Inhuman Behavior In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Inhuman Behavior The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln once stated “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power” (“Too Much Power Qoutes” AZ Quotes). Under the leadership of Adolph Hitler, the Nazi Party tore away the basic rights of human beings based upon the belief of anti-semitism. People of Jewish faith were persecuted to unimaginable limits, and their normal everyday lives were changed for forever. Article Five of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (United Nations General Assembly). Throughout Elie Wiesel’s autobiography Night, Elie and his family are violated of this right as a Jewish family during the Holocaust. The transportation from camp to camp was a horrible experience for Elie. The prisoners were treated with absolutely no respect and piled into train cars with up to a hundred prisoners per car while being transported to Buchenwald. While on the train to Buchenwald Elie states, “We remained lying on the floor for days and nights, one on top of the other, never uttering a word. We were nothing but frozen bodies” (Elie Wiesel 100). One could not begin to imagine the cruel abuse that these prisoners went through. Snow continuously fell as they stacked on top of each other for any sign of warmth. Elie made a powerful declaration when he calls himself along with the other prisoners
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