Book Reports On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night, written by Elie Wiesel, was originally published in 1956. The title of the book has a significant meaning. It’s a metaphor portraying all the dark and horrible things that happened. The author Elie Wiesel was a holocaust survivor. He wrote the book to let people feel what he went through. The book was roughly a short autobiography of his earlier life. That being said, it was written from his point of view, Wiesel being the main character. The book was written to inform people of what actually went on during the holocaust. In the beginning of Night, Elie, his father, mother, and sister were all together living in a Sighet Transylvania at the start of World War II. Elie was very interested in Jewish mysticism, his father believed he …show more content…

He knew people didn’t “know” the reality of the story, but he hoped people would understand. “For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” Many of the other holocaust survivors didn’t want to tell what happened to them. They wanted to stay hidden in the dark and just ignore the problem they faced. Elie was different. He didn't want to stay hidden. He wanted to testify for the dead and everything that he went through in those concentration camps. He didn’t want people's sympathy, but simply people to realize the truth of the matter. At first he was like many of the other survivors. He wanted to forget about the torture he went through and wanted to keep quiet. Then, he realized no one else was going to talk about it. He decided to be one of the first people for in fear history would repeat itself if he did not speak up. He did not ever want anyone else to go through this scenario. Wiesel’s book tells a true heartfelt story you could never receive in a history book. The history book might tell what happened, but they never experienced it first hand like Elie. “Never shall I forget that night,

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