Holocaust: Elie Wiesel and Faithful Elephants Essay

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Inhumane acts have been carried out by Europeans for thousands of years. Outside of chattel slavery, the holocaust one of the current acts of barbarism carried out by Germans. I will provide three sources of detailed accounts of the unjust acts by Germans carried out against Jewish People. Also the inhumane that occurred during WWII. First, I will discuss the novel Night by Elie Wiesel. Second, I will be discussing a scene from the movie Schindler’s List. Finally, the book I will be discussing is Faithful Elephant by Yukio Tsuchiya.
In Night, written by Elie Wiesel, he wrote about his own experiences while living in a concentration camp during the holocaust. Eli witnessed crimes so inhumane that it made him second guess his faith in God. This begins when he arrives at Auschwitz, he witnesses a furnace pit full of burning babies. Elie says “Why should I bless his name? What had I to thank him for?” (pg.). While watching his father gets assaulted by a German soldier, Elie begins to get angry at his father for not protecting himself. Elie also began to feel that he was losing his own humanity by witnessing the constant abuse people around him endured. He felt like the abuse was a norm and that he was losing compassion.
In Schindler’s List, I watched a scene that was showing the German shoulders shooting people in the head and leaving them in the street. This was to show the other Jewish people that if you didn’t follow their rules that will happen to you. Another scene is when the soldiers…