But they also tortured them trying to dehumanize the Jews making them feel useless. In “Night” by Elie Wiesel, there was many examples of the Nazis dehumanized the Jews. When the Jews were leaving the Ghettos they were heading to the synagogue where they heading to the camps. Before they headed to the camps, the Nazis took over everything the Jews had. The even destroyed building that Jews associated such as stores owned by Jews and Synagogues.
The Nazis dehumanize their victims physically, mentally, and emotionally in the concentration camps. The Nazis provide very little or sometimes no food for Jews, which results in death because of starvation. This is used every day by the Nazis to dehumanize Jews mentally. The biggest challenge the Jews face is staying healthy with very little food. If any of the workers are not capable of performing tasks due to sickness or disease, they are most likely to get killed.
The Ghettos In the fall of 1941, many Jews in Germany occupied countries of Austria and Czechoslovakia were deported to Poland.(book) They were forced to live in the ghettos , which were set up in a major towns there.(book) These were enclosed by walls and guarded at night. The jews were only permitted to take a few personal items with them to the ghetto, in the process being stripped of the homes and property that they had left behind.(Daily Life in Ghettos) Jewish councils, made up of elders, who were community leaders, were responsible for organizing the day-to day affairs of the ghettos.(book) The people working for the Jewish council forced a very difficult task.(book)
Living as a Jew between 1933-1945 was a hard life in Germany. They were tortured in concentration camps and death camps all over Germany. Other people were also sent to concentration camps and death camps. Some of them were criminals, handi-cap, homosexuals, and Romani.
The people, lived in ghettos and also were transported to concentration camps, where they died from gas chambers, forced labor, etc,. It was a hard time in life for people in Germany. There were many Non- Jewish victims in the holocaust in Germany. Those Non- Jewish people consisted of: African Americans, Gypsies, Homosexuals, and countless more Non- Jewish people in the Holocaust. They were treated like the Jewish people also.
During this time, Jews (and every other group affected) were absolutely dehumanized. Once they arrived to these camps, typically through compact trains, they were not only stripped of the few items they had brought, but were stripped of their names, families and friends, usual lives, and any dignity or hope they had once had.
In many ways, Nazis had physically, mentally, and emotionally dehumanized their victims. The Jews were treated so badly by the Nazis that they felt as if they weren’t even humans; they felt like animals. For example, the Jewish prisoners were always being yelled at with harsh tones. Eliezer only remembers one time when a Polish
In the ghettos, living conditions were very harsh. There were ridiculous rules like “no hands in your pockets” (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 42). The ghettos could be described as “crowded and unsanitary living conditions” (Blohm Holocaust Camps 10), with six to seven people living in each room (Adler 57). The ghettos were always sealed, with a wall, barbed wire, or posted boundaries (Altman the Holocaust Ghettos 14). Around the ghettos they were always guarded, if any Jew tried to escape, they would be killed (Adler 57).
The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were moved to the ghettos, because Hitler pushed the Jews to move to the east, then they concore move of the east and move them more to the east. Then “there was no more room for them to move to the east, so they built ghettos for them to live” (Byers 32). But his true intentions were to “separate the Jewish people from manly Germans and also other races” (Allen 37).
Edicts were made, one which being every Jewish person had to wear the yellow star to be marked and separated from other races. In the very beginning of the Holocaust, the Jews were told they could take one sack of personal belongings with them, but their sacks never even left the ghetto’s of where they lived. The Jews were forced to have their haircut, then their heads shaved. They had one pair of clothes or barely any clothing at all. For food, they had very tiny amounts of rations.
This was such a tragic time in history and we should all be thankful that our world isn 't like this. The Concentration Camps were made because Hitler hated the jews and wanted to kill all and they were kind of brainwashing them to tell them it is a wonderful place to live. When they were making the camps the Nazis would go around just shooting people for no reason. So Hitler and the Nazis captured the majority of the Jews and put them into these camps saying they should be here and that they deserve to died and it is all their fault.
World War two was an awful time for everyone. People died and went through tough times. One place that was also awful and where millions of Jews were killed was concentration camps. Concentration camps first came around after Hitler was elected as Chancellor. In the camps there wasn 't a lot of food or water so people, mostly died of starvation and dehydration.
The Nazis used Ghettos during the Holocaust to separate, persecute, and destroy European Jews. They combined into the Nazi’s long standing racial policy. The goal of ghettos established as temporary; however, they lasted for days, weeks, or years. Three types of ghettos made up the Holocaust: closed, open, and destruction.
Daily Life at Concentration Camps Starving, cold, unclothed, sick, and hard working people were all put in concentration camps and treated horribly. The Jewish workers worked hard all day everyday or else they would get killed. The way the Nazi’s treated the Jews was extremely bad, the Jews would not get food, clothes, beds, and other necessities. There were all types of camps that had all kinds of jobs, you were assigned a job and didn 't get to pick a job. The Jews had a very compact schedule, they were busy all day, never any time to waste.
More than three million Jews were killed in concentration camps during World War Two. The concentration camps were extremely brutal and people who experienced them were treated like animals. When Jewish people were thrown into concentration camps, not only had they been stripped of their basic rights, but they had been stripped of their lives as well. Everyday they would witness fellow jews dying or being killed. Anyone who ever lived in a concentration camp knew that they could have died any day.