Analysis Of The Novel Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Jewish Holocaust was a traumatic event that took place from the early 1930s to the mid 1940s. During the Holocaust, the Germans believed that they had racial authority among other civilians. Under the rule of Adolf Hitler, the NAZIs targeted Jews and other groups due to their perceived "racial inferiority". For instance, they persecuted Jews, Gypsies, Elderly, Mentally Disabled, and Homosexuals (etc.) because they believed that they did not portray the behavior of the so-called “social norms”. They were sent to concentration camps and killing camps, to be starved or even beaten to death. This was the cause of death of approximately 6,000,000 Jews. The actions that the Germans took against these innocent people were inhuman. The book,…show more content…
It is obvious that the Holocaust was not an accident in our history; it occurred because specific individuals, organizations, and governments willingly, and sometimes unwillingly, made choices in which legalized discrimination, prejudice, and hatred, and allowed for genocide to occur. Essentially, the Holocaust was a planned mass murder against people who were thought to be imperfect, especially Jews. Today, there is less prejudice and discrimination against these people, however we can see it arising once again. Therefore, schools and individuals are beginning to pay more attention to books like Night in order to learn from the past, and use these experiences to prevent similar situations from occurring. By reading memoirs from the Holocaust, people are given the opportunity that when a discriminating conflict arises, they can step up and fight for whichever side they believe is morally right. Aside from the purpose of prevention, we read books about the Holocaust in order to make people aware of their surroundings. Not only will reading these stories make people realize what has gone on during the past, but it also allows people to notice the intentional presence of discrimination that occurs through their daily life. Unfortunately, on a daily basis, I find myself

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