Night And Maus Reflection

1343 WordsDec 10, 20176 Pages
“The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state -sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.”( www.ushmm.org)When the Holocaust happened the Germans focused on Jews more than they focused on any other racial group. While several millions of people were killed , many survived the Holocaust to tell their story . Some like Elie Wiesel, wrote their story from personal experience.Others like Vladek Spiegelman told told their story with the help of relatives. In Elie Wiesel’s story , he talks about how his life was before and during the Holocaust. In Vladek's story , by his son, Art, Spiegelman, was told through a series of interviews and a graphic novel. The authors of Night and…show more content…
Moishe then came to Elie’s house when he saw this and told them he told them that was going to happen. He reminded them of what he had warned them about. The next rule was “Every jew had to wear the yellow star.” (Wiesel, 11) Wiesel’s own father questioned the danger of this law. Most Jewish citizens thought this would not cause them any harm. They then were placed in ghettos . The Germans made two ghettos in Sighet. There was a large one in the center town. The other one was a smaller one extended over several alleyways on the outskirts of town. The ghettos were used to keep the Jews in , so the Germans can keep track of them and ship them off. The next thing after the ghettos were the concentration camps . When Elie Wiesel went to the concentration camp , he was separated from his sister and mom , who he never saw again. His father was the only family member he had that he knew was alive. Elie wanted to stay with his father and go everywhere he went because, he didn’t want anything to happen to him. Starting off in the concentration camps , they were told to lie about their age so they will seem able to work. They were then told if they couldn’t work they’d be killed because they’d be useless to the Germans . When they
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