In his award winning book “Night” Elie Wiesel gives his first hand account of the terrors of the holocaust and Nazi Germany. He goes through to explain the injustices that happened to him and the rest of the jewish people living in europe at this time, telling of the horrid dehumanization of a whole race and others targeted by the Nazi regime. Many of the horrors perpetuated by this group are in direct violation of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. One instance of violation shows up when the prisoners are explaining how buna used to be to Elie. The captive man talking to Elie goes on to explain “Back then, Buna was veritable hell.
No one could every picture such a horror coming for people who do nothing but good in their small community. Elie along with his family has been sent by trains to the largest concentration camps knowns as, “Auschwitz” at this time no one had known what the place was. The life for him in a concentration was nothing but difficult both physically and emotionally. Besides going through a physical pain every day everyone who had a life in a camp were forced the change how they feel. To be able to survive in such camps you had no choice to worry about feeling you had to adapt to your surrounding by not feeling and becoming numb.
“The time has come… you must leave all this…”(Wiesel 16) They had to leave all their belongings behind believing one day they would be back, but in the reality of the holocaust it was most likely they would never be back. In a way when they left all their belongings behind , but they also left many of their stories, identities but biggest of all their soul. Of course being in the ghetto was a horrible experience but none of them imagined that only the worst was yet to come . After being in the Ghetto for a short period of time they had to be transported in the trains to the concentration camps.“(Wiesel 22) The Hungarian police made us climb into the cars,
Rather than giving away his rations of food, Eliezer learns that he needs to do anything he can to ensure his survival, while he remains at the concentration camps. Furthermore, Eliezer experienced evil in a way like no other. As the prisoners were forced to move to another camp during winter, they would be shot if they fell behind. In chapter six it said, “They had orders to shoot anyone who could not sustain the pace.” By saying this the author explained how evil, and unjust the SS officers were to the prisoners. This explains how the Nazi soldiers treated the Jews, and that they had no regard for how they
The Holocaust was one of humanity's darkest events and was the most devastating genocide in history. Even in the darkest event in history, there were those who didn’t give up hope and survived. One of these survivors was Elie Wiesel. He recounts the horrors he faced in Night, a retelling of what happened inside the concentration camp Auschwitz. Elie was only fifteen when he was deported in 1944.
Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes. When they arrived at the first camp, Elie and his family were separated. Throughout the novel, Elie tells of the extreme measures he goes through just to stay with his father. His father is the reason why Elie keeps going and has a desire to live. During the years of the holocaust, many people were surrounded by death constantly.
In the novel, “Night” written by Elie Wiesel, Elie shares his most personal memories of the Holocaust, which he experienced directly; during the holocaust he lost his family and many friends. The Nazis had issues with the Jews only because they were in different and did not have the same traits as everyone else. The German Nazis dehumanized the Jews by starving them of food and water but most of all the Nazis took away their rights as citizens. When Wiesel first arrived at the concentration camp and saw all the walking skeletons, Elie did not want to believe that what he was seeing was real. He wanted to believe that he might be dreaming a horrible nightmare.
Adversity is a condition marked by misfortune; however, every person has at one point experienced difficulty whether benign or extremely severe. A true story, 'Night ' was published in 1960 is a literature work by Elie Wiesel focusing on his encounter with his father between 1944 and 1945. However, the setting occurred at the Nazi German concentration camps situated at Auschwitz and Buchenwald towards the culmination of the Second World War at the height of the Holocaust. Elie convinced that he lived an ordinary life until the German troops within his residence separated him from part of his family. 'Night, ' illustrates endurance and struggles faced by Elie at an early age such as loss of self-identity, self-belonging, loss of innocence, and the gap left in the soul.
From the small town of Sighet in Transylvania to the huge concentration camps of Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel, the author and victim of the book Night, the horrifying experience of the Holocaust. Wiesel is a 15 year old Jewish boy who was captured by the Germans or “Nazis” during WWII. He went through an overwhelming amount of trauma, like when he got separated from his mother and sisters and watching his father suffer an unbearable amount of pain that eventually killed him. The fact is, power is a tool that can corrupt itself and others, it can ruin people’s lives and it can do that without people even realizing it.
How many of the deaths in the Holocaust were because of individuals speaking out at officials? During the Holocaust, the Nazi police would hurt anyone who spoke out at them. Night follows the journey of Elie Wiesel and his family in the different concentration camps during World War II. Elie guides us through the horrors of the concentration camps and the horrific actions carried out by Nazi officers. Maus tells the life story of Vladek Spiegelman’s life before going to the concentration camp through his son, Art Spiegelman.
I would personally like to live in Opium rather than Aztlan. The slavery that happens in the book and our world today is an example of how human life is not appreciated. As humans we should all have some sort of mutual respect for human life. People were not put on this earth to be slaves. And no one ever has a good reason for enslavement.
When the Jews were locked up in concentration camps during WWII with no escape it was like no one knew what was going on. The word was kept quiet that Jews were being exterminated in camps and worked to death in labor camps so the Nazi’s could continue their plan known as “Final Solution” to exterminate all Jews. While there is no plan in Syria going on right now to exterminate all Syrians, it 's definitely not being kept quiet that there is a war going right now in Syria and the Americans are not doing anything to try to help other than having all these unimportant meetings deciding what to
“All were meant to suffer and die, with no reprieve, no hope, no possible amnesty, nor chance for alleviation”(Yad Vashem). Despite great risks, many people still have the courage to help during the massive murder of Jews. Chiune Sugihara, Irena Sendler, and Suzanne Spaak were heroes of the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. How did they help in the rescue of Jews? First, Chiune Sugihara was a hero for the saving of many Jews during the Holocaust.
Thou Shall Not Kill; a commandment, a law and four words to protect those who cannot defend themselves. These four words did little to protect the millions of Jews, during the Holocaust; who were hunted down, herded into camps, brutally beaten both physically and mentally and marked for death. Since then and before our world has seen this played out again and again in places like Nanking, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Darfur and on farms and in slaughterhouses in every country of the world. This bloodshed will not be cease until those four words are truly embraced by every culture to include every living species on this earth. Every trial and tragic event Eli Wiesel endured and wrote about in his novel, Night has happened to an animal in the woods,
“Women to the left and men the right” women and children were often sent straight to the gas chambers as they arrived at Auschwitz . This was the last time Wiesel saw his mother and little sister forever (Page 22). Night is used throughout Wiesel’s memoir to symbolize death and the darkness of humanity. By itself it comes up various amount of times. Eliezer says, “The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our soles” (page 73).