When crusts of bread entered the seething mass of starving people, chaos ensued. Elie watched “these emancipated creatures, ready to kill for a crust of bread” (101) A son even murdered his own father, just for 2 crusts of the remarkable substance. This moment in time reminds me of the book, The Hunger Games, where children no more than 18 years of age kill each other for money and a better life. And for no reason other than that! The complete abandonment of morals by the people in the concentration camps is most perfectly stated by one of Elie’s Blockäteste, “In this place it is every man for himself” (110) in regard to the re... ... middle of paper ... ...oup has had to endure.
The Nazi used propaganda films, stories and pictures to persuade the German families to give the Nazis money and supplies to continue the killings of Jews. What these families think is that the Jews are being held in fancy camps with enough food, fun activities’ and high quality living conditions. People don’t know is they are helping the Nazis create the holocaust and they don’t even realize it. Peer pressure also has a huge affect on the men of Germany. Hitler and the Nazis, to the German people, were doing the right thing.
Even though all these rules changed their lives they thought everything would be okay. Chapter 1 Analysis In times of trouble man’s inhumanity towards man grows. Throughout chapter one in the book Night by Elie Wiesel and in the Oprah Winfrey interview with Elie Wiesel the reader can see the inhumanity of others. In chapter one Moishe, a foreigner Jew, tells others about how the German Soldiers shot babies and adults. The fact that the German soldiers think that shooting people and babies is considered “right for the new people” because they are Jews shows how clearly pitiless they were.
The movie is also centered around the Holocaust where Ralph, Bruno’s father is a SS Commandant in the Russian army. He gets promoted and thus, the family has to relocate Auschwitz. Ralph is the commandant incharge of the Auschwitz concentration camp. His son Bruno, whose point of view we see the movie through, befriends a Jewish boy from the other side of the camp, which proves to have some starting and unexpected consequences. Meanwhile through the documentary we get to see the other side; the artifacts, blueprints and designs of the incinerators and interviews with various engineers to know the reality of how the Nazi were able to kill so many Jews.
Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns. "(Wiesel 6). The Jews were scared and frightened by the Germans, they listened to everything they had told them to do in fear of dying. The soldiers had the life of the Jews in their hands and without regret ended many of the lives. The people of Moishe 's community could not comprehended that one could be so cruel thus dismissed his story.
After telling the German guards "what [he] was going to do to them when the Russians came,” he was beaten and had his position as leader taken away. Vonnegut was one of the lucky ones to survive an attack in a meat locker used by the Germans as a detention facility. Vonnegut said that the aftermath of the attack was "utter destruction" and "carnage unfathomable." This experience was the inspiration and central theme for many of his other books including Harrison Bergeron. The Germans put the surviving POWs to work, breaking into basements and bomb shelters to gather bodies for mass burial, while German civilians cursed and threw rocks at them.
“Oh Jews of Sighet hear my cry”, said a wise mystic called Moishe the Beadle. Moishe was a foreigner, and was recently deported by the Hungarian government. According to Moishe that was all a cover up, the government was part of an elaborate plot for the murder of all the Jews around the globe. The times were already hard, because at the time the Allies and the Axis Powers were fighting World War II. This was the beginning of the slaughtering of lambs for Jews, because Hitler considered Jews a form of pollution on this planet, and began his massacre of millions.
The story of the Holocaust in the form of a graphic novel through the eyes of a survivor and seeing the effects reflected on those close to him helped me understand the battle of predator versus pray of the Nazis and the Jews. The events tear at my heartstrings and even though it was a moment in history that changed the world forever, the inhumanity of these men and women was sickening and it aches to know they seemed to feel no remorse for the innocent. Works Cited Spiegelman, A. (1991). Maus I: a survivor’s tale.
He said that there should “just be peace....people should talk first before using violence.....but we had to invade Germany because the Nazis were killing innocent Jews. ” I started to ask more serious questions as the interview went along, and this question was one of the hardest I had to ask; “Did you lose any friends while in war?” He sighed, but then responded with a yes. He said the “majority of his friends were shot by the Germans while parachuting onto there territory. ” But he said that he loved his job even though it was hard work and the living conditions were horrible. Theodore said that the food was terrible because it was all in rations.
Elie saw flames not far from him and noticed they were burning something. “A lorry drew up at the pit and delivered its load-little children. Babies!” (21) Burning babies is always going to be wrong, they are too young to do any harm to anyone else. A more tiring action was when the Germans forced the Jews to tr... ... middle of paper ... ...man came out, crawling towards the soup. Hundreds of eyes followed him and hundreds of men crawled with him.