Horrors of The Holocaust The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel is one of the many novels written by him and others about the true cruelty of the Nazis. The memoir shows the abominable actions of the Nazi perpetrators; for example, “Faster, you swine, you filthy sons of bitches!”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the feelings of the Nazis and how they brutally treated the Jews and other races. Swine, a term for pigs, commonly used throughout the Nazi camps; this is not the first time that the Kapos and other Nazi soldiers have called the Jews pigs or dogs. This quote shows the inhumane treatment of the people sentenced to the concentration camps during World War II where six million Jews die in various ways.
They are who the Germans say they are. Causing more fear through the Jews, knowing that they can be chosen to die, because in the eyes of the Germans they are there to work until death. ¨I became A- 7713. From then on, I had no other name.¨ (Wiesel 42). Wiesel creates a sense of despair and hopelessness as the Jews are stripped of their identities, whoever they were before, is now gone.
Elie started to act very different during and after the holocaust because he saw many things that would traumatized even the toughest of people. He's had to do things that were very messed things that the old him, before the holocaust, would never do. One of the most messed he had to do was watch small children being thrown into a fire and he had to listen to there plaintive din’s. Another thing that happened is he had to watch an emaciated kid be hung from the gallows. Something that not only him but everyone else had to do was he had to live in the ghettos.
I hated it”. Elie Wiesel says this in night. To this he means how he hated being controlled by a bell, it controlled everything of him. This though relates to the book Night for it is the book Night. Elie Wiesel writes his book to tell the people about what happened to him in the concentration camps.
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.
The theme of dehumanization is scattered throughout the traumatic and horrific events that the Jews endured while prisoners in Auschwitz. The novel, Night, was written by Elie Wiesel in the mid 1950’s. Night describes the concentration camps where the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. Night was written in first person and recounted the horrid details and conditions as a prisoner in the concentrations camps. Wiesel began writing after a 10-year self-imposed vow of silence about the tragic Holocaust.
The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time. People’s lives were changed in the Holocaust, they had bad living situations, work that you hardly got a break from, and transportation that if you couldn’t continue something horrible would happen. Jews had gone from having a decent life to having the worst life you could possibly imagine, all
Elie Wiesel, author and victim of the Holocaust wrote the novel Night which portrays his experiences in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust the Nazis dehumanized many groups of people, but primarily the Jewish people. Elie writes about his personal journey through the Holocaust, and how he narrowly escaped death. In Elie’s novel he also provides detailed descriptions of what the victims of the Holocaust had to suffer through, and the different ways the Nazis made them feel like nothing more than animals that are meant to be used for work and slaughtered. One of the first things that Elie and the other Jewish people from his village have to suffer through is riding in a cramped cattle car, as if they were animals.
During the Holocaust, Jews were robbed of their identities and their humanity in countless ways. The Holocaust was conducted like an experiment about how many ways a person could be dehumanized, then killed. It is hard to understand how people could do such horrific and inhumane things to other humans. It doesn't seem humanly possible to put innocent human beings through such terrible physical and emotional pain. The Nazis deprived concentration camp inmates of their natural human rights, and of any other humanity they had left in them.
The Holocaust was a cruel and terrifying time, especially for the groups targeted. Before it began, the Wiesels had been a deeply religious Jewish family. Elie Wiesel was only a teenager when he and his family were torn from their home and sent to concentration camps. There, he faced many horrors including the deaths of his family and the distortion of the person he once was. Wiesel has recounted these horrific events in his memoir, Night.
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.
Elie Wiesel has been through hell and back, suffering from malnutrition, horrible weather conditions, and self torture. The Nazis dehumanized the Jews in Auschwitz by taking their humanity, making them fight for survival, and slaughtering and treating them like animals. During the beginning of the Holocaust Jews had been forced out of their homes, and had their clothes stripped off. Women and children were either raped or killed “dentist” that would call in Jews and pull out their gold teeth. Elie tried to avoid that by telling the Nazis he had been sick but eventually he was forced to have his teeth pulled out.
Both very different camps. The concentration and internment camps aren’t the same thing because of how they got treated, the purpose of the camps, and the number of deaths. Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment camps aren’t the same because of how they got treated in the camps. First, in concentration camps, Jews were starved. Nazi camps starved the Jews until they were considered “human skeletons” and could not even walk.
For Elie Wiesel and many other Jews of this time, this was their reality. It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
“The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.