Students should continue to read Night because the anecdote shows what the Holocaust was like, it shows many of the historical events of World War II as they relate to the concentration camps and many important aspects of Jewish culture. First of all, the memoir is a detailed recount of the Holocaust, from a primary witness. This amount of detail is shown when Wiesel writes, "As the train stopped, this time we saw flames rising from a tall chimney, into a black sky" (Wiesel 28). This quote
When people were active so many lives were lost. In the text, “Resistance During the Holocaust,” it states that “However, the risk of resisting Nazi policies were grave; often an act of resistance by one person would mean the death of many others” (paragraph 5). If all Jews would have fought who knows where we could be today. Maybe they would have won their fight but many more lives would have been lost, but maybe no one would even know they fought. However, some may say that writing and keeping records may have never seen the light of day.
This is why no one spoke up because of the fear that they would be charged with witchcraft and hang. Another example is, “Hitler gave the Gestapo complete control which meant individuals lost the right to privacy and officials could read people's mail, listen in on telephone conversations, and search private homes without a warrant.” (GCSE History). Since no one had any privacy they were scared to speak out things about Hitler in fear that they would be sent to death camp. Just like how in the crucible if they spoke out against the trails they would be charged with witchcraft and hung. Many people were killed in these two events and many of them were not guilty in any way.
He also wanted to express and show what can really happen in in real life situations. He also wanted to give the readers a mental picture of what it would have really been like to live near a concentration camp or even live in one. The writer might have first got the interest in the holocaust if he found out that he had family members involved in this time. Describe the relationship between Bruno and Gretel? What kind of characters is each of them?
When Wiesel presents his childhood memories the crowds’ atmosphere takes an explicit change from being condescending to apologetic. “And so, once again, I think of the young Jewish boy … I have become throughout these years of quest and struggle. And together we walk towards the new millennium, carried by profound fear and extraordinary hope.” The audience has this change in mood due to the horrific realities of the speech. He uses this change of tone in the audience to talk about the more serious subject of being indifferent and how it affected the world during the Holocaust. By Wiesel using stories of how his childhood was affected from others being indifferent it creates the call to action throughout the
Nazis are members of the National Socialist German Workers Party that controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler. Germany was the place where discrimination against Jews was supported, and in some cases hated by people like Hans, Liesel, and Rosa. Liesel and her foster family go through this terrible time and unfortunately, everybody died except for Liesel. Liesel, her foster family and few other people stood by what was right throughout the novel and did not give in to Hitler’s convincing propaganda. Even though all of this terrible discrimination and cruelty is going on throughout the novel, Liesel performs small, loving, individual acts that gives people comfort, happiness, friendship, and meaning in a time of poverty, pain, and grief.
In the novel, “Night” written by Elie Wiesel, Elie shares his most personal memories of the Holocaust, which he experienced directly; during the holocaust he lost his family and many friends. The Nazis had issues with the Jews only because they were in different and did not have the same traits as everyone else. The German Nazis dehumanized the Jews by starving them of food and water but most of all the Nazis took away their rights as citizens. When Wiesel first arrived at the concentration camp and saw all the walking skeletons, Elie did not want to believe that what he was seeing was real. He wanted to believe that he might be dreaming a horrible nightmare.
In this light, Wiesel’s novel is significant to high school canon by exposing students to both the important history of the Holocaust as well as the inhumanity that is presented in the treatment of the Jewish people by the extremist Nazi Germany. Aside from human nature, Night also delves into many other important themes, such as the struggle to remain religious in times of tribulation as well as the inability to act during times of responsibility. In one instance of the novel, the narrator Eliezer emphasizes the traumatic impact of the events he witnesses in the concentration camp when he says, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night [...] the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live [...] that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to
March 20th, 1993 is when the Holocaust began and when the world saw Jewish men and women move to ghettos and concentration camps around the world. The Jews were taken from their homes, jobs and schools because of the religion they embraced and the culture they represented. From a young age, they were segregated from the rest of the world and discriminated against by a pretentious leader. During these times Nazis would give them false hope and allow them to bring small relics and heirlooms to feel safe. However, the Jews had no clue about the terrific life that was soon to come as they would suffer starvation, molestation, and experimentation.
I believe that many Holocaust survivors felt like justice was not achieved because hatred still exists today and people have not really recognized the same impact that the Holocaust inflicted, among some other reasons. Sadly, jokes are made about the Holocaust and people do not take it seriously. The impact the Holocaust had on the world was extremely profound. It nearly wiped out an the entire population of a race. I believe the reason that people cannot understand the Holocaust's effect on the world is because we are simply told numbers.