Night: Dehumanization “He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible. Only dehumanized” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Jews were treated so badly that they began to act terribly but eventually they reached the point beyond repair and it was all due to dehumanization. The Holocaust took place in WW2, it was a horrific event that killed millions of Jews. Many Jews were taken from their homes and were killed, or were treated less than animals until death of starvation or exhaustion.
Under Hitler’s Natzi regime, the Jewish people faced mass extinction and suffered perhaps the worst atrocities ever committed to mankind. The concentration camps that Jewish people were sent to were merely a path to their own excruciating death. Their lives consisted of an unrelenting schedule, with less than the bare necessities and ultimately culminated in any number of inhumane scenarios of their
I must have been very dirty and disheveled, to judge by what the others looked like… And who knew when we would be given another ration?” (95). This quote is one piece of evidence to show Eliezer himself was deprived of food, his own basic need. Another example of this cruel act of dehumanization was when the SS guards threw bread at the uncounted Jews who were crammed into one cart of the train (101). There were way too many starving men for the amount of bread they tossed inside that a man literally killed his father for a piece. It
Shown in Document #4: Discriminatory Decrees Against the Jews. This document shows all the ways they were excluded.”jews were regulated to an inferior status by the denial of common privileges and freedoms.” Not only where they denied from practising dentistry and working certain places but they lost their basic rights and couldn 't even walk on certain streets. During this time period Jewish people were stripped of their identities. Instead of having names the Nazis assigned each person a number and put yellow patches on each person to identify them.
Because of the environment of the camps, a countless number of Jews died every day. The conditions while working in camps made resistance strenuous, yet the Jews still desired to disobey. Since a large amount of Jews resisted at work, the Nazis punished those who never meant to cause any harm. Resistance came in many forms during the Holocaust, whether it was organized
The Jews that were not killed immediately were given the worst jobs and most times were deprived of food. During the last few years of this camp Jews were shipped here by the mass loads to be executed, this was the Nazi’s answer to dealing with their “Jewish issue.” The Roma population that was housed at Auschwitz were held as prisoners mainly for prostitution and for not having a job. Because they are considered gypsies, the Germans labeled them as aliens or outsiders. Roma’s were treated slightly better in the camp, they were not subjected to the gas chambers, got to wear normal clothes and live with their families. These people still suffered from disease and other hardships that the other prisoners were subjected to.
Dehumanization Causing Events in Night Over the course of Eliezer’s holocaust experience in the novel Night, the Jews are gradually reduced to little more that “things” which were a nuisance to Nazis. This process was called dehumanization. Three examples of events that occurred which contributed to the dehumanization of Eliezer, his father, and his fellow Jews are: people were divided both mentally and physically, those who could not work or who showed weakness were killed, and public executions were held. Firstly, many of the Jewish people were separated from each other both mentally and physically regardless of their feelings about the separation. An example of this was when the people were loaded into the cattle cars, eighty in each.
I hate being here, having to be in charge of the Jews, the ones who never even had a chance. It breaks my heart. I’m not the only one who thinks it’s wrong, lots of people know its wrong yet they do nothing. They stand by and watch countless families being ripped apart, children being violently killed. The amount of suffering, the horrors these people witness and just blow off is mesmerizing.
They believed that this would be harmful to the health of the society.Although Nazi germany was heaven to germans, it was a living hell to others , such as the untermensch, the jews, African people, basically anyone who was not a German. The untermensch which in German means disabled people , were killed each and every day. At least like four
They were a terrible place for Jews during the holocaust because of the way they had to live and the reasons behind why they were there. The first concentration camps were made in 1933. The purpose of concentration camps is not nearly as bad as what it was live to live in one. Jews went through an everyday struggle to stay alive and very made it through till the end. Concentration camps were horrible to use against Jews.