Examples Of Dehumanization In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night by Elie Wiesel explores his experience as a Holocaust survivor through malnutrition, hard labor, and sleep deprivation. Dehumanization is the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities which is exactly what the Nazis did to Jewish people. When people become dehumanized it is easier to pass them off as lesser beings. Dehumanization of Jewish people helped Hitler achieve his goals. Malnutrition was very prominent throughout the Holocaust. Malnutrition occurs when the body lacks vital nutrients. Damage to the vital organs and functions of the body can occur from malnutrition. When Elie first arrives at Auschwitz he says that at ten o’clock he was given a daily ration of bread. An average piece of white bread