The memoir written by Elie Wiesel, Night, is illustrating the Holocaust, the even which caused the death of over 6 million Jews. Auschwitz, the concentration camps, is responsible for over 1 million of the deaths. In the memoir Night, Wiesel uses the symbolism of fire, and silence to clearly communicate to the readers that the Holocaust was a catastrophic and calamitous event, and that children should never be involved in warfare. Elie Wiesel enters Auschwitz at the age of 15, and witnesses’ horrific events as a prisoner in Auschwitz, including the deaths of numerous children, and the beating and death of his own father. All these inhumane things were done just because Adolf Hitler wanted to cleanse the German society of the Jews.
The Holocaust Before the Holocaust, Europe had about 9.5 million Jews. Marc states, "About six million Jews were murdered" In the year 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany, He believed that the Germans were racially superior convinced Germany to declare WWII all over Europe and controlled most of the countries in Europe. Although Hitler had Country's occupied by Nazi Germans, the Country, why was the holocaust one of the tragic events that has happened in history? It was the mass murdered and destruction of Jews.
Between 1941 and 1944, the Nazi German authorities deported millions of Jews from Germany, from occupied territories, and from the countries of many of its Axis allies to ghettos and to killing centers, often called extermination camps, where they were murdered in specially developed gassing facilities. The living people have to face a lot of hardships in the form of long tortuous journey: While the living condemned to a short wretched life, And a long tortuous journey into unnamed place, Converting Living Souls, into ashes and gas. No. I Have to Remember and Never Let You Forget.
Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
The Nazis built camps for both groups and made it their priority to kill as many individuals from each group as they could. The primary difference between the disabled Germans and the Jews was that the disabled Germans were first only subjected to sterilization, while the Jews were murdered. In the beginning, the disabled Germans were sterilized in order to prevent them having children and passing down the less valuable traits ("Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933). " The Nazis transferred to mass murder when parents of disabled German children asked for euthanasia instead of sterilization (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”). Finally, Holocaust
In the book Night by Ellie Wiesel there are many words that can describe the horrible events that went on during the Holocaust. There was a tremendous amount of evil that the Germans displayed during this time period. One of the most soul opening quotes from Ellie was, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes … children thrown into the flames" (Wiesel 51). The people in this book that committed these crimes were always so corrupt. It is extremely wrong to kill any person, but it is especially wrong to kill babies that still have so much more of their life to live.
Hitler became impatient while waiting for the Jews to die in the ghettos so he held a conference in Wannsee on January 20, 1942 to decide the next step for purifying Germany. Hitler, along with 15 other scholars, decided to deport all Jews to extermination camps and kill the majority of them in gas chambers. Hitler prohibited the Jews from fleeing the country so he was able to purge the entire population. One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference. This camp was known for the gas chambers that killed 6 thousand Jews a day (The Holocaust Notes, pg 4&7).
Topic 1 The Kristallnacht happened on November 9th and November 10th, 1938. The Kristallnacht was a groundswell of violence that took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia which was recently occupied by German troops. The supposed spark that started all the violence was the assassination of Ernst vom Rath.
Eleven million lives were massacred in one of the world’s darkest moments attempting to create a perfect race. In 1942 Germany was losing World War II, Adolf Hitler 's final solution was to target the blame towards Europe 's Jewish population, gypsies, and homosexuals. Together Hitler and the Nazi regime gradually deprived the Jews, gypsies and homosexuals from their rights. Many people were brought to labor camps by train. The conditions in camps were inhumane.
The Holocaust was one of the darkest events in history. It was a time when innocent lives were taken just because they had somewhat different beliefs. The man behind this evil plan was Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of Germany and the Nazi Party. He made it his goal to destroy the Jewish race and anyone else who stood in his way. Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7).
The holocaust resulted in the slaughter killed 5 million Jews and Jew and thousands of others suffering in death camps where they were experimented on and tortured. Innocent people 's lives were lost and ruin. The effect of this monstrosity devastated these people 's lives they watched as Nazi raped and killed their children. The final solution is the Nazi plan to extinguish all of the Jewish. The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos.
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.
The Holocaust The word holocaust is derived from the Ancient Greek which means to slaughter/ sacrifice on a massive scale, especially by fire. However since 1945 it has a different definition; the mass murder of Jews and other racial minorities under the German Nazi regime. During the period of 1933- 1945 6 million Jews were killed, and about 5 million other racial minorities including Gypsies and Slavic people, as well as political minorities including Communists, Socialist and homosexuals.
Concentration Camps “ Researchers found out that the Nazi’s had actually established about 20,000 camps between 1933 and 1945.” These camps were made to harm, kill, and force hard labor on the Jews. Concentration camps were mainly for the Jews to be put through harsh labor that caused many to die. The Jews were put into these camps because Hitler and the Nazi’s did not believe Jews belonged here on earth and that they only caused trouble. The Jew was mistreated and killed.
Did you know that eleven million people died in the holocaust? Six million of those people were Jews. The Jews were captured and taken to concentration camps because the Nazis simply hated them. Concentration camps were made to kill off all of the Jews. They did this because they saw them as a problem to Germany.