The Holocaust took place during the years 1933 to 1945. It was an attempt to remove all of the Jews, and other smaller groups such as homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses, which lived in the country of Germany. The events that took place during the holocaust were lead by a German man named Adolf Hitler. Schindler's List is a film about the Holocaust from a man named Oskar Schindler's perspective as a leader of a concentration camp. The film displays the five stages of the Holocaust. These five stages include when life became uncomfortable for the Jews, violent life for the Jews, isolation of the Jews, removal of the Jews, and “the final solution” in trying to do away with still living German Jews.
Wiesel is the author of the memoir Night, which mainly focuses on how Hitler’s power and hatred towards Jews make Eliezer and his family’s life miserable. Eliezer is only a teenager when he and his family are forced to leave their home, and they’re sent to various concentration camps where Eliezer has to fight hunger, diseases, and has to take care of his father. Going through various camps has a negative impact on Eliezer 's life, therefore at the end of the book, Eliezer’s father begins to experience Eliezer’s abnormal behavior towards him. In this memoir, Eliezer, his family, and millions of other Jews experience different types of dehumanization in the concentration camps during the World War II.
In the Holocaust, Nazi killed numerous people, both Jewish and non- jewish. Hitler was the cause of the Holocaust. Countless people suffered because of Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany. There were few survivors in the Holocaust, they went through a lot during that period of time. The people, lived in ghettos and also were transported to concentration camps, where they died from gas chambers, forced labor, etc,. It was a hard time in life for people in Germany.
Taking the lives of 6 million Jews alone, the Holocaust is one of , if not the, greatest tragedies in history. It is completely deranged that at one point in time, millions of people stood by and supported Adolf Hitler. Adolf was a man who stored so much hatred towards Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, etc., that he found it acceptable to kill them through mass shootings, gassings, and Nazi camps. Other times called ‘concentration camps,’ the mere idea of Nazi camps was purely wicked. Disease, forced labor, starvation, and murder are only a few things that were incorporated into these camps. During this time, Jews (and every other group affected) were absolutely dehumanized. Once they arrived to these camps, typically through compact trains, they were not only stripped of the few items they had brought, but were stripped of their names, families and friends, usual lives, and any dignity or hope they had once had.
They were told, “be killed or work.” The Germans dehumanized Jews by calling them a number instead of their God given names. “I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” (Wiesel pg 42) Edicts were made, one which being every Jewish person had to wear the yellow star to be marked and separated from other races. In the very beginning of the Holocaust, the Jews were told they could take one sack of personal belongings with them, but their sacks never even left the ghetto’s of where they lived. The Jews were forced to have their haircut, then their heads shaved. They had one pair of clothes or barely any clothing at all. For food, they had very tiny amounts of rations. Every victim was treated poorly with disrespect. “We received no food. We lived on snow; it took the place of the bread.” (Wiesel pg 100) For every individuals hair that is kept in the case at the memorial museum in Auschwitz, needs a voice. These human beings were killed in horrible dehumanizing ways. They were ordered to either the gas chambers or the crematorium; or they died because of their bad health. “We did not know, as yet, which was the better side, right or left, which road led to prison and which led to the crematorium” (Wiesel pg 32) Innocent people were tricked into walking right into the gas chambers. They would strip down and stand in lines nakes, thinking they were waiting for a shower; but instead they were in line for their death.
Jews were moved to the camps to either work or be killed (Veil 113). The Nazis also wanted to keep the children, but only twins because the Nazi scientist wanted to experiment on them (Veil 115). The Nazis had a plan called the System of Death where they told all the Jews that they were going to take showers and clean off and the Nazis took them to a medium sized room where they all stripped down getting ready for showers. The Nazis would then put some Zyklon B pellets into the chamber where it reacted with the oxygen in the air and turned into chlorine gas and all the Jews were dead in minutes. They then would force some other Jews to carry the bodies to the crematorium where the bodies would be
More than three million Jews were killed in concentration camps during World War Two. The concentration camps were extremely brutal and people who experienced them were treated like animals. When Jewish people were thrown into concentration camps, not only had they been stripped of their basic rights, but they had been stripped of their lives as well. Everyday they would witness fellow jews dying or being killed. Anyone who ever lived in a concentration camp knew that they could have died any day. They knew that they no longer had control over their lives. Living in a place like that changed people drastically. In Night, Elie Wiesel uses characterization, imagery, and symbolism to show how awful his time in the concentration camps was and how it contributed to his loss of faith.
Have you ever thought about what the Japanese population during world war ll felt like, or what they went through when they were forced into internment camps? Well back then or maybe even now people didn’t think about how horrible it would have been for all of those people in the camps, or they just didn’t care. No one should have to go through such an awful experience like that, it was wrong what the U.S. did.
