The pain and suffering that the prisoners were enduring are shown using flames and fire. The conditions of the Holocaust and the scare tactics that the Nazis used are usually involving flames because flames on Earth symbolize the flames of Hell and how torturous it is. Flames as shown by Wiesel in the memoir, show Hell on Earth and how Hell can really come to Earth with the evil of other people. As expressed, the flames and events of the Holocaust can relate to the flames of Hell and what is believed to go on in Hell because of their many
They are who the Germans say they are. Causing more fear through the Jews, knowing that they can be chosen to die, because in the eyes of the Germans they are there to work until death. ¨I became A- 7713. From then on, I had no other name.¨ (Wiesel 42).
They were dying and confused, not knowing nor having anything to do. The ride kept going and going, which shows the night which never ends. This is how the majority of his years in captive were spent feeling; neverending darkness. Night represents not knowing what is to come. When Elie was in the hospital after they were all freed, it says “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me.
People should always remember the devastating event when six million Jews were killed in Nazi Germany. This event was The Holocaust, and it occurred from 1933-1945. The Nazis captured Jews and kept them in concentration camps, then killed them, and burned them. Homosexuals, gypsies, and people with disabilities were also killed as well. The killings and oppression of the “inferior” people was tragic, and most people find it unspeakable to talk of or write about.
It was a new low for the German soldiers to kill a child, and it was this execution that made many of the Jews’ question the presence of God. Wiesel says, “That night, the soup tasted of corpses” (62). They felt remorse at the hanging of the pipel because he had been kind to them and was “loved by all” (Wiesel 60). So even though the prisoners had to watch similar hangings in Wiesel’s
It is referred to a lot mainly when Elie is talking about the crematorium. After his experience at the camp, he will never hear the word fire and think of it the way he did before the war, the way you and I would picture it. In Night, fire is a symbol of death and destruction. Countless adults, children, and corpses were thrown into the crematoriums and pulverized into dust and
Another central theme and
In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when Moishe the Beadle told the Jew community about the cruelty of the SS,” Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns” (weisel 7). This is inhumanity because the Nazis are killing little, innocent, defenceless babies. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed. Two significant themes related to inhumanity in the book Night by Elie Weisel are loss of faith and disbelief.
Death was the norm in the concentration camp. Many people starved, died of illnesses, or were murdered by the Nazis. They didn't know if they would live to see the next
In the midst of all his agony, Eliezer’s faith and communication with God no longer ceased to exist. Consequently, he no longer fasted on Yom Kipper, in stating, “I no longer accepted Gods silence.” (Eliezer Wiesel, 69) A man who was once willing to dedicate his life to God no longer had faith. As the question remained how can God allow such horror and cruelty to occur?
We gather today to mourn the resting of the late Chlomo Wiesel, who departed from this wicked world to soon and will be missed by his loved ones. He passed away on January 28th, 1945 in Auschwitz death camp in Buchenwald, Germany. The cause of death was deprivation of physical strength and multiple injuries due to the conditions of the camp. Which included brutal working conditions and extreme malnutrition. The ultimate people to blame for his death is the Nazis who constructed these death camps that were essentially hell on earth.
Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen increases the horrors of the Holocaust by depicting an endless cycle of suffering caused by the victims, victimizing each another. Within Auschwitz, the differences between the victims and perpetrators were frequently blurred; the biggest difference was merely the way one suffered, as all the prisoners at concentration camps were victims. Some “lucky” victims were at less of a risk than others at the price of helping the Nazis, although for the fear of their own life they did not get much choice in the matter. In Borowski’s story, these prisoners were wealthy and referred to as “Canadians”; the Canadians were
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
When Madame exclaims that there’s a fire, Madame is not validated or heard. Rather, Madame is told to "shut up" and then forcibly beaten into silence. Once again, dehumanization is evident in how victims of evil treat one another. Throughout the camps, examples of children abandoning parents, people betraying one another, and internal aloneness dominating human actions until survival is all that remains are examples of dehumanization. These examples show that the Holocaust happened because individuals dehumanized one another.
In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, there are many parallels to other parts of the novel. In two passages provided, both of the situations involve terrible conditions and the detachment of the characters former lives. In the first excerpt provided, the people were so close together that they couldn't “...all sit down” (Wiesel). This is also true in the second excerpt, where the passengers on the train were excited to throughout the corpses because “they would have more room” (Wiesel). These two passages show how the people had such cramped living conditions on the train and they had to live with it, as well as a lack of food and proper nourishment.