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The Slave and the ConcentrationExtermination Camp Inmate The Similarities and Differences Between the Two Both slaves and concentrationextermination camp inmates lived very crude and demanding lives They lost their identities and for many of them their hope for better lives Many slaves remained slaves their entire lives due to nothing more than their race while similarly most concentrationextermination camp inmates were murdered for nothing more than their religion or race Frederick Douglass and Elie Wiesel were able to survive the life of a slave and the life of an inmate respectively and they shared their moving stories with everyone With the detailed description of Douglass life as a slave in his book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Wiesels description of his experience as an inmate in his book Night it is possible to compare and contrast the life of a slave to that of a concentrationextermination camp inmate There are a number of basic similarities between the life of a slave and the life of a concentrationextermination camp inmate For one both Douglass and Wiesel say how they were acted on or in other words they did not choose to be a slave or a camp inmate Both Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Wiesels Night are autobiographies in which they write about these lives that were forced on to them One difference in literary style here is that Douglass tends not to individualize himself where as he focuses more on the historic situation he was put in Wiesel on the other hand goes into a little more depth about his own personal experiences Both writers had to deal with vicious acts against fellow human beings all around them and they both have thoughts during these tough times where they feel they will never be free again and they both share with
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