“The camp looked as though it had been through an epidemic: empty and dead” (47); even when there is a break in between the horror and pain of working for Nazis in concentration camps and suffering from hunger, it is dead, empty and inhuman; this meaningful passage about the complete and utter truth of concentration camps comes from a memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel. Vocabulary in this passage, is nothing short of exemplary, the words completely compliment the message being shared in this quote. Elie Wiesel describes the atrocious Buna camp as if it were through an epidemic, an outbreak, rendering people empty and dead due to starvation, lack of sleep, and over exertion. This paints a complete and thorough visual of how he viewed concentration
The Holocaust appeared to be a time of darkness and it seemed like on Earth and in heaven, each doorway of humanity, empathy, and kindness had been closed down. Those who did not encounter the Holocaust cannot begin to comprehend what it was like, however, those who did cannot begin to express it. Torture, genocide, and cruel acts started to fill brains and souls. The Holocaust was an event where millions of people were being murdered during World War II. The memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel is based on Wiesel’s experiences in concentration camps, in order to give readers an insight of someone who was a victim of the Holocaust. The young narrator, Elie Wiesel, faces countless struggles for survival among the horrors of the Holocaust. In the memoir, Eliezer, the passionately, devoted boy with a benevolent family, is taken from his home and sent to a concentration camp. Through their unstable and dangerous journey, Elie is detached from his mother and sisters but lingers on with his father, only to be relocated from camp to camp. Elie mentions the death of numerous family members, the death of his own identity and innocence, to an extent in which living or dying did not matter anymore. In Night, Wiesel reveals that the exposure to an unsympathetic, bitter world generates to the destruction of the three main themes throughout the memoir which are; religious faith, identity, and family.
In the story, the people believe that they're being sent on a vacation. They think while they're gone that the Nazis are going to rob them of their things. Little do the Jews know they are not going to be returning to their homes but that they are going to be sent to a concentration camp where they will fight to survive. This is quite the opposite of their idea of a vacation.
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.
The author uses these dramatic pictures to warn people of the dangers of indifference. In paragraph 5, the author give a clear picture of what life for the victims looked like, “ During the darkest of times, inside the ghettos and death camps…” It's hard to imagine that just doing nothing can cause such harm, but by not standing up to the aggressors, it's not preventing them from continuing the harm. Elie Wiesel describes the night of Kristallnacht in paragraph eight, “the first state sponsored pogrom, with hundreds of Jewish shops destroyed, synagogues burned, thousands of people put in concentration camps…” Even though this was only the first state sponsored program, the effects were still devastating and that is what Wiesel is describing here through the imagery. It conveys the tone of being cautionary because the large effects were still present and could've been prevented if people who chose to turn their backs had not. Finally, paragraph six does an excellent job of demonstrating the cautionary ton through the use of imagery. Wiesel explains how Auschwitz prisoners thought that it was such a closely guarded secret and portrays that here, “If they knew, we thought, surely those leaders would have moved heaven and earth to intervene.” The author cautions other world leaders here without even directly saying so by talking about the US government as if they were completely naive.
The story I listened to was about a young lady, named Bella Jakubowicz. She went to the concentration camps. The Camp Bella went to was called, Bergen-Belsen. This camp was meant to be a death camp. This camp did not have a gas chamber, like the ones at Auschwitz. At the Bergen-Belsen, they had very minimum basicas. They spelt on the floor, on hay. There was nothing in the areas, they slept. Bella was told multiple times, they need to be punished (Oral
When dealing with Non-Fiction and Memoir it is imperative to realize that no two authors will approach telling their story in the same manner. Elie Weisel and Charlotte Delbo, two survivors of Auschwitz, both chose to write their Memoir as testimonials of their experiences. Despite sharing a method of testimonial and similar experiences in their stories, the two finished pieces are nearly entirely different. This paper will focus on Elie Weisel’s method of reporting his experiences to the reader, as opposed to a brief discussion on Delbo who tends to reflect. The scene of focus in the comparison and contrast will be the arrival scene as the authors enter into Auschwitz. This is a universal scene that would have been similar for everyone that entered into the camp, so it is what I call a unique shared experience, as everyone’s experiences will of course vary. But, aside from being a common experience it is also a common primary reflective moment that both authors spend quite a bit of time discussing.
What would it do to a person to go to a concentration camp, see the horrible things, and come out alive? This book, Night, is about Eliezer Wiesel, who is both the main character and the author. Elie’s book is a memorial about his experience in Hitler’s concentration camps, what he went through, and how he survived. This paper is going to be about Eliezer’s horrific experience and the ways that it changed him.
There are people crowded, shoulder to shoulder, expecting a shower and to feel water raining down their bodies. Sighs of relief turn into screams of terror as innocent people are gasping for their last breaths of air inside of the gas chamber. This was a daily occurrence for Jewish and other people involved in the Holocaust. This was just one horrific event of many that had happened to women, men and children. Some of the survivors have used their voice to speak out about their own background during their time spent in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. Elie Wiesel, author of the book Night, is one of the many who did so. Wiesel talks about his personal experience and shares his feelings, thoughts and emotions that he went through with others during the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a horrible time period where Nazi’s attempted a genocide of Jewish people, gypsies and others they deemed had a disability. The victims would be sent to concentration camps, such as Auschwitz. The point of views the authors used can advance their purpose. If authors use objective point of view, they give only facts about the topic and does not give any opinions or bias. Unlike objective, subjective point of views helps form your opinion by giving the author’s experience and bias. The article “Auschwitz,” the film One Day at Auschwitz, and the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel feature information and experiences during the time the Holocaust took place.
The memoir named Night by Elie Wiesel shows how The Jews in the concentration camps would be treated so horribly, that they had to lose their minds, there was no alternative. All it would take was a little time at their personally created hell and eventually they would fall apart. As time goes on they seem to shatter, be it the death of a loved one in front of them or the beating of them everyday. The story in whole being about how Wiesel was moved to a concentration camps and all the horrors inside them, and how they changed his views of life at the time.
“We Will Never Forget- Auschwitz” is one of the touching poems written by Alexander Kimel. It depicts the horrifying experience of the Holocaust from the Jews’ perspective. To begin with, “Auschwitz” is an allusion to a concentration camp established by the Nazis in 1940 in Poland and it became an extermination camp in early 1942 (“Glossary of Terms”). This camp witnessed the miserable life of the Jews during that period as well as their extermination.
After a little more than a year living in Auschwitz, the mom couldn’t take anymore. She didn’t want to leave in isolation anymore so she started to plan to leave the city.