Elie Wiesel Night Analysis

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People should always remember the devastating event when six million Jews were killed in Nazi Germany. This event was The Holocaust, and it occurred from 1933-1945. The Nazis captured Jews and kept them in concentration camps, then killed them, and burned them. Homosexuals, gypsies, and people with disabilities were also killed as well. The killings and oppression of the “inferior” people was tragic, and most people find it unspeakable to talk of or write about. Unspeakable meaning that it’s so much and so terrible, it 's hard to say. Most writers use different techniques to express these events of The Holocaust such as symbols, repetition, and admitting that words cannot tell the horror of what occured. Using symbolism and imagery is shown as an effective way to tell the trepidation left by the holocaust’s horrifying events. Elie Wiesel does this very well in his book Night. He tells his story of life with his father in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, two concentration camps in Nazi Germany. In one passage of the book he writes of being taken away from his home in cattle cars. “Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke…show more content…
That is the unexplainable sadness and horror during, and left by, this particular event. Certain techniques can be used to write on this subject though. One of these is the technique of using symbolism and imagery, like done in Night, by Elie Wiesel. Another technique is using repetition, as shown in And Every Single One Was Someone, by Phil Chernofsky, and in Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl. In final, Maus by Art Spiegelman, and Survival in Auschwitz, by Primo Levi, straight out admits to the failure of words. In the end, although it may seem there is no way to tell the indescribable Holocaust, writers can use certain techniques to say the
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