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.
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).
Many Jewish people chose to use violent opposition as resistance to the actions of the Germans. This was undertaken in both ghettos and concentration camps. In a number of ghettos, Jewish communities used violence resistance against Nazi activities. Source A is an account of Jewish defiance in the Warsaw ghetto against the Nazis . The Nazis wished to deport the Jews to Treblinka extermination camp and liquidate the ghetto, and the source demonstrates the Jewish opposition to the genocide of their race.
Jews faced prejudice for over two-thousand years. Nazis aimed to control the Jewish population by forcing them to live in ghettos. The five motifs in this books are night, bearing witness, father and son relationships, loss of faith, and voice vs. silence. The main character in Night is Elie Wiesel. Elie is a fifteen year old boy who grew up in a little town in Transylvania.
In the beginning of the Holocaust, many people were sent to labor camps but died of infections or from working so much. There were about six large concentration camps that were used to kill the Jews upon entry into the camp. The Jews that weren’t immediately sent to concentration camps lived in Ghettos until they were sent to the extermination camps. Living in ghettos was terrible, considering the size of the area was condensed and many families had to live in one house together. Gas chambers were invented as a way to kill Jews and others quickly.
____ 1 __________ __________ English 13 May 2014 Courage and survival Arek Hersh was a concentration camp survivor he was born in Poland and his father was a boot maker for the army. Jews in Poland were bothered with anti-Semitism; this was after the ‘polenkation’ of 1938 when Germany forced many polish Jews citizens across the border. September 1st of 1939 the Germany army attacked Poland. Arek’s family had to leave there home town and live in Lodz. In 1940 the Jews who lived in Lodz had to start wearing the Star of David on their clothes and were forced into a ghetto, where food was controlled and people lived in tight conditions.
Adam Suraz 08/20/13 Us History Ap Holocaust When a person thinks about the Holocaust, they think about the atrocity’s that happen inside there. The holocaust was when the lives of many Jews were taken. They were torture in camps and killed for no good reason. Adolf Hitler played a huge role in these killings. The Holocaust museums takes the viewer into the life of a Jew during these darker times.
In addition, Jews were excluded from public schools and universities. The Jews of Amsterdam were forced to live in sealed off ghettos, and after May 1942 they forced to war the yellow star. By the end of 1042, approximately 38,500 Jews had been departed from Holland to death camp near Poland. Dutch Christians made thousands of heroic efforts to save Jews and hide them, but most were caught by the Nazis. Alfred and his parents were transported to the Sobibor death camp near Lublin, Poland.
1. Throughout the entire film, there are constant examples of prejudice or discrimination. Some examples that I remembered the most were when stores owned by Jewish people were targeted and ransacked, when all people of the Jewish fate were forced to wear yellow stars, and when Jewish families were forced out of their homes and into cramped death camps. When I was watching the film, I constantly tried to picture what it must have been like to be them. I could not imagine the pain that those people must have felt when they were forced to wear special tags just because they believed in something different.
The Mind of a Prisoner by Wyatt Smith Senior English, 03 John Carroll School, Bel Air 3-35-09 Outline Thesis: The Holocaust was a psychological test on the Jewish race that forced them to overcome both physical and mental agony that the rest of the world sees as totally inhumane. I. In Both Night and Man’s Search for Meaning, the Nazi’s took over the Jews and set out to exterminate the entire race. A. The Nazis entered the towns of the Jewish people, acted very friendly but soon after removed all of the people.