If any of the workers are not capable of performing tasks due to sickness or disease, they are most likely to get killed. 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
“A traumatic experience robs you of your identity” (Dr.Bill). Concentration camps during the agonizing Holocaust disallowed their prisoners to obtain a personal identity. The renowned memoir, Night, written by Holocaust survivor, Eliezer Wiesel, published in 1954 expands the apprehension of the life altering challenges and torment the Jewish society encountered from 1933 to 1945. Identity consists of an individual's distinctive characteristics, beliefs and mannerisms which was forbidden for the Jewish hostages of the Holocaust to attain. Elie’s identity was shaped and reshaped by the traumatic experiences the Jewish community persevered through.
This tells the readers how the Nazis wouldn’d feed some of the Jew’s. Whenever a Jew began to look like he was dying or sick then they did not feed them. The Nazis were very cruel to the Jews when it came to food and care. They don’t take care of the Jews almost at all and they only feed them stale bread, coffee, and soup that had almost no nutrients in it. This quote from the memoir Night is a good example to show the readers how cruel the Nazis were when it came to basic care for the Jewish prisoners within the Nazis concentration camps and how some prisoners would starve to death and also why some prisoners stole food from one
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, it talks about how his time in the concentration and how they were treated, and what he thought about. He talks about how they were treated brutally and unfairly just because of their religion. How they were forced to live in poor conditions, and how they were promised a better life if they came with them. That promise was broken as soon as they got to their first concentration camp. When they first go their they saw the smoke coming from the chimneys and the smelling of burning flesh.
Some of them were sent to mental hospitals or concentration camps like in Nazi Germany. “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.”(Theodor Adorno) The court would even make homosexual men castrated for one of the other consequences of being a homosexual person in the community. Homosexuals weren’t welcomed back to their homes in the aftermath of war for the “shame” they brought on their family's reputation. Hitler's race is the one who gave the idea of them as monsters. Hilter said that homosexual’s were enemies of the state.
The stripping of Eliezer’s clothes, removal of his gold crown, and how being at Auschwitz makes his beliefs and faith disappear are all instances where he is a victim of dehumanization. With Eliezer’s friends being made into soup, Jewish people getting burned, and how babies were being used for target practice are great exemplifications on how Eliezer’s friends were also victims of the dehumanizing actions that the Germans portrayed towards the Jewish people. One lesson that is shown is that although they cannot choose the circumstances they are in, they choose the way they decide to deal with these circumstances. Up to 6 million Jewish people died because of their beliefs and religion during the period of the Holocaust. The fact that we live in a world that gives anyone the opportunity to believe in what they would like makes us very
Passive Resistance In 1939, WWII began when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party invaded Poland, causing six million Jewish people to fear for their lives. This fear began when all people and citizens had to complete a census and carry an identification card. Second, the Jews had to wear the Star of David and they were forced into ghettos. Third, they were taken to the concentration camps and the death camps. In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons.
The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps. The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well.
The most prevalent theme throughout Schindler 's List is the fragility of life. Countless Jews are murdered throughout the film for minor offenses and most for no reason at all. The accurate representation of the liquidation of Krakow also demonstrates how little the Nazis cared for the Jews, people who had once been their neighbors. The interactions between the Nazi Lieutenant Goth and his maid represent the struggle some Nazis had with treating people as animals while their humane morals overpowered them at times. The value of life as determined by Schindler and Goth is diametrically opposed.
German laws banished Jews from the judicial system, medical attention, and the German army (The Holocaust). The Jews were striped of their citizenship and prohibited from intermarrying non-Jewish (The Holocaust). They were denied education and lost their jobs due to discrimination (The Holocaust). If that was not enough, the victims of the Holocaust endured gas chambers, labor camps, and concentration camps where indescribable, barbaric torture took place. Not even innocent, naive children were spared mercy by the heartless
After warnings about the bad intentions that Nazis in Germany had against Jewish the family of Wiesel and other Jewish in the city of Sighet decided to remain in the city. In a concentration camp called Auschwitz, Ellie gets separated from his mother and older sister but staying with his father. Ellie fights to survive hunger and abuse while having to face the destruction of his faith in god. He is forced to a situation where he does not know whether to support his father who kept on getting sicker and weaker or to give himself the opportunity to live. The Jewish of Sighet are forced to the concentration camps using trains every night.
Throughout the novel, the Jews’ emotions progressed from a state of denial during much of the beginning, in which accepting their obvious fate was not an option, to thorough apathy towards their melancholic, dismal lives. Beginning at the origin of the novel, the Jewish population of Sighet recognized the threat of the Nazi occupation, yet they refused to believe that the Nazis would ever advance deep into Hungary. One such instance develops after Moishe the Beadle, a local pauper who survived a mass execution, returns and begs the Jews to listen to his story. However, his audience “insinuated that he only wanted their pity, that he was
Explain the response of other nations towards the persecution of the Jews and were they mistreated in their land also? The holocaust was a destructive event caused by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, which created the death of not just Jews but Gypsies and homosexual. Germany 's allies known as Japan and Italy, including other nations, took little action towards the persecutions and had an inadequate response, due to various reasons. During 1944, Japan and Italy collected more detailed and frightful information on the mass killing of the Jews inside the concentration camps and series of tragedy that happened, which is an addition to why little action was taken from the allies and the countries. The reason of that being, the allies and involved
One of the ways were politically, The Jews weren’t able to have a citizenship and not were able to vote. In Document 3, it states, “Native Jews were precluded from citizenship… [And]... Jews were denied the right to vote.” This shows how the rise of Nazis affected the Jews and how they were discriminated against. Second ways were through economically, everyone had a job since Hitler took over but was not able to leave their job or be fired so they had to work even though they were sick. Also, all the people were told not to shop in Jewish store, this affected their economic business of not able to make a profit from their businesses.
As several Jews jumped off the wagon an SS officer said, “Men to the left! Women to the right!” (Wiesel 29). In this instance, they treat the Jews as if they were not human, but a herd of animals, giving countless commands to separate them from their loving family. Elie and his father were forced against their own will to seperate from their own family, even if they did not want to. This made it a very brutal and dehumanizing process.