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 entire idea of using Jews, or any other human as a slave is just unethical. The Holocaust was a revolting time, started by a loathsome man, whose only goal in life was to take those who were not like him, and rip their lives apart, making them abandon their morals and humanity There is almost nothing as horrible as the Holocaust, but the emotional and physical wear on the minds of the Jews can be compared to the 9/11 attacks. These attacks shocked our nation, and nearly brought us to our knees. The same dread and shock occurred when Hitler rose to power, except, the murder was multiplied hundreds of times with the concentration camps.
Although a survivor, he has been haunted with guilt, questioned his faith and developed a lack of trust in humanity as a result of the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel entitled his book about the Holocaust, “Night”, because darkness symbolized the evil death camps, and a permanent darkness on the souls of those who survived. Auschwitz marked the first of several concentration camps Wiesel was exposed to that personified darkness and evil. It was on his first night there, he witnessed a furnace pit filled with burning babies. He was shocked and horrified at the inhumanity of Nazis.
“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 Holocaust--the merciless massacre of over eleven million defenseless, innocent people, six million of which were Jewish--can be directly linked to the hatred and racism brought about by Nazi propaganda. The people of Germany let their minds be controlled and learned to despise the Jews. Hate is a powerful weapon that has the power to kill without mercy (Holocaust no pagination). WORKS CITED: “Anti-Semitism.” Murray, John Courtney Sr. Grolier Encyclopedia of Knowledge .1991. Roth, John K. and Berenbaum, Michael.
Hitler's fervent anti-semistism played a huge part in the persecution of Jews during World War II. The Jews were frequently referred to in Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" and Hitler had made plain his hated for them. References to the "filthy Jew" litter the book. In one section, Hitler wrote about how the Jews planned to "contaminate" the blood of pure Germans: "The Jewish youth lies in wait for hours on end...spying on the unsuspicious German girl he plans to seduce...He wants to contaminate her blood and remove her from the bosom of her own people. The Jew hates the white race and wants to lower its cultural level so that the Jews might dominate."
Concentration and Death Camps Adolf Hitler and the Nazis found their only handicap in gaining total world power. In Hitler’s mid, his problem was the Jews and inferior races in Germany. Hitler was a man that would do whatever it took to accomplish his goal. So he planned a night of chaos which later became known as “Kristallnacht”. He blamed this terrifying night on the Jews and immediately they were exported to concentration and death camps.
Wiesel uses the emotional trauma and inhumane experiences of survivors to explain how effective Treblinka was as an example in his speech.Throughout the Second World War, any of the poor, unfortunate souls who were sentenced to concentration camps would have lost their dignity, personal possessions, and most importantly, their loved ones. Those who believed that America would save them were wrong. The tragedy of the S.S. St. Louis was America and Cuba’s first ruling on Jewish immigrants hoping to flee from Europe. America, England, and France should have foreseen the oncoming storm that would be Hitler’s blitzkrieg against all of Europe. The entirety of this era full of hate, murder, fascism, and nationalism, should have never began in the first place.
Fire appears throughout this story as a symbol of death or the presence of death. When the Jews first arrive at the concentration camp, they realize what Mrs. Scachter was talking about as they witness the life threatening crematories and the scent of burnt flesh. That gives the Jewish an idea ... ... middle of paper ... ...ies of many being burnt away. During his nights at the camp, he just observes the worst kinds of inhumanity possible: the punishing, beating and murders of innocent people all around him. Another major theme portrayed in Night is how inhumanity towards others slowly builds.
His autobiography gives readers vivid, unforgettable, and shocking images of the past. It is beneficial that Wiesel published this, if he had not the world might not have known the extent of the Nazis reign. He exposes the cruelty of man, and the misuse of power. Through a lifetime of tragedy, Elie Wiesel struggled internally to resurrect his religious beliefs as well as his hatred for the human race. He shares these emotions to the world through Night.
Grant Oliver Ms. Nava Period March 4, 2014 Night Literary Topics Dehumanization was a big part of these camps. The Nazis would kick innocent Jewish families and send them to concentration or death camps. The main way they dehumanized these Jewish people is when they take all their possessions. In Night they go around taking all there gold and silver, make them leave their small bags of clothing on the train, and finally give them crappy clothing. All this reduces their emotions; they go from owing all these possessions to not having a cent to their name.