When losing a family member, the natural response is to shut everything out and greave. It could possibly be the hardest moment that a human has to face in their lifetime. Now imagine that you are in a German concentration camp in 1944, watching your father get beaten to death. This is what Elie Wiesel, a young Jew during World War II had to face while he spent countless hours in torture and despair. The torture these Jews had to go through, caused many changes in the Jews that were in the concentration camps.
In other words, a Jew who had been captive in Birkenau, a sector of Auschwitz, attempted to menace Wiesel and his father, who were also Jews, by claiming that they would be sent to the crematory to be burned. Essentially, this quote displays how being in that concentration camp and experiencing the Holocaust first hand caused a Jew to undergo a moral death and turn against his own people. The fact that the inmate referred to Wiesel and his father as “sons of bitches” indicates that he is dehumanizing them. To elaborate, the word bitch literally means a female dog. Therefore, the inmate does not see Wiesel and his father as human beings, but as dogs.
Many died because of fire in the Holocaust, when Nazis burned bodies into the crematoria. Fire can also be a representation of hatred as it makes the prisoners hate the camps even more. Even though the camps are already terrible, the sight and thought of fire makes the prisoners seem more vulnerable to death. This is shown in the book when Elie thought that he was going to die by the
Six million humans died. They died in the holocaust at the hands of evil. They were dehumizied and need to be remember for how they were treated and what they went through because of what they could’ve done in the world.The holocaust was the mass murder of six million jews and millions of other people leading up to and during world war two. The killings took place in europe between 1933 and 1945. They were organised by german nazis and the leader of the Nazi party Hitler.
The three texts which are the allegory, "Terrible Things", the poem, "First They Came For the Communists" and the memoir Night share some differences and similarities. These three texts are related during the Second World War in Europe and also about the Holocaust. The WWI (1939-1945) was the bloodiest war in the world's history. The conflict started in Germany led by Adolf Hitler that was the leader of the Nazi party, this man had thoughts in conquering foreign lands, increasing jobs, and exterminating all races that he thought were minorities. During his dictatorship, he sent troops to imprison and kill all the enemies of the Nazis who were Jews, homesexuals, communists etc.
This means that a leader must have no mercy and punish hard to keep their people in line. This philosophy applies quite a lot to Hitler, for example, Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass). On the night of November 9, 1938, violence and hatred against Jews broke out across the German Reich and thousands of Jews were captured and killed. The morning after the massacres, 30,000 German Jewish men were arrested for the "crime" of being Jewish and sent to concentration camps, which was a harsh punishment. De Nacht der langen Messer (The night of the long knives) is another example and was a purge that took place in Germany in which Nazi soldiers carried out numerous political homicides on 77 leading figures of the left-wing Strasserist faction of the Nazi Party.
First, the Jews were selected for concentration camps and then killed for their religion. "Today I have nothing but dismal and depressing news to report. Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves." (Paragraph 4, Anne Frank). The soldiers of Hitler found as many of the Jews as they could to kill, because of their religion.
The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.” -Elie Weisel In 1942 both Krystyna Chiger and Pavel Friedmann, and their families were forced to live in the ghetto because they were Jewish. The Nazis forced them all to live in the ghetto, because of their religion. So they all tried everything they could to survive, because Adolf Hitler and his Nazis were killing thousands of people by the second. There are many similarities between Pavel and Krystyna’s stories. Both of them are Jewish.
The Holocaust was a persecution and eventual mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime in the World War II. An estimate of six million Jews were killed, all because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazi thought they were the superior race, and Jews were “inferior” as well as a danger to the ‘perfect’ German community. Gradually, the German government was filled with people who believed that Jews needed to be purged. They began to pass laws that specifically targeted Jews, such as making all Jews wear a big yellow star to identify themselves, as well as forbidding Jews from riding bikes.
“A major priority of the Nazi Party was to eliminate racially inferior groups in Germany and across Europe. Discuss how and why they did this” The Nazi part prosecuted many racial and social groups during their reign from 1933-1945. The Nazi party followed their beliefs that there was a superior race called the Aryan race and used Charles Darwin’s theory of Social Darwinism to prosecute these groups. In this essay I will discuss the prosecution of the Jewish people, the homosexuals and the gypsies (Roma) and how and why they did this. The persecution of the Jewish people began when the Nazi Party blamed them for spreading defeatism nearing the end of WW1.