The people in the church were taken to a death camp where they were gassed and buried in mass graves. He and 150 people were taken to the Lodz, but then the ghetto population demanded to hand over the 10,000 children Arek managed to hide in a commentary. The remaining kids were also taken to the death camp and gassed. Arek was then accepted in the orphanage where he worked in the textile mill and was able to find food he stayed there for two years. In 1944 the Germans decided to clear up the Lodz ghetto completely because the Russian army was getting closer.
Kahn Lothar is explaining how Wiesel’s book strongly brings to life the experiences of humans being tormented and the ability to loose faith simply. Symbols such as fire represent this. Wiesel tells the reader his thoughts to inform the readers of the horrific experiences of concentration camp. When he arrives at camp he constantly thinking about how abruptly his life has changed. “So much has happened with such a few hours that I had lost all sense of time.
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.
With time passing by and people being placed in a situation where people are starving to death, mentally and physically abused, brought out the worst in the concentration camp prisoners and the people of Sighet. Because of the horrific conditions in the camps and danger present at every instance in their life, many of the prisoners began to adopt cruelty and selfishness. Most become self-focused, only concerned for one’s own survival. In times of desperation, the prisoners turn against each other showing the theme of inhumanity towards
Part I Introduction: The book Night by Ellie Wiesel is about the Holocaust during World War II. Wiesel was only 15 when the Nazis, and the Hungarian police invaded his neighborhood, and expelled the Jews. After being moved from town to town, Wiesel and his family are taken to Auschwitz. His mother, and two sisters are immediately taken away to the crematorium, while he and his father are taken to work. They survive on soup, and bread.
The most notorious example of dehumanization of civilians has to be the killing of Jews in World War Two. Six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis for the simple reason that they were Jewish. They were shipped to concentration camps in cattle cars where they were subjected to slave labor until they died of exhaustion or disease. There were numerous examples of dehumanization in the concentration camps. In memoirs of survivors, we learned that they were separated from their families, stripped of their possessions, clothing and cut off their hair.
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.
An indication to the left meant the prisoner was to be put to death immediately. The stronger ones were directed to the right, leading to the concentration camp. Families were torn apart in the process. Men were put into barracks separate from their wives and children. A number was tattooed on their forearm, by which they were now recognized.
Nazi Death Marches During WWII, Hitler ordered for all Jews to be taken to work camps, where they were forced to work in with little to no food. Most of the time the Jews would be making stuff for the German army such as, tools or clothing. The Jews had to have a strong spirit, or they would perish. But, towards the end of the war American troops invaded Germany, finding the work camps. Afraid of the American troops finding the work camps; Hitler ordered all work camps to be evacuated to death camps deep in Germany.
“Children mourned as they watched their relatives and neighbors lined up into thee gas chambers, and watching the corpses pile up into a fire fueled by their own fat.” This is the daily life of the prisoners in the death camps during the Holocaust from 1933 – 1945. For the first time in history Jews were singled out for total annihilation. The Nazis used death camps to torture and kill Jews during the Holocaust. Jews suffered greatly in death camps by gas chambers, starvation, and hard labor. Although there seemed like no way out of death camps, a few rebellions took place in some famous death camps.