Before entering the ovens the Jews were stripped of everything for a ¨shower¨ where they all merged in. ¨Very close to us stood the tall chimney of the crematoriums furnace. It no longer impressed us.¨ The Jews got locked in the chambers and were left there to burn slowly and painfully.
Elie Wiesel is a Jewish boy who was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp with his family. Elie Wiesel lived through the Holocaust and went through emotional and physical changes. Elie Wiesel was separated from his mother and sisters at the concentration camp; he is with his father for the rest of his father 's shortened life. Elie Wiesel watched as his father was beaten by the kapo, Elie witnessed numerous people die throughout his time in the concentration camps. Elie Wiesel and ninety nine plus people were shoved into train carts and taken various places, and were never told where they were going.
For example, in the book “ Night” Elie was in the roll call with everyone else and there was a tank of soup resting there. Consequently, there was a guy who was getting closer and closer to it. Effectively, as he got to the destination of the soup, he paused looked at it, and started screaming while drowning himself into the warm liquid. As a result, they evacuated everyone from the lot and killed the guy. This guy represents the life during The Holocaust because it shows how mad they would get with the little portions of food
In The Book Thief’s case, it is the society during the German World War II. Hans Hubermann for example, had to pretend he hated the Jews when in fact, he does not. “The Jew was whipped six times… blood dripped now from his ear… then it was Papa’s turn..” (Zusak 394) Max was afraid of men standing over him all throughout his life and now, he had to leave his family behind. When he arrived at 33 Himmel Street, he was advised to stay in the basement despite the place freezing.
The camp smelled terrible because of all the unburied bodies that were stacked up in sheds and broken buildings. They also found over seven tons of human hair, about 836,000 women’s coats and 349,000 men’s suits. Then when liberating Majdanek the Red army found much of the same characteristics but the prisoners were so far past the breaking point that they would say when they were going to die, and they wished for it. There were stacks of dried, bleached bones and skulls. When the Red Army was taking care of the people at the least, six to seven people would die each day.
When MR. Van Dan went to buy food in the black market he came with the new that the person that sell them potatoes was arrested bay the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp in Poland. More news from the allies invasion came they arrived France and taken the coast of Germany, those were the first good news. The secret annex was running out of food and the allies are not arriving and bombs were still dropping in Amsterdam.
The extermination camp in Auschwitz was a camp with large gas chambers that could kill six thousand people per day (Textbook pg. 502-505). Because of Hitler and the Nazis hatred toward Jews and the result of Kristallnacht, the liquidation and extermination of six million Jews occurred. Kristallnacht really made Hitler mad and made him want all Jews dead even more than he already did. The Nazi’s ideology that the Jews should be blamed for political wrongdoings led to this atrocity of the Nazis persecuting the Jews in an effort to eliminate their race. The persecution of Jews by the Nazis was that they were separated from society and they were given armbands to show they were Jews.
“I realized that he did not want to see what they were going to do to me. He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(42). When Eliezer arrives at Auschwitz, the separation of his family puts an emotional toll on his father since he realizes that only him and Eliezer are still alive. This will be a catalyst to their relationship becoming stronger as they endure more together. Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer.
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.”
Lifestyles in Europe had changed too. All the Jewish families were faced the holocaust. They were sent to the concentration camp getting many difficulties from malnutrition and getting killed from the Nazis. Many tried to escape but man had failed. Jews also tried to hide from the Nazis but some got caught from them to concentration camp.suffering and dying from malnutrition and getting killed from the Nazis, trying to escape, hiding from the Nazis who are finding them to take them to the concentration camp.
He is then lead to the barracks and is stripped of all his belongings. They are then made to run to the other barracks to get decontaminated and receive new (indifferent) clothes. Elie’s Father is then slapped when he asks to go to the bathroom. This is when the quote comes in.
Chlomos life after the selection in Auschwitz was dedicated to keeping his son, Eliezer and him together. Which was very rare in the camps due to such oppression among the prisoner. It’s safe to say that with his father, Eliezer wouldn’t live on to tell his story of events such as the Auschwitz selection and the