When the war started affecting Salva and his village it became apparent to him that he may never see his family again. “If I die now, I will never see my family again.” (11) This thought helped Salva strengthen and have the instinct to survive so he could see his family again, which is one of the reasons he did survive. Not only did he think he would never see his family again, but he became friends with Marial, a boy from the group he was in, who was soon taken away from him as well. “It had sought out prey that was small and motionless: Marial, sleeping.” (41) While in the land of Atuot, the land of the lions, Marial was taken away from the camp while sleeping and eaten by one of them. Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle.
Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes. When they arrived at the first camp, Elie and his family were separated. Throughout the novel, Elie tells of the extreme measures he goes through just to stay with his father. His father is the reason why Elie keeps going and has a desire to live. During the years of the holocaust, many people were surrounded by death constantly.
Everyone lives and dies for himself alone. I’ll give you a soul piece of advice-don’t give your ration of bread and soup to your old father, There’s nothing you can do for him. And you’re killing yourself. Instead, you ought to be having his ration.’ I listened to him without interrupting.
Throughout the whole book Elie wanted to stay close to his father. For example, in the beginning of the story Elie said,”I was happy; I was near my father. (41) Proving that family really helped Elie survive all the abuse he took because he had his father there to help him out. One person who didn 't make it was Meir Katz, he lost his son in
Elie Wiesel goes through 2 years of inhumane treatment, but always looks forward, because he has his father. When the Holocaust starts to come to an end, his father dies from Dysentery, leaving Elie lifeless. Although, through all that hardship, he recovers and that family bond can preserve sanity, and never to give up on life. When Elie endured all of this, usually people lose their sanity, but not Elie, for he had his father through most of it. This quote shows that without his father, the only family he had left, he was just an empty shell.
Furthermore, the quote is also applicable to real world events. It ultimately links to the abhorrent genocide of Jews in the Holocaust, and the present mass extermination of Rwandan citizens under the Hutu government. The statement presented by Fitzgerald
When thinking about the Holocaust, what comes to mind? The man who led genocide, Adolf Hitler? Or the thousands of people who were incarcerated and killed for their beliefs and physical appearances? The Houston Holocaust Museum gave an eye-opening display of the horrors that Jews and other people faced during the Holocaust. The purpose of the museum was for people to remember the atrocities that can plague the human race when hatred is the acting force behind ones actions.
We should always remember the Holocaust because it is a crucial part of our history that changed the world and formed many of the ideas we still believe in today. When Hitler started attacking the Jews and not just discouraging their acceptance people started reevaluating their feelings and beliefs. He wasn’t just attacking the Jews though he was basically killing off anyone who didn’t have blond hair and blue eyes. As well as Jehovah’s Witness and Romas (Gypsies). The Holocaust made a lot of people think hard, I mean how would they react if they were the ones being attacked?
When a select group of people are treated as less than human, there are consequences for everyone: the victims, the victimizers and the bystanders. The book Night by Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, contains many examples of people 's Universal Human Rights being violated in the depths of concentration camps. Those examples show how victims of this are dehumanized little by little every time those rights are violated. Almost all 30 rights were violated throughout the book, but a few were violated on a more frequent basis and they did the most harm. The more frequent rights violated from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were articles five, six and seventeen, and this essay will explain how these human rights dehumanized inhabitants
If his father passes, then he will have no longer have anyone to accompany him on the journey of life. He uses his poem to urge to the sick that they cannot give up and leave everyone alone. From going through the recent death of my grandmother, I can assure from personal experience that sometimes the burden placed on the caregiver can be more strenuous than the battle that the loved one is fighting. The caregivers are the ones that struggle with trying to understand why this is happening to someone they love so much. I know my mother and I sat for hours in the hospital listening to how content and happy my grandmother sounded and we questioned night after night why was this her time to be fading away from us.