Flashcards in Word List 3 - Groups 5-6 Deck (20):
Make less severe
The concentration camps obviously did not alleviate the Jews' welfare and lives.
Discordant loud noises
A cacophony of fatal gunshots aimed at Jews could be heard from the camps.
Condemn; speak out against
The Nazis forced the Jews to denounce their own faith.
The Jews were exasperated by the Nazis' abuse and cruelty to them.
Practicing Judaism was seen by the Nazis as an ignominy, since the Nazis saw the Jews as inferior.
Many prisoners who were lithe were chosen to live and not die in the camps, due to their physical strength that they showed off.
If a Jew made the Nazis appear as anything but omniscient, then he or she would be punished severely.
Practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness
Hitler was definitely not a pragmatist, because he acted out of racism and superiority toward the Jewish people.
The sign at the camps which read "Work will set you free" were quite saccharin and deceptive as to why the Jews were in the camps.
Most Jews' lives in the concentration camps were transient, since many were killed at the camps cruelly.
Distant; detached; cold
Elie's faith in God became aloof during his time at the concentration camps, wondering about why God allowed the Holocaust to occur.
The Jews were not cajoled in custody, instead, they were handled unfairly and forced to do hard labor.
Use up; lessen
As the Jews spent more time in the camps, their will to live depleted gradually.
Very bad (something which we should object to)
The Holocaust was an exceptionable act of homicide, since many Jews were burned and gassed to death in gruesome ways.
To light up or make clear
The smoke and flames of the burnt Jewish corpses from the camps' chimneys illuminated the dark night sky.
Some Jews felt livid toward their God, wondering why God decided to "punish" the Jewish people in the Holocaust.
Burdensome; hard to undertake
The work which the Jews did in the concentration camps were exceedingly onerous.
Elie Wiesel's preamble to Night mentions his teacher in the Kabbalah, Moishe the Beadle.
Very holy; inviolable
The Kabbalah and the Torah were very sacrosanct to the Jews.