Life is a precious thing, and it is so precious that some people will undergo severe anguish to hold on to it. During the 1930’s and 1940’s in Germany, people of the Jewish religion were diabolically oppressed and slaughtered, just for their beliefs. Some Jews went to extreme measures to evade capture by the German law enforcement, hoping to hold on to life. Krystyna Chiger was only a small child when her family, along with a group of other desperate Jews, descended into the malignant sewers to avoid the Germans. After living in the abysmal sewers for fourteen months, her group emerged, and when she became an adult, she authored a novel about her time in the sewer. When analyzing the literary elements utilized in her novel, The Girl in the Green Sweater, one can determine how tone and mood, point of view, and conflict convey the message of struggle and survival that was experienced during the Holocaust, and how they help the reader to understand and relate.
World War II is a very impactful point in history where the Holocaust is viewed as one of the worst acts of human genocide. Countless Jewish victims endured traumatizing amounts of suffering and pain that transformed their lives as these experiences deprived them of their humanity and trust in others. The novel ‘’Night’’ depicts the extraordinary and painful experiences that many Holocaust prisoners endured: portraying the traumatizing effects it had on the survivors. The novel is written by Eliezer’s perspective as a survivor whose faith in god, faith in humanity, and sense of justice in the world are affected by the impact of his experiences during the Holocaust. Eliezer lived in Sighet, a town in Hungarian Transylvania, growing up to study the Torah and the Kabala with the help of a friendly teacher named Moishe the Beadle. Eliezer receives lessons from Moishe the Beadle who instructs and teaches him about Jewish mysticism and about Jewish culture. Eliezer’s willingness and motivation to study his religion highlights his devotion and strong faith towards God in the beginning of the novel but later disintegrates as he experiences the process of selection and the Germans’ Final
Scared, facing the door of death every day, make one bad move and it’s all over and your only reason to stay alive is because of the idea of being free. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, he uses Irony, imagery and foreshadowing to illustrate the Holocaust. The author shows how hard it was to be a normal teenager, to be captured by the nazis, and then having to work in the concentration camp. This novel shows how many loving families got split up in the concentration camp to never see each other again and how terrible the Holocaust was.
Night is an non fiction, dramatic book that tells the horrors of the nazi death camps all around Europe. The book is an autobiographical account of what happened, so the main character is the author. The author is Elie Wiesel who was only 14 year old when Nazi Germany came through his town of Sighet, Transylvania. This is story is set between the years of 1944 and 1945. Elie and his family of 4 are optimistic when Germany begins to take power. Germany invades Hungary, then arrives in Elie’s town. The Nazi’s begin to take over the Jews by limiting their freedom. Jews are eventually deported. The Jewish people are crowded into wagons where they are shipped to Auschwitz. He is separated from his mother and sister. Over the course of the book,
Hanneli ‘Hannah’ Pik-Goslar was much like other Jewish children in Germany in the 1930’s, she was shunned, not allowed to go to the movies or ice skate, and was forced to attend a special school. Most of Germany was segregated against the Jewish and against her family. Hannah was born in Germany in 1928 to Ruth Klee and Hans Goslar, by the time she’s 5 years old she and her parents are already on the run from Nazi’s. When she’s 12 her sister Gabi was born. She is already friends with Anne when she hears they’ve fled to Switzerland. This is not true as they have just started their two year hiding period in the Secret Annex. In 1942 Hannah’s mom dies in childbirth with a stillborn baby. While her dad managed to get passport, they were still arrested
Hannah’s background as a Holocaust survivor is important for understanding the experience of the Holocaust. Her story provides unique insight on the Holocaust outside of concentration camps, dispels myths, and captivates the emotional aura of living during the Holocaust. Hannah’s story is one of resistance, danger, and the importance of family.
My sister is ripped from me, shouting and kicking with fear. Anger and confusion build up in young Rina’s wide, grey eyes. The German devils roll their eyes when they see our pain. They scuff, “Toughen up, Jews,” making us feel worse about this tragic life we’ve been forced to live. Rina yelps when a Nazi soldier slaps her and shoves her away from me. I think to myself, “This is the end. If Rina is gone and my parents are separated from us, how are we all supposed to live in this unfamiliar place alone?”
When I first started reading Night, I immediately knew that I was going to thoroughly enjoy this book. I have always been very interested in history. I am especially interested in learning about the Holocaust. In this book, Eliezer is the narrator of Night and the stand-in for the memoir’s author, Elie Wiesel. Night is written on Wiesel's account of surviving Nazi concentration camps as a teenager. Night tells the story of Eliezer’s physical journey as well as his psychological journey as the Holocaust robs him of his faith in God and exposes him to the deepest inhumanity of which man is capable. I can honestly say I was astonished with the horrors that took place during the Holocaust. My jaw dropped many times while reading this story. My
The play version of The Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of a young girl who goes into hiding during the Holocaust. In this play, Anne writes in her diary the details of what it’s like to go into hiding. In 1942, it was not only Anne who was struggling to survive, there was a boy, Elie Weisel, who was not in hiding, he was in a concentration camp. In this book that he wrote called Night, he talks about the details and struggles of being in the concentration camps. Although the play and Night have different settings, both works focus on the same conflicts and themes.
This is a book that everyone will enjoy, if the person does not like to read this book will catch their attention as it did to the person writing the sentence. The book takes place in World War II in the holocaust. Night is about a kid named Elie Wiesel a Jewish boy that is sent to a concentration camp with his father with very little rations of food and treated like animals the have to survive the horrible beatings the Hungarian army give them for misbehaving.
The main character’s name is Hannah from New Rochelle and she doesn’t want to go to her grandparents house for Seder. In both Nazis kill many of the Jews in the concentration camps and the Jews must also be separate from the opposite gender. Hannah tells the others stories about the future to give them hope. Some jews try to escape because they don’t want to live in the concentration camps any longer, but the escape fails and they get punished. In the book and the movie the Germans torture many Jews and leave them to die. Several of them tried to escape and live a better life. The only way to survive was to have hope.
In The Devils Arithmetic, Hannah Stern is a Jewish teenage girl from New Rochelle, but when Hannah went to celebrate Passover with her family, she was chosen to open the door for the prophet Elijah, she traveled through time to Germany, around the time, 1939, (during the Holocaust.) where she is put in a concentration camp. She struggles to remember what she has
The Holocaust becomes the center of this. Whether it be at his Hebrew school, where Jewish history shaped not only the curriculum they learn. But, also as a collective identity shared by a new and contemporary Jewish generation. While still being connected to the past. This is a struggle for Mark, who does not even identify himself as Jewish for most of the story, He is continuously challenged with where to place himself in this new world, as a second-generation immigrant to Toronto. For Mark, being a young Latvian Jew is not easy.
"On July 16 and 17, 1942, 13, 152 Jews were arrested in Paris and the suburbs, deported and assassinated at Auschwitz. In the Vélodrome d' Hiver that once stood on this spot, 1,129 men, 2,916 women, and 4,115 children were packed here in inhuman conditions by the government of the Vichy police, by order of the Nazi occupant. May those who tried to save them be thanked. Passerby, never forget” (De Rosnay 60). In the book Sarah’s Key, it begins with a young girl named Sarah Starzinsky, who is dealing with her family being removed by the French police and put into a camp. Before the family left, Sarah puts her brother into a closet and locks him in to where he will not come out until she comes back. However, Sarah and her family did not realize that they were not