How they were psychologically transformed from ordinary men into the people, who participated actively in the worst crime against humanity known to date. Even if theses pressures are powerful, it doesn't account for the actions of all the Germans, in every aspect of the war. The Jews were slaughtered because they had different beliefs. Although there we have differences in opinion on certain topics, Browning does an incredible job at depicting the atmosphere at that time. Elie Wiesel on the other hand incorporated various literary techniques to convey the message of Nazi’s brutality towards their Jewish prisoners.
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.
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.
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.
For every act of defiance and murder of a Nazi solider, a Jew and his family would be executed, sometimes even whole villages of Jews. The armed resistance can be divided into three separate categories; ghetto revolts, resistance within the concentration camps and partisan warfare. The vast majority of Jews that participated in any type of these resistances were caught and executed. The main four obstacles to an arm resistance for the Jews were their weapon supply being close to nothing, most Polish and other non-Jews were unwilling to provide arms to them, when arms could be obtained it was at great cost or by theft, they had no intelligence on Nazi activity and the fear of the local population aiding the Nazis in rounding up the Jews. It was always clear that no matter how hard they fought or by whatever means they resisted with arms, they did not have a real chance to stopping the
The population of Germany decreased a lot over the years of the Holocaust. Hitler destroyed 6 million Jews all over Europe, mostly in Germany, and killed 11 million overall. In a way, Hitler’s goal was achieved but it was a cruel goal. He was truly a crazy person. He brainwashed people to believe that Jews were evil people and they weren’t true Germans.
Appalled is one word that can describe my initial reaction towards the cruelty presented in the autobiography Night by Eliezer Wiesel, and the films, “Jakob the Liar” and “The Last Days”. Though I had some previous knowledge about the Holocaust, my eyes were pried open to the horrific and despicable events that human beings did to other human beings. I honestly ask, ‘How could people do that to others?’ People in concentration camps had to aide in the murder of others, often friends or family; people were not given food or water; and people were treated like ‘lab rats’ and were used for sick experiments. Through the two films and the novel, I was educated about the cruelty that some people possess, and how some humans can still find the strength
The Jews were transported to the camps by being thrown into cattle cars and shipped off at about eighty people at a time. They were so weak and thin that large numbers of them could be packed into these small cars, made to fit 1 cow. “If anyone goes missing, you shall be shot, like dogs.” (German Officer, pg. 24) said one of the German officers who packed them in the cars. Jammed into the cattle car with Eliezer and his father was a woman named Mrs. Schächter.
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.
When you start a rumor, it can hurt someone and sometimes it gets out of hand. This is what happened during the Holocaust. The Nazi’s started a rumor that the Jews were the reason they lost the war, because they (Jews), were an inferior race, according to Adolf Hitler. This is how Hitler started his rumor and plan to get rid of all people that were “inferior” and begin a “Perfect” race. Some-times people make wrong choices by judging others without really knowing them.