No one knows where they are going and many are excited, except for Moishe. Moishe has learned of the horrors of the Nazis and what they are doing to the Jews. They are killing them in horrible ways, but no one wants to believe Moishe. This really lowers Moishe’s spirits because he knows that what happened to many other Jews will soon happen to all of his friends after they are relocated. Groups of Jews are moved out day by day and Eliezer is in the very last group.
The Holocaust is one of the most tragic and impactful events in human history. It revealed the ugliness of humankind and continues to influence survivors and listeners to this day. Some may argue that Elie Wiesel’s talents and character would have been developed without his past struggles. To repudiate, the hardships experienced during the Holocaust incited the development of Wiesel’s depressed and dutiful character. Wiesel’s experience in the Holocaust led to confusion and inner conflicts throughout the rest of his life.
“Night vs the peril of indifference” What is the Holocaust? How many people were put through a traumatic experience for having a religion, and doing nothing wrong? What if this happened to you? These are some questions I asked myself when I learned more about the holocaust. How could people segregate others because of a religion they didn’t understand?
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but it doesn’t stop you having your own opinion. Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think. ”(theguardian,) This is the way that the holocaust affected me most it really affected me because I saw how much pain and suffering that was in the holocaust. That is never how people should be treated like that i 've seen movies and documentaries about the holocaust, but I can only imagine how bad it could it be.
In the novel, “Night” Elie Wiesel communicates with the readers his thoughts and experiences during the Holocaust. Wiesel describes his fight for survival and journey questioning god’s justice, wanting an answer to why he would allow all these deaths to occur. His first time subjected into the concentration camp he felt fear, and was warned about the chimneys where the bodies were burned and turned into ashes. Despite being warned by an inmate about Auschwitz he stayed optimistic telling himself a human can’t possibly be that cruel to another human.
He shares personal experiences from his past, “A young Jewish boy from…Carpathian Mountains woke up…eternal infamy called Buchenwald.” Who better to relay a message of caring and getting involved, than someone who maintained his character and used his experiences to educate others through his writings and speeches. One could have been transformed to preach hate and the ability to prevent such experiences for others. Wiesel tugs at the audience’s
Eli had to make a choice whether or not it was the right one he had to make it. I think love is what guided him. He chose one love over the other. His love for Herschel was a vast and never ending, but his love for his family and son was more important. He told the Nazis that Herschel was Jewish.
The film O Jerusalem is about two American friends One Jewish and the other Arab. Both friends will be pulled in the homeland by conflict as the United Nations will vote on the creation of the Israel. The friends Bobby and Saïd travel from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. This film depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine. The birth of the state of Israel was significant in history and in the film because Israel holds importance for the Jewish people, returning a portion of land, and providing a safe haven for a people that have been condemned and terrorized throughout history.
bly resist during the Holocaust was passively as it provides human dignity, a greater chance of survival, and also provides hope. Jewish people, before being put into concentration camps, were put into ghettos in which many died of starvation and disease; but this didn’t stop them from keeping their human dignity. As they suffered they still acted as if they were trying their best to show the Nazis that they don’t want to be treated like animals, though they struggled to do so: “Jews struggled for humanity, for normalcy, and for life by purposefully attempting to keep themselves clean, not showing emotion to their captures, helping others, organizing religious worship or by fasting on religious holidays despite the fact that they were starving”
The Holocaust is undoubtedly one of the most tragic events in human history. Occuring during the WWII, the Holocaust resulted in the death of approximately 6 million Jewish people. The sole way to educate ourselves is through mediums like, film, novels, artifacts, letters, and survivors. In most cases of which the Holocaust is presented, the source does not fully orchestrate and deliver the repercussions, leaving the audience to interpret and grasp the concepts mentally. Human imagination struggles to comprehend the nefarious acts that occurred in concentration camps, where humanity is challenged by a darkness truly evil.
Pg 8-9 If the Wiesel family would have taken this opportunity to leave, it is plausible that they could have been safe. Their minds couldn’t even comprehend the danger that awaited them. “‘I am too old, my son,’ he answered ‘Too old to start a new life.’” Pg 9. They had become blinded to the opportunity at hand because they didn’t want to believe that trouble was on its way.
How did the Survivors, Survive? As a Holocaust survivor, Sara Atzmon, once said, “I tell my story so they might tell the next generation,”(teachinghistorymatters.com 2017). I believe this quote is important because we need to keep telling the next generation about this horrific event. I feel that all schools should learn about how the Jewish people escaped, how ordinary citizens of the towns helped the Jews, and how the Jews formed groups together to aid in their hiding and escaping.
One key quote that really helped answer my question was: “Leading Americans, including Henry Ford and the widely listened-to radio priest, Father Charles Coughlin, engaged in public attacks upon Jews, impugning their character and patriotism.” ( Sarna, Golden), This quote made me realize the connection between what had just previously happened in Europe and what was going on in America just on a lesser scale. These public attacks caused Jews to be looked down upon within the society
During the years of 1933 to 1945, Adolf Hitler set up concentration camps to lock up Jews because Hitler thought that the Jews were the cause of Germany’s reparations. These camps killed six million innocent Jews. This event was known as the Holocaust. Children were enlisted into these camps, which separated them from their parents. Many Jews would never see their friends and family again, and some never learn of what happened to them.