Josef Mengele had a great impact, negatively, on the lives of Jews and Gypsies throughout the Holocaust. His experiments ended many lives along with the “selections” he had to make at the railroad unloading stations. Josef’s family was a major factor in both his decisions while entering the Holocaust, and trying to escape from the Americans and Soviets; it could be assumed due to his dark upbringing as a child, Josef made decisions regarding people’s destination that many others could never comprehend or every would be willing to make sure
Marked by the dehumanizing and horrific genocide of the Jewish people, the Holocaust was a significant conflict that fueled the militant period of the twentieth century. As the spearhead of the Nazi Party of Germany from 1934 to 1945, Adolf Hitler sponsored the brutal persecution and genocide of around six million Jewish individuals, along with many other casualties. Subjugated to the tyranny of the concentration and labor camps where they were stripped of their identity and liberty, the individuals that survived the Holocaust will carry the burden of their traumatic memories through their lifetime. In his memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel explores his harrowing experiences imprisoned in multiple concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust.
We never really understood why the Jews specifically. Was it only Adolf Hitler’s fought or maybe there were more people behind these horrible crimes. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. His strong beliefs about Jewish people resulted in millions of deaths of them.
World War II is one of the worst times throughout history. One of the worst times in World War II is the Holocaust. There is a lot of uncertainty of when the Holocaust started. The Holocaust was an event in time where Germany captured and imprisoned people who angered Germany but mostly imprisoned Jews. The prisoners were taken from their homes, split from there family and sent to concentration camps across Germany, at these camps prisoners were forced to work, tortured and killed.
There were numerous attempts to make Louie and Miné feel invisible while they were in the internment and prisoner of war camps. One attempt was against Miné who, despite being a loyal citizen of the United States, was forced to live in an isolated internment camp. The article “The Life of Miné Okubo” states, “Finally, the presence of armed guards in the camps led to tragedy in a few cases when internees were killed for not obeying orders” (The Life of Miné Okubo, 5). Other Japanese Americans were killed for not obeying orders when they should not even be forced into camps. This instills much fear in Miné, as to be expected, making her feel even more invisible.
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.
As the Holocaust came to its near end, torture for those in Sighet, Transylvania begins. On page twenty, cruelty stirs up for the Jewish town after ghettos were set up. “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value.” “There was a new decree: every Jew had to wear a yellow star.” In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every fellow citizen has privileges that cannot be taken away due to race, color, sex, or language.
Jews were carted away into prison or segregated areas by the cartful each day on the streets. Furthermore, Jews were not allowed to do simple actions, such as take pictures or play sports. They were regarded by the government as “subhuman”. The hate grew even stronger on November 19, 1938 when the Nazis destroyed every synagogue or Jewish owned store in Germany. Hitler’s book Mein Kampf became propaganda which allowed him and his National Socialist Party to rise to power.
Before events such as deportation to Auschwitz, German and Polish morals had already begun to weaken. The Nazi's used propaganda to ensure that the image of the Jewish community was a negative one. By making people like Vladek wear the Star of David, the party was able to completely dehumanize the Jews. Their association with evil allowed for the swaying and comprised Polish and German morals. This complete dismissal of ethical behavior demonstrates the truth of the current fragility of morals in these communities.
Hiding Max is very significant given the Hubermanns lived in Nazi Germany, a society that killed Jews and anybody who would dare to associate with them. “For me, the sky was the color of Jews. They just kept feeding me. Minute after minute. Shower after shower.”
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).
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.
Holocaust Heroes - Miep Gies. The holocaust was the worst genocide ever realized on earth, it left millions of victims dead. Thousands of people helped this horrible and non human movement to be executed, the German Politics, SS police, German Soldiers and other organizations, but not everyone let Hitler’s propaganda and speeches influence on them, A lot of people helped thousands of Jews to hide during the war. Nazi-sponsored persecution and mass murder fueled resistance to the Germans in the Third Reich itself and throughout occupied Europe.
The victims of the holocaust will always be remembered as strong victims that were murdered by vicious monsters, the Nazis. However, victims were treated as slave laborers by construction projects, such as expanding the camps. Prisoners in the camps “were used ruthlessly and without regard to safety at forced labor, resulting in high mortality rates.” (Holocaust