Commentary On Night By Elie Wiesel

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In the memoir Night, by Elie Wiesel, there are many terrible things that happened that nobody thought could be real. Many Jews have been shipped to concentration camps and now they have to deal with what lies ahead of them, death. In the beginning of this true story, we see a young innocent boy who has no idea what he is up against in the near future. Many Jews relied on the thought of God being with them to keep themselves strong. Throughout the book we see that Wiesel's view of God drastically changes by the many horrific acts he witnessed in Buchenwald and Buna that could not be unseen. Throughout the book, Wiesel describes moments of when he had lost faith in Gods mercy. On page sixty-three Wiesel describes to us that one of these moments was a hanging of three people, (two men and one boy), in front of the whole camp. They were accused of being in possession of weapons and the boy was accused of cutting the power. After each of the hangings, the inmates were forced to walk up to the victims and look them in the eye. …show more content…

For some people, God was their fuel and his their thoughts of him kept them going. On page sixty-seven some ten thousand men were taking part in a solemn service to pray during the last day of the Jewish year. ‘“Blessed be God’s name…” Thousands of lips repeated the benediction, bent over like trees in a storm.’ Wiesel could not believe that the men were still worshipping God after all the things he has put them through. He kept crematoriums open day and night and caused thousands of children to burn. Still, Weisel could not believe his eyes: ‘But look at these men whom You have betrayed, allowing them to be tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you! They praise Your name!’ Here we see that even after all of God’s violence towards the men, they still believed that he could stop and get them out of this

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