Dehumanization In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Paulo Freire once said: “Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors. Which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed.” During the holocaust, the Jews, and anyone in the camps, were forced to do hard labor without any breaks, without being fed hardly any food, and in terrible conditions. They were abused, maltreated, downtrodden etc.. by the natzis, kapos, and the S.S officers. There were nuremberg laws placed on the Jews and they couldn’t do anything without being afraid of dieing. Jews were basically stripped from their human rights. In Elie Wiesel's Night, Elie tells his story and thoughts throughout his time in the ghettos and the concentration camps. He tells the decisions he had to make in order to survive, the responsibility he had for his father, and the horrid things he saw and that were done to him and his father. Elie and his father and the hundreds of thousands of Jews that were also there went through a lot during this time. And due to the violation of human rights, Jews and anyone in the camps have lost respect towards others in the camp and most have even surrendered. During these camps, the human rights of Jews were violated not only physically but also …show more content…
Jews went through so much during the holocaust. It’s hard to believe that someone can be so evil to want to completely destroy a group of humans. Jews were not only tortured physically but emotionally too. Many lost their family, friends and even neighbors on the first day that they were sent to the concentration camps. Once inside these camps, Jews were just completely dehumanized. It’s surprising how many Jews survived this horrible experience. But sadly not everyone survived, and no one can ever forget this terrible time in

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