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.
Inside these sectionalized camps people were separated by gender, country of origin, captured enemies of state and their sexual orientation. Roma and Jewish families were ripped apart from each other as part of the Nazi effort to inflict as much emotional and psychological pain as possible. Prisoners were lined up by gender and physicians examined them as part of the selection process to decide who would go into labor camps or who would be put to death (Auschwitz- Birkenau 1). Living conditions at labor camps were less than ideal and more often than not people died from the strenuous activity. The SS guards at the camp worked the people relentlessly and once they became too weak to work they killed them in the gas chambers.
An article was soon violated when Chlomo Wiesel announced, “I have terrible news. Deportation.” After the announcement from Eliezer’s father, Hungarian polices started shouting, “All Jews outside! Hurry! The time’s come now…You’ve got to leave all this…” After forced from their homes, they were sent to experience brutality at Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald. Once the Germans omitted the inferiors from their safe haven, the superiors destroyed articles nine: freedom from containment and
It is designed to serve up a series of onslaughts on its prisoners’ both physical and spiritual dignity and pride. With features of the camp ranging from; the nearly intolerable living conditions, to guards forcing the prisoners to strip off their garments for body searches at temperatures of minus forty degrees, to having their (the prisoners) names replaced by unwelcoming combinations of the alphabet and numbers. By doing these horrendous acts the camp erases all traces of individuality and self-worth. However some prisoners counteract, and passively fight against the ‘system’. In this essay Shukhov is taken as a prime example of how he counteracts and holds on to his dignity and
In Night one of the ways that the Jews were dehumanized was by abuse. There were beatings, “I never felt anything except the lashes of the whip...Only the first really hurt.” (Wiesel, 57) “They were forced to dig huge trenches. When they had finished their work, the men from the Gestapo began theirs. Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks. Infants were tossed
Methods utilized frequently are interactions between people, family bonds, descent into death, desperation for survival, indifference to the well-being of others, as well as generosity and selflessness to their fellow man. b. What are some themes in the novel? How do they relate to the plot and characters? Arguably the most important theme of Night is the importance of family.
Many people were sick and underfed (Warsaw). Illness was also a constant looming threat because partly of the food, and that the ghettos were always damp and wet (Allen 38). Many Jewish organizations around the world tried to help ghettos in Germany and Poland, but the help wasn’t enough (Warsaw). Arguably the worst and definitely the biggest ghetto during the war was Warsaw Ghetto. An estimated 83,000 Jews and minorities died in the ghetto, mainly due to sickness and starvation.
When my mother was combing my hair I remembered I closed my eyes and I started dreaming that I was walking on the sidewalk with my friend and I spot on the sidewalk. Suddenly I opened my eyes and noticed I spot on the bed. That was strange. I don’t know but the meningitis was making me act weird. So my mother took me to the doctor.
The faint light illuminated the cramped barn and the terrified, tear-streaked faces of her friends with shadows pooling at the corners, lurking just beyond the reach of the flickering flashlight. The Cough is one of the most dangerous epidemics to have ever wreaked havoc on this earth, already claiming more than half of the world’s population. The disease is highly lethal and contagious and the only way to tell if a person has it was the ever so subtle cough. Jackson’s family and Aria’s boyfriend have already met their fate by The Cough and Dara’s sister is dead from severe blood loss by her wounds caused by the
We would look down as though we didn't see anything. We stood there in that line at attention, in our minds, we prayed for the “parade rest and dismissed” that would eventually come. I can remember when I was about 10 years old being huddled under the covers on my bed listening to my father throwing my mother around the living room. The dread would creep in like an icy