The Holocaust: The Dehumanization Of Humanity

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In the year of 1933, people were taken from their homes and sent to concentration camps where most worked there until they died. When a human being is stripped of his or her right and treated like they are less than nothing that is called dehumanization. In Europe, these people lost all of their dignity and pride. In addition, they thought that the Creator of the Universe had given up on them and had left them. These people thought that he was the reason that all these terrible events happened to them. Many of them decided that there was no way they would survive this horrendous event in history, so they gave up on all hope and died.
The Nazi’s forced these people into complete tasks that would lead to their own death. Night states, “They were made to dig huge graves. And when they had finished their work, the Gestapo began theirs. Without passion or haste, they slaughtered their prisoners. Each one had to go up to the hole and present his neck. Babies were thrown into the air and the machine gunners used them as targets” (Wiesel 4). This quote shows that the Nazi’s made them dig their own graves, and then they were killed. The Nazi’s were so cruel that they used and killed innocent children. This shows that it
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The Nazi’s might have given the prisoners numbers to keep track of them, but that is so evil and cruel to make a human less than they are. Since they took away their name and gave them a number, this shows dehumanization. When Elie was given a tattooed number, he states, “I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name” (Wiesel 39). This quote shows that the Nazi’s didn’t care for the Jew’s and that the Nazi’s thought they could say or act however the way they wanted to. They thought that since they were “perfect” nothing can stop me from doing what I want to do and other must listen to me since I am

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