The theme of dehumanization is scattered throughout the traumatic and horrific events that the Jews endured while prisoners in Auschwitz. The novel, Night, was written by Elie Wiesel in the mid 1950’s. Night describes the concentration camps where the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. Night was written in first person and recounted the horrid details and conditions as a prisoner in the concentrations camps. Wiesel began writing after a 10-year self-imposed vow of silence about the tragic Holocaust.
By the end of the war, there were some 50,000 up to 100,000 survivors that were living in occupied Europe. Auschwitz was the camp that happened to occur the most death out of all the other camps. Thousands of Nazis commited suicide during 1945, as they were taught. After the removal of Adolf Hitler, within’ a year, the population of survivors grew up to over 200,000 survivors. During the holocaust, Adolf hitler murdered millions of people.
For almost 80 years, historians and Jewish survivors have authored and published their firsthand accounts of the pain they were forced to endure. One such piece of literature is Elie Wiesel’s Night, a memoir illustrating his own experiences in German concentration camps, where every day was dominated by the impulse to stay alive. As Wiesel demonstrated repeatedly in his novel, during the Holocaust, self-preservation forced millions of victims to abandon family members and friends; commit desperate, sometimes suicidal, acts; and blinded many victims to the reality of their situations throughout the genocide. One of the most psychologically destructive aspects of the Holocaust was the forced isolation and selective targeting of Jewish victims, many of whom were killed or separated from one another. However,
After sending young children, women, and the elderly away, men and older boys were gathered to be inspected. The Schutzstaffel (S.S.) picked the able-bodied men and older boys who could work and sent the rest to the crematory. Wiesel and his father lie about their ages in order to clear the first “selection”. On their way, to the barracks, Elie Wiesel witnesses a horrific scene “A lorry drew up at the pit and delivered its load-little children. Babies!
Historians have been debating how the spirit triumphed during the Holocaust for years. The spirit triumphed through the Holocaust through many, many distractions, nature, and the support and love of family and friends. The Nazis had killed, and enslaved so many Jewish people in concentration camps. But, the Nazis couldn’t take their spirit from them. Even though the Holocaust had so many deaths, there were also so much love, and so many good people.
The perils of indifference was a speech given by Elie Wiesel on April 12, 1999 as part of the Millennium Lecture series hosted by President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton. Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and a Nobel Laureate. He experienced first hand the injustices and suffering during the Holocaust. As a teenage in the year 1944, Wiesel and his family were torn apart by the Nazis, they were deported from their home in Hungary and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Wiesel recalls facing hunger, strict discipline, and slavery.
During the Holocaust, The Jews suffered severely because of the Germans. The Holocaust took place in Eastern Europe and Germany from January 30th, 1933 to May 8, 1945. Hitler’s German Nazi army evacuated Jews from their homes and relocated them in the ghetto or labor camps. One man, Oskar Schindler was able to save 1,200 Jews by employing them in factories where they were protected from Germans.
Elie Wiesel, author and victim of the Holocaust wrote the novel Night which portrays his experiences in the Holocaust. During the Holocaust the Nazis dehumanized many groups of people, but primarily the Jewish people. Elie writes about his personal journey through the Holocaust, and how he narrowly escaped death. In Elie’s novel he also provides detailed descriptions of what the victims of the Holocaust had to suffer through, and the different ways the Nazis made them feel like nothing more than animals that are meant to be used for work and slaughtered. One of the first things that Elie and the other Jewish people from his village have to suffer through is riding in a cramped cattle car, as if they were animals.
In the 1940’s, Jewish people were captured and thrown into concentration camps against their will. Jews spent years completing hard labor and saw things that will never escape their memories. People were gassed, tortured, and some were even thrown into fires alive. During the war in Germany, over 6 million Jews were murdered by Nazi’s due to their religion. Discrimination has been a huge problem for hundreds of years and it continues to spread each and every day.
The Holocaust was a cruel and terrifying time, especially for the groups targeted. Before it began, the Wiesels had been a deeply religious Jewish family. Elie Wiesel was only a teenager when he and his family were torn from their home and sent to concentration camps. There, he faced many horrors including the deaths of his family and the distortion of the person he once was. Wiesel has recounted these horrific events in his memoir, Night.
Throughout his life, Elie Wiesel has worked as a political activist, professor, journalist, and novelist, writing almost sixty fiction and non-fiction novels. Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania (now known as Romania). At the age of fifteen, he and his family were placed in a Sighet ghetto. It wasn’t until 1944 that all the Jewish people who inhabited this ghetto were deported to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Wiesel’s inmate number “A-7713” was tattooed on his left arm and he was separated from his mother and sisters.
From 1941-1945, during World War II Jews were systematically massacred in Nazi Germany that was led by Adolf Hitler. Historical records estimated that over 6 million Jews were killed from concentration camps in the most degrading and inhuman manner. The gruesome death of Jews left many survivors to experience severe trauma to date. Intergenerational trauma has been evidenced through various studies and through accounts of eye witnesses. The holocaust had and continues to have a deep effect on the children of the survivors.
The second time a son had abandoned a father of theirs is when Rabbi Eliahou had frantically searched for his son during The Death March, which is what happened near the end of the war when the Germans began losing. They would round up prisoners and load them up into train cars with little food, water, and other essential things we need as humans. In fact the poor rabbi 's son had actually left to better suit and nourish his way through the camp without having his dying father drag him down. When Elie 's father was nearing the end of his life Elie had tried to help anyway he could. He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp.
The Holocaust will always be one of the most horrific memories that will never be suppressed. The Holocaust was when millions of Jews were thrown into concentration camps and tortured until their death. Families were being split up, not knowing they would never see each other again. It was so tragic, that the Jews eventually did not mind the deceased bodies lying beside them on the ground. Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos. Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.