In these concentration camps prisoners' individualistic human characteristics were removed. Captives head's were shaved, they were all f... ... middle of paper ... ...ple who died and had a story. In conclusion the Holocaust and the events leading to, during, and after were a mass of horrific and terrible events. The number of people killed during this time period is unimaginable and makes us respect human life. It teaches us that the abuse of power that Hitler demonstrated should never happen again.
Many were killed while others were sent to concentration camps. This order given out by Hitler is known a Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) due to the broken Glass left behind from the destruction that the Germans had caused and to no surprise, Jews were ordered and forced to pay for all the damages. These are only some of the many ordeals that the Jews had experienced during this time. Hitler had created a system of hate and that hatred spread like wildfire. Kaplan is providing somewhat an imagery of what the Jews endured.
Hitler’s passionate hate for Jewish people led to the darkest time in history, the Holocaust. Millions of innocent people become victims at the hands of Hitler, Ellie Wiesel, was one of the many. Wiesel, a famous Holocaust survival, wrote about his experience as a prisoner in Auschwitz. He endeared several years of physical and mental torment. In his time as a prisoner he questioned his faith in God exclaiming, “ I’ve got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else.
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.
Wiesel uses metaphors, personification and ellipses to exhibit that unjust treatment leads to the slow disintegration of social relationships amongst members in the oppressed community. Wiesel utilizes metaphors to display the slow transformation of Jews into introverts as a result of discrimination. Although the German concentration camps were infamous for their conditions, the subjugation of Jews, including Wiesel, had begun as soon as the Germans arrived in his hometown, Sighet. Not only did the German troops force the Jews into ghettos, but they deported them in congested trains without any valuables. As Wiesel’s mother acclimatized to the bleak situation, a change in her nature could be seen when Wiesel described her face as, “a mask without a word, deep in thought” (Wiesel 19).
In the book, “The Night” Wiesel tells the reader all about the horrific things the Nazis did to dehumanize the Jews in the concentration camps. They tortured and killed the Jews and created this famous historical event called the Holocaust which left a scar in the people’s lives that will never heal. The Nazis did all sorts of things to dehumanize the Jews such as stripping the Jews of their identity and personal belongings, the rotten condition that they were forced to live in, and how poorly the Jews were treated. The Holocaust was one of the twentieth century's worst tragedies that was made possible by the Nazis prejudice and hostility towards the Jews and fear from German citizens. The Nazis took away many things from the Jews as Wiesel explained.
The men and boys were separated by work ability, the strong lived and the weak died. In these death camps, the prisoners were physically beaten and abused, starved and treated as inhuman. The acts of violence and horror we... ... middle of paper ... ...ink this could not happen again. The underlying lesson from the story was to “Never forget” so that future generations would look upon the Holocaust and feel the pain and suffering for the millions of innocent people who lost their lives in the death camps and for those who lived to tell about it. If we allow ourselves to forget, then we open ourselves to evil, and darkness could creep into our souls.
6.5 million Jews were sent to concentration camps during the holocaust. Jews were put through a lot during the holocaust, from the time they got picked up to the time they were brutally killed. The holocaust has to be the most horrific and cruel true story known to man. The Nazis had no heart or sympathy for the Jews. The Nazis thought and felt they were better than the Jews and that they were a disgrace to mother earth.
The word “Holocaust”, was originated from the words “Holos” meaning whole, and “kaustos” meaning burned. To Adolf Hitler, Jews were an “inferior” race. After years of Nazi rule, Hitler’s “final solution” came under the cover of world war, with mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps. Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roma Gypsies, Priests and Pastors, homosexuals, and black children were all victims of the holocaust. Most of the victims left were from other countries.
Concentration camps were meant to make the Jewish people so desensitized and so fearful that they would never think to rise up in rebellion. Jews were taken to concentration camps for mainly three reasons alone. To be killed, to be laborers, or to be held before being killed. One particular camp in itself had over one million casualties, the same camp is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable and commonly talked about concentration camps even in the modern world today. That particular camp is known by the name of Auschwitz.