The Red army started advancing quickly towards Buna, and the Jews must evacuate. Elie and the other Jews then march through extremely frigid weather, and the SS officers expected them not to stop until they were told. They practically run, and if they stumbled or stopped, they either got shot or trampled. Elie did an excellent job at elaborating on the horribleness of it all, he explained, “I don’t think he was finished off by an SS, for nobody had noticed. He must have died, trampled under the feet of the thousands of men who followed us.” The Nazi officers wanted the Jewish men to march like they were animals, and to not stop until they deemed fit.
It was a new low for the German soldiers to kill a child, and it was this execution that made many of the Jews’ question the presence of God. Wiesel says, “That night, the soup tasted of corpses” (62). They felt remorse at the hanging of the pipel because he had been kind to them and was “loved by all” (Wiesel 60). So even though the prisoners had to watch similar hangings in Wiesel’s Night, they were affected differently by them. Their reactions were a direct result of the difference between the two that were condemned to die.
Where he grew up in a strict German catholic family. He was the eldest of two children. His family had a business of working as farm machinery manufacturers, which he worked in for most of his teenage years. Oskars job, working with his family, led him to meet his future wife, Emilie. They got married in 1928, against the family’s wishes.
Since Hitler dumped so much money into artistry, he became broke and thought of nothing better to do than join the army during WWI. Hitler was eventually wounded in the line of battle and while he was getting fixed up in the hospital he had heard that the Germans had surrendered and he blamed some of it on the Jews. Hitler then started ranting on about it and people joined in and Hitler had joined the Nazi party and eventually becoming the dictator and started the persecution and later on the execution of Jews. Hitler had a large effect on the world due to his killings and his somewhat famous
Nyiszlis story is contributed greatly to the history of the Holocaust. Although people might say the way Dr. Nyiszli acted in Auschwitz wasn’t right, he did it so he can share his story and the truth with everyone. He had a reason for it all. Now the world knows how cruel and cold-hearted they had to be to do all those evil things. Nyiszli tells us how SS officers were so heartless that they put thousands of people in ovens without even caring.
From seizing property and business, through sterilization, and finally to the most brutal measures - concentration camps - Nazi Germans not only killed Jewish people but stripped them off their dignity and humanity (USHMM). There was no distinction between men, women and children, or old and young people. Jews were brought to concentration camps where they were either selected for hard manual labour or were taken to the gas chambers, where they were killed by poisonous gasses. Those, who were chosen to work, usually had to work until they collapsed dead, so ultimately there was no option for escape. Only in Aushwitz, over 1 million jews found their death (USHMM).
He also noticed that they were drained of all energy, they were worked to the ground. They hadn’t even noticed the new “workers” coming into the death factory. Towards the end of the novel Wiesel was explaining how they were moving from Auschwitz to another camp, and one of the SS officers had said “Faster, you tramps, you flea-ridden dogs!” The SS was saying this as if they hadn’t already had worked their life and human power away. When they were in the midst of running from Auschwitz, the SS were ordered to shoot anyone who couldn’t keep up with the others. One by one boys had lost their fathers and fathers losing their
In “Resistance During the Holocaust” resistance was so hard because many Jews were murdered by the Nazis and they had very little access to weapons. The purpose of passive resistance was to forget the worries of the ghetto life and to keep themselves clean, and personal satisfaction. The types of cultural and spiritual resistance were Violins of hope, poems, books, music, reading, writing, singing, photography, and art. Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg, and Chiune Sugihara were forced enormous risks to save and care for those being persecuted in Europe. For example, people can best respond to conflict by
He becomes very confused because he doesn’t understand why god would let such a thing happen and why the Germans are wanting to kill all of the jews. Him being “punished” like this by god is what pushes him to keep going and try to live because he wants to prove to god that there wasn’t a reason to give up on him. Eliezer’s faith for god begins to decrease when he starts to see many innocent people die. In the beginning of the novel, Eliezer was very religious toward and he was eager to learn more about the torah and many more aspects of
Elie Wiesel writes his book to tell the people about what happened to him in the concentration camps. In Elie’s book Night, it gives many examples about how the Nazis dehumanized people, Examples of this would be when he sees his father getting beat but does nothing. A second example would be how he felt his only life was the bread and the soup. A third example would be when the Nazis would cut people’s hair and take their possessions.
He gave him water, his rations, and carried him throughout the camp even while he wanted to lay down like the other old men from the camp. Elie knew that all those men would get burned and killed because they were of no use to the Germans anymore. In conclusion there are several accounts in the novel Night by Elie Weizel where his faith in religion is tested. When he is separated from his family at the arrival of Auschwitz, When he and another turn against their fathers from the traumatization of the camp itself, and when his father is dying near the end of
After reading Teens Who Fought Hitler, by Lauren Tarshis, describes that ben’s family had to go throw all these challenges to fight hitler and get out of there but they could not all the jew’s got shoved into a ghetto so ben got out and started to get food for his family so they would not starve to death They had many challenges and historical background. First we are going to talk about historical background, One historical background “Germans were struggling since 1918, when it was defeated in world war 1.” Pg (6). Another historical background is “In the day’s before world war 2, when cams were happy and comfortable,nobody could conceive of such horrors.”pg (7). The last historical background is “starting on october
Chapter one begin with mouse the Beatle is Elle spiritual advisor which they met in 1941.Elie childhood took place in Transylvania, and he had 3 sisters By the 1942 all foreign were expelled and taken into crammed cattle. In the small ghetto there was no police or really anyone there so you were free to leave at any time. Elie told people that they were killing people in the synagogue no one believed him. his father did not want to leave because he was afraid to leave everything behind and had riches there and probably was not ready to learn another language and he was too old.1944, the red army was advancing. While in Passover the German was in power and coming into people towns 3 days and Jews was not allowed to leave there home or penalty