Inhumane In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the theme man's inhumanity man relates to cruelty by calling them names, treating them horribly, and making them look the same. Even the Jews in the same barracks fight each other for food, and some people suffocate because they are laying on top of each other. In this quote “Faster you swine”(Wiesel 91). This quote shows the reader how the Nazis treated the Jews when they are marching to Gleiwitz. The barracks the Jews stayed in were unsanitary and they barely have any food.
The Holocaust was a tragic event that took place from 1941 to around 1945. Adolf Hitler was behind the movement of persecution of the Jewish race. More than six million Jews were murdered in this awful event. The place where these tragic events took place were Concentration Camps. Unsafe and unhealthy conditions for anyone to live in but they were forced there against will.
Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
In what environments and situations will dehumanize people significantly? Elie Wiesel’s novel Night and Franz Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis contain many similar topics and views. In Night, Elie and other people in the concentration camps are dehumanized by the cruel German soldiers and their policies towards the Jews, while, in Metamorphosis, Gregor is dehumanized by the situation that he turns into an insect at first, and then he continues being dehumanized by his family, other people, and himself. Changes can serve as motivations which eventually lead to dehumanization as shown through affection, self-awareness, and indifference. Changes can lead to dehumanization which destroys the affection between family members.
Attempting to look around the cave, the dampness of the air coated every one of us. Somehow, our crave for light have slowly receded, the darkness beyond my senses is intriguing. Our cell phones were all dead like our souls. Darkness has engulfed and devoured their batteries. We were left vulnerable in the barren and mountainous landscape, like a new-born baby left alone in the wild.
When people hear the word “Holocaust” they instantly think about how cruel and horrible this time was for the Jewish people. The Holocaust was a time where many of people suffered, were terrified, and had to live in disgusting conditions. The jewish people were put into concentration camps where they were forced to work and in the end most of them died, but if they were lucky were able to escape or lived long enough to be freed. In the very beginning, Adolf Hitler’s Nazis separated these people from their families to be placed into different concentration camps which is upsetting to think about. The biggest concentration camp where most of the Jews went and were killed was Auschwitz.
It seemed like a vacuous space, a diabolic black hole had swallowed everyone. On the grey rough bed, sleeping cars and some other vehicles were lying haphazardly. Meandering at a slow pace, the taciturn city was a totally unusual and completely different to the garrulous city I saw just a few days before. In the spacious city, it was deserted and spotless like all the residents had moved to another perfect planet. What was worse, there were no birds in the sky, no fish in the river, no spiders in the cobwebs, too.
There was a stampede. Dozens of starving men fought desperately over a few crumbs. The worker watched the spectacle with great interest.” (Wiesel pg 100) Humans eventually realized how destructive we can become. The millions of people who died, died not having their basic civil rights. The Germans made sure to strip the Jews of their entire identity to embarrass them, then kill them.
He sat down promptly in the grass next to the unfinished job or fixing the stones. Idle conversation followed promptly. Words of little substance and little lasting worth. The weather, grass, the Centaur and others. Night fell upon the two quickly as was common so far south.
The persecuted would be sent to transit camps to be herded and sorted through before being sent to another camp, mostly concentration or death camps. In labor camps the prisoners were forced to work hours on end, with little food in return. Any people they captured of the opposition in the war would be sent to prisoner-of-war camps. Here they were made to work just as in labor camps. Concentration camps you basically do everything the Nazis say or you are punished.