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In the book "Night" by, Elie Wiesel, did the Nazis dehumanize the Jews or treat them...

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love510 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 4, 2009 at 2:17 PM via web

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In the book "Night" by, Elie Wiesel, did the Nazis dehumanize the Jews or treat them with compassion?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted June 5, 2009 at 12:38 AM (Answer #1)

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The Nazis most definitely treated the Jewish people as less than human.  The Nazis doctors experimented on the Jewish people in an attempt to create a "perfect" superior race of man.  The Nazis also crammed the Jewish people in to cattle cars to transport them from place to place, or they forced marched them.  If one of the people fell or went to the ground they were killed.  When Elie arrived at Auschwitz he saw bodies of killed Jews being burned in mass graves.  Men, women, and children's bodies were tossed like meat into huge piles of bodies and burned.  They fed the Jewish people little food and crammed them in barracks to sleep.  The Nazis spit on the Jews and they treated them worse than the Blacks were treated in the USA during the early years of building America.

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tacosrock13 | Student , Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:10 AM (Answer #2)

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One way they dehumanized was by striping the Jews of their identity.  This happened when they first arrived at the first camp and took away things that made up who they were such as giving them all the same haircuts, Clothes, and tattooing a number on them.

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sexyandknowit | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 6, 2011 at 8:40 AM (Answer #4)

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1) They fed them dried pigs feet.. that made them work faster, even though Elie explained on page 78,"It tasted as though they fed us garbage from the 17th century". This was the only food they ate during lunch hour and sometimes if they were lucky they would get dinner. For breakfast it was pickled radishes that have been preserved for over five years. Elie also explained how breakfast tasted like garbage and the lunch/dinner tasted of corpes.

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3) Never aloud to sing...

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