Along with Sevek, Aryan kids began to discriminate against Jews, and eventually Jewish kids were segregated into their own schools away from the Aryan race. Nazis proceeded to introduce anti-Jewish decrees, which gradually eliminated the rights of Jewish citizens.1 Jews weren’t allowed to have government jobs, own property, or run their own businesses. Sevek’s father, who owned a timber yard, had all property taken away from him, but anticipated this to occur as he sold his business to a German man, Mr. Schultz.2 The German occupation of Poland on the first of September, 1939, triggered the beginning of World War II. In response to the other countries being rapidly occupied, the Nazis established the anti-semitic decrees in the conquered territories. These laws included wearing of yellow stars mandatory, and the establishment of the
They started taking away the Jews rights, starting with stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients, dissolving businesses, and confiscating property. September 1939 the German army took over Western Poland. The German police officers forces tens of thousands of Jews out of their homes and forced them to live in ghettos since their properties were taken away from them. Overpopulation, unemployment, hunger, and poverty made the ghettos very unhealthy and a very likely place to catch diseases. Just like Aung San Suu Kyi, lots of people witnessed, civilians under a brutal ruler with no rights.
These violations are being compared to the holocaust, “This may sound like Nazi Germany, but these are the horrors being lived through in North Korea today” (Walters, G.). North Korea has around thirty concentration camps where a lot of brutality occurs. The people are brainwashed to worship their ‘Dear Leader’ despite the physical privations and mental tortures they have suffered. Their leader is presented as a god. There was a man that used a newspaper printed with a photograph of Kim Jong-Il, their previous leader, as a mop to clean up a spill and got sent to prison for it.
The Nazi storm troopers were commanded to beat and murder Jews, break into and wreck their homes, destroy Jewish owned shops and businesses and brutalize their women and children. Perhaps the biggest objective during this dreadful attack, was the specific target on Synagogues, which were vandalized, destroyed and systematically burned, at least 177 Synagogues were completely destroyed. It was after Kristallnacht, that the Germans decided to bar all Jews from contact with them, preventing Jews from the use of public transportation, education and evidently driving them to the outskirts of the country. The amount of insurance claims that surfaced after the economic crippling that Kristallnacht brought with it were overwhelming, however the consequences that followed, are to me the most outrageous, as Propaganda Minister Joseph Gobbels stated that Jews would be payable for damages caused and that any or all insurance monies that were owed to them were to be seized by the
The article, “Teens Against Hitler”, by Lauren Tarshis, describes Ben Kamm, a Jewish boy, and his fight against war and the prejudice Nazis had for the Jewish people. The article describes, “One of the darkest and most evil chapters in history- the Holocaust.” Ben Kamm and his family lived in Warsaw, Poland in the 1920’s. “Germany had been struggling since 1918 when it was defeated in WW1.” Adolf Hitler was planning on annihilating all the Jews in Europe. The Jewish people had many challenges to deal with. All through the article, Ben showed courage and bravery.
Seeds of Hatred Bloomed “In my will it will one day be written that nothing is to be engraved on my tombstone but ‘Adolf Hitler.’ I shall create my own title for myself in my name itself”-Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s actions during World War II fulfilled his words. His name brings memories of totalitarian dictatorship, cruel torture, and mass murder of millions of innocent people, Germans and Jews alike. Hitler’s hatred and beliefs of racial superiority brainwashed an entire nation, resulting in a war with a history written in the blood of helpless victims. What could have twisted Hitler’s mind into the psychotic, murderous maniac that he became?
Why Did Jews Treat Each Other Inhumanely What do you think is the reason what makes those Jews treat other humans so inhumanity? In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Jews are treated so badly by the Nazis in many ways. Therefore, they treat badly to other humans because the Jews lost their faith, they want to survive in the camp, and they were treated as subhuman which means they don’t need to be civilized anymore. First of all, the Jews acted so inhumanly to others because they wanted to survive in the camp. A father and a son both died because they were fighting for a bread in order to survive.
In order for the readers, to properly empathize with the characters, the story must first have some credibility to it which, in this case, is given by the theme of loss of faith in god. In the holocaust, while it was a massacre of all non-aryan races, Hitler particularly targeted the jews, putting the Jews into ghettos, granting them nonperson status and eventually, shipping to concentration camps where countless brutal, inhumane things were done to them including being put in gas chambers, thrown in the crematorium if they weren't fit and worked without any regards to their comfort or rights. Essentially, the Jews weren't treated as humans due to their faith. It would be strange if all of the jews continued to believe in god, a being supposedly all good and all powerful, when they have went without any signs of him for so long and faced persecution due to their believe in him. Thus, Wiesel uses the theme loss of faith in god in order to give credibility to the events in his memoir, for the ultimate purpose of getting the readers to empathize with the
The Holocaust was also known as Hitler’s “Final Solution”, which was to exterminate Gypsies, Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah 's Witnesses, and Political Prisoners. The Socialist Workers Party, used a system of death camps and labor camps located in occupied Poland, and in eastern Germany. After the passing of the Nuremberg laws, the Jewish people were denied of their rights. They were stripped of their citizenship and couldn’t live a normal life. The Jews could not leave their house,
As a result, these are facts that caused this problems. First, in Nov. 1938, Kristallnacht created a landmark in Jewish torture. penalty for the murder of a German embassy worker in Paris by a German-born Jewish students, Jews-owned homes and jobs were destroyed. After that event, the German government obliterate Jews from the sector and Jewish kids were expelled from schools. Additionally, the whole Jewish community was fined one billions dollars to pay for the damage window, of the Kristallnacht.
The fascists attack Jewish stores, synagogues. The situation is becoming very serious…” (Night, Wiesel, 9). Soon after they were prohibited from owning gold, jewelry or any valuables and prohibited from being anywhere after six o’clock, both of these edicts came with the penalty of death if not followed. Jews had lost the basic right of freedom and religious freedom, one night referred to as as Kristallnacht where German forces and civilians smashed the windows of Jewish owned stores, buildings, and synagogues. Many died and were incarcerated in labor camps on this
Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” and in the book it says “Dozens of inmates were there to receive us, sticks in hand, striking anywhere, anyone, without reason.” and that shows the unnecessary abuse from the camp. And also the inmates killed to help themselves and they were skin and bones so whenever the harsh winters came they all fought to live and to get better clothing. And so the Nazis went way out of their way to try to rid the world of jews but in the end they
Finally, it’s lunch break. 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.
At one night, the Germans broke into one of the Jews house and started to yell at them to stand up. As Wladyslaw’s family were watching, the Jews went to the old man sitting on the wheelchair and pushed him off the balcony, and Wladyslaw’s mom yelled in fear. The day the Jews were getting deported, everyone was getting sent to the trains but Wladyslaw was pulled and thrown off to the side and was asked to run. Him and his father were worried because they didn’t know what to do. As the train deported,Wladyslaw was left behind.
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