading the truth of the horrors to come, people were made aware of the unfair treatment Hitler was encouraging. Even though he spoke words that opposed the beliefs of others, he relayed the truth about the oppression the Jews were to face, saying, “Jews, listen to me!”(7) when no one would acknowledge him. Having the courage to speak out against the persecution of the Nazis shows the valor of Moishe’s personality, furthermore, the idea that injustice should be vocalized is shown through Moishe’s
They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
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.
I hate being here, having to be in charge of the Jews, the ones who never even had a chance. It breaks my heart. I’m not the only one who thinks it’s wrong, lots of people know its wrong yet they do nothing. They stand by and watch countless families being ripped apart, children being violently killed. The amount of suffering, the horrors these people witness and just blow off is mesmerizing.
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.
Judith Kaplan–Weinger and Yonit Hoffman essay Testimonies of Jewish Holocaust Survivors: Characterizing the Narratives of Resistance and Resilience the narrative testimonies of survivors who engaged in organized resistance activities and those who did not. Eric D. Miller’s essay The Double–Edged Sword of Remembering the Holocaust: The Case of Jewish Self–Identity shows that memories about the Holocaust shaped the self–identity and consciousness not only of the Holocaust survivors, but all Jewish people. Jacqueline Cherepinsky’s paper Babi Yar: The Absence of the Babi Yar Massacre from Popular Memory discusses why the memory of one of the largest massacres of Jews during the Holocaust is absent from the public consciousness. She explains that because of state anti–Semitism Soviet authorities intentionally erased all traces of the Holocaust from the collective
Elie is angry at God for the injustice he lets in the world due to the fact the Nazis hang three children and call the rest of the camp to see what happens. In page 66 the author states that elie had angrily respond to god “ what are you my god? I thought angrily. how do you compare to this stricken mass gather to affirm to you their faith their anger, their defiance what does your grandeur mean matter of the universe in the face of all this cowardice , this decay and this misery? why do you go on troubling these poor people wounded mind , and their ailing bodies.
This made them more emotionally scared since the one thing they relied on, had betrayed them, and so it seemed as there was truly no hope at all for them. Many times, their relatives of loved ones were the ones being executed, creating emotional trauma. Elie Wiesel writes, “Smack in the middle of the road, two cauldrons of soup with no one to guard them….free for the taking. But who would dare? Fear was greater than hunger.” Starvation was another method used by the Nazis, only fear outranked being hungry.
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.