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.
In the novel Night, the word night ironically is a motif, appearing again and again throughout the novel. One of its many appearances occurs near the beginning of the novel when Elie and his family are going to move into a smaller ghetto. “It was to be the last night spent in our house.” It next appears on the train when they hear that Aushwitz will be their last destination and that conditions were good. “Suddenly we felt free of the previous nights’ terror.”
Justino Gonzalez ELA 11 Unit 2 Assignment 4 My Connection with the novel Night by Elie Wiesel The novel Night is a work by Elie Wiesel, published in 1956, about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. The novel is very emotional and has touched the hearts of many, to the point where it won the Oprah’s Book Club award. This book has definitely made me reflect a lot and I feel that I can relate to it in different ways.
During World War ll, a very well known man, Adolf Hitler, chose to kill himself when he was put in crisis, leaving his country in ruins, as well as revealing that he was very much selfish, cowardly, and scared. As shown in the novel Night written by Elie Wiesel, during the Jewish Holocaust, when put in testing situations, many people act poorly towards the Jews, and the Jews show hatred towards the Germans. Also, in the short story ¨The in Group¨ by Eve Shale, a young girl by the name of Eve chooses between popularity and rightfulness. In both Night and ¨The in Group¨ it is demonstrated that crisis brings out the worst in people, because challenging situations put more pressure on people, resulting in poorer choices, and crisis additionally causes people to show selfishness.
When placed in particular situations, humans rank which cultural or personal values they found the most essential. Consequently, certain ideals are not considered. During the infamous incident known as the Holocaust, this occurred frequently. As a result, the people that underwent these horrible situations nominated particular personal or cultural values over others. This selection determined the difference between life and death for several individuals.
In the novel “The Night Trilogy” by Elie Wiesel a positive character is Tibi and Yossi. They are supportive and calm young siblings from Czechoslovakia who take care of each other profoundly. During the deportation of the Jews, their parents were killed in Birkenau, they were deported into a concentration camp and yet tobi and yossi still have the strength to keep going on. As kids they should be playing around in a back yard using their creativity, imagination, not wondering whether todays their last day to live.
The Holocaust was the wide scale murder and extermination of Jews during the Nazi Regime. The Holocaust was undoubtedly a world-changing reality of World War II. Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust. Jews were placed in concentration (extermination) camps and forced to work until their subsequent, often inevitable, death.
The memoir Night written by Holocaust survivor Eliezer Wiesel is a recollection of the Holocaust. In the memoir Eliezer describes his experience during the height of the Holocaust near the end of the second World War. A time of concentration camps and prejudice on Jews from the Germans/Nazis. In Eliezer’s memoir he uses literary devices to help bring his experience to life for the audience. Using similes, metaphors, irony, symbolism, imagery, and so much more.
I have always respected and explored the terrible events of ‘The Holocaust’. After reading Elie Wiesel bibliography, “The Night” I was horrified that he experienced those traumatic events, at the age of 12 and just because he was a Jew. Back when I was twelve, I just started high school and yet I had no information or understanding of ‘Holocaust’. Since reading Elie Wiesel’s book, I still don’t understand why humans could be so wicked, immoral and evil to another human being? The killing of innocent Jews, just because of their beliefs isn’t acceptable, it’s pure evil.
“ You don 't need religion to have morals. If you can 't determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy not religion. ”- unknown. Night by Elie Wiesel, during World War II, in Germany and Poland, Jewish people taken to concentration camps and forced to do labor.