Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1). Hitler became impatient while waiting for the Jews to die in the ghettos so he held a conference in Wannsee on January 20, 1942 to decide the next step for purifying Germany. Hitler, along with 15 other scholars, decided to deport all Jews to extermination camps and kill the majority of them in gas chambers. Hitler prohibited the Jews from fleeing the country so he was able to purge the entire population. One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference.
Throughout his book the word night appears nearly every time something bad happens to Wiesel or his family; therefor, the word night can symbolize death or horrific events. In Wiesel’s book, “Night” he uses the term night on multiple occasions. Night is foreshadowing death or bad things. Wiesel’s father was summoned during the night by the counsel to discuss their deportation. When Wiesel was at Buna he witnessed the gallows and he later says “that night tasted of corpses”.
When in the butterfly story it is about a lonely person in death camp being tortured to death. In conclusion that was a devastating time for Jews and they were probably scared to death. But both of these writing pieces have similarity and differences comparing and contrasting each other. In Kristinas and Pobbles story they tried to leave and be free but they were in the sewer when in The butterfly Poem they were already trapped but wanted to be free
If it was not labor and abuse the other alternative was the crematorium. Not only were Jews treated with such disrespect, but many of them were sent to the ovens to get burnt. The ovens were a place where Jews were forced to suffer through a slow and agonizing death. The Jews were now known as things or animals.¨Faster you filthy dogs!¨ (85) That was not their only cruel way of dehumanizing. The Germans wanted
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he uses repetition and rhetorical questions to show the reader how horrible of a time the Holocaust was. Repetition was used throughout the book consistently, but the read really sees it when Wiesel explains the first night at Auschwitz. All the horrible things he encountered and hatred he saw that first night was shown to the reader in a meaningful. “Never shall I forget” was used seven times, but one of them really stuck out to the reader. Wiesel explains the how “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky” (Wiesel 34).
Dehumanization is the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities, according to the dictionary. Throughout Night it shows a lot of dehumanization examples. It would take hours to name all of them. Some of the ways dehumanization was showed in Night was all of the abuse, having no identity except for a number, and the hunger they felt because they would only get one meal per day. In Night one of the ways that the Jews were dehumanized was by abuse.
In the concentration camps, many people got separated from their families and that torn them apart. For example, in the book “Night” the main character, Elie, was in the train that was on its way to Auschwitz. During the train ride there a lady, Mrs. Schachter, who lost all her family but one of her sons, went crazy and started screaming out that she saw a fire over and over again. Consequently, the people on the train got fed up with her and they gagged her and beat her unconscious. Effectively, the fire Mrs. Schachter saw would create one of the most gargantuan problems and fear of their camp life.
While the Nazis are evacuating the Jews, Elie says, “From that moment on, there was no further distribution of bread or soup” (Wiesel 114). Taking away the Jews’ food strongly shows dehumanization. The Jews barely got any food from the Nazis, and now they have taken that away completely. The Jews’ were being deprived of their right to eat and gain nutrients. When the Nazis took the Jews’ food away, they took their last right as
children thrown into flames. This shows us the horrific slaughter house of new-born babies or children being killed and witnessed by million other Jews and it is too horrible and not human like to be true. "never shall I forget" brings sadness, tragic emotions and change in faith. His faith was slaughtered before him with all the terror that was happening in the camps, even though he was still trying to survive he only did it for his dad he did not know what would happen to him or if he will survive the holocaust his faith was just
When the judges decided weather the person on trial was going to be killed they whore black hats. This shows us that there is going to be death in the chapters ahead. In chapter 12 there was near death. Although we did lose Piggy in the chapter before and Simon a few before Piggy. The themes of Lord of the Flies are evil themes.
Dehumanization and food was a big influence on creating imagery in Wiesel 's memoir. One of the most impactful images is fire. In the train cart, Madame Schachter becomes overwhelmed and starts to scream about a huge fire that will kill them. But unfortunately she was right . “Women to the left and men the right” women and children were often sent straight to the gas chambers as they arrived at Auschwitz .
After he was sent away to the concentration camps along with his father, things started to change. Elie starts to realize how this world is full of evil and cruelty and started to blame many things on his father and God. When Elie first saw the crematorium and saw that people were being burned in there he said “Never shall I forget that night... Never shall I forget those flames, which consumed my faith forever… Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live… Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust… Never shall I forget these things even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never. (34)”.
(Night, 18). When Elie gets to Auschwitz he realizes how evil the Nazi 's really are. Traumatized Elis sees children being dumped into the crematories and bursting into flames. At Auschwitz, it changes Elie 's mind and has a dramatic effect on him. "How could they burn the children?"
The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis. "...I was going to kill myself..." (Wiesel 33) he stated this consciously knowing how horribly he was being treated. In Night the Jews were treated nowhere near to humans; the abuse and trouble they went through was undeniable.
Elie shows no humor and is very serious throughout the story. He really tries to get the point across about how dreadful and extreme the things the people were going through. He shows the disturbing, gruesome, and the petrifying atmosphere in his details throughout the story. For example, Elie explains how he is feeling by saying, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke.