Jewish men, women, and children lost their lives because they were dehumanized to nothing more than just objects. Dehumanization is a process by which a person or a group of people deprive others of human qualities. The three most important reasons of how Jewish people were dehumanized is they were torchered, killed with little to no emotion, and put in harsh environments. Above all, When Jews were in concentration camps, and they didn't do as they were told they would be beaten. Punishments such as being wiped or starved were part of the harsh conditions they had to face.
The Holocaust was led by Adolf Hitler, who strived for pure Germans, or aryans, to rule in a world free of those deemed unworthy. By the will of Hitler, the elimination of the Jews was accomplished through the use of various execution methods, which ranged from forced labor to mass shootings. Although cruel in the eyes of the opposers of the Holocaust, the Nazis believed that by eliminating the Jews, their problems would be resolved. The Jews were a scapegoat, being deemed responsible for
During World War II, Hitler and his Nazis ruled Germany declaring Jews and various other races inferior. Afterwards, all Jews in Germany were rounded up and sent to different concentration camps all throughout Germany. Most people sent to the camps were gassed; however, some were experimented on for the Nazi’s own gain. There were terrible, traumatizing experiments that took place on these camps, horrible experiences for all victims. The gruesome experiments that took place during the Holocaust are abhorrent because the experiments they performed, the procedure of the tests, and the ethical conflicts that these despicable tests left behind.
Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question. Many believe that the Nazis were the cause and started World War II. These people believe that the Nazis are to be held responsible for the holocaust
The Holocaust was the massacre of 11 millions people by the Nazis, six millions of them were Jews. The original meaning of “holocaust” in Greek is “sacrifice by fire,” so the Nazis planned massacre of the Jews. The Hebrew word "Shoah," which means "misery, destroy, or waste," is also used for mass murder. The Nazis used "the Final Solution" to mention their plan of murdering Jewish people. After Nazi conquered Germany in 1933, they believed Germans were better than they were.
Nazis dehumanize the jews in multiple ways and for multiple reasons in the times of the holocaust. The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them.After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.Elie Wiesel introduces the theme of Dehumanization in the holocaust by reckoning event of his past life throughout the novel.
The mass murder defined the furthest boundaries of evil known to mankind by the guiltless genocide of nearly an entire ethnic race. Within a matter of years, over nine million innocent people were massacred. Events like these have horrified generations throughout time and to this day, there are a few survivors left to tell their own personal stories of the Holocaust and what they had to go through . Some of these survivors have shared their own personal stories through literature. In the stories “Dancing With G-D” by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal fifty boys are fulfilled with courage and strength, “Twins Survival Story” published by “CBN” Eva Mozes Kor is able to forgive the Nazis after all the harm they had caused her mentally and physically and “The Diary Of A Young Girl” written by Anne Frank and edited by Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler, in where Anne Frank is able to maintain a level optimism during a time of hatred toward the Jews.
Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7). Nations across the world saw this evil and banded together to fight against Germany and their Nazi party, with the goal to liberate the Holocaust prisoners and bring an end to Hitler’s cruel ways (Byers Overview 101). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. Jews were not treated the same as other German citizins by the Nazi party. This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism.
Today the Holocaust is one of the most studied historical events, yet it remains one of the most controversial and confusing topics in history. Following the revelations of the Nazi death camps at the end of World War Two (WWII) (1945), there began a focus on Hitler’s centrality in the Holocaust, which was fulfilling an apologetic function. To many Hitler embodied the violence and fanaticism of mythical anti-Semitism, while keeping the imperatives of modern bureaucratic functions. These ‘traditional views’ focus on anti-Semitism as the sole cause of the Holocaust and examine the irrational aspects of Nazi policy. More recent views show an overall policy of extermination while emphasizing the interaction between top Nazi officials and the
He writes, "this is the century that in has known two world wars, the totalitarianisms of right and left, Hitlerism and Stalism, Hiroshima, the Gulag, and the genocides of Auschwitz and Cambodia" (377). Without knowing anything about these evil times, it is evident that evil was present throughout the whole century, and such evilness cannot be justified. Levinas becomes more specific and talks about the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were murdered for no reason. As explained by Emil Fackenheim, a Jewish philosopher, the Holocaust is the perfect event to explain that suffering cannot be justified, because unlike any other genocide, the Jews were killed only for the sake of being killed. In other genocides, repressions, and evil events, people were killed for a reason.