If anyone were to trip or fall they would be killed without any hesitation. Once the Nazis decided they had ran enough, the ones who had lived went on a train to go to Gleiwitz. On the train, a leader of the camp would throw some kind of food in the middle of the train for them all to fight for. After a while everyone went through another selection and if they did anything wrong they would be blown up. After people had died the strong would strip them of their clothes and all the food that they had to help themselves.
During the Holocaust, the jews in the Warsaw ghetto faced many hardships. In this paper I will give my input on the jews hardships, and how they managed to survive despise being oppressed by the germans. On November 16, 1940, all the jews in the currently-occupied polish city of Warsaw were forced into a ghetto, which was only 2.4% of the total land mass of the city. To put that into perspective, during that time there was 375,000 jews living in Warsaw. That means a single building housed multiple families of jews. But this was only a small fraction of their troubles. Soon walls were built around the area, and the true horrors began. During their days in the ghetto the jews had to deal with finding food to eat, finding a way to be useful and help their families, and if they were taking classes, which were done in secret, to be careful and hide their books from the germans. The jews were also sent to camps, where they were worked to death, shot to death, and starved to death. Their items were stolen, and they couldn 't do anything about it. A common camp where they were sent is Treblinka, which was located in the north east side of Warsaw.
Separating the Jews from the rest of the society is done in levels. The first thing the Nazis do to keep Jews away from normal society is “[prohibit them] from leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death.” (Wiesel 10) Next, “the Hungarian police burst into every Jewish home in town: a Jew was henceforth forbidden to own gold, jewelry, or any valuables.” (Wiesel 10) More and more laws limiting what the Jews could do. Rights such as “to frequent restaurants or cafés, to travel by rail, to attend synagogue, to be on the streets after six o’clock in the evening.” (Wiesel 11) was taken away from the Jews. After that, Jews were put into ghettos. Ghettos are surrounded by a barbed wire fence, so no one can get in or out. People inside have to rely on food and other supplies being brought to the ghetto. Finally, the Jews are brought to concentration camps, so they see no one except other prisoners and only other prisoners see them. In these camps Jews rarely are given food and are forced to work. Many people die and suffer in these
They were looked at as an outcast and were portrayed as monsters (Doc 2). Children stories created by the Germans created an image that Jews were bad and would harm the Germans (Doc 2). Because of this, the German children mistreated the Jews because of what their parents were teaching them. These acts were also influenced by their teachers. Jews had to go to a different school because they were no longer welcomed at their currents schools. Their new schools were ran by all Jewish people. The Nazis did not consider the Jews human. They were treated like trash and as if their lives were nothing compared to the German people. The sad part about it is that many of the Jews, had been native born and their families had been living in Germany for centuries (Doc1). The Germans took none of this into consideration. At concentration camps, a lot of Jews were killed without a reason. A lot were killed if they were old or weren’t stable enough for labor. If they did not follow orders or the Nazis didn’t like their performance, they were also shot. Unfortunately, some Jews were shot without a reason. Another method to annihilate the Jews was gas chambers. The Jews would be forced that they were going to take a shower, and then they would be forced into this room where they would then be gassed and killed. A lot also died from poor nutrition and hygiene (Doc 6). They were fed occasionally and were not able to clean themselves up and
In the fall of 1941, many Jews in Germany occupied countries of Austria and Czechoslovakia were deported to Poland.(book) They were forced to live in the ghettos , which were set up in a major towns there.(book) These were enclosed by walls and guarded at night.The jews were only permitted to take a few personal items with them to the ghetto, in the process being stripped of the homes and property that they had left behind.(Daily Life in Ghettos)
The started off treating the Jews with some kindness, but a few weeks after they arrived they started literally treating them like dirt with no rights and using inhuman punishment. The work they had to do was odd at times but at other times it was the worst jobs imaginable like shoveling the remains of the camp members who they burned in a giant crematorium. Another way the Nazis dehumanized the Jews was only giving them one or two meals at most a day with no breaks during the day. Eventually they even took the crows from their teeth, and if they refused to give it to them they were either beaten or killed, more often they were
The Jews were forced to move to the ghettos because the Nazis wanted to limit Jews freedom (Blohm Holocaust Camps 10). The Nazi convinced people that the Jews were infectious and this was one of their favorite tactics to use (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 9). They used that tactic to say that they were moving Jews into “quarantine” to protect the public from disease (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 9). Unfortunately, the Jews were only moved to ghettos for the short-term solution of extermination (Altman The Holocaust Ghettos 13).