Ben walked over to the group of fighters while I stood and the campfire trying to heat my hands up since it was -17 degrees celsius and I had no mittens. Ben noticed his long lost cousin in the group and made eye contact but they didn’t want any part with one another. I asked him what was wrong because he walked away with his head down but he didn’t want to talk. We told the other Partisan fighters our plan to free the Jews and some disagreed
The people had already put aside their emotions for others, and began to give up all hope for a better life, and then the public executions made many give up their religious beliefs and hope for a nice afterlife. Whenever the gallows first showed up, and the first hanging of a boy took place, Elie thought, “this boy, leaning up against the gallows, deeply upset me”(Wiesel, 62). The sense of justice and that the good were rewarded and the bad were punished began to fade. The Jews can see that the judges in the camps can do as they please and choose who lives and dies, and that the sentences are not always fair. The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted.
The presence of the Holocaust, during World War II occurred to have a major impact on millions of lives. In the novel night, written by Elie Wiesel, he shares the story about his personal attempt of fighting against faith, because of the circumstances that he was forced into, during the Holocaust.This essay will argue that, Elie Wiesel is an important character in this novel, due to the fact that he had a promising faith in the beginning, which he soon started questioning, causing Wiesel to lose complete trust in God. However, this leads to his choice of sharing his experiences, by also being the narrator of the novel Night. Elie Wiesel is a significant character who must be acknowledged. In the beginning of the novel, Wiesel featured as a dedicated young jewish boy—filled with a promising faith.
The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others. On Elie’s fourth day at Buna, some prisoners are chosen by the Kapos to work in a warehouse counting bolts, bulbs, and small electrical parts. Elie describes the Kapos choosing the prisoners to work: “Each one began to choose the men he liked: "You...you...you... " They pointed their fingers, the way one might choose cattle, or merchandise” (Wiesel 49). The Kapos treat prisoners
These delusions ultimately lead to the demise of many Jewish lives. The delusion that one day the Jewish people would know peace. As noted in the novel Night, Elie Wiesel the narrator describes the Holocaust. "Hunger-thirst-fear-transportation-selection-fire-chimney: these words all have intrinsic meaning, but in those times, they meant something else" (Wiesel ix). The novel Night gives the perspective of the Holocaust through a young man 's eyes.
They spent about 3 days at Gleiwitz and then they were transported to Buchenwald by train. There they are rescued by Americans and a resistance group that attacked the camp. Sadly Elie’s father died in Buchenwald before the rescue due to a sickness and being sent to the crematory. Dehumanization of the Jewish people in “Night” ,by Elie Wiesel, happened in a variety of ways and helped Hitler achieve his goal of damaging the view of Jewish people to the Germans. In “night” we see how the Jewish people are being oppressed as well as being dehumanized in so many ways.
In less then a week of the arrival of the transport vehicles all the people of Sighet were in cable cars on their route to concentration camps. Upon the arrival of the Jews the Nazis had prepared a cruel arrangement of steps to properly manage the Jews. The Nazis were determined to have their identity be stripped away from them, starting with the choice of clothes being worn, forced to wear prison uniforms. Next they were forced to shaved their heads and every hair on their body, losing the choice of appearance. Finally the Nazis gave each person a tattoo of a number
An article was soon violated when Chlomo Wiesel announced, “I have terrible news. Deportation.” After the announcement from Eliezer’s father, Hungarian polices started shouting, “All Jews outside! Hurry! The time’s come now…You’ve got to leave all this…” After forced from their homes, they were sent to experience brutality at Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald. Once the Germans omitted the inferiors from their safe haven, the superiors destroyed articles nine: freedom from containment and
The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed” (4). He is talking about how the Jews were forced out of their homes and into ghettos. After a few weeks, they were loaded onto cattle cars and sent to concentration camps, where they were worked to death. Wiesel’s use of allusions help demonstrate why we should never remain
He had gotten used to the thousands dying in the crematories, but this one still “overwhelmed him”(Wiesel 59), as he put it. The Kapo wanted to bandage his eyes, but the man refused. After a period of waiting, the executioner put the noose around the man’s neck. Before they pulled the chair from his feet, in a calm, strong voice he cried: “Long live Liberty! A curse upon Germany!
“As for me, I was thinking not about death but about not wanting to be separated from my father. We had already been through so much, endured so much together. This was not the moment to separate.” Elie was so worried for his father he did not even bother caring about his foot and left the infirmary. He could not even fit his right shoe on, for his foot was too swollen. He found his father and asked him what they should do, if they should stay in the infirmary or if they should evacuate with the other Jews.
This quote helps explain the lifestyle in a concentration camp because in this quote it shows that if you leave your work their will be consequences. Wiesel left his work and heard Idek doing something so he went and looked to see what he was doing and since this wasn’t allowed he got punished by being whipped 25 times. After learning how to life and how to build a life off of what the SS made you, everyone at the camp started to learn how to survive more and more. The SS didn 't care about anything so Elie and his father and everyone there had to do everything perfect or else you would be dead or whipped or whatever they wanted to do would
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of
After they were separate the families in Germany, the guards would put the men through selection. They would pick out the men who were capable of working in the camp. If they would pass selection they would be exterminated in gas chamber, and later burned in the crematoriums. The guards would torture and torment the prisoners mercilessly. Over the time they would advance to another camp, where they would have to march a long, treacherous and hellish trail.
They were hoping that a few of them would just be taken and that the Germans would leave. The life of delusion was what they were accustomed too and stuck in their comfort zone. The Jews was shocked that the news came that the next day they all will be forced into concertation camp. Plus, they were in their own community why would they be scared. They had their own police force and resources.