As stated in “‘150th Anniversary: 1851-2001; Turning Away From the Holocaust” it says “'You could have read the front page of The New York Times in 1939 and 1940,'' she wrote, ''without knowing that millions of Jews were being sent to Poland, imprisoned in ghettos, and dying of disease and starvation by the tens of thousands.-without knowing that the Nazis were machine-gunning hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Soviet Union.” (Frankel) The media did not mention all of the details of the Holocaust at the time that it was taking place, leading much of the reality to be unacknowledged. The scarce involvement of the media throughout the globe show how much of the reality was untold. The Jewish people had gone through so much pain and no one was recognizing the fact that this terrible tragedy was forced upon them. That is a figurative way of having their lives taken away- as such an important part of their life- a defining component- was unknown by so many; as if they had no importance. This led them to lose hope in humanity; in others realizing and taking action towards helping them survive. Certain events tend to define how people view themselves, and The Holocaust defines the Jews past, the struggle they went through, and them as individuals. So, when this goes unnoticed by the public, it shows them they should have no faith or hope in these
“ … The world has had to hear a story it would have preferred not to hear - the story of how a cultured people turned to genocide, and how the rest of the world, also composed of cultured, remained silent in the face of genocide.” - Elie Wiesel. The man behind that quote is one of the few people in the world to survive one of the worst tragedies in human history, The Holocaust. An event in which millions of people perished, all because of a crazed dictator’s dream. Elie Wiesel who amazingly survived the horrors, documented his experience in his book, Night. He has a very specific message in his book that many of us can learn from. Elie Wiesel wrote Night to show that the silence and hesitation surrounding the Holocaust is was what allowed it to occur and continue for as long as it did,
Like many genocides the Holocaust was one of the worst recorded in history. The Holocaust happened during World War II when Hitler became the leader of Germany in 1933. The War was mostly present in Europe, East Asia or the Pacific Islands but the Holocaust, which was a genocide of Jews, took place in Europe. Nazi’s and SS officers would storm the houses of Jews and move them into ghettos eventually ending up in a concentration camp. Some would die on their way there but mostly all the deaths occured in the camps. There were many people who either supported it, contributed in it by helping those in need or being bystanders by not doing anything. Luckily out of the few people that did do something to help out the Jews the couple, Antonina and Jan Żabiński, saved over three hundred Jews.
Poland had been a relative haven for Jewish people and it numbered over 50,000 people, but when Germany invaded, destruction began immediately and it was very harsh. Jews was forced into crowded ghettos, randomly beaten and humiliated, and continuously murdered for no reason. Jewish property and businesses were summarily destroyed or sold to the Nazi investor’s. Furthermore, an German man named Oskar Schindler was born April 28, 1908, in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary. Zwittau, Austria-Hungary is now known as Moravia, Czech Republic.
After the war against the Nazis, there were very few survivors left. For the survivors returning to life to when it was before the war was basically impossible. They tried returning home but that was dangerous also, after the war, anti-Jewish riots broke out in a lot of polish cites. Although the survivors were able to build new homes in their adopted countries. The Jewish communities had no longer existed in much part of Europe anymore. After that people tried to return to their homes from the camps or there hiding places, but they found out that their homes had been taking over by others or looted.
In a span of 10 years, the Holocaust killed over 7 million people, that’s just as much as the population of Hong Kong. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel shares his experience on how he survived the Holocaust and what he went through. How he dealt with the horrors and even to how he felt of his dad’s death and how he saw himself after it was all over. As he tried to publish it he was constantly turned down due to the fact of how horrid and truful it was. He still tried and tried until it was finally published. This book shows how the Holocaust should be taught and not be forgotten, due to it being a prime example of human impureness. Humans learn off trial and error, how the Jewish population was affected, decrease in moral, and the unsettled tension are prime examples of such mistakes.
