The Holocaust : An Event Of Terror And Despair Essay

1007 Words Jan 31st, 2016 5 Pages
The Holocaust was an event of terror and despair. Many people lost their lives and family during this time. It was a very difficult time for many individuals and caused a lot of conflict between others even if they weren 't Jewish or German. “Night” by Elie Wiesel and “Maus” by Art Spiegelman are two very similar texts. Both of the texts are based around survivors experiences during the Holocaust, and how they overcame the situations at hand. The authors of the novel’s had either witnessed first hand of how the Holocaust felt physically and emotionally or heard very detailed stories about it. The event was a very terrible to everyone in the world, countries that were not involved even felt the pain of those being discriminated or murdered. In this essay, living style, treatment and the description of experiences will be discussed. Everyone lives in their own home that comforts and soothes them. During the Holocaust, many people were crammed in tight spaces that did not meet the simple standards of living. In both texts. there were many situations where you question the if the leaders or officers were human or not due to how bad the living conditions are. In Night, Elie and his father had to sleep in barracks with no heat and very thin blankets and mattresses. Many prisoners died due to hypothermia in the winter. The best gift the prisoners could be given was a comfortable bed with clean sheets. The living conditions in Maus are comparable to Night because both main…

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