Dehumanism In Schindler's List

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The gradual and systematic dehumanization of Jews started in Germany in 1933, and did not end until the fall of The Third Reich at the end of WWII. The organized slaughter of millions of Jews in the Holocaust is something that one may find hard to fully comprehend. The film Schindler’s List demonstrates this social turn, whereby over the course of 15 or so years, one race of people was framed to be the cause of Germanys misfortune, to the point of absolute hatred and slaughter. The tracks of anti-Semitism ran deep throughout German society, and this led to the genocide of the Jews in the Holocaust. These horrific events can never be forgotten, and the impact of the manifestation of anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust still lingers today. …show more content…
The way the Jews were loaded onto cattle cars was in such a way that those who were bring sent to the camp were confused and delirious. It was shown to be violent and brutal, with of over 80 people in one car, made for 8-10 cows, and how they travelled to the concentration camp. Not only did the treatment of the Jews that was shown illustrate the extremely poor conditions and brutal management, but also how the Nazis created the sense that they were below animals by transporting them, most likely to their death, in cars made for animals. Refusing those on in the cars for days without water or food was heartless and was plainly rejecting these people of the basic necessities to live. This is a further example of the dehumanization of Jews, while being transported to concentration …show more content…
A Nazi representative, Amon Goeth is a sadistic and ruthless example of how the dehumanization of Jews in the eyes of Germans impacted the way Jews were treated in the concentration camps. He is showed naked, on his balcony that overlooks the working area for Jews in the Plaszów concentration camp near Kraków, aiming and shooting dead any prisoner that is not working effectively. He gives them no warning and just shoots. The way that the directors show him makes him seem so comfortable and shooting these innocent people without hesitation made the emotional impact on the audience much greater, and in fact personally it made me very uncomfortable with the realisation of how he was a human who had absolutely no moral compass, and had abandoned any natural instincts, because of

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