Those people argue that since the end of the Nazi regime humanity has improved its self and as a whole is better than ever. In Elie Wiesel’s The Perils of Indifference, he states, “I am grateful to you…Mrs. Clinton, for what you said, and for what you are doing for children in the world, for the homeless, for the victims of injustice, the victims of destiny and society” (10-12). This reveals that there are people who are helping those in need in today’s time, that there are good people in this world. Those people might not be having the affect you’d think.
Gandhi also had many people who couldn’t support his ideas for independence. People have called him the destroyer of India and a traitor. He was trying to free India from the British rule which caused the British to loath him along with Godse. Godse assassinated Gandhi because of how India treated the Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan. Although Gandhi had more supporters than enemies, the hatred Godse had for him led to his ultimate downfall.
Elie Wiesel performed the speech “The Perils of Indifference” and explained his aversion for people who were not helping others in need. These authors showed how indifference in the world takes away humanity and takes away the basic rights of every human being. Both authors hope to use their literature to change how people see the victims of brutality around
Stand Up For Injustice: Elie Wiesel and The Perils of Indifference The Holocaust was a time that will forever be marked in history as a tragedy for mankind. Whether someone was a prisoner, a Nazi, or a bystander, every person was affected in some way. Because the Holocaust took place so long ago, many people forget how it could have destroyed an entire race of people. They forget that millions of innocent lives were taken because of hate. Elie Wiesel, a Romanian-born Jew who was taken to Auschwitz at age 15, was an advocate for all Jews who had lost their lives during the Holocaust.
In the Holocaust, Hitler “…made it clear he will annihilate all Jews…” and that he would stop when every Jew was killed (Wiesel 80). This certain hatred toward the Jews prompted millions of lives to be lost with Hitler giving no consideration to newborns and children. His cold, dark heart had no room for sympathy or remorse, being that one of his twisted goals was to murder every Jew he could. Additionally, Vlad the Impaler got the nickname of “Dracula” for his bloodlust and cruel methods of dealing with people that did him wrong. Vlad was known to have his victims “disemboweled, beheaded and skinned or boiled alive” whenever he often saw fit.
If the public allows for these crimes to be forgotten, it only benefits those who committed such inhumane acts of violence. In his preface, Wiesel states that he is “... a witness who believes he has a moral obligation to try to prevent the enemy one last victory by allowing his crimes to be erased from human memory.” (Wiesel viii) Even after their reign of terror is over, letting the stories of those who suffered to be lost in time allows the Nazis and their allies one last victory over the Jews. Already, the victims had felt abandoned. “For [Wiesel] belongs to a traumatized generation, one that has experienced the abandonment and solitude of [his] people…” (Wiesel 119) To act as if nothing happened would be abandoning them once more. Furthermore, forgetting makes the public accomplices.
Cydnee Lopez Ms.Trelease English 1010 23 October 2015 Rhetorical Analysis-Perils of Indifference Well known writer, world activist, and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, in his speech, Perils of Indifference, elaborates on on the topic of indifference, within our country/society and consequences and achievements because of it. The speech was delivered on the 12th of April 1999, in Washington, D.C., as part of the Millennium Lecture Series hosted by the White House. Directed towards the audience of the White House, Government officials, and Americans. Wiesel's purpose is to show reference to how indifference has allowed many good and and bad things to happen throughout america's history. He creates a serious tone in order to influence
The Perils of Indifference and Night are both publications by the Elie Wiesel, one of the many victims to the Holocaust, but one of the very few victims who lived to tell his story. Once liberated from these concentration camps, Elie has done much to make people around the world more aware of the indescribable events that occurred during his time in these camps, and make sure that people will speak out against these events instead of staying silent, so that these events may be prevented in the future. He wrote many pieces and delivered many speeches in attempt to lift the world out of indifference. I believe that Elie’s novel Night communicates his message more effectively than his speech, Perils of Indifference. Not only does it convey his message of that we all must speak out against
Throughout human history, indifference has applied to several different situations. When people are indifferent towards an event, they acquire a lack of interest, and hardly any concern. These factors of indifference are seen within two main incidents; the Holocaust and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. A big theme from Wiesel’s speech is that indifference allows control by the enemy, and this causes danger. This can be see in three separate ways, in which the factors cause individuals to constantly ignore the occurrence, allow what is happening to produce danger, and it is evident that indifference can be make officials tenacious to their point of view.
Genocide: The deliberate killing of a large group of people , especially those of a particular ethnic group. The actions of the Khmer Rouge constitutes as a Genocide that killed millions of the cambodian population. This Genocide was brought on by Pol Pot, he had a theory of “reprogramming” a nation in order to create his idea of a perfect utopia. The result of this Genocide created a devastating drop in 25% of Cambodia's population. That means that every 1 in 4 person was brutally murdered, just because one man wanted his idea of a perfected society.