Wiesel pinpoints the indifference of humans as the real enemy, causing further suffering and lost to those already in peril. Wiesel commenced the speech with an interesting attention getter: a story about a young Jewish from a small town that was at the end of war liberated from Nazi rule by American soldiers. This young boy was in fact himself. The first-hand experience of cruelty gave him credibility in discussing the dangers of indifference; he was a victim himself.
Wiesel really opens our eyes by saying “How was it possible that men, women and children were being burned and the world kept silent?” (Wiesel 32). This use of the rhetorical question gets the reader thinking about all the terror and everyday unhuman lifestyle the Jews were living. Also, the reader thinks for a second, why didn’t the world do anything, even though it was known what was going on. To wrap up, the usage of repetition and rhetorical questions really enhance the way the reader takes in the horrible time of the Holocaust.
Something they branded you with…? That they made you wear so they could spit on you?” (Hackett, 111). This clearly shows that Peter is angry about having to wear the star of David, he absolutely despises the Nazis because they branded him with something so others could spit on him and make fun of him just because of his culture and way of life. The Nazis also affected others way of life in the annex.
The other thing that was hard was leaving your house and belongings that you built your life on just disappearing. No matter how tough you think you are if you were apart of the holocaust you would feel like a baby. I know if I were ever a part of that tragic event I would not even thing about my 18th birthday and that 's just the sad truth. I can 't even think about joking if the holocaust was the subject. The Nuremberg laws were a huge part of the holocaust because it did one bad thing which basically made hate legal.
He became the voice of the deceased to tell the truth. The dehumanization created heartbreak that can never happen again. His voice made a difference. If the human population does not know the truth about the Holocaust, another genocide can occur and more than one race can be affected. We need to be thankful to Elie Wiesel for becoming the voice of the Holocaust to tell us what we needed to know.
Before events such as deportation to Auschwitz, German and Polish morals had already begun to weaken. The Nazi's used propaganda to ensure that the image of the Jewish community was a negative one. By making people like Vladek wear the Star of David, the party was able to completely dehumanize the Jews. Their association with evil allowed for the swaying and comprised Polish and German morals. This complete dismissal of ethical behavior demonstrates the truth of the current fragility of morals in these communities.
It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
Elie views many terrible actions performed by the Nazis. For example, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes… children thrown into flames.” (Wiesel 32). He saw cruel actions that caused him to question his faith. Despite all of this Elie persevered to let people know what they were unaware of.
This time it felt a little different, many people greeted them with open arms and were congratulating them on their wins. However, President Roosevelt snubbed them and didn’t send out the most positive vibe. In Germany, many people began to realize who the true Adolf Hitler was and that the Aryan race was not superior. Hitler began to execute many Jews and started a horrific event that many people know as the Holocaust. The games frustrated and embarrassed Hitler enough that he took action in the worst possible way.
During World War II, Jews were despised by Germans, Christians, and mostly Nazis. They were also blamed for the loss of World of War I. Despite that, some Jewish people fought back, some hid away for years, and yet most of them still die. So could you manage to survive the holocaust? Well, then see some of the things the families had to live with every day for two years or more.
The sense of dehumanization during the holocaust was tragic; this time in history is sad but a very good lesson could be learned. Jewish people all over had to leave the homes or the places they had grew up in and were forced to leave their families and were then taken to the concentration
The people that resisted weren 't just in the camps (Meir Berliner), but also outside the camps (Sophie Scholl), and people even hid Jews in their homes in Poland (Zegota). Sophie Scholl, who was an anti-nazi, helped to spread the information about the Holocaust . Scholl and her group made leaflets and passed them around secretly to encourage the people to resist passively against Nazis. “...the leaflet warned [the citizens] that Hitler was leading Germany into the abyss...” (Sophie Scholl Paragraph 12).
INTRODUCTION “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This quote from Martin Luther King, Jr reminds everyone that acts of injustice do not occur in isolation; these acts affect not only those directly involved, but anyone who is living in the world that allows these acts to take place. Kenny Watson, the main character from The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Denmark in the 1940s, both experience injustice and through their experiences different character traits are revealed. Although, Anne Frank and Kenny Watson share similar character traits, one profound difference is what makes them unique characters. BODY One of the main similarities about Kenny and Anne is that they are both caring and kind.