Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
Hell on earth has been redefined for many. Some may perceive it as a typical annoyance, however others may see it as literal torture in scenarios such as the Holocaust. In the Buchenwald concentration camp that Elie Wiesel attended, he encountered the first American soldiers. To them, perceiving just a glimpse of how the Jews were living was enough to make them bewildered and unable to comprehend what was going on. To them, it was unknown as to what to do or what to say.
In order for the readers, to properly do this and understand the feelings of the characters, the story must first have some credibility to it which in this case, is given by the theme of loss of faith in God. In the Holocaust, while it was a massacre of all non-Aryan races, Hitler particularly targeted the Jews and sought to exterminate them due to their faith. He does this by implementing a plan described by Saul Lerner in his Magill’s Literary Annual 1981 as “a comprehensive program of mass murder” (2). This plan involved first putting the Jews into ghettos, granting them nonperson status and eventually, shipping them to concentration camps. In these concentration camps, the Jews were given inhumane, brutal actions.
The irony in the phrase “Work Sets You Free” is that the act of working itself prevents the prisoners from being free. In addition, the German phrase instills false hope to the Jewish people in order to enforce slavery until death. Overall, the ironic tone of the German phrase foreshadows the upcoming darkness in the concentration camps by revealing the empty promises of the German
For instance, Holden Caulfield calls many people throughout the novel who he feels has selfish motives “phonies.” Equivalent to Holden, Wiesel feels the need to prevent people (the “phonies”) from forgetting the Holocaust. Holden rebels against respecting widely revered people and Wiesel rebels against the progressing society. However, Wiesel’s rebellious actions are less voluntary than those of Holden. Wiesel has a sense of responsibility for justifying the deaths of the Jewish people: “We had all taken an oath: ‘If, by some miracle, I emerge alive, I will devote my life to testifying on behalf of those whose shadow will fall on mine forever and ever.”
In Night, a non-fictional novel, Elie Wiesel, the author, recounts his experience with his father at Nazi German concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A memoir on the Holocaust, the novel addresses the task of describing the indescribable and does it quite well, taking readers on an emotional roll coaster. The novel evokes various feelings including sadness and anger as Wiesel describes explicit details of his experiences during the Holocaust. After reading Night, I felt powerless and depressed as I reflected on my perspective of humanity. I also felt disappointed and frustrated with the details perhaps due to the fact that the details came from a true story.
Cruelty is directly related to this book as a whole because it is basically what the Holocaust is about, Nazi’s and Germans mistreating Jewish people because they were
Elie Wiesel 's (2006) book Night and the movie "Life is Beautiful" (2000) portray how a different perspective can alter the way a difficulty is experienced. Both of these works focus on the relationship between a father and a son as they tell the story of their unique encounters in the concentration camps. The main factor that impacts each outcome is perspective. In the novel Night and in the movie "Life is Beautiful," the Holocaust is portrayed both similarly and differently through the father/son relationship, God 's provision, and mood of sadness. Father/Son Relationship
Ask yourself. How could six million Jews be persecuted and butchered? The memoir “Night,” written by Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel is about the experience Wiesel saw during the Holocaust and the torment and killings he saw and how it affected his life. The author uses similes and imagery to reveal a dramatic and sad mood to the reader to explain the thoughts and atrocities Wiesel saw during the Holocaust. The Author uses similes to explain the events of what he saw before and during the Holocaust in many ways.
The book The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal is about a Jew in a concentration camp in the height of World War II in Germany. One day when he is working in a hospital, Simon is asked to forgive a dying Nazi soldier, Karl. He is faced with a dilemma that everyone has to encounter at some point in their life, but this is different than forgiving a family member for lying to you. Simon has to decide right then whether or not to forgive a murderer of many innocent Jews. Simon Wiesenthal wrote this book because he wanted to reach out and find closure for his actions.
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel had experienced this when he was captured by the Nazi and taken to the camps. Concentration camps were probably the most inferior place in the world. Torture did not begin with the camps though. The fear that the Nazis would come for them would eat the Jews lives’ out. Then, when the Nazi captured the Jews, they had to go through the transportation which was another type torment.
These thoughts along with others couldn’t escape my mind as I was reading this. This quote also acts as a lesson. People aren’t always the way they seem. It only takes a small mask to cover the face of a monster. I can tell this quote is very significant to the book because this is a real
Grimly, these “inmates of the European prison” faced not only a physical torture/murder of their bodies, but also a crushing blow to their mind, soul, and faith throughout the second war of the world. At the age of 15, Elie survived through the events that stole his life from him; only to leave him in a state of emotional duress, “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke... these moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. (34)” The Nazis were as malevolent el Diablo himself; they played twisted mind games such as these, “We
Do you know what concentration camps are?They were created as a final solution to destroy all Jews. Concentration camps were designed during the holocaust. Adolf Hitler wanted to take control and knew that Jews were already disliked. That is why he came up with concentration camps,to imprison Jews. They were a terrible place for Jews during the holocaust because of the way they had to live and the reasons behind why they were there.
Even though Hitler was gone, there were still many anti-Semitic people living in Europe. Therefore, special camps were established for Jews to keep them safe from any danger that might still be out there. In conclusion, the Holocaust left millions of people dead. Two out of every three Jews were killed during this horrible time because Adolf Hitler blamed them for all the economic problems in Germany.