Through Wiesel and Roman’s stories about their loss of innocence and haunting memories, we learned that the cruel and obscene methods used by the Nazis and SS Officers caused the vicious afterthoughts of those who survived the horrifying experiences that no human should endure. When Wiesel and his family
These brutal actions led Elie and many of the other Jewish people to undergo drastic changes. The theme of dehumanization is strongly demonstrated throughout the novel Night. With no remorse at all the Nazis employed numerous techniques of dehumanizing their captives. The Jews were forced to endure treacherous conditions. Then even while they were weak, Elie states: “Lying down was out of the question…after two days of traveling, we began to be tortured by thirst.” (Wiesel 21).
For example, how the Jews were treated unfairly. From hearing other Holocaust stories, the story was predictable. Also, I figured Elie survived since he wrote this book. The ending of “Night” was terrifying of how many Jews died, but on the bright side this tragedy ended, April
When he returns, he tells the villagers about how he has miraculously escaped from his torturers. He also tells them shocking stories about the atrocities committed against the Jews by Hitler’s regime. When Elie and the other villagers do not believe his stories, thinking he has gone mad, Moshe weeps and tells his story again. As time passes, the Nazis treat the Jews worse and worse. First they shift the Jewish people to live in ghettos; then they arrest them and transport them to Birkenau, the reception center that leads to Auschwitz.
In memoirs of survivors, we learned that they were separated from their families, stripped of their possessions, clothing and cut off their hair. Those not capable of laboring such as elderly and children were sent to gas chambers. Those able to work lived in conditions not fit for an animal, and were starved daily. Families were destroyed and future generations were affected. In today’s world the biggest act of dehumanization is the tens of thousands of children that have been taken away from their families to become soldiers.
Up until the mid 1942’s most Jews were unaware that the Final Solution was being implemented throughout German occupied territory. Before their realization of this, they were stripped weapons and faced starvation. These two things coupled with what the thought that they were being deported to ghettos with food and housing helped them to believe that they didn’t need to take to arms and fight back. Also, the Nazis policy for reprisals worked against their want to fight. For every act of defiance and murder of a Nazi solider, a Jew and his family would be executed, sometimes even whole villages of Jews.
Elie, his father, his sister and his mother were innocently arrested. Elie and his family to the concentration camp they arrive to a scene of depression it turned out to a crematorium or dead room for the prisoners and inmates. All they smell is the stench of burning bodies and flesh. Elie is unwontedly forced and separated way from his mother and sister, it is hard to witness but at least he still has his dad. In the all men’s camp Elie is repetitively tortured for sticking up and or fending for his father.
These executions could range from being shot with arrows to being buried alive upside-down. These executions being very cruel, it allowed the prisoner to be tortured and feel the pain longer and make it more excruciating. These executions show that the Mongols had very little sympathy for prisoners and were fit to make their final moments, what many would consider, a living hell. (Doc.
Anastasia Toth History 295 Holocaust: Final Solution Book Review: Witness to the Holocaust Witness to the Holocaust is an emotional journey, one made even more impactful because section one covers the people who were in the camps. These were the people, who saw the most death and destruction of their families. It is such a vivid description of ugly that I had to put it down on a couple of occasions and reset myself. It was almost too painful to take in, all the horror, that these survivors with stood. Take the works of Sam Bankhalter and what he said, “Once you start fighting for your life, all the ethics were gone.
Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a true dramatic story of his imprisonment in a concentration camp. The torture and the amount of loss he suffered there is unimaginable. The powerful story is based on the main character, Eliezer, and his depictions of the Holocaust. He shares his frightening experience being enslaved under the Nazis. Inhumanity is a frequent occurrence within the walls of the concentration camps.