Comparing Night and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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Night, and One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, both show the struggle for human dignity. The holocaust is one of the biggest removals of human dignity ever known to history, but surprising to many people, not the only one. For example, One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is one mans adventure through a Russian labor camp, in which they are required to strenuous labor all day long. In both of these novels, the leaders of the camps do an amazing job in completely destroying the dignity of the many human that are being held against their will. Ellie Wiesel experiences what many people cannot even imagine is possible, at a very young age. In the death camps, the Jews are treated with a terrible lack of respect, as if they weren’t humans anymore. They worked their prisoners to death, and did many difference experiments on them to test the limits of the human body. To the leaders of the death camps, a human life mattered to them no more as a small animals life. In the death camps, the officers change the prisoners names to numbers, taking away the last thing that the prisoners could still use to remember the past, for they stripped them of every possible memory of earlier happiness. There is a great deal of scepticism among all of those who are in the camps, for they hear of such terrible things but do not take them to heart because of the level of craziness, they do not think that humans are capable enough of doing such harm to other humans in their right mind. Many actions of depleting the human dignity among their prisoners in One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich were taken from those in the German concentration camps. The prisoners in the Russian labor camps were treated horribly, having to follow strict orders. Only when the human body is put under such conditions, does it focus only on daily survival of oneself, which is exactly what the leaders of

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