Vladek explains to Art about having to survive during WW2 as a Polish Jew undercover, having to pretend to be German in order to pass by. In the novel, Vladek tells Art about the tough living conditions before being transported to a concentration camp. He had to buy from the black market in order to get enough food for himself, his wife, and his child. “ ‘Cohn had a dry goods store. He was known over all Sosnowiec… I traded also with Pfefer, a fine young man -- a Zionist…
Through character’s hope and perseverance in his memoir Night, Elie Wiesel conveys the theme that the love one holds for another is what fuels their will survive under strain. The Jews displacement by the Nazi’s downgraded them from their homes to filthy, plague-ridden, sewer like boxes of concrete that was Auschwitz. As a result of this many forgot their purpose to be alive. Wiesel shows that the need to survive those conditions was only supported by a sense of duty to one’s family to be there. When Stein says “Were it not for them, I would give up,”(45) he shows that their survival is the only thing keeping him upright.
In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons. The purpose for passive resistance was to forget the worries of the ghetto life and to keep themselves clean, and personal satisfaction. The types of cultural and spiritual resistance were Violins of hope, poems, books, music, reading, writing, singing, photography, and art. Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Chiune Sugihara were forced enormous risks to save and care for those being persecuted in Europe.
He uses literary devices to allow the audience to experience what he and the other Jews went through during such a horrific time. Throughout the memoir literary devices helped demonstrate many different struggles and stituations the Jews faced. He shows us how naive, and in denial the Jews were, how he lost faith and all belief in god, and how the prisoners would never give up. Eliezer gives his readers an experience that cannot be forgotten and is like no
It says in the book that he prayed every day. Also when the germans came and took over taking the jews with them he prayed before they took him. He also prayed at the camps a lot he hadn't lost faith yet. However one may argue that he wasn't a true believer seeing as how he lost faith after what he saw.
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.
The author stated “Like many young people, Ben soon learned tricks for sneaking out of the ghetto to find food for his family.” This is courageous because this was took courage because if he got caught he would be shot on the spot. Also, the text states “Tens of thousands of people, including thousands of Jews, were fighting back against the Nazis” This take a lot of courage because this is corages because if you were caught fighting against the Nazis you would be killed. Lasstl, according to the text “Ben volunteered for dangerous missions blowing up cargo trains carrying supplies to German troops.”
At the time of Hitler's reign six million Jews died and even more suffered, yet the world remained silent. Six million lives could have been saved by simply speaking out against these tormentors. Eli feels strong about this subject and says, "Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented"(Wiesel Acceptance Speech, pg 1). This helps the reader realize if society doesn't speak it takes the side of the tormentor.
Although he still made Jews work in his factory, he had made a tremendous impact and change to all of those Jews’ lives. After seeing many people perish and die at the concentration camps, his
He is then followed by regret. This shows that Elie was conflicted with himself as to what would ease his mind ; not being alone or not having to worry about anyone. Throughout the novel Night Elie entails the readers into what cruelty went on during the holocaust including most of his own accounts. He wants the world to know and never forget the genocide of 11 million innocent lives.
In the novel Night, Idek shows evil in every way. Idek beats on Eli’s father countless times once to try to get Eli’s gold crown from his mouth. When he wasn’t beating on one of the prisoners he was taking advantage of a young girl at the camp. We see no sign of family in Idek’s life but plenty of evil outbreaks. Even though Idek is also Jewish just like all the other members of the camps and he too treats the prisoners like the German officers would or even worse.
The development of Elie Wiesel’s tone in his memoir Night, gradually changes into optimistic into mournful which then contributes to the theme of losing of faith and hope. Wiesel’s tone in his memoir constantly stays mournful, but in the beginning of the story, it was rather optimistic. In the beginning of his life, Elie was devoted to the Orthodox Jewish religion, but his hope and faith died everyday as time passed on. When the Nazi gather Wiesel and the Jews were rounded up and herded away into cattle cars for deportation to their concentration camps.
You can see this with Elies reaction to his father 's death, Elie 's relationship with his father throughout the story, and other sons reactions to their fathers bad state of health. Elie’s dad dying did not have a huge toll on him. The quote, “Free at last,” (pg 112) shows that he was happy he did not have to care for his dad anymore. Furthermore, Elie also said, “I no longer thought of my dad.”
While no definite conclusions can be drawn, they act as guidelines in explaining why the family culture that emerges as a result of the holocaust events deters father and son relationships. The Jews all responded differently causing such uprooted father and son connections and proving that similar religious beliefs do not necessarily translate to similar decisions based on extenuating conditions. The loss of the idea of family in the extenuating conditions of Nazi concentration camps emerges as a painstakingly similar theme in both books. For example, as his father gets sicker, Elie’s previously guilt-ridden thoughts are posed as much more justified when the doctor
Because in his great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death…” (Wiesel, 67). Elie acknowledges that he no longer wants to believe in God because he concluded that God is the reason that the Jews are in the circumstance they are in. This is another reason individuals might think Elie is showing lack of spiritual stamina during the Holocaust because Elie begins to consider why he should believe in God when He has created such terrible things throughout the world. On the other hand, Wiesel explains, “And in spite of myself, a prayer formed inside me, a prayer to this God in