When they arrived to the ghetto, the Germans created a huge wall surrounding them so they couldn’t escape. Living there was hard for Wladyslaw and his family. All the families who stayed at the ghettos were trying to sell their items to get money, but as for Wladyslaw, they barely sold one book. At one night, the Germans broke into one of the Jews house and started to yell at them to stand up. As Wladyslaw’s family were watching, the Jews went to the old man sitting on the wheelchair and pushed him off the balcony, and Wladyslaw’s mom yelled in fear.
In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel shows an inside glimpse of how jews were treated in the holocaust. It shows what his daily life was in the concentration camp Auschwitz and how he had to fight for his life every day and how harsh the weather and the cruelty was. The book also shows how the human rights were broken. One of the human rights that were broken was article 13 which states “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.” and in the book it says “Jews were prohibited from leaving their residences for three days, under penalty of death” (Wiesel 10).
The cruelty of the German officers at the concentration camps change Elie’s personality throughout the novel. At the beginning of the novel, Elie is deeply religious and spends most of his time studying Judaism. However, by the end of the novel, Elie believes that God has been unjust to him and all the other Jews, and has lost most of his faith. The cruelty of the German officers also changed the other Jews as well. The events of the Holocaust forces the prisoners to fend for themselves, and not help others.
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.
Another theme that is consistent in the novel is dehumanization. The SS officers continuously treat the Jews in the concentration camps atrociously. They don 't feed then correctly, they beat or shoot them because they were given the opportunity, and forcing the Jews to work for close to endless hours. This is presented on page 37 and 38. "
“ You don 't need religion to have morals. If you can 't determine right from wrong, then you lack empathy not religion. ”- unknown. Night by Elie Wiesel, during World War II, in Germany and Poland, Jewish people taken to concentration camps and forced to do labor.
Elie’s fight with dehumanization Enduring five concentration camps seems like an impossible feat, however, Elie Wiesel recounts his experience of just that in his memoir titled Night. Elie was imprisoned in theses camp (five different concentration camps) from the age of fifteen to the age of sixteen. Throughout his time in the camps Elie and many others experience unthinkable tragedies. After prolonged exposure to inhumane treatment the members of the camps began to lose their humanity.
“NIGHT” By Eli Wiesel. Elie Weisal was born in 1928 in a small town of Sighet, Transylvania, which is now a part of modern day Romania. Eli Was raised in a Jewish Orthodox family was the eldest sibling of two.
In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, from chapter three, Elie is a young sensitive boy with dreams, later on, all Jews had to go to work in the concentration camp. For example, Elie was full of hopes but the camp brought him a terrible experience, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night…” (page 34) This shows that the author is who at first naive, he studied Kabbalah with Moishe, had nothing to worry about until the order came Germans threw to an abyss, had no rights. Furthermore, when he first came to the camp he knew nothing, until he witnessed his mother and sister walked farther, an old man fell on the ground and intermediately shot, from that moment he started to disbelief and
In class we are working with a book call Night, by Elie Wiesel. This book is about a young man call Elie and his family that live in Transylvania that has a lot of trouble all around the book because like he is jews they send him and his family to a concentration camp and he is waiting for a miracle of god to save him but like he doesn't see nothing happening he is starting do get mad and stop believing in him, this book is basically about how world war I started because germans(nazis) thought jews were different people. Over the course of the book, Elie changes from a person who believes in god to a person who only thinks about food. This is important to the book as a whole because it connects to the fact that because of everything he is going though and he thinks that god will stop it or will help him but like he sees nothing is
The people that resisted weren 't just in the camps (Meir Berliner), but also outside the camps (Sophie Scholl), and people even hid Jews in their homes in Poland (Zegota). Sophie Scholl, who was an anti-nazi, helped to spread the information about the Holocaust . Scholl and her group made leaflets and passed them around secretly to encourage the people to resist passively against Nazis. “...the leaflet warned [the citizens] that Hitler was leading Germany into the abyss...” (Sophie Scholl Paragraph 12).
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.
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.
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
Cause and effect statements show when something positive or negative happens and the effect it has. An example of this is on page 77-78, when winter comes to Germany the prisoners don't have the right clothes to prevent freezing and because of this Elie gets frost bite on his foot. The cause would be not warm enough clothes and the effect would be Elie's frost bitten foot. Another example of cause and effect in the memoir is on page 24-28, when Elie and many other Jews are in the cattle cars on the way to the concentration camps, Mrs. Scächter had been separated from her family and experienced many scaring things which caused her to go crazy and scream she saw fire in the night. Cause and effect statements are an important style device to Wiesel's