DAILY LIFE IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP The journey towards concentration camps of the Holocaust began with the arrival of the Jews at the concentration camps in trains, having travelled for several days without food and water. They were ordered to then get off the train, and get ready to work. The Jews were always criticized by officers, telling them that they ought to put their lives to some constructive use. Men were made to perform laborious tasks, while women were either to work with the men or maintain the house. Children were to go to school.
The doctor said the guards would tell prisoners that they would be given baths and hot coffee if they came with them. However that was a lie, the prisoners were taken instead to a gas chamber. The author describes that once prisoners realized what was going on they clutched to their children and tried refusing to go in but were beaten with guns and forced in to max capacity. The prisoners outside heard the screams of people and eventually it all got silent. Doctors would take corpses hair and gold teeth once they were out of the chambers.
This novel illustrates how a man struggles to keep his Socialist beliefs while under Stalinist tyranny. In the Gulag, horrible conditions were forced upon inmates. The main character, Ivan Denisovich or “Shukhov” as he is commonly referred to as, recalls one of the days where the winter cold was unbearable. That morning, a mildly ill Shukhov went to the infirmary to receive treatment for aches and pains he felt. Shukhov is denied any treatment because his fever isn’t high enough to get him out of work for the day.
Some of the different reasons that the prisoners went crazy were because living and sleeping conditions became intolerable, social and cultural movements outside prisons encouraged the rebelling. The inmates were only entitled to one shower a week and one roll of toilet paper a month. The warden was insensitive and cruel and the guards beat the prisoners. The prisoners were demanding for improvements in the conditions of living as well as educational and training opportunities. This lasted for four days when state police and National Guard troops bum rushed into the prison.
When he is struck with dysentery, Elie begins to lose hope in life for his father. His father begins to go mad as the men in the bunks around him steal his food and beat him during the night. One night during orders Eliezer’s father begins to scream Elie’s name and beg for water until an SS officer kills him with a truncheon. He is carried away to the crematory before Elie wakes the next morning. Elie does not cry, because he is relieved by his father’s death.
Five days later, Dachau was exempted from Judicial Authority, and then the Punishments an Administrations Regulations act was passed, which meant that it was removed from judicial oversight and the SS guards would have authority over camp prisoners. The following October, a punishment and admissions regulations was passed by Theodor Eickle which allowed SS guards to prescribe punishments, including beatings and execution. The endless nightmare that the prisoners had to endure did not change until August 5, 1938. Dachau forced its prisoners to work at seven days a week to demolish parts of the camp to make room for the expansions. The year after, the camp was temporarily transformed into an Armed Forces Training Camp.
Months later, Unexpectedly Joe Dick, Daniel William’s roommate is now suspect number two. Ford immediately started his cruel interrogation, pushing the death penalty on him. Joe was now asked to take the same poly graph test, his results were never released. He said during his interrogation he was mentally drained as well. Once again another man in fear of dying tells detective ford that he and Daniel were both at the crime scene.
Because of his family connections to the government, Paul and other guards cannot get rid of him. It is a cruel summer to the prison staffs. Paul is sick and suffering a painful infection. Meanwhile, Moores, the wife of Paul's staff, Warden Hal, is dying because of cancer. One day, a new giant African-American prisoner, John Coffey, arrives and sentenced to the death row.
Edward Britton the main character of the book written by Gary Crew and Philip Neilsen comes from a background of acting, reading and wrighting coming to the prison for younger boys in "Van Diemen's Land" for being falsly imprisoned for stealing clothes from the theatre where he worked at. the other main character Izod Wolfe has a diffrent background only being able to read and wright poorly he saw his family die from starvation thanks to a man from the military,"Sergeant Buckridge" Izod wanted revenge and looked around the for the lieutenant's regiment stowing away into another country. Starved and homeless he was charged with vagrancy and illegal immigration fuelled by hatred he was the only one of his family to survive. Both boys are treated with punishment diffrently and most times cruelly. Edward Britton and Izod Wolfe are punished throughout the book showing the reader how edward is treated differently from Izod because of his background.
He was beaten by an SS officer. He was very sick, and couldn’t work anymore. In the beginning, Elie was very worried about his father, but a few days later Elie and his father’s relationships became worse. The burden from his father has been too much work, so it was a board to happen. After Blockalteste told Elie that he is in a concentration camp, he shouldn’t care about anyone else except himself even his old father.