And they were senselessly murdered just because they were different. Nothing today can compare to the holocaust because it was so massive and unforgettable. But the holocaust has taught us about how people need to treat each other. If people start to treat each other like the Nazis did the Jews there is no stopping another holocaust from happening again. The Nazis were judgmental raciest and disgusting people who hated anyone who was different then them.
Cruel Times. The Holocaust was a terrible and horrific time for all people under the rule of Adolf Hitler. Hitler played a lead role in the Holocaust and the laws, which he passed, were extremely cruel and harsh towards the Jews and minorities. If that was not enough later laws were enacted dictating instructions for the complete extermination of the Jewish race. The Nazis were so unforgiving and cruel in their ways that Jews and Minorities had to find new ways of living without becoming known to the Nazis and the German public.
It displays the hate and disgust the German Nazis have for the European Jewish population. But in all the mess and murder, stands Oscar Shindler who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish people, at the cost of the fortune he had so longed for and set out to achieve at the beginning of the story. This was scarce to come across by the Jewish people they were surrounded by the Germans as well as their hatred. This is the source of the genocide that occurred when the working German government attempted to “exterminate” the Jews from Europe and eventually they would’ve tried on a worldwide scale if they had the chance. The process in which the Jews were rounded up concentrated, enslaved and eventually murdered was cruel and disgusting.
Breeden 1 Rebekah Breeden Professor Ehrhardt HIST 1623-099 11 May 2012 Night Essay Elie Wiesel portrays the degradation of Jewish humanity and culture by describing his experiences during the Holocaust in World War II. Wiesel describes how the SS dehumanized the Jews through cruel treatment for various reasons. From the experiences described by Wiesel, the humanity of he himself and other inmates diminished as they looked out for themselves and not for family. Wiesel’s account shows that the human’s capacity for cruelty and strength is unparalleled. 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 1919, Hitler had written that systematic legitimate opposition can only be done through sensible anti Semitism (The Holocaust, n.d). He blamed Jews for the defeat in war and also asserted that Jews stabbed us in the back just to seize power and control German people. Hitler also declared that Jews wanted to undermine the Aryan Race through communism and capitalism. In his book Mein Kampf, (My Struggle) he further extended this hatred for Jews when he said that Jews are an evil race who wants to dominate the world. Nazi policy treated Jews as “parasitic vermin” who are only worthy of eradication.
Hitler had written a book called “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) while serving time in prison. In Mein Kampf, Hitler blamed everything on the Jews. So in 1919, he began to gain popularity from few, but by the 1930’s he had somehow gotten thousands of people to listen to his every word which also included his feeling of extreme hatred towards the Jews. Anti- Semitism means prejudice against and hatred for the Jews. It was quite clear that Hitler had a severe hatred for the Jews, but he wasn’t alone.
Dehumanization in Night During the World War II period in the mid 1900’s Hitler and the Nazi Party tried to rid of the Jewish population in Europe. This event was called the Holocaust, which literally means an event of mass destruction. Hitler tried to eliminate the Jews by placing them in concentration camps to work and to eventually die. These camps were run by the Nazis and they would constantly dehumanize the Jews, this means to deprive them of their human qualities and their identities. In many cases, Eliezer would witness many Jews being tormented by dehumanization but he stayed strong for himself and for his father.
In Hitler’s mind inferior humans included Jews, gays, gypsies, etcetera. With the Nazi party behind him he began to capture these inferior persons. Under Hitler’s control the Nazi party started systematically persecuting and killing people of Jewish decent, thus the Holocaust began. This idea of eliminating the Jews was known as
During his quest for power, Hitler carried out his anti-sematic beliefs, which had a devatating effect on the Jewish community, and eventually led to the Holocaust. In the beginning Hitler saw the Jews as he saw everyone else. After contact with them, and extensive research, he began to view them not as Germans, but as their own inferior race. As Hitler wrote his book, Mein Kampf, his criticisms toward
Resistance Throughout this semester evidence has been provided about just how terrible of an event the holocaust truly was. Through Bauer’s chapters as well as several other novels, it is evident how Jews were treated and how inhumane the actions that occurred truly were. Many wonder why the Jews were so passive and simply accepted what was taking place, without any form of resistance. The answer to this question depends on that individual’s definition to resistance. Resistance should be defined as any form of opposition to what was going on during the holocaust, both armed resistance and more subtle forms.