Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
Mental dehumanization was the stage in which saddened me the most. An example was when Wiesel and all the jewish prisoners in Bruna had assembled on the Appelplatz on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, his thoughts were, “Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because he caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves?” (Wiesel 67). Elie Wiesel was very religious before he
Joseph, at the age of eighty six, still would wake up during the night crying over the german boy he killed and claimed that specific memory the saddest in his lifetime. In the war in those woods he slowly lost his sanity and it haunted him till he pass away. “Dallaire left Rwanda...He returned to Canada, where he was promoted...but the spirits followed him...he was too afraid even to go into his bedroom. He moved office furniture into his living room” and Dallaire states,‘“I’m not the same man I was, the man my wife married”’(Lawson). After Rwanda and seeing so many people die, Dallaire is no longer who he used to be which slowly destroys his home and work environment.
They held the highest population in all and every camp. In retaliation to Jews for killing a German policeman in self defense on July 31, 1940 the nazis carried out a public mass execution(“Holocaust”). This day was later named “Bloody Wednesday”.They were tortured by anxiety, were insecure of the present, torn between hope and despair, and felt helpless. There were many people who were persecuted during the Holocaust that weren’t Jewish: spouses of Jews, Roma Gypsies, resisters, priests and pastor, Jehovah Witnesses, political enemies, homosexuals, the disabled, and African-German descent. Spouses of Jews had to choose between getting a divorce or being sent to concentration camps along with their Jewish Spouse.
The author describes the children as dying and helpless, which describes the truly dark nature of the concentration camps. One of the biggest mass deaths was during the run to another camp. Nearing the end of the run Elie observed, “Death hardly needed their help. The cold was conscientiously doing its work” (92). During their run the Gestapo would shoot and kill anyone who fell behind.
He must have wanted people to feel compassion for him. Compassion is to love and care which is something he didn’t have. Compassion is something that the people of the holocaust needed. Let 's take the holocaust as an example from history that have made an impact on Myself and everyone else. The holocaust is a really sad event that really gets to me.
The Holocaust was entitled as the worst act of genocide in history. Emotionally the Nazi 's tortured the Jews for years in concentration camps deprived them of their named and identity. Although there are many themes represented in the holocaust art and literature, struggle to maintain faith is present in the passage from Elie Wiesel 's Night, Judith dazzios "A day in the life of the Warsaw ghetto "and Alexander Kimels "The action in the ghetto of rohatyn" "Silence in the Jews Ghetto" It was a very bad time from the start for the Jews. They were brutally punished by the Nazi 's for no apparent reason. Line nine "The heat was oppressive.
Thousands of twins died during this time because of Mengele’s obsession of twins and of the many unknown experiments that they had to go through. Gypsies were sent to auschwitz because of the persecution directed towards them. During the Holocaust many German people disliked the Gypsies. They believed that they were less than they were and said that they had an increased criminal rate. Many said the same about the other groups that were victims of the Holocaust as well.
Flames everywhere” (26). These two quotes help to show the darkness and disparity during Wiesel 's time in the concentration camp. The flames in the burning of babies represent the death and loss of all those lives and he uses this idea of death in the symbol of fire and flames throughout the rest of the book. Flames everywhere is one of the first things Weisel sees when he arrived at Birkenau and those flames help to represent the burning of everything from individuals to everything they had known which shows how those flames and fire represent the loss of their old lives. Flames and fire are used many times throughout Night because they had such a big impact on the overall story and are used to illustrate much of the darkness during the
She left a suicide note saying that she was going to meet her father in a parallel universe. Elizabeth’s life also suffered the consequences of a poor relationship between father and daughter. It’s evident that the lack of a normal father push her towards depression. Leading her to take away her own life. Mark’s mother have to survive to this tragic events.
Understanding also appears in the nonfictional book, “Night” by Elie Wiesel. In the book, Elie understood the fear and hate in his parents when they were being taken away by the German soldiers. “I did not want to look at my parents’ faces. I did not want to break into tears. That was when I began to hate them, and my hatred remains our only link today.