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.
None of them realized what was about to happen; none of them realized what happened when the Germans move into town. We first started by imprisoning the officials and made all the Jews were yellow stars. The Jews were then moved into a very small ghetto and cramped quarters. It was obvious that none of them had heard of the horror of the concentration camps and what awaited them once they left the safety of their homes. Some of the officers and I tried to be nice to the Jews because I, personally, hated carrying around this gun.
he shows us how before the war nobody could imagine such horrible events occurring. the book sends a message stating that everything bad was happening around them the jews were still hoping for better times. Wiesel shows us that still believed in humanity, they did not think such bad events can occur and how even though they had multiple chance of escaping they did not. Night is a true story of a young boy, Eliezer, experiencing world war II as a jew. his terrible journey started in Sighet, Romania where he gets separated from all the women in his family, leaving him only with his dad.
The prisoners/Jews were so underfed that they were willing to kill their own family members for a slice of bread. The Jews would go to extremes in order to get a bit more food to line their stomachs. Concentration camps, Gestapo, and SS transform the prisoners’ morals and their lives. “My father suddenly had a colic attack. He got up and asked politely, in German, ‘Excuse me…could you tell me where the toilets are located?’ (Night page 39) …Then, he slapped my father with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours.” This also shows the brutality of the German Kapos and the Nazi Staff.
Eliezer goes to wake up the neighbors, and everyone begins to pack in preparation for the upcoming journey. The first convoy of deported prisoners is kept standing in the middle of the hot c... ... middle of paper ... ...nspiring to blow up the electric power station. The entire group of prisoners cries, and a man standing behind Eliezer wonders out loud where God is. Eliezer refuses to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Though he does not doubt God's existence, he does question his justice, and he accuses him for the existence of concentration camps.
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.
Whether he was curing ones typhus, or causally giving advice to the other prisoners, he was always thinking of others, and was seen as a courageous figure to the other individuals at the camp. For example, on page 58 Frankl talks about how he will be escaping the camp with his friend. He states how he checked on his patients one last time before his freedom and saw the sad look in one of his deathly patients eyes. He felt unsatisfied with leaving his hopeless patients and then began to tell his friend that he could not leave camp. He stated, “I did not know what the following days would bring, but I gained an inward peace that I had never experienced before.
The block of the Dutch “Oberkapo” had been searched because there had been suspicion of sabotage to the power plant. After a search, they found a lot of weapons, and the Oberkapo was arrested along with his people, tortured, and condemned. They were hung, and all of the prisoners were forced to march past them. Elie was extremely traumatized which was shown by his comme... ... middle of paper ... ...ly frugal. From returning leftover, half-eaten food to the store, to not wanting to spend money to fix his house, or to get his new wife something other than the bare necessities.
This occurs early in the text, when Moishe reappears in the town and warns his fellow Jews of the Germans. However, they disregard these claims, and would rather focus on the pleasures they have in life: “He told me what had happened to him… they were forced to dig trenches. When they were done their work, the men from the Gestapo began theirs. Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks...How had he, Moishe the Beadle, been able to escape? By a miracle.
One of the first warnings they had was when Moshe the Beadle came back from escaping the train. He was telling his story to everyone that would listen. The story was about how they made "the Jews get of the train and climb into lorries." (page 4) He also talked about how they murdered people for no reason at all. But most of the people in Sighet just ignored Moshe and thought he was making everything up.