Human Rights In Night By Elie Wiesel

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During the Holocaust, many human rights were violated. After so much time without basic human rights, those who were in concentration camps were ready to kill anyone who got in their way of food. People were deprived of food, water, and clothes. When people first arrived at concentration camps they were separated by men, children, and women. The men were forced to do labor while the women and children were burned. Many human rights were taken away during the Holocaust. As shown in the memoir “Night”, by Elie Wiesel, many human rights were taken and violated. During the Holocaust those who were in the concentration camps were deprived of food, and because of this most people were ready to kill anyone, including friends and family, just to get …show more content…

In “Night” the prisoners only got enough food and water to make sure they didn’t die of starvation or dehydrate, and their clothes were taken from them. “Their were dozens of prisoners to receive us, truncheons in their hands, striking out anywhere, at anyone, without reason. Orders: “Strip! Fast! Los! Keep only a belt and shoes in your hands….” We had to throw our clothes at one end of the barracks. Their was already a great heap their. New suits and old, torn coats, rags. For us this was true equality: nakedness. Shivering with the cold.” Prisoners were forced to get rid of their clothes whether they were new, old, or …show more content…

While some of the men were burned and others who were younger and stronger were kept to do forced labor. “He seemed to be telling the truth. Not far from us, flames were leaping up from a ditch, gigantic flames. They were burning something. A lorry drew up at the pit delivered its load-little children. Babies! Yes, I saw it- saw it with my own eyes… those children in the flames.” The guards slaughtered the people who were sent to concentration camps like animals. They burned the ones who were not capable of doing physical

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