Elie Wiesel Inhumanity In Night

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In the memoir Night, the narrator Elie Wiesel recounts a moment when Moishe the Beadle told the Jew community about the cruelty of the SS,” Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns” (weisel 7). This is inhumanity because the Nazis are killing little, innocent, defenceless babies. As the author describes his experiences, many other examples of inhumanity are revealed. Two significant themes related to inhumanity in the book Night by Elie Weisel are loss of faith and disbelief. One theme is that inhumanity can cause loss of faith. To begin with, the biggest change for Elie’s life was when he was transferred to Buna.When Elie lived back in Sighet, Transylvania (in Romania), he was really religious, “ By day I studied Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the temple”(…show more content…
To begin with, when Elie and his father were in the line to the crematorium, he saw babies being into the pit of fire,” A truck drew in close and unloaded it’s hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this with my own eyes.. Children thrown into the flames”( Wiesel 32). Elie could not believe what he was seeing even though he saw it with his own eyes. The Nazis killed millions of innocent children only because they were Jews. Additionally, The SS hanged a young boy, a pipel, because he and other men sabotaged a factory machine, “But the third rope was still moving: the child, too light, was still breathing… And so remained for more than half an hour, lingering between life and death, writhing before our eyes. And we were forced to look at him at close range. He was still alive when I passed him. His tongue was still red, his eyes not yet extinguished”( wiesel 65). The pipel did not deserve to die the way he did. Sure he did something bad, but he was just a child and shouldn’t have been executed. Lastly, inhumanity can cause many things but one of them is
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