These conditions were not unbearable compared to what would come next. The Frank family soon started making plans to go into hiding if they were ever called to go to a “camp”. The worst thing for a Jew would be to be summoned to a “camp” which is now known as a concentration camp. Millions of Jews were killed in these concentration camps and the Frank family was not willing to give in to the Germans. When Margot was called to be sent to a camp—Anne’s sister—the Franks packed up their stuff and left their house in Amsterdam.
Manny Salazar Period 2 May 12, 2010 The Stages of Dehumanization Is it possible for a man to be changed so much that he would kill a human being for a piece of bread? As it is described in the novel “Night” by Ellie Wiesel, many Jews were changed to these extremities inside concentration camps during the holocaust. Jews were Hitler’s main target during World War Two. They were dehumanized. They were ruthlessly treated by the Nazis as if they were some kind of nonhuman species.
Before and throughout the holocaust, the Nazi government created cruel and senseless laws and restrictions that discriminated and denied the rights of Jewish people. These laws moved the German citizens to take acts of violence and hatred and over the years, spread throughout the country. They were what led up to the Holocaust and the attempted annihilation of the Jews. Anti-Semitism is an active form of prejudice that the Nazis used as a tool to annihilate the Jewish population. Anti-Semitism is the ludicrous discrimination and absolute hatred towards Jewish people.
The Holocaust was the systematic genocide of Jews and other undesirables by the Nazis in German-occupied areas of Europe. Some Nazi practices were forcing Jews to live in concentration camps or ghettos, as well as murdering them in numerous ways. Policies included the Nuremburg Laws, which stripped the rights of Jews. Resistance against these activities did not necessarily involve violence; there were both violent and passive ways in which the Jews chose to resist Nazi policies and practices. Many Jewish people chose to use violent opposition as resistance to the actions of the Germans.
In the book Night, Elie and his father are sent to a concentration camp called Auschwitz, and then Buna. At both of these camps, the Nazis were unfair to all of the Jews and treated them horribly. In other words, the Nazis "dehumanized" the Jews. Dehumanization is to treat people as if they are not human. To dehumanize a person is to be cruel to them until they no longer act human.
The movie, The Pianist, shows how a Polish native of Jewish religion has suffered throughout a period in his life when the Nazi's regime had controlled Poland. Wladyslaw Szpilman was a determined Jewish Pianist focused on survival for himself, he wanted to bring his family name and culture through this devastating period. This man survived, just barely, by the good will, graciousness and generosity of those around him who were not completely for Hitler and his racist proclamations. This film shows how not every non-Jew in Poland supported Hitler and his policies, they still secretly did what they could for the Jews because they, themselves, found nothing wrong with them. There was the polish resistance, who helped Szpilman escape death by the hands of the Germans several times; they save him from being loaded unto the train, which was to transport the Jews to the concentration camps, he was hidden in apartments from the Nazi SS officers.
In what ways did the Nazis treatment of Jews change between 1938 and 1945? The Jews were violated throughout the Second World War and the intensity of the violence elevated as the war progressed. In 1938 Kristallnacht took place where German citizens including the SS and the Hitler youth boycotted Jewish shops and businesses due to an assassination of a German politician by a French student . This was persecution of the Jews as many of them were removed from everyday life either by being sent to a concentration camp , 30,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps on that night, or by having property and businesses vandalised and destroyed which left them with nothing. Also more persecution happened the next day as Jewish communities were asked to pay $1 million marks in reparations to what took place on that night .
On top of their horrible conditions, there was food, clothing, supplies, and weapon shortage. This novel truly describes how soldiers die and in what true conditions they are when in war. This book made you want to hate Germany because these young boys were in a hell hole and all authority ignored them. Even though this book was published before all Nazi violence broke out against Jews, it still seemed like a threat. The world looked at Germany as a very powerful country especially when it came to war, and this book screamed the opposite.
What was there to thank Him for?”(33). Once he witnesses the awful things that are happening at the camp to the Jewish people, he begins to question his religion; the author wonders why his God would allow something so terrible happen to his followers. In the novel he describes the time spent in the camp as a time without God. In the bible, when God is creating the earth, His first action is to make light to banish the darkness; meaning that darkness refers to life with no God. Wiesel uses the night as a symbol throughout his work to depict that his time at the camp was one long night; a night without his God.
Hitler used this hatred by promising to rid Germany of the “Jew Devil”. Jesus was Jewish, as were most early Christians. Many psalms and prayers used by Christians are of Jewish origin, but Jews did not see Jesus as a god, and they were blamed for his death. The hatred of Jewish people became even larger when Constantine adopted Christianity as the official religion of Rome during the 4th century A.D. The Romans were absolved from the death of Jesus and the blame was set solely on the Jewish people.