Elie Wiesel's Relationship With His Family In The Book Night

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Night Essay

Ever wondered what it must feel like to be in the holocaust with your family? In the book Night, written by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel gives you a pretty good idea of what his relationship with his father was like during the horrific experience. In the book the Jewish family was deported to one of the deadliest concentration camps during world war II. Once arrived at the camp the family is separated. Elie and his father are forced to leave Wiesel's mom and sisters behind. Throughout all the suspense Elie and his father somehow always manage to find their way back to one another. At times Wiesel is so concentrated on surviving that he forgets about his father, but after all the suspense is gone he soon remembers his father and does
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Wiesel states on page 51 “My father had not recognize him. He was scarcely have known him, since my father was up to his neck in the affairs of the Jewish community, and much less well versed in family matters. He was everywhere else, lost in his thoughts.” (51). Shlomo did not recognize his family member because he was always too busy with the Jewish community. This is sad because if Shlomo did not recognize him because he was always too busy when did he have time for his actual family. Shlomo did not communicate with his family most of the time. Still somehow Wiesel understands this. Shlomo was distanced from his family while he was the head of the jewish community. Even though Shlomo was at the house he was distanced in his head. He was always in his own little word. Always thinking about the jewish…show more content…
They were so close and the holocaust broke them apart. From Separation to death Wiesel and his father will always have a special bond. Even though they are dead their story lives on and so does their
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