The Holocaust: From Dehumanization To The Jews

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Dehumanization is the psychological process of destroying the enemy, making them seem less than human. The Nazis conducted dehumanization to the Jews, while they were imprisoned in the concentration camps. Certain things the Nazis would do is not feed them. “We had spend the day without food” (17). They would also make them cut their hair so that they would all look the same, losing someone's hair is like losing a part of their identity. “Their clippers tore out our hair, shaved every hair on our bodies” (35). Also, the Jews were instructed to stand for hours on end for roll call, where they lined up and they were counted before they went anywhere, and they were not allowed to sit down. “We stood up. We were counted. We sat down.

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