I accentuate the fact that we should not stay silent. Silence is how Hitler will be forgotten, and if he is forgotten then he is technically forgiven for what he has done. There is also another quote. “Those who cannot remember the past will be condemned to repeat it,”(George Santayana). What Santayana is saying in this quote is that if people do not remember the mistakes of others then they themselves will repeat it in the future. All in all, people who learned from Elie Wiesel’s Memoir should teach others of what happened. They should let them know of the Holocaust, so they will not repeat it again. Let people know that “Silence is golden” does not apply
The people who suffered in the Holocaust were treated less than humans because of how they were horribly abused. The article states, “Gestapo interrogation methods included: repeated near drownings of a prisoner in a bathtub filled with ice-cold water; electric shocks by attaching wires to hands,feet,and ears,... and burning flesh with matches or a soldering iron.” (The Gestapo is Born ¶14). Therefore, the shown quote,shows that people were treated less than human because, they were being horribly treated in that it was a near death situation in their abuse. People during the Holocaust were treated less than humans which shouldn’t have happened. They were all innocent, and were treated horribly for no
Elie Wiesel once said, “What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, by the silence of the bystander”. This quote means that being put through something so horrific as the holocaust concentration camps was not the worst part of the holocaust, but rather that people knew what was going on but never took action to stop this tragic event. The injustice of the people, mostly Jews, who had to go through the process of leaving everything behind and starting a new life where they were forced to work together in very unstable conditions is something that can never be payed back. This injustice lead to more than just the time and lives that we can't get back, it lead to dehumanization of innocent woman, children, men, elders, and
Before the Holocaust, Europe had about 9.5 million Jews. Marc states, about six million Jews were murdered. The Holocaust began in 1933, Adolf Hitler became the leader of Germany, He believed that the Germans were racially superior convinced Germany to declare WWII all over Europe and controlled most of the countries in Europe. Till this day people are in shock that so many lives were killed during a time-period. most Jews were killed until 1939, in Poland about 91 percent of Jewish people were slaughtered and tortured. I think the Holocaust was a horrible event that occurred, we should not forget want has happened to the millions of lives killed, so we won’t repeat anything horrible like this.
During the Holocaust, many people suffered from the despicable actions of others. These actions were influenced by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic views of people. The result of such actions were the deaths of millions during the Holocaust, a devastating genocide aimed to eliminate Jews. In this tragic event, people, both initiators and bystanders, played major roles that allowed the Holocaust to continue. Bystanders during this dreadful disaster did not stand up against the Nazis and their collaborators. This action of silence encouraged more people to follow, which lead to Hitler and the Nazi Party’s rise to power without having to face formidable opposition. Following the Nazi Party’s rise to power, the Holocaust began to take form. Fueled by hatred, intolerance, and anti-semitic beliefs under Adolf Hitler’s rule,
The Holocaust. The devastation, deportation, extermination, and starvation of millions of human beings, targeted for their creed, their heritage, and their complexion. No words can capture the magnitude of this misery, but one can only try. In his memoir, “Night”, Elie Wiesel attempts to comprehend the mass suffering and distress caused by this event. His chosen title reflects his reaction to his experience, Night, meaning absolute darkness for a period of time. Like that of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, the writing was produced to develop a conscious for the future generations of the world, we read it to see through the eyes of those who were powerless to halt distrasious change. We must read stories like “Night” to gain a new perspective on
Dehumanization in “Night” is represented in the discrimination and deniance of simplest human necessities. Hitler developed his hatred for the Jewish religion after WWI, believing that they were the source of Germany’s economic decline. Jews also seemed an easy target to blame due to history’s track record of antisemitic views dating back to Ancient Egypt. Hitler created concentration camps, factories of death, to eradicate Jews because Hitler thought they were inferior. This discrimination took place in countless places through the book; one, for example, when the Jewish ghettos were being liquidated everyone was forced to remain within their lines; they were denied water all day while standing in the blasting heat of the sun. Elie observed,
Do you know how many Jewish peoples and other minorities that were slaughtered during the Holocaust? There was up to 6 million Jews and and 7 million Soviet civilians. Many gypsies, gays, and blacks were killed as well. These people died in numerous, unpleasant ways, like gas chambers, guns, fire, starvation, and disease. The prisoners in the Holocaust were tormented and treated so cruelly, and the acts so inhumane, that bystanders had to resist, help, and fight back against the Nazis even if the consequences were death. 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).
About eleven million people died in the Holocaust (“We’re Here to Inspire”). Heinrich Himmler was Adolf Hitler's right-hand man that organized many deaths during the Holocaust period. He was a notorious leader that murdered millions.