Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
In the book, Night, Dehumanization majorly affects the Jews. Dehumanization is the process by which the Nazis gradually reduced the Jews to little more than things. It makes the Jews want to give up. There are many examples of dehumanization, including beating, selection, and robbery. Eliezer was whipped in front of everyone during roll call, “…I shall therefore try to make him understand clearly once and for all…I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip.”(Wiesel 57).
According to "dosomething.org", eleven million people were killed during the Holocaust included in that number about one million children were killed. There is a common misconception that the people who died in the concentration camps died of the gas chambers, but a portion of the eleven million were also experimented on. These experiments were especially gruesome because the SS doctors had the ability to kill and maim their test subjects. A plethora of these doctors would have their own special area of study, one Nazi doctor named Carl Clauberg worked with infertility and artificial children. The worst of the evil SS doctors is believed to be Josef Mengele, this man conducted experiments on children and although he used methods of calming to make the children feel more comfortable, he did not care if they lived or died.
By writing the analogy, Wiesel emphasizes how poorly they were treated, giving the audience a glimpse at what occurred in concentration camps. Throughout the book, the audience is shown the terror that the Jews suffered during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel survived through that torture, and later wrote the book Night in an attempt for others to understand what happened. He used foreshadowing, diction that conveys demoralization, and analogies to aid his writing to depict what he saw. Though millions of Jews were killed senselessly in the Holocaust, words are everlasting, meaning Night will continue to enlighten people’s
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. The Jewish population was in jeopardy, therefore other races in the world are at risk of genocide as well and must take this event as a warning of what could happen. In the Auschwitz concentration camp, there was a room filled with shoes.
Stanley Milgram: The Perils of Obedience Stanley Milgram experiment is concerning peoples’ willingness to conform to an authority figure. The question Milgram was trying to answer was would a subject kill with electrical shock, due to an authority figure instructing them too. One individual was the learner being hooked up to electrodes, however, not literally. The teacher would be the lab rat thinking he was administering a shock for each fallacious response, and with each erroneous reply the shock would intensify. The astonishing fact was all participants would continue to 300 volts, which would precipitate extreme torment.
One...Two…, he counted.” (Weisel 65), which shows us how the Nazi’s would beat the Jewish people within the concentration camps. During the time that Elie was in Buna, Idek made Elie lie stomach down on a box and he whipped Elie and gave him 25 lashes. This was very cruel in that Idek punished Elie for knowing something that he knew about, but should not have
Atwood created a society, in where the people who did not respect the rules and regulation of the Gilead, were punished in a place where intelligence was once displayed by a diversity of students, were freedom and hope and was shown every day; and which would now be turned into the regimes detention center This community is implemented and control by violence, fear, and force. Doctors who once perform abortions, were executed during the era of the Republic Of Gilead. Rapist were also executed, based on the word of the bible. Aunt Lydia mentions This is evidenced when Aunt Lydia states: “The penalty for rape, as you know, is death. Deuteronomy 22: 23-29” (p.279).
Therefore, Arthur Miller’s arguably most famous work, The Crucible, was influenced by the paranoia of communism in the 50s and his personal relationships. Those who’ve read or seen The Crucible would make the obvious assumption that the play is based on the Salem witch trials. In 1692, the Puritans in Salem Massachusetts were terrified when accusations of witchcraft began to be thrown around. Women would confess and then accuse someone else. Eventually, a total of twenty innocent people were found guilty and hanged (Popkin 140).
Are 65% of humans unethical beings with the capability of killing someone on command? Based on the findings of Stanley Milgram’s obedience test in 1963, this could be true if someone holding authority persists. In Milgram’s test he had people administer shocks to a “learner” under the guise of a memory experiment, slowly raising the intensity of the shock as the learner continued to make mistakes. Only 35% of these subjects disobeyed the scientist and refused to continue administered shocks, why is this? Lauren Slater, the author of Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century, spoke to a subject who refused to administer a shock, Joshua, as well as, a subject who complied with the scientist’s commands, Jacob.
Firstly, the students need to aware of and understand the magnitude of the massacre. The lack of information could lead to many misconceptions. For example, in the Jim Keegstra case of 1985-1992, Keegstra was claimed to have taught students that, “an International Jewish Conspiracy is working to destroy Christianity and create a new world government based in Israel.” (Calgary Herald)These type of ideas can create confusion in young people’s minds and make them think that it never occurred. They should be taught the whole aspect and realize that not all German people were Nazis. Critics claim
People were separated from their families and gassed or burned just to keep up with how many people were coming into the camp, or just to amuse themselves. The book and movie Devil’s Arithmetic go into a lot of detail on what happened to the Jews during the holocaust. Not near enough to really show how terrible they were treated. The Devil’s Arithmetic written by Jane Yolen and the Movie based off it Produced by Dustin Hoffman went into
Hitler tried to do these experiments at every concentration camp,that he possibly could. The most unliked of all the experiments was done on twins, and gypsies. They did the ideological experiments, mainly on gypsies. They were trying to figure out how the different “races” reacted to the experiments done on them. This personally I thought was the horrific out of all of them.
Each episode began by showing him jumping under the train. The show was supposed to teach teenagers that suicide was wrong but it proved to have the opposite effect. The real message of Werther and Wagner was that if you commit suicide, hundreds of people will pay attention to you. Psychologist has identified this as the suicide contagion and is a well-known phenomenon, especially among teenagers. Newly found evidence is beginning to reinforce the idea that highly publicized mass shootings hold the same contagious effect.
These consisted of: Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Slavs, Political Dissidents, People with mental disabilities, Jehovah 's Witnesses, Homosexuals, and any government personnel that went against the Hitler and his Nazis. Now it was tragic what happened to all these people, but for the subject’s sake this essay is only going to focus on the Jews. The Germans started off the persecution by boycotting the Jewish business. It slowly grew more serious as they began to ban Jews from public places (A Teacher’s Guide). As the Nazis progressed in the war, Hitler decide that the best option would be to kill off the Jewish population as a whole.