Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
“We had forgotten everything- death, fatigue, our natural needs. Stronger than cold or hunger, stronger than the shots and the desire to die… We were the only men on Earth.” These powerful words of Elie Wiesel were used to describe the suffering of a Jewish person during the Holocaust and similar accounts to this abound throughout its story. Arguably the most widely known genocide in history, the Holocaust was the mass murder of over 6 million European Jews (and also gypsies, and other people deemed “undesirable”) in concentration camps by the German Nazis from 1941-1945. It is a narrative of a human injustice at the hands of a government, but it is also one of resilience and the refusal to be silenced. Historians have pieced together the
Many consider bystanders to be as guilty as perpetrators for not doing or saying anything in a time of crisis. Such was the case for the Holocaust. Bystanders during the Holocaust consisted of the civilians and countries who chose to distance themselves from what was really happening, instead choosing to justify the situation, or just not think of it. Many people rationalized, that the idea of self preservation was much more important than sacrificing oneself for the greater good. People also held a sense of indifference towards the suffering of the Jewish people.
While the author nor the speaker were Jewish, “This Way for Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” allows readers to experience a bystander effect, so to speak. The speaker is powerless against the Nazi SS soldiers, and often during a crisis, if a person is surrounded by others, they wait for someone else to take charge and handle the situation. The speaker knows he will die if he challenges the Nazis, so he helplessly looks on in the hopes that someone else will end this madness. The author shares this story in order to stop the bystander effect, and empower people to prevent this if it happens again. There have been many genocides in history, and humanity (the people, but also the concept) will not survive unless we prevent another from happening.
The Jews thought by taking their personal items with them that they'd live through all this and actually live rather than be worked to death. A crematorium is a place where the Nazis would burn the Jews until they were just bone. A gas chamber was another Nazi instrument that they used to kill Jews in. Like the name, they gassed Jews in a chamber which consisted of hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Some interesting things I found in my research was that the Germans did a lot of cruel and inhumane things to the Jews.
For Nazi soldiers, that being told to kill Jewish people by a higher authority meant that all they were being taught was false and biased information. This caused about 5-6 million Jews to be killed during the Holocaust. From this case, I began to question, “ does person with possession false knowledge have the blame on their actions because of what they were taught to be ethically
The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos. Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.
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.
Another way that they would kill people is that they would have mass shootings, where they bring people to the middle of nowhere and just shoot them. Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. The Holocaust was started by a guy named Adolf Hitler. Some people think that he started targeting Jews because his mother was Jewish and he did not like his mother. He is violent because his father beat him as a child; which led to him beating up his
(“Genocide”)This is genocide is consider institutional or systemic oppression because the Nazis took the control and decided to kill all the Jews without any valid reason. This cause oppression because they didn't have any chance to the Jews to react or express, Jews only have a sure destine and was to be killed or hid for the rest of their