On History.com, the text states “This culminated in Kristallnacht, or the “night of broken glass” in November 1938, when German synagogues were burned and windows in Jewish shops were smashed; some 100 Jews were killed and thousands more arrested.” This quote shows the extent of how Jews were treated. I can’t imagine how the they were feeling at the time. It 's not even like they did anything, they were innocent. Once again, if all people were good at heart, then people wouldn’t be discriminated because of their race, religion, etc. Another quote on History.com states “Meanwhile, beginning in the fall of 1939, Nazi officials selected around 70,000 Germans institutionalized for
In both the book and the movie The Devil’s Arithmetic, there are many similarities and differences. The characters, setting, and theme may be similar, but they may be completely different. There is an ample amount of people who want to forget about the Holocaust, and some people bluntly claim that it never happened. Although the numbers of those who lived through the Holocaust are diminishing, those few survivors who were unwillingly thrown into a place where they were despised, prejudiced, and dehumanized put those atrocious claims to rest. These brave souls assist in reminding us of what happened so long ago.
He felt like the Jews were unsettling people and influence challenging ideas he didn't like. When hitler was young, he lost his faith and felt hatred to churches and that when he had a dream of becoming a leader (Keegan 38). Hiteler and the natzis ruined so much of the world that it was unbelievable. His destruction almost brought a end to certain human races and lost the hope that we all had once. The Holocaust was supposed to be nameless.
Over 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. They were shot, gassed, hung, and much more. The Jews died innocent and were killed just because they were Jews. It is important that people remember all of the Holocaust and not just some of it. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen more aptly delivers the message of remembering than Donna Deitches version through the scene of boxcars, the conditions of the camp, and dehumanization.
Lost Faith in Humanity The authors of Night, Elie Weisel, and Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki, both lost a lot of their faith in humanity, but because of certain experiences, it seems that Elie lost the most hope in the human race. Elie lost his mother, father, and sisters to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. Whereas, Jeanne did not have to go through the death of any of her family due to the internment camp, so she was not as traumatized by her unfair treatment. Because of Elie’s loss of family members, he had lost more faith in humanity. Elie also saw more horrific things done to others by Nazis that he had questioned the kindness in all people.
The survivors were never the same after the ordeal, many had really horrible traumatic experiences during when this happened to them or their family friends. One survivor exclaimed that, “together we have been charged with this mission to talk because we are the last living generation to have borne witness to this, and so we have a tremendous responsibility to make it known to the world in our lifetime.” This tells us that they want us to know and remember what had happened to the Jewish people and so that it never happens again to any other group or ethnicity of people or religion. In another account by a survivor named Sam Bankhalter he explained how his sister suffers still because she thought it was her fault that her mother was killed because she gave her child to her mother before they got to the camp and anyone holding a child would immediately go into the crematorium to be burned. After the war the church said that Anti-Semitism was against the beliefs of the Christian people because they are supposed to “Love thy Neighbor”. As a group the Jewish have been discriminated against for a long time because they did not have a place of their own for a long time and that they were a traveling people.
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, once so faithful, is one of the first to lose faith in God due to the horrific sights he sees. After witnessing the bodies of Jewish children being burned, Wiesel writes, “Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever” (34). He quite understandably has begun to doubt that his God is with him following the sight of the supposedly chosen people’s bodies being unceremoniously burned. Elie, though, was perhaps not a member of the masses with this belief; in fact, some men were able to hold on to their beliefs despite these horrendous sights. Also near the middle of the book, Wiesel reflects on the faith of other Jews in the face of these events, saying that “some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come.
Holocaust Survivors The Holocaust was a time where not only were the Jews taken out of their homes, but they were beaten and their families were taken away from them. When the Jews were taken away from their homes they did not know what would happen to them, or where they were going. The Jews finally came to the realization that they might not make it out of there alive after they headed to the first camps. People are always trying to act like they do not know what is going on when something in the world is not right. When the Holocaust was going on, the Germans knew what was happening to the Jews and the U.S. did too.
If there was a God he’d be trying to help the innocent Jews escape or at least something, and if he was not then should he even be regarded as one, was Elie’s view on the whole situation. As time carried on, Eliezer’s faith and connection to God died. It was too much for him to believe that his once-beloved God had abandoned them. “Blessed be God’s name? Why, but why would I bless him?
This is relevant because people had lost their lives because they believed in certain religions. Document one states that “In Europe, crusaders sometimes turned their fury against jews, massacring entire communities.” This is interesting because When christians and muslims had gotten
… 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
They hoped that these restrictions would compel the Jews to Germany. This would make the nation Judenrein “free of Jews” One effect that this cause was that 6 million Jews were killed. More were hurt by the outcome of the Holocaust. At the beginning of the 21st Century, a school in Whitwell. Tennessee made a memorial in honor of those 6 million Jews that were killed during the Holocaust.
After hearing what he did to those Jewish people in the building would have mind- blowing and extremely appealing to me. I would have either said “no” or just walked away. This is a big thing that happened after the Holocaust, the Jews were left with this horrible experience and lifetime of sorrow while some Nazi’s felt extreme bad for what they did. Some Nazi’s wanted to forgive the Jewish people for the heinous acts they committed, but the majority of the Jewish population would never forgive the Nazi’s. This is such a burdensome thing to come across and try to deal with because of the magnitude of the situation.