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.
When Moishe is taken away from the town of Sighet, he returns only to described the horrific series of murders he witnessed. Saying in detail how German officers would use babies as target practice for the machine guns, family members were killed in front of other members, and of the father who plead to be killed before his son. The other Jews did not believe his stories, until the German army arrived at their town. The army took their rights away slowly, which prompted the Jews to change emotionally. Eventually they stopped being seen as human, as they were prohibited to go to restaurants or cafes.
One event that occurred was when the Jews arrived in Birkenau. Here the main character Eliezer Wiesel witnessed babies and young children being thrown into the crematorium. The crematorium was a very large fire that babies,children, and sick people were tossed for not being able to work at the concentration camps. Also in Birkenau the Jews were forced to be forced into showers, shave heads. and to get tattoo’s on their hands.
In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, there are many scenes that display the horrifying nature of the death camps in Germany that Jews were sent in. These terrifying scenes further explored the themes that lay hidden in this puzzle of a book. One such scene is when Elie’s father was ambushed by the leader of the group Idek for being in his way. Furthermore, his father lay there, taking the beating and being used as an example for the inmates. However, the key idea that is being displayed is the dehumanization that was shown.
One day when the foreign Jews were taken away Moshe the beadle, Elie's teacher, was also take away. When he came back he was in distressed and told the town about how the Nazis were exterminating Jews. No one believed him and thought he was just imagining it until one fateful day when the Nazis came and took the jews to a ghetto along with elie and his family. While there they were starved and most of their rights were taken away. The day before Ellie’s family was scheduled to be taken to the concentration camp a maid offered to help them, but sadly Ellie’s dad refused.
An article was soon violated when Chlomo Wiesel announced, “I have terrible news. Deportation.” After the announcement from Eliezer’s father, Hungarian polices started shouting, “All Jews outside! Hurry! The time’s come now…You’ve got to leave all this…” After forced from their homes, they were sent to experience brutality at Auschwitz/Birkenau, Buna, Gleiwitz, and Buchenwald.
in the autobiography, Night by Elie Wiesel explains the dehumanization of his family, his fellow Jews throughout World War II, and himself. Wiesel also describes how the people all through the autobiography change from civilized humans to vicious beings with animal like behavior. The process of dehumanization starts when Eliezer and the rest of the Jewish community are evacuated from their homes in Sighet, then through the harsh treatments the Jews receive in the concentration camps, and finally when the Jews begin to turn against each other trying to survive the move from one camp to the other towards the ending of World War II. The following signifies how the Jews were not treated as humans. At one point in the autobiography, they were forced
An evil disgusting dictator named Adolf Hitler built concentration camps and tortured and killed millions and millions of innocent people including men, women, and children. Jewish People were told that they would be living in a better place. But it was the opposite. In concentration camps, Jewish people were kept in small crowded cells filled with strangers and very little room for sleep and privacy.
The purpose of the camps were opposite, because the Concentration camps was about killing, and the Japanese Internment camps was fear. First, the Concentration camps were all about killing the Jews, during the Holocaust. “Today I have nothing but dismal and depressing news to report. Our many Jewish friends and acquaintances are being taken away in droves.”
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.
Elie Wiesel has a somber mood in the text ‘Night’. He does this by using imagery and symbolism, Wiesel does this so curiously, as not to plunge into a sad mood, but slowly eases the reader into the despair. The author describes a boy as “angel faced” that slowly moves towards a tragic ending. The angel is a power symbol throughout all cultures, and using that symbol to be placed onto a boy, and expressed through imagery creates a sense of dread and despair. Eliezer depicts a young boy to a “sad faced angel”, in the sense that the boy seems holy, and innocent, yet being in a labor camp, reinforces our idea that the Nazis have no respect for anything good or sacred in the world.