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.
They suffered the same curses, but Shlomo was getting weaker and older gradually so he got beaten for being weak and staying in bed all day. At that point he depended on Elie for water and food, but he was left alone. This shows the reality of the Holocaust because the events were real, this actually took place in the concentration camp. Shlomo ended up dying of starvation and thirst. At the beginning of the book, Elie was the one who depended on Shlomo, as a normal father-son relationship.
They devolve into primitive people, with savage, animal characteristics that are necessary for survival under such conditions. . The Jews in the story had to overcome tremendous difficulties: they are forced to abandon their homes, all their earthly possessions, and eventually their humanity. The story begins with Eliezel, a young Jewish boy, describing his childhood and his religious upbringing. However, Hitler's anti-Semitic policies are just being introduced and the Jews are to be placed in concentration camps.
Darkness reflects Elie’s sullen mood and dreary outlook on life. Nighttime entails fear and death, two things that Elie has become greatly accustomed to in Auschwitz. Elie is the main dynamic character throughout Night, leaving the story deeply changed by his horrendous experiences. As an author, Elie Wiesel refuses to let people forget about the Holocaust. His ultimate “dark time” caused his eyes to see one final truth: no matter how much agony it may entail, he must share his story with the world.
2. From my perspective after listening, and reading about Werner Reich and Riva Testimony from the book cage about the horrible events they experienced during the holocaust. I came to realize that there were many dissimilar stages that these two people had to experience. From forcefully being separated from their families, and having to live in the poor living conditions of the ghettos. To being force out of the ghetto’s, and having to live the horrible living conditions of the concentration, and exterminations camps before finally being liberated and gaining there freedom back.
Levi eventually found his way to the forests to fight along with the Italian resistance against the Germans. His unit was captured and, since he was identified as a Jewish person, he was sent to a Jewish camp, which was the first stage of his descent into hell. Levi’s book is not only a description of the prisoners’ unimaginable suffering, but is also a book that shows, in Levi’s words, the “demolition of a man” (Levi 26). This essay discusses the dehumanization in Auschwitz, the Nazi German concentration camp in Germany occupied Poland, which turned into hell on earth. For Levi and the other Italian Jews interned in that camp in Italy, dehumanization started the moment the Nazi Germans took over their camp.
The Holocaust existed as an actual living nightmare for the prisoners, as they suffered through a period of endless tragedies.With the Nazi regime gradually advancing in power in the 1930s, the lives of the Jewish population were submerging into danger. Due to the belief of “racial superiority” the Nazis had, they developed the Holocaust to exterminate those who were viewed as social threats. Prisoners were abused physically and psychologically, as the sight of dead corpses became a mundane picture. As the conditions were gradually getting worse, people could no longer see a light of escape. This can best be exhibited in three pieces of literature.
ZhiQing Li Mr.Barry Period 1 3/6/14 Holocaust The Holocaust was a very important part of the history and had a lasting effect. The German citizens fears that if they tried to help the Jews, then they would get involved in the Holocaust. In the book “The Night” by Elie Wiesel, it tells us clearly what exactly was happening in the concentration camps. The Dehumanization on the Jews reduced the Jews to nothing in a blink of an eye. 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.
Through their inevitable acceptance and continuation of the dehumanization displayed by the Nazis, prisoners of the WWII concentration camps were doomed to slow and painful deaths. The subjection of fellow man to both words and actions meant solely for animals or objects begins with the actions of the Nazis. Prior to even entering the work camps, Wiesel and his fellow Jews are tragically dehumanized. Wiesel comments that “[t]here was a new decree: every Jew must wear the yellow star” (8). In forcing labels upon the Jewish people in Sighet, Nazi soldiers are subjugating them to the wishes of Hitler, an evil and malicious man with no consideration for their names or their identities.
Unspeakable events thrashed and tore at the bodies and minds of the Jews living in Europe. Stripped of material possessions, they wondered what kind of hell they would endure in the coming hours. One man was the puppeteer; one man was the monster that the children feared would take them in the night. No one knew the reason, the motive, or the fuel that powered his hatred. Brutal struggles in Hitler’s mind prompted him to cause inhumane struggles for all the Jews as exemplified in Elie Wiesel’s novel titled Night.