All the suffering and destruction to Jerusalem has been brought on by God however he was right to do so as the people did not listen to him. Therefore, they brought it upon themselves. “The Lord has rejected all my warriors in the midst of me; he proclaimed a time against me to crush my young men; the Lord has trodden as in a wine press the virgin daughter Judah” (Lamentations 1:15). Another key theme throughout the book is sin. The people were murdered and sent into exile both consequences of their sin because Judah did not obey God.
They would mow down row upon row of shivering, half naked adults, and smash the heads of babies with a show of pity or remorse(Wistrich). The psychological effect on those who lived during the Holocaust are beyond any superficial description. Hitler mainly targeted the Jewish population because he defined Jews as a race not a religion. For the period of 12 years million of Jews lived under the Nazi power and it persecution towards them. They held the highest population in all and every camp.
Why is To Kill a Mockingbird banned? Many people have come to realize that the award winning To Kill a Mockingbird was banned and challenged countless times. Although there are several offensive scenes in the book, very many people are outraged that their child cannot read this award winning novel. The question is, why is this novel banned? By examining the profanity, racial content, and references to rape, it’s deemed inappropriate for teens to read and is banned from several school libraries and lessons in school.
The Holocaust was entitled as the worst act of genocide in history. Emotionally the Nazi 's tortured the Jews for years in concentration camps deprived them of their named and identity. Although there are many themes represented in the holocaust art and literature, struggle to maintain faith is present in the passage from Elie Wiesel 's Night, Judith dazzios "A day in the life of the Warsaw ghetto "and Alexander Kimels "The action in the ghetto of rohatyn" "Silence in the Jews Ghetto" It was a very bad time from the start for the Jews. They were brutally punished by the Nazi 's for no apparent reason. Line nine "The heat was oppressive.
They started taking away the Jews rights, starting with stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients, dissolving businesses, and confiscating property. September 1939 the German army took over Western Poland. The German police officers forces tens of thousands of Jews out of their homes and forced them to live in ghettos since their properties were taken away from them. Overpopulation, unemployment, hunger, and poverty made the ghettos very unhealthy and a very likely place to catch diseases. Just like Aung San Suu Kyi, lots of people witnessed, civilians under a brutal ruler with no rights.
Adolf Hitler despised those who didn’t uphold the ‘Aryan’ race, having blue eyes and blonde hair, deserved to have their rights taken away causing a violation in Human Rights. One of the many violations was Article 4 “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade show be prohibited in all forms”, this also includes “no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (APA). As a result of Hitler removing all the basic requirements of Jews, they were given a strict curfew, being prohibited from entering designated areas, reduced food rationing and limited time periods in which Jews could purchase food and other supplies, losing of property such as radios, electrical appliances
Families were divided, separating the men, women, and their children; any form of contact between them was forbidden. If anyone was caught even trying to look for a family member, they were killed. (Lavina teacher source) Life was extremely difficult and brutal during this time for civilians and even officials. Anything that was seen as a challenger of the aim to restore Cambodia’s old ways was considered enemies of the state and most often killed. History refers to this time as the era of the Killing Fields since over two million people died from being overworked, dehumanized, malnourishment, and conducting executions both arbitrary and selective, killing anyone they caught attempting or accidentally breaking even minor rules.
He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10). World War II was going on at the same time as the Holocaust. The Allied forces, which included The United States of America, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, were fighting the Axis Powers, which consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan. (Mackay 4-5). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
Manipulation was used to crush human nature, the destroying of words led to no free speech, torture was used to make people “sane” to the point of being dumb, and the list goes on. 1984 was an intense book, I have personally never read a book that caused me to feel that way, other works like The Odyssey include death and suffering on a larger scale, but the way 1984 made me feel was unlike any other reading experience. Being inside the mind of person while they are being tortured is a what, to me, makes this book unique to all
The Nazi storm troopers were commanded to beat and murder Jews, break into and wreck their homes, destroy Jewish owned shops and businesses and brutalize their women and children. Perhaps the biggest objective during this dreadful attack, was the specific target on Synagogues, which were vandalized, destroyed and systematically burned, at least 177 Synagogues were completely destroyed. It was after Kristallnacht, that the Germans decided to bar all Jews from contact with them, preventing Jews from the use of public transportation, education and evidently driving them to the outskirts of the country. The amount of insurance claims that surfaced after the economic crippling that Kristallnacht brought with it were overwhelming, however the consequences that followed, are to me the most outrageous, as Propaganda Minister Joseph Gobbels stated that Jews would be payable for damages caused and that any or all insurance monies that were owed to them were to be seized by the
As a Jew, there are strict laws that most of them, if not all, follow habitually. To strip them of their valuables and to force them to go against their religion is equivalent to stripping them of their rights. On page 42, Eliezer states, “The three ‘veteran’ prisoners, needles in hand, tattooed numbers on our left arms. I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” First and foremost, it is against Jewish religion to have permanent markings on the body and this was something the Nazis forced upon them.
Dehumanization: The act of stripping someone from everything they know, love, and live for. Leaving them with no purpose to exist. The effect of dehumanization on a person is horrible, and a major violation to the personal rights of humans. In Night on page 65, it states that Elie was bent over a box and whipped twenty five times by their Kapo Idek. That is in direct violation of the fifth article of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 1993 the beginning of the genocide of millions of Jewish people began otherwise known as the Holocaust. The Nazis plan to exterminate all Jewish people was referred to as the Final Solution. During this time period the Jewish people were discriminated against by being segregated, stripped of their identities, and being taken away from everything they own and love and forced into concentration camps. Segregation was one form of dehumanization and Jewish people were impacted by this greatly. Shown in Document #4: Discriminatory Decrees Against the Jews.
They were deemed “different”, therefore they must be involved with witchcraft, and then hanged in the middle of the community with all the citizens watching. No one dared to speak out against the punishment for fear of being “next”. So it was in the book. No one was going to stand against Jack and his tribe for the fear of being on the other end of his spear. In The Lord of the Flies, the twins, Sam and Eric, did not want to join Jack’s group, but were basically forced to join.
On September 1, 1941 Hitler ordered all of the Jews to wear a yellow star. If they removed it and were caught they were imprisoned and taken to labor camps or shot on the spot. Catchers searched for hidden Jews everywhere. If Catchers found them they would be taxed large amounts of money. Jews didn’t have much money already especially since they had taken over their businesses and workplaces, so being taxed was not good for them.