Inhumanity In The Holocaust

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The Holocaust; probably one of the most brutal and horrifying genocides in the history of politics. It was the dark secret of Germany during World War II, As a result, the defeat of the Nazi’s sparked a huge newcomming, and with it, the formation of the United Nations. But that is not the main concern here. The events and documents that we have found about the Holocaust still horrify us today. Documentations such as the book Night by Elie Wiesel and the story of the White Rose show us how brutaly a person can treat one another, and the exents powerful people can go to in order to hold their power. Night shows Elie Wiesel’s experience when he was a part of this murdering act. The book illustrates the terror that Elie and his father went through. …show more content…

It illustrates the results of being different and how spreading the truth in a dictatorship can lead to torture and death. For example, in Night, when Elie entered the concentration camp for the first time, he says, “ My forehead was bathed in cold sweat. But I told him that I did not believe that they would burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it… Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine. one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society. Clearly, the idea of man’s inhumanity towards other man is clearly present in these two texts and is obviously a major concern to us …show more content…

Silence is the events that could have had an impact on the good of the future but never happened. In other words, the things that should have been done but weren’t. In Night, silence is demonstrated by using this quote. “I pinched my face. Was I still alive? Was I awake? I could not believe it. How could it be possible for them to burn people, children, and for the world to keep silent?” This quote displays the theme of silence because it states that Elie was in total shock when he saw the Nazi’s buring people of all ages to death, and no one, not even himself, knew about the crematories up until now. In the White Rose, the theme of Silence is shown when the leaflets are distributed throughout the city. “One day in 1942, copies of a leaflet entitled the White Rose suddenly appeared at the University of Munich. The leaflet contained an anonymous essay that said that the Nazi system had slowly imprisoned the German people and was now destroying them. The Nazi regime had turned evil. It was time, the essay said, for Germans to rise up and resist the tyranny of their own government. At the bottom of the essay, the following request appeared: Please make as many copies of this leaflet as you can and distribute them.’"This is an example of breaking silence because the main characters are beginning to raise awareness about the Nazi regime and slowly regaining the

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