Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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"Night" by Elie Wiesel is about a boy named Elie and his experiences during the Holocaust. Elie and his father were separated from his mother and sisters and taken to Auschwitz, the most deadly concentration camp in World War Two. After a long fight for survival at Auschwitz Elie and his father were moved to another concentration camp where Elie’s father dies from abuse. Shortly after Elie is rescued by the American army. In Night, Elie demonstrates that Humanity has a responsibility to stop inhuman cruelty through his experiences of being tortured and taken away from his home and family. We need to be aware of cruelty around us because people in need can be easily looked over or forgotten. Elie’s mentor, Moshe the Beadle, lived in Sighet. He was extremely quiet, irregular, also very religious. One day all the Jews from Sight were expelled, where they were then driven away and shot, but Moshe escaped. “Day after day, night after night, he went from one Jewish house to the next, telling his story” (Night 7). Moshe told everyone he could about the tortious acts the Germans were doing to the Jews, but nobody gave him any thought. If they listened to him, even considered what he was saying, they could have saved their own lives and potentially the lives of thousands. Torture is horrendous, but even before the …show more content…

The SS would show up unannounced to jewish communities and strip hundreds of innocent Jews from their homes, where they would be crammed into train carts, like cattle. “The ghetto was to be liquidated entirely. Departures were to take place street by street, starting the next day” (Night 13). The Jews were always looked down upon, but a home is a safe and accepting place that you earn and deserve. Telling someone that they don’t deserve a home is saying that they don’t have anything to live for, they have no value. Home is associated with family, which is another reason why it is so

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