The stripping of Eliezer’s clothes, removal of his gold crown, and how being at Auschwitz makes his beliefs and faith disappear are all instances where he is a victim of dehumanization. With Eliezer’s friends being made into soup, Jewish people getting burned, and how babies were being used for target practice are great exemplifications on how Eliezer’s friends were also victims of the dehumanizing actions that the Germans portrayed towards the Jewish people. One lesson that is shown is that although they cannot choose the circumstances they are in, they choose the way they decide to deal with these circumstances. Up to 6 million Jewish people died because of their beliefs and religion during the period of the Holocaust. The fact that we live in a world that gives anyone the opportunity to believe in what they would like makes us very
Many people believe that prisoners in Auschwitz do exactly what they are told, and nothing else. On the contrary, these prisoners took advantage of every opportunity and were selfish when it came down to a matter of life or death. They also had to rely on themselves, and not depend on others in order to survive. In the novels Night and Maus II by Elie Wiesel and Art Spiegelman, the main characters Elie and Vladek are prisoners at Auschwitz. Both Vladek and Elie take advantage of opportunities given.
Only in Aushwitz, over 1 million jews found their death (USHMM). Siblings, twins and people with different physical or mental disabilities were taken to a part of the camp where doctors conducted experiments on them. They were drugged, injected with different substances, and held in starvation, which led to permanent consequences for the health of the ones who were saved or managed to get away (USHMM). Holocaust survivors who were experimented on have reported kidney and lung failures, development of cancer, etc. Concentration camps were the peak of human cruelty - they separated families, exploited people beyond their abilities, and showed no mercy towards anyone.
During the darkest of times, inside the ghettos and death camps...we felt abandoned, forgotten." (Weisel). The author creates a clear understanding of how people were categorized inside Auschwitz during the holocaust. Elie Weisel is a famous author, and holocaust survivor. He suffered through great horrors during World War II.
Oprah and Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz Directions: Answer the following questions as you watch the special. All questions are in chronological order and many require some analysis on your part. Make sure your answers are thorough and complete. 1. Why does Elie feel the need for silence when he returns to Auschwitz?
1-3) The next location in Auschwitz that he was brought to was called the Crematorium where he would have the generators declickered; the dead dragged to ovens for cremation, coke had to be brought in; ashes had to be raked out, and finally the Crematorium had to be cleaned and disinfected. (Pg. 100). While in Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp he talk about how on his first day he engaged in levelling a large mound of earth. (Pg.
In the Auschwitz concentration camp, there was a room filled with shoes. Before each person was incentirated, they had to take off all of their clothes, including their shoes. The shoe room was the size of 3 football fields. If there were enough shoes to cover 3 football fields, imagine all of the deceased people laid out; tyranny that could happen again if not taught. Shoes weren’t the only remains found in the camp, there was a pile of empty gas containers.
As the question remained how can God allow such horror and cruelty to occur? The concentration camps took everything from Eliezer, his will to live, his faith, his heart. He became empty, rotting from the inside out with no longer the desire to live. Only a corpse remained. Throughout all the chaos that ensued, the one distinction that hindered the Jewish people from freedom was their inexplicable silence and dignity.
Should Auschwitz be Preserved? Auschwitz was the number one death camp in the Holocaust. There is still some hair, shoes, suitcases, and orthopedic braces left that are beginning to rot. About 90% of the prisoners were Jews. The holocaust continued from 1933 until 1935.
Throughout the book, the author focuses more on prisoners and their daily lives inside the concentration camps. The overall point for the author is too see what the prisoners have to witness after being sent to the concentration camps. Naked people (either men or women), and especially Jews, had no food or water and were sent to Poland, where all