Analysis Of Elie Wiesel's Night

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The author of Night, a novel documenting the horrible and gruesome events of the holocaust, Elie Wiesel expresses his experiences and observations in which he and his fellow Jews were dehumanized while living in concentration camps (a hell on earth). 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. Nazis would gather every Jew that they could find and bring them to these infernos, separating the men and women. Families, not knowing it would never see each other again. Individuals within the categories were divided even more, based on their health, strength, and age. They would be judged by a Nazi officer, which…show more content…
Nazis must have been the most impassionate and cruel people, to force people to dig their own grave. As soon as they had finished their job, execute them one by one as if they were cows in a slaughterhouse. Moishe also explained how the infants were executed, “Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns” (6). The cruelty of man when there are no restrictions to hold his true savage ways, his actual state of being. To kill people without compassion is cruel, but to murder innocent infants who are new to the world, that is beyond cruelty, that is having no human regard toward the people you are murdering. Another particular dehumanizing crime includes the burning of fully conscious people. At the concentration camps, there were crematories, in which the ill, healthy, men, or women was tossed in. “Not far from us, flames, huge flames, were rising from a ditch. Something was being burned there” (32). The only things that are thrown into crematories are dead animals. It is out of respect to that person or animal that they are thrown into these crematories. Not, as cruelty, but as a last wish. However, it is complete disregard from the Nazis to throw living people into burning fire, to feel unexplainable pain until their death. To murder a person while they suffer in complete agony is inhumane. Not
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