"Blessed be Thou... for giving us life, for sustaining, and for enabling us to reach this day" (117). That is what Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, said during his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech in Oslo on December 10, 1986. Elie Wiesel, who was a Europeam Jew during the Holocaust, wrote a book called Night. It's about his life in the concentration camps and all the obstacles he faced during that time period of his life, including the death of his father. During the Holocaust, many Jews lost their identities, no longer feeling like the person they were before.
It's hard to believe that innocent people were being tortured and killed based on their religion. During the Holocaust about 6 million Jews were killed. Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, Elie, a young religious boy who wrote about his experience during the Holocaust. Throughout his experience Elie’s relationship with God develops from being strong prior to the Holocaust, to weakening when arriving at the camps, and completely losing his faith in God at the end.
In the memoir Night, there are many aspects of the Holocaust that Elie Wiesel explains. He reflects on what the Holocaust was like while it was happening and the events that occurred while he was at the death camp, Auschwitz. While giving his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance speech, Elie Wiesel states “You should never be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” This quote starts the idea that being silent when things are happening can cause the event to advance, you should always speak up against the wrong in the beginning to prevent an event like the Holocaust from happening again.
Many examples of the worst, but also the best of people spring forth from the events that were the Holocaust. One can look back at these events for examples of intense human emotion and suffering. Although these dark times degraded and beat the human spirit, survivors from the Holocaust still find hope and look for ways to improve society and look selflessly for ways to alleviate the suffering of others. Speaking first to the United States government, and then to individuals all around the world, Wiesel, a respected survivor of the Holocaust, hopes to raise awareness to the suffering of many victims in many circumstances, and to encourage the United States and its government to stay away from the trap of indifference. Wiesel effectively employs
Reading about it causes sadness and empathy. Listening to someone with firsthand knowledge of the Holocaust is emotion on steroids. Wiesel knows this. He also knows who his audience is. This speech was given at the White House in a country where Christianity is the primary religion.
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” - Elie Wiesel. Wiesel was a Jew, Holocaust survivor, professor, and writer. As soon as Elie stepped out of the concentration camps after being liberated, he could not find the words to portray what he had just witnessed. Speechless, Elie took the next few years to recollect his thoughts and opinions, and find the right words to describe the horrors beyond the walls of the many concentration camps he was put through.
What do you think about the holocaust? I think it's a time to remember because of all the terrible things that happened. The holocaust is a time to remember because of all the terrible things that happened to families and you can represent it by showing peace. What is your opinion about this quote, “A prepertrater is not the most dangerous enemy. The most dangerous part is the bystander because neutrality always helps the killer.”
A living corpse Do you think the holocaust could happen again? Do you think if people aren 't aware of history that it can repeat self? If people aren 't aware of what happened in the holocaust and how horrific it was, then people wouldn 't know what to do if it happened again and people wouldn 't know how to prevent it from happening again. This memoir points out the worst parts of a personal experience of Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor.
“… that the world did know and remain silent.” (Wiesel’s Speech). The Holocaust is still a big event that is still known to this day, many people did know about the Holocaust was happening but chose to remain silent and see millions of people suffer, the world’s humanity needs a pause to rethink of their kindness. Like Wiesel and the most of the prisoners, they questioned the existence of God in their lives and on the world. “I was the accuser, God the accused.
Violations of our Everyday Life During the Holocaust, many of the Human Rights we exercise today were broken. Consequently, millions of innocent and law-abiding people were killed during this time. The Jews were forced to labor endlessly in concentration camps, and lives were changed for the worse. Three of our precious Human Rights that were broken were: Our right to equality, freedom from discrimination, and the license from torture and degrading treatment. Their equality was destroyed at the start of the Holocaust.
Many actions played out during the Holocaust and World War II were not humane, and still remind us like a scream behind closed doors: hidden but still heard. While hearing the horrid stories and seeing the ghoulish photos of times not to be forgotten, we see the tragedy that is the mistreatment of human lives. Our identities are lost little by little, but those victims had theirs ripped from their bodies. After losing everything and then becoming a nearly empty vessel, it is amazing that we attempt to comprehend the cruelty of the Holocaust. The loss of identity and self might have started with Adolf Hitler’s reign, for the Holocaust legacies, but we are all losing bits of ourselves constantly.
It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,
“Why dwell upon the study of the Holocaust when history is loaded with other tragedies? Because the Holocaust was unique. This is not to say that other tragedies were less horrible, only that the Holocaust was different and should not be compared and trivialized,” the author noted (Tarnor Wacks 9). A mere 71 years ago a defining feature of world history took place, in concentration camps across Eastern and Western Europe. 6 million Jews were ripped out of their homes and ultimately murdered.
I have always had this odd fascination with the Holocaust. I don’t have a familial history attached to it or anything, yet I’ve still felt connected to it. My first encounter with the Holocaust was in elementary school. A Ukrainian Jew, a survivor of the Holocaust, came into my classroom and talked with the students through a translator. What I remember most clearly is when he mentioned every nationality that he met while in a concentration camp: Russians, Slovaks, Germans, Polish, the list goes on and on.