Quotes Of Control In The Book Night

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The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of over six million Jews that can be traced back to the beginning of the Nazi’s rise to power in Germany in January 30, 1933. The Holocaust is the most well-known genocide in human history, and it is important to note that there were many groups whom of which were alongside the Jews. Homosexuals, POWs, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and many more were persecuted by Nazis during their 12 year regime. As one would guess, drastic changes were made to the lives of those who were under control of the Nazi’s SS officers. As the book “Night” by Eliezer Wiesel demonstrates, the biggest changes they faced were linked to their attitudes, personalities, and behaviors. While in the concentration camps, the attitudes …show more content…

Of course this is normal behavior for the time being in the late 1930s and early 1940s when the world had a larger religious platform. As Eliezer Wiesel demonstrates, when prisoners first began to enter the camps, they were exposed to great horrors, with the beginning being the train ride there. Even during the ride, they were stripped of basic human rights, such as a bathroom and shelter. During the ride, a lady on the train, Mrs. Schachter, begins to completely lose her mind. She furiously proclaims that she sees a big fire and huge flames all while they’re on the train. Multiple times she is beaten and told to be quiet. It can be assumed that this is because those who were on the train wanted to worry about things to the least extent, and her constant claims of a big fire were not helping anyone keep their hopes up, even though they might have already lost some. When people began to arrive at the camps, they were exposed to the crematoriums. While it was unclear what the crematoriums were for to some people, the fact that they saw piles of dead children thrown into a …show more content…

The people who were thrown into these camps had personalities that weren’t the same by the time they were done with the camp. Deprivation of hope can be the blame for this. However, many people who went into these camps were still very caring of others. After a while in the camps, Elie became more caring of his father than he did for himself. He would trade things for extra bread for his weak father. His father, in spite of his son’s help, felt that Elie should help himself and leave him be. His father began to lose his hope, for he knew his end was near. This was because he began to grow weaker and weaker. Elie had witnessed someone proclaim that he was glad that his father had finally died because now he was free and he could look out for himself now. Elie still kept his hope for his father and promised himself that he would never do the

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