He was put into labor camps at a young age and was torn from his family. Like any other jew he was trapped in a ghetto, transported to a camp, and evaluated in the selection. He has gone through every painful event in the holocaust and the most painful event was knowing how his father died and that his father death brought him joy not sorrow. The Holocaust is an important because it shapes who he is. Wiesel wouldn 't have become a fighter for peace if he wouldn 't have experienced all the terrible thing his own kind did to him, the beatings, the hunger and the pain.
Inhumanity and Cruelty in Night Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, conducted a genocide known as the Holocaust during World War II that was intended to exterminate the Jewish population. The Holocaust was responsible for the death of about 6 million Jews. Night is a nonfiction novel written by Eliezer Wiesel about his experience during the Holocaust. Many events in the novel convey a theme of “man’s inhumanity to man”. The prisoners of the concentration camps are constantly tortured and neglected by the German officers who run the camps.
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
The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos. Their methods used to kill the Jews were mostly shooting or gas vans. Even this took a psychological burden on the nazis to the point where they couldn’t kill. The Holocaust lasted for 12 years and near the end the allies were advancing on Germans and begin to take over the camps. The oder and and sight of the living conditions of these peoples were an abomination.The book night talks about these topics and Wiesel writes and thinks about the death and disappearance of God and his own increasing disgusted with humanity, reflected in the overturn of the parent-child relationship, as his father drops to a helpless state Wiesel becomes his annoyed teenage caregiver.
They lived in a little shack. One day Jack went out of the ghetto to visit one of his friends. When he got back he noticed that the shack was raided by the Nazis. He was soon taken by Nazis, and then he saw his Uncle. He told him that his parents were killed during the deportation.
Elie Wiesel has been through hell and back, suffering from malnutrition, horrible weather conditions, and self torture. The Nazis dehumanized the Jews in Auschwitz by taking their humanity, making them fight for survival, and slaughtering and treating them like animals. During the beginning of the Holocaust Jews had been forced out of their homes, and had their clothes stripped off. Women and children were either raped or killed “dentist” that would call in Jews and pull out their gold teeth. Elie tried to avoid that by telling the Nazis he had been sick but eventually he was forced to have his teeth pulled out.
In what environments and situations will dehumanize people significantly? Elie Wiesel’s novel Night and Franz Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis contain many similar topics and views. In Night, Elie and other people in the concentration camps are dehumanized by the cruel German soldiers and their policies towards the Jews, while, in Metamorphosis, Gregor is dehumanized by the situation that he turns into an insect at first, and then he continues being dehumanized by his family, other people, and himself. Changes can serve as motivations which eventually lead to dehumanization as shown through affection, self-awareness, and indifference. Changes can lead to dehumanization which destroys the affection between family members.
Spielberg’s portrayal of the Holocaust accurately represents the original events. The scenes throughout the movie successfully illustrate the horrific lives of the Jews and the hardships they had to overcome. The scene of the Jews entering the ghetto on March 20, 1941 accurately describes the difficulties they had to endure nearly 50 years ago. The disorganization for admission, verbal abuse from the Polish and harsh treatment of the people depicts the real circumstances faced by the Jews of the time. During the scene of the Kraków ghetto evacuation, Schindler views the appalling methods used by the Nazis to send them to the Plaszów labor camp.
From the beginning of the infamous Warsaw ghetto to its final days, this capital city in Poland endured heavy losses. Before being taken to the death camps, but after being ripped from their homes, the Jews were made to live in these Ghettos. The early history, the Jew's life in the Ghetto, and the closing history, which gives us the aftermath of
During this time in the book the Nazis are starting to separate men and women into two separate groups. After being separated they transport them to different concentration camps. This starts the process of social dehumanization because it takes away the support given by one's family members. Elie recalls “... the moment when I left my mother” (Wiesel 29). When Elie and his family are first Taken from their home he loses contact with his mother and sister.