Long Hours of Darkness “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed.... Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live” (32). Never shall we forget the atrocious events that happened to upwards of six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide run by Adolf Hitler to exterminate nearly a whole population of Jews and very few prisoners lived to tell their treacherous stories. Night, an autobiography that was written by Elie Wiesel, is from his perspective as a prisoner. The book focuses on Wiesel and his father experiencing the torture that the Nazis put them through, and the unspeakable events that Wiesel witnessed.
The Night Of Change “ No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.” This quote written by Elie Wiesel who is the author who wrote Night. Elie Wiesel was fighting for human rights since the Holocaust ( Wiesel, Night). This quote that he wrote means people are humans, they feel the same emotions, they all feel pain.
The Holocaust was the wide scale murder and extermination of Jews during the Nazi Regime. The Holocaust was undoubtedly a world-changing reality of World War II. Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust. Jews were placed in concentration (extermination) camps and forced to work until their subsequent, often inevitable, death. One of the most notable Nazi concentration camps was Auschwitz, which is also the setting for much of Elie Wiesel’s Night.
Imagery in Night by Elie Wiesel “To forget the dead would be akin to killing them for a second time”(Elie Wiesel). 1986 Nobel Prize Winner, Elie Wiesel, narrates his Holocaust experiences in the memoir Night to ensure that people do not forget. Night is based on the childhood experiences of Elie Wiesel during the Holocaust. Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania before the start of the second world war. In 1944 Wiesel and the rest of the Jews in Sighet are sent to Auschwitz the infamous Nazi death camp.
The theme of dehumanization is scattered throughout the traumatic and horrific events that the Jews endured while prisoners in Auschwitz. The novel, Night, was written by Elie Wiesel in the mid 1950’s. Night describes the concentration camps where the tyrant Nazis oppressed the Jewish citizens. Night was written in first person and recounted the horrid details and conditions as a prisoner in the concentrations camps. Wiesel began writing after a 10-year self-imposed vow of silence about the tragic Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel lived through tough times and watched his family get separated from him. He watches innocent people get killed and tortured. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel he uses dark imagery to create a sad and helpless tone to connect the reader with the pain he went through in the holocaust to ensure history doesn 't repeat itself. First of all as Elie first enters the camp Wiesel uses visual imagery which creates fear for Elie in the reader. He uses vivid imagery when he talks about the smoke stacks coming out of the crematory
The characterization of Moshie and Mrs. Shachter shows the indifference and denial of the Jews of Sighet. The chilling juxtaposition of a beautiful landscape containing a camp of death illustrates how the world not only was indifferent to the inhumane suffering, but also continued to shine brightly as if nothing really mattered. This timeless theme of denial and its consequences during the Holocaust echoes the struggles of those in our time who are persecuted solely due to their beliefs. The reader takes away the important lesson of never turning away from those who need it greatest, each time one reads Elie Wiesel’s memoir,
Once Elie is forced to spend an impressionable part of his adolescence in the Concentration Camp, his sense of perception is warped. The travesty of Genocide has tragically claimed both his innocence and childhood prematurely. When the young child is hung for all the Jews to see he no longer tries to conjure or repeal god, Elie simply thinks to himself, “He [God] is hanging here in the gallows” (Wiesel 65).Elie
The hateful banter of the S.S finally got into Wiesel’s mind- he now knew how the Nazis truly viewed the Jews. The reason they were allowed to treat them like this: because the Jews were at the bottom of the chain, and those who hated them at the top. The had no power, so they had no freedom. They ended up being banned from restaurants and other public places. Their eventual sentence in the concentration camps and their mistreatment their truly showed how the chain had made them into
The Holocaust is considered one of the world’s most explicit examples of inhumanity. The German Nazi regime and their collaborators organized and executed the systematic extermination of millions of Jews, homosexuals, and gypsies. The few that survived set forth on a quest to reconstruct their lives, but were often hindered by the trauma they sustained. Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor, struggled with his emotions from the war and sought solace by writing about his experiences as well as founding an organization responsible for catching Nazi war criminals. One of his most famous works, The Sunflower, recounts his interaction with a Nazi soldier lying on his deathbed.