Survival, Survival And Genration Camps In The Western World
Humans lose control over their actions, or at least start to think in a different way, by focusing o So it happens that some people lose completely the ability to have feelings, others sink into the most total hate, but the result is the same, humanity loses any right to be called such.
In the Western world and in developed countries, this phenomenon is less perceived, it is believed passed, or no longer in existence, yet it exists because it …show more content…
During the Second World War, one of the cornerstones of Nazi propaganda was to purify the world of races considered inferior to the Aryan. To accomplish this goal, in which the Germans believed deeply, were used several practices, but the most decisive was the so-called "Final Solution", which consisted to bring together Jews, political prisoners, gays and all those who were against their idea, in places called "concentration camps", from which then people were sent to other fields, such as the so-called "labor camps".n their own survival, not thinking to the other.
The purpose of this practice was to physically eliminate those who were not able to work before being sent to the "labor camp". Then, who was chosen to work was exploited until the death or was executed when it was not more able to do his/her duty.
The people who lived in those camps, were not treated as human beings, neither as animals, but as "things" with no value. This situation also wore out who had more nerves and was able to transform people.
There are many examples, many books have been written and many movies were shooted, and they all have in common the absence of humanity that reigned in those places, which existed between jailers and prisoners, but also among the prisoners …show more content…
He was put to work in the unit that dealt with cleaning up the rail cars with which the prisoners were transferred to the fields. His task was to rummage in the personal property of the people to find anything of value that could be useful to the Reich. In return they could keep the scraps. What impresses is the absence of feelings of this man, who knew the fate of people who descend from those rail cars, but it did not seem to interest him, he did not warn them of impending danger. However, he was ashamed of that work and how did it feel, but he justified himself believing that the Jews actually deserved that kind of treatment, and at the same time he was angry with them because he believed to be forced into that place because of them. He, in a moment of reflection, wonders whether it is a good person because he does not feel any pity for those people who every day are sent to the gas chambers; he also wonders if all this is true or whether it is just a dream, there is a total detachment from reality.
Another example of how self-preservation can take over in similar situations is given by Borowski when he describes the young mother rejecting her child just to stay alive, even if only for a short time.
These are extreme examples of how human nature can react to particular situations, where the courage, fear, brutality, blend together creating paradoxically a total absence of emotions, depriving humans of