This demonstrates dehumanization of the Jewish population by Hitler and his army, the loss of faith and faith of an entire race, Jews turning their backs against and killing their brothers and sisters, and the destruction of father-son relationships are results of being exposed to inhuman cruelty for too long. Firstly, during the 1930’s Hitler was
Shadows in the Night During the Holocaust the National Socialist Workers Party or the “Nazis” had killed approximately two-thirds of all the Jewish people living in Europe. All Jews, as a race were brutalized by the Nazis during this time; reducing them to no less than objects that meant nothing to them. The way that the Jews were treated were cruel based on their living conditions, lack of food and beatings that they had endured, as well as other things. The Nazis had treated the Jews so badly that it had changed the prisoners of the concentration camps mindset completely and destroyed their faith in God. The events that had occurred in the Holocaust were horrible and gruesome as Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor had shared in his book “Night”.
“The New York Times described the event as ‘the most murderous fire that New York has seen in many years’ as most of its victims suffocated, were burned to death or were crushed on sidewalks after leaping from the towering inferno.” (The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 2001) The thought of what those people must have endured burned an image on my brain. I can only imagine the people who actually witnessed it. “Bystanders had lifelong nightmares from the sight of falling bodies thudding to the ground.” (Schultz, 2012, p. 303) This tragedy led to a strike that increased pay slightly but did nothing for safety concerns. Because of the public uproar, the New
Elie Wiesel has written the novel Night describing the heinous crime of the dehumanization of millions of Jews that the Nazis perpetrated within their concentration camps. An example of dehumanization that Elie Wiesel provides in his novel is the lack of humane worth that the Nazis thought of the Jewish people.When the Hungarian police barged into Sighet, “A Jew no longer had the right to keep in his house gold, jewels, or any objects of value” (Wiesel 10). The Nazis deprived the Jews of any valuables and later they forced them to sit in crowded wagons that had no space to move about in. This proves how the Nazis thought of the Jewish people as too little of humane worth to be able to own any type of valuable that they could call their own. Later on, a German officer tell the Jews, “‘There are eighty of you in this wagon,’ added the German officer.
A record of this was taken by Pierre le Fleux saying that villagers had attacked a Jewish community and “killed them all” (Doc 2). I believe that the plague had major physiological affects on society so they reacted in irrational ways in hope for finding a way to stop the disease. Fleux also records that the people’s logic was to kill the plague by killing the Jews. They were searching for something to blame and then eliminating it; the Jewish community perfectly fit that
Most were murdered. In these death camps and elsewhere -- where Hitler's followers carried out his terrible plan -- six million Jews were killed. One-and-a-half million Jewish children were among them. vi In 1945, the war ended and the entire world learned the horrors of what had gone on in the concentration camps. Since then, people have been trying to understand more about what is today known as the "Holocaust," the worst example of genocide -- the mass murder of people because of their race, religion, or ethnicity -- in human history.
It first started when the German soldiers would stand in front of shops owned by Jews. The soldiers were their to tell Germans not to shop their because it was a Jews shop, so if you were a Jew you could shop their. On November 9th 1938 that night was known as “The Night of Broken Glass” in German it was known as “Kristallnacht”. That was the night when all of the shops and any building that was owned or was a business from a Jew was destroyed, windows were shattered and their was broken glass everywhere which was why it was called “The Night of Broken Glass”. Some time after that happened the Jew were told to gather up their things and were told that
It all started when the Jews were beginning to be terrorized. A group of men had vandalized a Jewish man’s store, Kleinmann’s. Hans was so distraught that he “drove his fist onto the door and then the window of the NSDAP” (182). The glass shattered and Hans stated that he could no longer join the party. By doing this, he blatantly goes against the grain by defying Hitler.
It all began from the idea that manipulated the majority of Germany to think that they are superior to every other race and all other races are inferior. Which then sprung a horrific chain of events that led up to the holocaust? Finally to give a somewhat accurate modern example to show how intolerance and misunderstanding exerted by groups of people can hurt people and society’s around them. In Israel there is a conflict between the Palestinians and the Israel’s in Gaza strip. People die by the hundreds every day and families, cities and communities are being ripped apart.
Brittany Moore English 1010 Research paper 10/21/09 The holocaust was a bureaucratic, systematic persecution and slaughter of approximately six to seven million Jews. The tragic events begin in the year of 1933 and ended in 1945.Hitler had a terrible idea of Genocide, this idea consisted of the termination of anyone without blonde hair and blue eyes. These methods targeted Jewish communities, Gypsies, homosexuals, and non-supporters of Nazism. Hitler was a cruel leader who stole the freedom and prosperity from millions of innocent civilians. To fulfill these actions Hitler did so with the creation of concentration camps also known as death camps.