Night by Elie Wiesel is a story based on his personal experiences during the holocaust controlled by the Nazi army in the concentration camps. Towards the end of 1941 all the Jewish people were taken away from their homes by the Nazi army. When they arrived in Auschwitz they Nazi army separated families by their strength, weakness, and gender. All the men and the women were separated. Then the weak and old ones were separated from the young and strong.
At this time there were 9 million Jews in Europe. The Nazis killed 6 million of them. That is 2/3 of the Jewish population gone. They were people just like you and me. And they were senselessly murdered just because they were different.
Dehumanization is morally, socially, and intellectually stripping of a person’s rights as a human being. In the story Night, Wiesel stated, “During the genocide, Babies were thrown up into the air and the machine gunners used them as their targets. We were also made to dig huge graves and after we finished, the Germans would slaughter us into the graves.” This image would be considered a day of an eight year Holocaust and a true dehumanization to the Jewish people. The three main factors that the Germans influence on the Jewish people during the Holocaust was to disdain each other, experience a never forgetting living hell each day, and to lose faith in their God who was their most important being in every aspect of their lives. Fist of
His account also shows that the reason we must remember the Holocaust is so that the mass genocide will not be forgotten, lest we commit the crime of injustice by forgetting who died. In Night, Elie Wiesel depicts the SS’s cruel treatment of Jews by various means. First, Wiesel describes how they were forced into ghettoes, and slowly transferred to concentration camps. He tells of how they were told to leave all of their possessions, pieces of their culture, behind, and were then put into cattle cars for transportation. Once at Auschwitz-Birkenau, after being forced to get a haircut and redressing in prison garb, Wiesel states, “In a few seconds, we had ceased to be men” (37).
World War 1 Through 1914-1918 Canadians fought in the trenches during World War 1. Weapons were really dangerous and killed many soldiers. Soldiers were worn down mentally and physically through out the war. The trenches they lived in were wet, cold and full of rats. Trench warfare was such a horrible and deadly thing many soldiers called it the worst time of their life.
Bergen-Belsen The United States has had many horrifying accident that ended up costing millions of deaths, but never like the tragic deaths that happened in Bergen-Belsen. Northwest of Celle, in between the villages of Bergen and Belsen established in 1940, Bergen-Belsen was one of the worst concentration camps in history. It was originally a detention camp, where Jews were held with the intention of exchanging them for German prisoners of war held overseas. The prisoners of this concentration camp experienced such dreadful conditions in the camp, including the most primitive sanitary conditions, starvation rations, and virtual lack of medical care contributed to the enormously high mortally rates. Bergen-Belsen was divided into 8
They also suffered from shell shock which could take a lifetime to recover, majorly affecting their abilities. They suffered daily as their bravest and best were dying fighting, leaving behind only the most not useful and unwanted soldiers who chaff to go to France for a better life. The source is a form of complaint about their horrible conditions and danger that threatens their soldiers. This letter is written by a leader on the Western front to
I believe that what happened in the 1830s was evil. The Cherokee lived in those lands all their lives, parents, grandparents, children, and infants all were treated with the same amount of cruelty. None of the Americans seemed to care that they were killing thousands of people. Many of the elderly died from illness or hypothermia. I searched
I’ll plug him right between the shoulder blades.” Brown believes that Clark is being unreasonable and abusive towards his authority as brown tore his uniform while doing fatigues. Clark has no mercy towards his men which ultimately leads to his death. The soldiers lack of mercy and resentment unfortunately led to them dying is a very sadistic emotional state and not in a noble and courageous
Horrific injuries were inflicted upon everyone in the blast radius, upon women and children, and the lasting effects have still yet to fade. The psychological effects are unknown as well. Many survivors were most likely traumatized by seeing their entire lives turned to ruin, seeing family members dead, seeing their entire community turned to ashes. Thousands of years of culture, food, and literature was lost at the insensitivity of U.S. generals. Even though “The American government estimated 1,000,000 lives lost in a war”, civilians did not deserve to suffer for the sake of others (Zenger).