The Nazis were infamous for their cruel and unusual experiments on humans.The Nazi doctors did human experimentations which were series of medical experiments on a large numbers of prisoners, including children. These experiments took place in the concentration camps in the early 1940s, during World War II.After the war, these crimes were tried at what became known as the Nazi Doctor Trials, and the revulsion at the abuses perpetrated led to the development of the Nuremberg Code. Before the Nuremberg Code, Nazi doctors abused their power as a doctor, of a method of advancing medical and health knowledge by performing several crimes against humanity and as a result, there where many deaths. At the end of WWII, there were twelve experiments singled
Throughout the book Elie and his father saw some of the awful things that happened at the camps including people burned, hanged, murdered, beaten, starved, and put to work under terrible conditions. As a survivor of the Holocaust on April 12 1999 Elie have a speech at the White House talking about his life growing up at the concentration camps. He also discusses about indifference and what it really is. He goes in depth about what difference and shows the audience how dangerous indifference really is. When comparing the speech of indifference to the book Night i feel that book was better in many ways.
Glossary-bases connections: Nuremberg Laws: In the Book Thief Max mentions how he used to work at an Engineering Factory but when the Nuremberg Laws came into place he and all the other Jewish employees were fired. The Nuremberg Laws were a series of Anti-Semitic laws against Jews originated by the Nazi government in 1935. This is what caused Max to lose his job. Stereotypes: In the Book Thief it shows how the Holocaust dealt with a lot of stereotypes. In the Book Thief most of the characters follow their gender roles.
She wrote her diary that helped others realise the true horrors of war. She left a legacy by being the voice of the Holocaust. In the time of Anne Frank, the Nazis were starting their rise to power, which caused problems all around the globe. Before the war started, discrimination against Jewish citizens in Germany was strong. Hitler, being the dictator of Germany, implemented many anti-Semitic laws which targeted the Jewish people of Germany.
He was buried under the name “Wolfgang Gerhard”; when investigators figured this out, they buried him under his real name. Till his very burial, Josef Mengele was a stealthy man. Josef Mengele had a great impact, negatively, on the lives of Jews and Gypsies throughout the Holocaust. His experiments ended many lives along with the “selections” he had to make at the railroad unloading stations. Josef’s family was a major factor in both his decisions while entering the Holocaust, and trying to escape from the Americans and Soviets; it could be assumed due to his dark upbringing as a child, Josef made decisions regarding people’s destination that many others could never comprehend or every would be willing to make sure
Visualize a place where belongings and rights as a human beings are stripped away, psychological warfare and harsh labor is forced upon individuals in unsanitary conditions, and listening to screams echoing and guns firing. These were but a few of the horrors prisoners would experience in the massive Nazi run concentration camp known as Auschwitz. The most nefarious of the Nazi camps, Auschwitz was made up of three individual camps plus sub camps which allowed it to perform mass murder, degradation, and theft of belongings more effectively than any other concentration camp used for Hitler’s Final Solution. After interpreting the activities that occurred and Auschwitz I, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III, it can be determined without hesitation that Auschwitz Concentration Camps were perpetrators of the Holocaust.
During World War 2, the most evident traits of totalitarianism were the Nazi’s military terror that led to the Warsaw ghetto, Hitler’s persecution of the Jews that resulted in death camps like Auschwitz, and Stalin’s control of individuals that caused famine across millions. Hitler and the Nazis used military terror in World War 2 to force Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto, which resulted in starvation and death. Military terror was a tactic used by rulers to gain obedience through violence. Many times leaders have a special police force to protect the government's interests and scare the people into abiding by their rules. In Germany, Hitler used military terror to enforce his leadership with the help from the Nazi party.
The Milgram experiment and the society Speaking of one of the most renowned psychological experiment, which even replications on TV are done, is the Milgram experiment, on obedience to authority figures. It involves the measurement of how much participants will to obey the authority, in order to explain the reason why soldiers obeyed to allow the Holocaust, the homicides of millions of Jews, happened. With the participants’ roles as a teacher to punish a learner by incrementing degrees of electric shocks, though they didn’t know it’s staged, 65% of them did it to the last under the horrendous moans and the commands of the experimenters, which surpassed the expectation of 1.2%. Milgram himself elaborated two theories, encompassing theory of
Not only was this camp filled with political prisoners but with artists, various intellectuals, some handicapped, and many homosexuals. According to Hitler, these types of people were considered unfit for the community of Germany. The first prisoners were approximately 200 Communists who were taken into what was called "protective custody," and were called the "enemies of the state." According to The Holocaust Research Project, Dachau became a useful training facility for the SS (or Schutzstaffel, which is German for “Protective organization”) and Dachau saw those with different convictions as lower-ranking and to deal with them, Nazi’s would kill them. Prisoners were used in medical experiments as well as slave labor to produce
The Gestapo had the power of arrest, interrogation, and incarceration. Stories were told of the things that happened at Albrecht Strasse, a street in Berlin, the capital of Germany, and where the headquarters of the secret police the Gestapo was located. What made the Gestapo so terrifying was that it placed people that weren’t even enemies or thought to be enemies under protective custody in concentration camps and they kept them there as long as they pleased. They were truly a group of evil individuals working for an even more evil system. The fact that the Gestapo were spread out almost everywhere and no one knew exactly who they were there was total fear in the community.
The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel had experienced this when he was captured by the Nazi and taken to the camps. Concentration camps were probably the most inferior place in the world. Torture did not begin with the camps though. The fear that the Nazis would come for them would eat the Jews lives’ out. Then, when the Nazi captured the Jews, they had to go through the transportation which was another type torment.
Grimly, these “inmates of the European prison” faced not only a physical torture/murder of their bodies, but also a crushing blow to their mind, soul, and faith throughout the second war of the world. At the age of 15, Elie survived through the events that stole his life from him; only to leave him in a state of emotional duress, “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke... these moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. (34)” The Nazis were as malevolent el Diablo himself; they played twisted mind games such as these, “We
In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, there are many scenes that display the horrifying nature of the death camps in Germany that Jews were sent in. These terrifying scenes further explored the themes that lay hidden in this puzzle of a book. One such scene is when Elie’s father was ambushed by the leader of the group Idek for being in his way. Furthermore, his father lay there, taking the beating and being used as an example for the inmates. However, the key idea that is being displayed is the dehumanization that was shown.
You experience the worst young. In Elie Wiesel “Night” Teenage Elie is Jewish and was sent to the concentration camp with his family and struggled to maintain his identity in the society he’s in. In this memoir Elie tries to stay strong and survive living in the concentration camp during 1941-1945. Living in an oppressive society impacts Elie’s identity by shaping his views about the hungarian police, people in the camp, and himself. In the beginning before the jews were sent to the concentration camp the hungarian police were very violent towards the jews they were forcing them out the house treated them like they were in the military.
Hitler tried to do these experiments at every concentration camp,that he possibly could. The most unliked of all the experiments was done on twins, and gypsies. They did the ideological experiments, mainly on gypsies. They were trying to figure out how the different “races” reacted to the experiments done on them. This personally I thought was the horrific out of all of them.