Night_paper - Hendrix 1 Gracie Hendrix Mrs McIntosh Honors English 2 28 February 2020 Injustices Against A Collective Injustices against a collective

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Hendrix 1 Gracie Hendrix Mrs. McIntosh Honors English 2 28 February 2020 Injustices Against A Collective Injustices against a collective are seen everywhere throughout society today. However, in 1945 the biggest injustices were being committed against the Jews. During the Holocaust, Jews had their belongings stolen, they were thrown out of their homes, and nobody would listen to them. Women have been facing similar injustices since the beginning of time itself. Some things have been fixed over the years, like being given the right to vote in 1920. However, like in Elie Wiesel’s Night which highlighted injustices against the Jews, injustices are seen today through the treatment of women. Night highlights the Holocaust’s unjust treatment towards a collective of Jews and other minorities. They were not allowed to utilize their rights to go to places that they once normally could. Elie Wiesel wrote, “We no longer had the right to frequent restaurants or cafes, to travel by rail, to attend synagogue, to be on the streets after six o’clock in the evening”(11). Rather than be beaten or killed, the Jews begrudgingly agreed to hand over their valuables. Some refused, burying their jewelry or hiding it in secretive places in hopes of recovering them one day. According to the database Gale in Context Online Collection , “Nazi soldiers occupy Eliezes’s hometown, round up the local members of the Jewish population, and send them to Birkenau to await transfer to the Auschwitz concentration camp”(“ Night ”). In the Ghettos, where they were
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