Eliezer Wiesel

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Eliezer Weisel had a peaceful young soul, spending day and night learning Kabbalah and Talmud like if he didn’t, he’d have no reason to continue breathing. But at the age of fifteen, he was removed from his home in the Jewish ghetto abruptly, never to return again. While he and many others in his small town of Sighet were warned about the death and destruction to come, no one listened. When Eliezer Wiesel finally made it out of the dehumanizing death camps, that small worshipper who had gone in, would never come back out. Eliezer Wiesel is a survivor of the Holocaust; a hero. But before that, he was a European Jew from Hungary. Before going into the three connected death camps, he studied all day and prayed at night. After a few weeks inside…show more content…
He had a father, a mother, and three sisters. His mother Sarah, and his younger sister Tzipora had the life snuffed out of their bodies slowly because they were not able to work, and therefore unable to live. And then there was his father, Shlomo. His father was his life source. He was Elie’s only reason not to throw himself into the sharp electric wire aligning the walls of the prison they were stuck in. And then he was gone. And Elie was ruined. What else was there to be said? It is why the end of Night isn’t as descriptive as the rest. He was an orphan boy at that point. He thought he was all alone in the world. When he got away, he felt there was nowhere to go. He was alone, stuck in the world he no longer felt he deserved to be in. What was he to do? When he got away, he got married, and became a writer. He had a child. He became accustomed to languages around him, and he knew he was going to have to get used to the world around him. He is 87. He is a holocaust survivor, and because of it all, he wrote Night. A gruesome tale in first person view about a horrible topic. But now he is a human rights activist according to the CNN fast facts on him. He grew because of the books he wrote. Elie is a
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