Elie Wiesel's Story Of The Holocaust: Silent Or Ruthless?

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It has been said that “Silence gives posthumous victory to Hitler.” Posthumous means “after death.” People may be indifferent to this subject now that they see it is long over, but if that is how people think, then Hitler may have won afterall. If people are silent then others will forget. If people forget, then they will no longer know the terrors the Holocaust has caused. If they forget the terrors, then Hitler will have won. Nobody will remember his horrifying deeds, nor will they remember the sheer terror felt by the Jews. People will refer to the Holocaust as a fallacy or a myth; that it never existed. There may even be a few rumors that Hitler was a gallant hero who tried to save people from the Jews since nobody knew the truth, for people were silent. On the other hand, one person chose not to stay silent. Elie Wiesel chose not to stay silent. He chose to educate the world of his experiences. He chose to do this, for he believed that events similar to the Holocaust may occur again if people do not know what happened in the Holocaust. In Elie Wiesel’s Memoir, Night, it shows people the struggle of the Jews, how emaciated they were, and the attempt of Hitler to eradicate the entire Jewish…show more content…
I accentuate the fact that we should not stay silent. Silence is how Hitler will be forgotten, and if he is forgotten then he is technically forgiven for what he has done. There is also another quote. “Those who cannot remember the past will be condemned to repeat it,”(George Santayana). What Santayana is saying in this quote is that if people do not remember the mistakes of others then they themselves will repeat it in the future. All in all, people who learned from Elie Wiesel’s Memoir should teach others of what happened. They should let them know of the Holocaust, so they will not repeat it again. Let people know that “Silence is golden” does not apply
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