Elie Wiesel And Josephine Baker's Analysis

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What are human rights? According to the UDHR, human rights “Every person is entitled to certain rights---simply by the fact they are human being”. As an example, Right number one is “We are all born equal,” number two “Don’t discriminate, “and number three “The Right to life”. But are these rights actualized for everyone on this planet? According to Elie Wiesel and Josephine Baker, among many others, human rights are, in fact, not actualized and are broken regularly. The author of the book Night, Elie Wiesel, grew up in Sighet during World War II. At the age of 15, Wiesel and his family was taken to the most well-known Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz. In the book Night, it does not support the Human Rights of article four no slavery, article…show more content…
In his speech Wiesel explains his frustration with indifference and relives the horrors of his childhood in the concentration camps and World War II for all to see and feel. He explains how humans have indifference and it is linked to violence. In the UDHR Article 29 states boldly, “1. Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible” (“Universal Declaration”). In his speech, Wiesel remarks “And now we knew, we learned, we discovered that the Pentagon knew, the State Department knew” (Wiesel 70). Wiesel remarks that the Pentagon and State Department knew about the injustice in World War II but did nothing about it. They were not responsible for the rights of the people imprisoned and…show more content…
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