When comparing the speech of indifference to the book Night i feel that book was better in many ways. The book Night written by Elie Wiesel goes over many of the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Elie’s writing is very effective in showing every detail about the concentration camps. When Elie Wiesel wrote Night he included every single detail about what him and his father had gone through with all the other Jews. When you read the book you
I heard my mom talking to my dad. He tells her, “voy a ir para el norte(US) con un coyote(a person who brings people to the US illegally) que cobra barato,” I see her hugging him really tight. My dad comes to my sister and I and tells us that he will be back later, to not worry because he’s just going to see how “el norte” is, then might take us there later. My sister, my mom, and I understood why he wanted to go to The United States, he wants a better life for us. Next morning, my dad wasn’t there with us, it felt lonely, as if part of my heart was not there with me.
He also wanted to tell the reader about his life as a Jew in a concentration camp and the horrors he faced. He wanted us to think about what we would have done in his place and what forgiveness means to us. After he published his book, he asked certain people to respond to the story and what they would have done in his place. Some people are Jews, some are Christians, some are young, some older, some were even part of the war. Everyone who wrote an essay was different from the rest in some way, but they all had one connection, Simon.
SS: In the Book Thief a lot of chapter 54 is about the SS guards marching the Jews down Himmel street. As Liesel watches and makes eye contact with some of them she begins to feel helpless and sympathetic because the SS are dehumanizing the Jews. The SS was the black-shirted elite guard of Hitler, later the political police in charge of the concentration and death camps. They were the ones who marched the Jews down Himmel Street and the ones that got Hans whipped. General Connections: Parental Relationships: In the Book Thief Liesel was sent to live with the Hubermanns because her mom was a communist.
Liesel also developed a relationship with the mayors wife, which had its ups and downs, and is also were most of Liesels reading and book thievery was based. Time flies and minor things happen, until one of hans wartime friends shows up at their door. He also happens to be jewish. Liesel and max (the jewish refugee) soon become friends. Time goes on and the jewish parades going to concentration camps come around.
This is evident when the Hubermanns, Liesel 's foster parents, take in a Jew named Max Vandenburg. Hiding Max is very significant given the Hubermanns lived in Nazi Germany, a society that killed Jews and anybody who would dare to associate with them. “For me, the sky was the color of Jews. They just kept feeding me. Minute after minute.
The only way to freedom was at the death camp. They were steered just because they were Jews. And World War ll was the most devastating place for them during that time. Six and a half million of the Jews and people were killed and the only thing they both wanted to be was free. Kristina and Pobel had lived in the sewers for as long as they can remember but Pobel was killed and Kristina escpaed the sewers and made it out of decease camp.
Hitler’s and Himmler’s first checkpoint was to separate all Jews and minorities from the “master race” Aryan people (Allen 37). The Nazis held the Jews in ghettos until they could figure out what to do with them early in the war. Later after the “Final Solution” was approved, they were primarily held in ghettos until they could be shipped to camps to die (Allen 37). Many ghettos were made in major German and Polish cities. The biggest ghetto to be built during the war was the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland.
Despite the fact Michael had no part in the war and came to America still a child. Aurea says that these events profoundly hit her and that it is sad to see that racial tensions are still on the rise in American culture. It was in the United States that Aurea had her biggest life changing experience. Around the year 1968 she witnessed a piece of technology so grand she was absolutely mesmerized, the microwave. A friend of her husband had invited them over to watch the microwave cook some bread.
It was also a way to isolate and control the Jews (Altman 8). The Jews were moved to the ghettos in the late 1930’s to mid 1940’s. The first ghetto established was Piotrkow on October 8, 1939. Many of the most famous, like Lodz and Warsaw, were established in 1940 (Altman 18). Jews continued to be sent to ghettos until the fall of the Nazi Party in 1945 (Ghettos).