Comparing The Movie Night And The Striped Pajamas And A Secret Life By Thomas Harding

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The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews and other people which took place in Europe between 1933 and 1945. The book Night by Elie Wiesel, the movie “The boy in the striped pajamas” by Mark Herman, and the article “A Secret Life” by Thomas Harding are based on things that happened during the Holocaust and how it affected the characters in all three works. Silence encourages the tormenter because it empowers the tormenter to continue with injustice activities, yet also endanger the life of innocent human beings. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the silence of the people in the town, prisoners and god influenced the Nazi soldiers to be more powerful which lead to injustice and violence activities. When Moishe the Beadle escaped from the concentration camp and came back, he told people how horrible it was yet no one cared. Moishe the Beadle said to Elie, “Life? I no longer care to live. I am alone. But I wanted to come back to warn you. Only no one is listening to me.”(7) Moishe the Beadle warned and told the people a lot of worst things that was happening in the concentration camp where they were throwing infants as target for machine guns and shot the prisoners. However, people in the town of Sighet refused to listen to him since no one could imagine those awful things happening to them in such a peaceful town. At last, people didn’t understand the warning and stayed; Hungarian police took over and treated people like animals where they were getting deported to…

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