Night By Elie Wiesel: Holocaust Survivor

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Night by Elie Wiesel is about the Holocaust and how Hitler dehumanized the Jews. Elie was a lucky survivor. Hitler had a well thought out plan to exterminate all of the Jews. He started with restricting them of their privileges. Hitler then sent the Jews to ghettos. Lastly, he sent them to the concentration camps to be killed.

The world thinks of Hitler as a horrible psychopath murderer. He was horrible, and he did kill many Jews, but he was intelligent about doing so. He thought out his plan very well. The first step in dehumanizing the Jews was to restrict their privileges such as preventing the Jews from becoming judges, banning Jews from flying the german flag, and they were forbidden to ride bikes, go to public swimming pools, parks, and even using electrical equipment. Another sort of restriction was, the Jews had to wear a Jewish star on their clothing to identify themselves as Jews.. Hitler was subtle in his first steps. He didn’t want the Jews to know their fate. Right after the Jews were forced to wear the yellow star, Elie’s father states, “‘The yellow star? So what? It’s not that lethal,’” (11). The Jews were very optimistic, and almost blind. German officers moved in, then Elie writes, “The Germans were already in our town, the Fascists were already in power, the verdict was already out--and the Jews of Sighet were still smiling,” (10). The Jews had no idea of the horrors to happen next. The ghettos came after the loss of privileges and the yellow stars.
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Hitler first started with restricting the Jews of their privileges and made them wear a yellow star on their clothing. The next step was to take the Jews out of their homes and into ghettos. The third and final step was to send them to their deaths in concentration camps. They were reduced to nothing but a number and skin and bones, It’s amazing how one person who rose to power can cause the greatest mass murder in all of