The stripping of Eliezer’s clothes, removal of his gold crown, and how being at Auschwitz makes his beliefs and faith disappear are all instances where he is a victim of dehumanization. With Eliezer’s friends being made into soup, Jewish people getting burned, and how babies were being used for target practice are great exemplifications on how Eliezer’s friends were also victims of the dehumanizing actions that the Germans portrayed towards the Jewish people. One lesson that is shown is that although they cannot choose the circumstances they are in, they choose the way they decide to deal with these circumstances. Up to 6 million Jewish people died because of their beliefs and religion during the period of the Holocaust. The fact that we live in a world that gives anyone the opportunity to believe in what they would like makes us very
Fear Mongering and hatred often go hand in hand. When a group of people begin blindly fearing a group of people, they will quickly lead to an unjustified hatred of said group. One of the main examples of this came from the Holocaust. Much like the Holocaust, the Crucible featured people blindly hating people because of pointless fears, Also, they both feature an extremely biased government system in which the victim is not as well represented as they should be. During the times of the holocaust, some groups of people blamed the jews for the economic downfall of Germany, so they rose against them and began fighting against them, fueled by a leader who hated them more than anyone else.
This quote signifies that Elijah views killing men as a sport rather than an assigned job. During the food shortage, he starts to live off the feeling he gets from killing people. This results in Elijah becoming mentally unstable which further hinders him from coping with his adversities effectively. Elijah choses to forget about his culture which results in a loss of humane beliefs. This is seen when Elijah and Xavier are going to push into No man’s land as they were putting charcoal on their face.
This tells us the reasoning that people believed proved that the Jews were guilty. As it says for this reason they were burned in these places as well as any other place that the word they should be burnt spread to. “However in Basel the citizens marched to the city-hall and compelled the council to take an oath that they would burn the Jews, and that they would allow no Jew to enter the city for the next two hundred years. Thereupon the Jews were arrested in all these places.” In some places the Jews had admitted to poisoning the water so they were burned. In some places however the Government believed the Jews should be left alone.
The Holocaust was a period of time where around six million Jews were killed. When rising to power, Hitler 's main focus was to blame the Jews for the variety of problems Germany was facing at the time. The German people would accept the anti semitic claims and would start to create a deadly reaction against the European Jewish community. The Nazis believed that Jews were the problem, and it needed to be solved by removing them. The mass killings of the Holocaust were what Hitler called "The Final Solution".
The happened as a reaction to a Polish Jew killing a German diplomat. A pogrom was then launched and violence quickly erupted throughout the major cities. During this event Jewish owned shops, home, synagogues, and schools were torched and destroyed. The name Kristallnacht was given in result to the amount of broken glass that was left in the streets of Germany because of the pogrom. The significance of Kristallnacht is that it showed the level of authority that the Nazis had on anti-Jews for this happen so
We will never stop until we win back what we deserve.” This obviously shows that Germans disliked the treaty when he describes the treaty “disgraceful” and they were really angry. Count Brockdorff-Rantzau, leader of the German delegation at Versailles said Article 231- the war-guilt clause - was: "a lie". Germany officially denied the war-guilt clause in 1927. He also stated “Those who sign this treaty, will sign the death sentence of many millions of German men, women and children.”-He is trying to portray that treaty of Versailles will make the German people suffer. The Germans also hated the loss of territory.
When the SS officials were told to liquidate the concentration camp in Buna, the Nazis sent the prisoners to the crematorium and did not give them food despite how much they worked. Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night is good to people because it teaches them about the universe of obligation. The universe of obligation says that the closer people are to you, the more obligated you feel towards them and that the expansion and shrinkage of this universe are often a matter of life and death. The Holocaust is a strong example of what happens when one’s universe shrinks incredibly small. The purpose of the universe of obligation is to allow humanity to progress and even sometimes regress.
In my opinion, the United states was not justified in its policy of keeping Japanese Americans in internment camps. These people were Americans just like those who chose to put them in camps. By singling out these people in camps, the government essentially legitimized racism against them. Most of them had committed no crimes against the United States. Most of them had not involved in the planning of any crimes against the United States.
They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
“When I walk the ground of the concentration camps, I fear that I am walking on the ashes of the victims,” (Moshe Katsav). This quote relates to the horrible tragedies that happened during the Holocaust. During World War II, when the Nazis ruled Germany, they developed places called concentration camps. These camps were meant to punish and kill all Jews. The leader of the Nazis, a very contemptuous man, Adolf Hitler, created these camps because he had a strong hatred towards Jews and wanted to aspire his goal of total genocide.
At this camp the prisoners were made up of people who opposed the new regime and could cause problems down the road for Hitler?s plan. The Jewish people who owned local shops and businesses slowly lost business because no one wanted to be seen giving business to the hated race.? The Law of Reestablishment of the Professional Civil Service was enacted and this stated Jews with public jobs are to be dismissed. Continuing with giving Jews no rights or place in society is the burning of books that were written by Jewish authors. This took place in public to show how serious the Nazi party was about humiliating and denying any rights to the Jewish population.
[He said] it [didn’t] bother Perry a bit” (Capote 255). Dick is honestly trying to make Perry look very guilty instead of him. Even though Perry killed all four of the Clutters, Capote was still against the death penalty for Perry. Capote was also biased throughout the story because of his “relationship” with Perry. An example of Capote’s bias is when he wrote that “Dewey, a believer in capital punishment, its purported deterrent effects, and its justice, witnessed the hangings” but he could not watch Perry’s hanging.
To show how much he hated the Jews he started the holocaust. The holocaust showed everyone just how much Adolf Hitler truly hated the Jews. By the end of the Holocaust Adolf Hitler had ended up killing thousands of Jews. He didn’t seem to care if they were children or not. If they were Jewish they were to be killed no matter what.
The fascists attack Jewish stores, synagogues. The situation is becoming very serious…” (Night, Wiesel, 9). Soon after they were prohibited from owning gold, jewelry or any valuables and prohibited from being anywhere after six o’clock, both of these edicts came with the penalty of death if not followed. Jews had lost the basic right of freedom and religious freedom, one night referred to as as Kristallnacht where German forces and civilians smashed the windows of Jewish owned stores, buildings, and synagogues. Many died and were incarcerated in labor camps on this