Wiesel and his father, Chlomo, spend their time in Auschwitz working as slaves. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. Any historical or important surnames were quickly abolished. Night by Elie Wiesel is the powerful memoir of his experiences during the Holocaust. The Nazis rip and tear at the humanity of Eliezer throughout the book in an attempt to dehumanize him. They were made to believe that they were nothing more than animals, and were mistreated in the cruelest forms possible. Two men had been watching him.
The captured Jews are enslaved in concentration camps, where they experience the absolute worst forms of torture, abuse, and inhumane treatment. Nothing belongs to us anymore; they have taken away our clothes, our shoes, even our hair; if we speak, they will not listen to us, and if they listen, they will not understand. Three ways the Nazis dehumanized the Jews was by starvation, being treated like animals and, physical abuse. When Wiesel provokes the question of how could something like this happen in a civilized place, it brings up many questions. One might say that people are often de-humanized. Night is a memoir by Elie Wiesel. That night, the protagonist loses complete faith in God, and states that even the soup tastes of the corpses.
In Night, there are many examples of Jews being dehumanized. He gives you a picture of the real gruesomeness and terrifying circumstances that came from the Holocaust. They dehumanized Elie and the Jews to the point that they treated them as if their will to survive did not matter, as if they were disgusting animals. He alone has kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people. In a moment, with almost prophetic intuition, the reality was revealed to us: we had reached the bottom. Steinbeck describes the modern men of industry as mechanized, unnatural beings who live detached from the land and in so doing have become dehumanized, unlike the farming families they displace. He only had his father now and they braved much torture and mal treatment by the kapos in the camps.
Tired of huddling on the ground, in hope of finding something, a piece of bread, perhaps, that a civilian might have forgotten there. To no longer feel anything, neither fatigue nor cold, nothing. The Nazis also dehumanized the Jews by starving them. I was nothing but a body. One way was by putting 80 people in a cattle car. They devolve into primitive people, with savage, animal characteristics that are necessary for survival under such conditions. To de-humanize is to remove or deny human qualities, characteristics, or attributes of a person or group of people.
Night also exhibits how inhumanity can spread to others who have been shown inhumanity. Dehumanization means to deprive someone of human qualities. He does things that he doesn't understand, proving that he is indeed very human. To survive the war, soldiers have to sacrifice any logical instinct or emotion and fight on animal instinct. This shows the dehumanization of Franek because once something is of value a person will do anything to get that item.
He was …hiding a piece of bread under his shirt. Dehumanization has been a central topic in discussions within various fields the modern society, from human rights and politics to university studies and daily news around us, but it has been specially discussed by writers and artists as one of the main causes of some of the most important and controversial stages of universal history. They were happy to help the Nazis in their plans for genocide. All jews, as a race were brutalized by the Nazis during this time; reducing them to no less than objects, positions which meant nothing to them, belongings that were a nuisance. Wiesel tells of his time spent at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. An' then a hurt don't hurt so bad, cause it ain't a lonely hurt no more, Rosasharn.
But even more so unthinkable was the cold-blooded butchery of millions of innocent people. The worker watched the spectacle with great interest. They are stripped from their clothes and forced to put on ones that did not fit them like their roles in the camp did not always fit them. Death and torture becomes such a part of life, that they no longer care when it happens. And again the night would be long. The day will come but not now… wait.
This genocide has come to be known… 826 Words 4 Pages is the religion of the Jewish people. I don't attach any importance to my life any more. Further, Preston adds that the virus could have been contracted from insects imbedded in threads or from rats that called the factory home. They even doubt that Hitler will continue these practices and assume that they are safe. Such torture has obvious physical effects, but it also induces psychological changes on those unfortunate enough to experience it. Their fingers on the triggers, they did not deprive themselves of this pleasure. The Nazis transported them as if they were livestock or in some cases, worse.
Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns. Hundreds of eyes were looking at them, shining with desire. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The workers are physically dehumanized. Shavuot is the second festival celebrated. In these camps, babies became target practice, being tossed in the air like an object with no significant value and shot at with no remorse. But the machine man, driving a dead tractor on land he does not know and love, understands only chemistry; and he is contemptuous of the land and of himself.