The Armenian Genocide In Elie Wiesel's Night

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“Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination” (Dworkin). Genocides are mass killings of people, targeted and purposefully killed because of their faith or what nation they represent. In other words, large amounts of people were killed because of discrimination and hatred that turns violent and destructive. Innocent people are dying in genocides by others who are unforgiving and merciless or have a weak mentality. A couple notable genocides that have occurred throughout history is the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. The Holocaust, arguably is probably one of most well-known genocides to date. Many films, shows, and literature have …show more content…

Such as victims of the Armenian Genocides, who had to go through unimaginable terrifying experiences. In many ways, the Armenian Genocide is similar to what happens in the book Night by Elie Wiesel, and one of them is the cruel and inhumane treatment of the victims.
One of the many sickening ways the Germans treated the Jews was they deprived them of food; giving the only the bare minimum to survive, and in the same way the Turk made the Armenians go day-by-day with very little food and water. The Turks were very inconsiderate, and left the Armenians with no food to survive. The Armenians after being pressured to leave their homes were forced to do meaningless marches, walking for days on end "They were forced to walk day after day without food or water," (Freedman 24). The Germans didn’t care about the well-being of the Jews at all, they made them work to the bone, and gave them very little food. The …show more content…

So many families were torn apart as a result of the Holocaust, and the damage caused by it is permanent. Not only was Elie separated from his hometown because of the Holocaust, but he lost his real sense of belonging, and last comfort of home when his family was forced to split apart after arriving at the concentration camp. Although he had his father, it just wasn't the same. Millions of Jews died during the Holocaust, innocent deaths that accomplished nothing "Then I had to go to bed, I climbed into my bunk....my father, who was still alive...It was January 28, 1945....I awoke on January 29. In my father's place was another invalid. They must have taken away before dawn and carried him to the crematory," (Wiesel 106). Elie Wiesel’s father probably would’ve lived longer, had he not have to deal with all the torture and pain that comes with being a Jew in a concentration camp. Technically, he did die because of dysentery but that disease is very easily curable and also is something he probably wouldn’t have even contracted if it weren’t for the his poor living conditions, which is something the Germans are to blame for. The life of many Armenians took a turn for the worse as the Armenian Genocide began, and the impact it had on those families was irreversible. Not only were many people forced to leave their homes, but those who

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