Night By Elie Wiesel Dehumanization Analysis

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Dehumanization is the process in which Nazis gradually and slowly degrade jews to little more than “things” because they don't see jews as humans. The Nazi’s felt this process was necessary due to the fact that jews were inferior to them. Jews were dehumanized at concentration camps constantly, many times the entering of the camps involved this. When Eli arrives at Auschwitz he is branded in a sorts. “I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” (Wiesel 42) In Auschwitz none of the officials or guards took the prisoners names into consideration. They stamped them on the arm signifying that they are nothing more than a number. The number used could be compared to that of a serial number. Serial numbers are only used to number items that will become possessions. This is meant to make the Jews (Eliezer in this case) feel like they were items of the concentration camp and nothing more. Eliezer said he had no…show more content…
Making them scared to do anything. Even to fend for themselves without permission. “A barrel of foul-smelling liquid stood by the door. Disinfection. Everybody soaked in it.” Eliezer and those in his barrack were covered in their own defecation. Forced to wear something that no ,“human”, would ever be around, and yet Eliezer and the jews in his barrack where covered in it. Meaning that they were worthless, nothing more than merely flesh and bone. Dehumanization is the process in which Nazis gradually and slowly degrade jews to little more than “things” because they don't see jews as humans. The Nazi’s dehumanized jews during day to day life in the holocaust making sure they felt worthless. They did this in Night many times from covering Eliezer and his fellow jews in their defecation, tattooing numbers resembling those on possessable items, and making them stand naked, totally vulnerable and without dignity. One might even think that the Nazi’s were envious of the happiness possessed by the
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