The Holocaust : Political Issues And Rights In The Holocaust

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The Holocaust was a disturbing event that happened years ago. It started January 30th 1933 and ended in May 8th 1945. Adolf Hitler was the person to blame for it because he had power over the germans because he became the dictator. It occured because Adolf Hitler didn’t like jewish people. It consisted of germans (Nazis) that wanted the destruction of all jewish people. Elie Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor and he talked about all the events that happened during the Holocaust. Elie and his dad were in the holocaust together. His mom and sister got sent to death when they got to the first part of the camp. His dad died before the jews got saved. In “Night” Elie Wiesel’s book, he explains the political issues and rights in the Holocaust, by…show more content…
Thousands of jews were killed because they were too old to work, and because they couldn’t work or didn’t need them because they were women and little kids. They didn’t get much food or drinks, they only got little rations of soup and bread, and sometimes they didn’t get any bread soup or tea. “From this moment on you are under the authority of the German army.” (Wiesel,pg23) They wasn’t people no more, they were treated like property. “Yes I did see this with my own eyes, children being thrown into flames.” (Wiesel,Pg32) Children were being burned to death because they the germans felt they didn’t have any use for them because they couldn’t work. “He told us that having been chosen because of his strength he had been forced to place his own father’s body into the furnace.” (Wiesel,pg35) People were being forced to do things that they didn’t want to do. “Then as if waking from a deep sleep, he slapped my father with such force the he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours.” (Wiesel, pg39) His father asked where were the toilets located and he got slapped for nothing. They were replaced by ss men, who encircled us with machine guns and police dogs” (Wiesel, pg40) They were being treated like criminals when they were just nice people who privacy and life were taken away by the germans. “The three veteran prisoners, needles in hand, tattooed numbers on our left arms” (Wiesel, pg42) They didn’t have names anymore their name was the number tattooed on

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