Commentary On Night By Elie Wiesel

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If you and your family were to be treated horribly because of your religion or race, how would you feel? Elie Wiesel, author of Night, describes how he and his father had to undergo a tedious and exhausting experience because of their religion, Judaism. This was during the Holocaust where Jews, homosexuals, Gypsies, Blacks, and others who didn’t fit the Nazi’s desired idea of humans were being sent to Concentration camps. At the camps, the prisoners were forced to do labor and were rarely fed; the prisoners who weren’t strong enough were killed. Elie’s faith waivered throughout his journey; the only thing that kept him going was his father.
Elie and his family were sent to Birkenau where he and his father were separated from his mother and sisters. He saw children getting burned alive, as if they were pieces of wood getting thrown
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An incident occurred between a father and his son, where the son murdered his father for a ration of food. Also a Gypsy had attacked Elie’s father when he asked where the bathrooms were. Sadly, Elie doesn’t escape this horrific fate. When his father had grown sick, he had to stay in a cabin with others who were sick as well. Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free.
Elie would often fear the night because it reminded him of the horrible things he had seen throughout the day. The title Night implies that there was something that Elie had feared when the sun went down. If someone were to not understand what the Holocaust was, then they wouldn’t understand why he was afraid. It is important to keep on learning about the Holocaust because it was an awful event where millions of people were getting murdered because of their race and their beliefs. We can learn from this event that not all humans are humane and how one person can cause a horrible
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