The Holocaust is one of the if not the most cruel punishment for a single race in recorded human history. No one can truly understand the hardships that a man or woman had to go through to survive it. Society is continuously pretending to understand the pain that people similar to Eliezer had to go through. It is impossible to understand the horror of the Holocaust but in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel through the change of language it makes it a bit more realistic the effect the Holocaust has on a person. The form of medium Elie Wiesel uses helps the reader understand through a bias the day to day Eliezer had to suffer through.
The stripping of Eliezer’s clothes, removal of his gold crown, and how being at Auschwitz makes his beliefs and faith disappear are all instances where he is a victim of dehumanization. With Eliezer’s friends being made into soup, Jewish people getting burned, and how babies were being used for target practice are great exemplifications on how Eliezer’s friends were also victims of the dehumanizing actions that the Germans portrayed towards the Jewish people. One lesson that is shown is that although they cannot choose the circumstances they are in, they choose the way they decide to deal with these circumstances. Up to 6 million Jewish people died because of their beliefs and religion during the period of the Holocaust. The fact that we live in a world that gives anyone the opportunity to believe in what they would like makes us very
Dehumanization is the process in which a person is deprived of their human qualities. The Nazis often used this practice on the Jews and other victims of the Holocaust as these people were stripped of their humanity, and many examples of this can be found in the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. “Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed.
Marc Pillai Ms Mason ENG3U Friday 6 June 2016 Night Elie Wiesel The novel Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is a World War II story that talks about the detrimental experience in the concentration camps. The protagonist, Elie Wiesel is taken to Auschwitz, one of the most frightening concentration camps held by the Germans. As a result of the separation between males and females Elie is left with only his father. The relationship between both Elie and Chlomo are kept together in faith throughout the novel.
There is no positive gain to being merciful nor is there any negative result of murder. The regime truly does not care and are ignoring how they are dehumanizing the population by releasing this statement. The importance of the people is being minimized to nothing. The prisoners in the labor camps were not the only victims of dehumanization. People who escaped murder became unpaid laborers, working on minimum rations and for impossibly long hours.
When they arrived to the ghetto, the Germans created a huge wall surrounding them so they couldn’t escape. Living there was hard for Wladyslaw and his family. All the families who stayed at the ghettos were trying to sell their items to get money, but as for Wladyslaw, they barely sold one book. At one night, the Germans broke into one of the Jews house and started to yell at them to stand up. As Wladyslaw’s family were watching, the Jews went to the old man sitting on the wheelchair and pushed him off the balcony, and Wladyslaw’s mom yelled in fear.
Night and To Kill a Mockingbird are both related books because Jews and Blacks were stripped of their rights, experienced evil, and had no respect. Innocent black and Jews were wrongly stripped of their rights. In the novel Night there were a lot of rights taken from the Jews. To begin with, Jewish children were not allowed to German schools, signs were posed on Jewish
It is a human instinct to prioritize one's well-being before others. We are constantly confronted with situations where we as humans have to take action for our own contentment. In the book, Night by Elie Wiesel, he shares his own traumatic experience of the Holocaust, which was a mass murder of 12 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, basically anyone who is different and wouldn’t fit into Adolf Hitler’s image of a perfect society. Despite how ruthless the Holocaust was, the Elie and his fellow prisoners fought and fought for their freedom, displaying how much humanity will fight for survival. By looking at the following examples: A child kills his own father for a loaf of bread, a son leaving his father behind during one of the march so he would not die, and Elie debating if he should let his father die so he could have a higher chance of surviving.
People say family is everything, but did Elie need his father to survive? In Night, Elie and his family were one of the many families forced to live in multiple ghettos and make the long journey to Auschwitz. Once Elie and his father made it through selection they found out that Elie’s mother and sister didn’t, forcing their last encounter to be when they were ripped apart from each other. Elie and his father ate the small portions of bread and soup they were given while forced to work. Everyday was the same.
The memoir Night, written by Elie Wiesel, recalls the horrific memories of fifteen-year-old Wiesel as he lives through World War ll and the Holocaust. During World War ll Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party and a German politician, ordered the round up of ethnic and religious groups of people who he disapproved of, thus creating the Holocaust. Throughout this period of time approximately thirteen and a half million people were killed under his order, the main groups being Jews, Soviet prisoners of war, Serbian and Polish citizens, as well as the disabled and the homosexuals.