The Holocaust was a organized mass slaughter of Jews and other groups judged inferior by the Nazis The Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) is an international document that states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.
In “Night by Elie Wiesel, there are violations of the UDHR of human rights in articles four, six, and seventeen. In the UDHR, article 4, it proclaims ¨No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.Slavery and slave trade is prohibited in all forms¨. This translates to stating that under no circumstances shall one be held under controllment of some type. The people during the holocaust were exactly being treated this way. Elie then soon says, ¨it was as though we were there to attend services. Forbidden to outside, people relieved themselves in a corner.
¨ This was a huge concern for Elie because this had never happened to him and little did he know he was going to have to live with it until he was dead. Elie in later times says ¨We remained lying on the floor for days and nights, one on top of the other, never uttering a word.” (7,100) The Jews were packed into railway cars and squeezed in like cattle.
They then were made to hold their hands up so there can be space for everybody. The Jews also had to put the children up on the top. This violates the UDHR from article 4. Also in the UDHR, article 6, it states brutal punishments, vicious acts, murderous intent shall be brought towards no human being This is saying that right to be recognised as an equal individual wherever you are in the world and that no one can be harmed purposely. In the holocaust Elie is whipped many times during this time by his kommando.
He says, ¨ I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip¨ (4,75). It bruderly affected the prisoners because they knew if they tried to stick up for themselves and fight back, they would just be killed. Also during this time they had to run from cap to came. Elie claimed that ¨If one of us stopped for a second, a quick shot eliminated the filthy dog¨ (6,85).
The prisoners started to become less physical and drain there bodys down till the death of them. As for Elie, his father, or anyone during the holocaust in the camps, there was never the thought of thinking what was right. Everyone knew what would be wrong and if you did it you will be killed.
The risks were very high for Elie and his father. Lastly, article 17, it showcases that ¨Everyone has the right to property and to associate with others¨. Therefor this conveys that Everyone has the right to own things or share them. During the Holocaust the ss officers took everyones values and goods, ¨ a Jew henceforth forbidden to own gold, jewelry,or any other valuables.
Everything had to be handed over to the authorities under penalty of death¨ (1,11). This was another thing the s guards did to take advantage of the jews.This made the jews feel worthless. They had people telling them what to do, separating them from their families, taking their stuff, and they couldn’t do anything about it unless they wanted to get killed.
This manipulated their minds and made it easier for the ss guards to get what they needed them to do. In the book, ¨Night¨ by Elie Wiesel which was about his experience in this tragedy of the holocaust. This has many violations of the ¨ Universal Declaration of Human Rights¨ and brought the citizenry low because of the mass murders and suicides of the holocaust during WW2. Everything they did was based on survival thinking as long as they do what they say, they’ll survive until the unknown day comes and they actually die. One little mistake a jew did can coniquent into less food, a brutal punishment, or even death. From the start of day one, names were taken, making them animalized, then starting there labor until they were killed.