When Moishe is taken away from the town of Sighet, he returns only to described the horrific series of murders he witnessed. Saying in detail how German officers would use babies as target practice for the machine guns, family members were killed in front of other members, and of the father who plead to be killed before his son. The other Jews did not believe his stories, until the German army arrived at their town. The army took their rights away slowly, which prompted the Jews to change emotionally. Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes.
SS: In the Book Thief a lot of chapter 54 is about the SS guards marching the Jews down Himmel street. As Liesel watches and makes eye contact with some of them she begins to feel helpless and sympathetic because the SS are dehumanizing the Jews. The SS was the black-shirted elite guard of Hitler, later the political police in charge of the concentration and death camps. They were the ones who marched the Jews down Himmel Street and the ones that got Hans whipped.
As the Holocaust came to its near end, torture for those in Sighet, Transylvania begins. On page twenty, cruelty stirs up for the Jewish town after ghettos were set up. “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value.” “There was a new decree: every Jew had to wear a yellow star.” In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every fellow citizen has privileges that cannot be taken away due to race, color, sex, or language.
Elie Wiesel shows many instances of dehumanization through the abuse of all Jews and the loss of his own name. Through doing so, he tries to prevent any similar event. Many Jews suffered from dehumanization during this terrifying event. Elie was very affected by these acts of dehumanization, such as when he and other Jews were shaved completely. It made Elie and the rest feel naked and it played a role in destroying his faith.
The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them. After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.
The Nazis often refer to Jews as goods for nothing, and treat them like they are animals. Separating young children from their mother is emotionally dehumanizing the Jews. The Nazis dehumanize Jews physically by beating them up for nothing. When Eliezer crosses Idek’s path at work one day, he says, “I happened
January 30, 1933 was the day that President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor of Germany, which was the beginning of the Holocaust (Google History). In Source A, a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank, wrote in her diary that the Gestapo was taking away Jewish friends and acquaintances and sending them away to concentration camps. She listened to the English radio to later find out that they were being killed and gassed. Source B reveals, that in the steps to genocide, people classified as different are prohibited rights and personal honor. They are referred to as “sub-human, while the Nazis referred to Jews as vermin” (Source B).
The Nazis will treat the Jews as if they were not real people this is an example of man inhumanity to man. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel had many themes some were struggle to maintain faith, Nazi cruelty and man's inhumanity to man. The Holocaust has a big role in history and so many Jews had lost their life because one man hate them so much that he had to punish the Jews and made the Nazi army did many inhumane things to
Schindler’s List displays this by showing how the Jews were sent to forced labour camps such as the Plaszow. When they arrived to these labour and concentration camps, they were separated by gender as told “men to the left, women to the right”, this separated families causing more effective discomfort to the Jews. In the labour camps, many Jews were shot often resulting in death because they were not working to the satisfaction of the Nazis or SS officers who were in charge of that labour camp. If any Jews were seen as unhealthy they were sent to death camps. During this stage of the holocaust many Jews were
Hiding Max is very significant given the Hubermanns lived in Nazi Germany, a society that killed Jews and anybody who would dare to associate with them. “For me, the sky was the color of Jews. They just kept feeding me. Minute after minute. Shower after shower.”
Till this day people are trying to study the hatred for Jews. Concentration camps were a death zone for Jews, the Jews were shot, gassed, illness, and still died from the horror in the camps. Then, they would hope for the invaders to come and save their souls. These camps were ment to eliminate all Jews existence. However, they all started getting shut down by the saviors, also known as the invaders.
Wladyslaw and his family were Jews and he told them that war with Germany is coming to them. Jews were dehumanized by the Germans. For example, they weren’t allowed on the sidewalks, they couldn’t go to parks, and they were beaten if they didn’t have their Jewish stars on them. One evening, Wladyslaw and his family were having dinner and they read on the newspaper that Jews were going to get sent to the ghettos. They all become doleful and packed for the day to come.
Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination. The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.
On August 22, 1942, Inge and her parents were arrested and deported by German officers. They had to leave all of their possessions and move to a Czechoslovakian ghetto called Theresienstadt. Fortunately, the Auerbachers were allowed to stay together even through the terrible conditions and sanitation. Meanwhile, in the same town they were living, Germans began building gas chambers to exterminate all Jews living in Theresienstadt. On May 8 of 1945, all the Jews were freed including Inge and her family, by Soviet troops.
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