Throughout life, one learns through experiences to cherish even the simplest of comforts. Through pain and unimaginable suffering, it is impossible for one to not lose faith or hope in life. Throughout the book Night, Elie Wiesel’s experiences from before he even enters the camps, to the end where he is free. Explains the mind of one who has endured great suffering and lost, causing them to finally break after continuous torture. Leading to loss of faith in religion, life, and even humanity.
Nazis dehumanize the jews in multiple ways and for multiple reasons in the times of the holocaust. The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel.
Jewish men, women, and children lost their lives because they were dehumanized to nothing more than just objects. Dehumanization is a process by which a person or a group of people deprive others of human qualities. The three most important reasons of how Jewish people were dehumanized is they were torchered, killed with little to no emotion, and put in harsh environments. Above all, When Jews were in concentration camps, and they didn't do as they were told they would be beaten. Punishments such as being wiped or starved were part of the harsh conditions they had to face.
They would mow down row upon row of shivering, half naked adults, and smash the heads of babies with a show of pity or remorse(Wistrich). The psychological effect on those who lived during the Holocaust are beyond any superficial description. Hitler mainly targeted the Jewish population because he defined Jews as a race not a religion. For the period of 12 years million of Jews lived under the Nazi power and it persecution towards them. They held the highest population in all and every camp.
Through his perspective, the readers discover the cruel and disgusting practices taken against the Jews. For instance, they are compared to dogs, tattooed with numbers, and starved to the extent where they would kill one another for a piece of food. A German officer dehumanizes the Jews when he forces them into a cattle car. He states, "There
The Jews did have some different aspects that made their experience different from the disabled Germans. During their experience, the Jews were tattooed and their identities were lost. Also, the Jews faced selection processes when they arrived at camps. From the book Night, the author recalls his selection process: "He was holding a conductor 's baton and was surrounded by officers. The baton was moving
Without these significant factors, it would be impossible for the Jews to oppose the Nazis, accelerating the mass murder and genocide. The Jewish resistance against the Nazis during the Holocaust saved many Jews from perishing in the harsh conditions and gave the Jews hope for survival and justice, causing it be one of the most significant and sanguine parts of the Holocaust. While many Jews during the Holocaust participated in acts of armed resistance, other Jews performed cultural and spiritual activities which undermined Nazi power and gave courage and hope. For example, many Jews had literary evenings, gatherings to mark the anniversary of a Jewish artist, and concerts. Some of the cultural activities were based on activities done before the war, while
As the question remained how can God allow such horror and cruelty to occur? The concentration camps took everything from Eliezer, his will to live, his faith, his heart. He became empty, rotting from the inside out with no longer the desire to live. Only a corpse remained. Throughout all the chaos that ensued, the one distinction that hindered the Jewish people from freedom was their inexplicable silence and dignity.
The SS played a big role in trying to remove every single Jew from Europe. Nazi Propaganda was a way to try to force people to think about a certain way and to spread the ideals of National Socialism. National Socialism included racism, antisemitism, and anti Bolshevism. When Hitler came into power, he aimed to ensure that the Nazi message was communicated successfully through art, music, theater, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the press. Euthanasia is the practice of ending life to relieve pain and suffering.
Many Germans found themselves got caught in the grip of Nazi terror because they did not practice Judaism for years (Jeremy,2008). Jews believe that God gave the power to the jews to be his chosen people to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world (Jeremy,2008). Many Germans who had not trained Judaism for years found