Over 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. They were shot, gassed, hung, and much more. The Jews died innocent and were killed just because they were Jews. It is important that people remember all of the Holocaust and not just some of it. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen more aptly delivers the message of remembering than Donna Deitches version through the scene of boxcars, the conditions of the camp, and dehumanization.
For almost 80 years, historians and Jewish survivors have authored and published their firsthand accounts of the pain they were forced to endure. One such piece of literature is Elie Wiesel’s Night, a memoir illustrating his own experiences in German concentration camps, where every day was dominated by the impulse to stay alive. As Wiesel demonstrated repeatedly in his novel, during the Holocaust, self-preservation forced millions of victims to abandon family members and friends; commit desperate, sometimes suicidal, acts; and blinded many victims to the reality of their situations throughout the genocide. One of the most psychologically destructive aspects of the Holocaust was the forced isolation and selective targeting of Jewish victims, many of whom were killed or separated from one another. However,
Let’s begin by comparing the OSE to moral courage and how they display how much courage humans really have. In fact we will see how it relates back to the very terrible holocaust. Finally, by examining how the OSE is still an astounding example of moral courage, playing a huge role in the holocaust, and how it has had such an impact on my life it is clear that the OSE organization showed tremendous moral courage throughout World War 2. The OSE spent countless amounts of money and sleepless nights wondering if the Nazi’s would ever come after these helpless children. They opened over 14 homes, saving over 1,200 children.
On April 12th 1999, Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, delivered a speech that would change the minds of citizens in America for generations to come. As part of the Millennium Lecture Series, Wiesel discussed his horrific experiences in the concentration camp of Auschwitz and turned them into numerous knowledgeable life lessons. The message of the speech, titled Perils of Indifference, portrays citizens around the world should discourage indifference being tolerated, and it is achieved by creating credibility (ethos in beginning ), by using strict logic and reason (logos used in middle), and by discussing the morality on being indifferent to victims of injustice and cruelty (pathos used in end). In the speech Perils of Indifference, Elie
Where the Jews had lived and how they had lived were a big part of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was an important time in history to learn about because issues like what happened then still happen just not as torturous. It helps to understand what happens in different countries just because of your religion. Many people today get killed for having a different religion. At the end of the book Night by Elie Wiesel shows that even though you can be put through the worst time in your life, you don’t only have to think about
The Perils of Indifference and Night are both publications by the Elie Wiesel, one of the many victims to the Holocaust, but one of the very few victims who lived to tell his story. Once liberated from these concentration camps, Elie has done much to make people around the world more aware of the indescribable events that occurred during his time in these camps, and make sure that people will speak out against these events instead of staying silent, so that these events may be prevented in the future. He wrote many pieces and delivered many speeches in attempt to lift the world out of indifference. I believe that Elie’s novel Night communicates his message more effectively than his speech, Perils of Indifference. Not only does it convey his message of that we all must speak out against
The Holocaust was a horrible event in history that will scar humanity forever. With the events of the Holocaust being experienced by millions there are many different perspectives of said events. One such perspective is presented in Night, a memoir written by Elie Wiesel about his experiences as a young Jewish boy during the Holocaust. Another perspective is presented in Schindler’s List, a film directed by Steven Spielberg (based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally) about Oskar Schindler, a gentile who saves over one thousand Jewish lives during the Holocaust. Both pieces show heart wrenching stories of the abuse of a group of people in different ways, each using different mediums to convey their points.
Seventy four years ago, Elie Wiesel was taken from of his town and forced into brutal concentration camps, where he lost his family, was starved, whipped, beaten, and made to witness the executions of many innocent Jews. After three years of unimaginable struggle and hardship, he survived the Holocaust and went on to write Night, a memoir about his horrific experiences, and “Perils of Indifference”, a famous speech. Both of his works have the same powerful message: We cannot ever allow an atrocity such as the Holocaust to occur again. Elie’s message is very important, but which of his works conveys it more effectively? Night has few ways of effectively delivering Elie’s message.
Objectivity and Subjectivity The Holocaust was a tragic time for Jews in continental Europe. Six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, from sickness, hunger, murder, suicide and more. After the Holocaust, people felt the need to commemorate the survivors and to tell the story of the Holocaust. A museum in Washington D.C tells the story of many who have survived the Holocaust and show you what it was like during the Holocaust. The museum started out as an idea in 1978, but then turned into reality on April 22, 1993 when the museum was done being built.
Beryl Marquez Mrs. Hunter English 10F December 10, 2015 Losing the Faith There are 4, 200 different religions in the world. In the Holocaust at least 1.1 million of children were murdered and approximately one third of the Jewish population alive at that time was murdered. The cause of their assassination was influenced with their choice of religion. In Elie Wiesel’s book Night he speaks of his experience during the holocaust and what he lost involving faith, family and identity. Wiesel’s use of sentence variety, tone and punctuation demonstrates that in times of struggles faith in God is challenged.