Examples Of Mercy In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Holocaust was so devastating but we as a society continue to look and ponder because of the extent of the curlilty experienced by the Jewish people, the heroic stories of people who never lost hope, and lastly the gratitude we feel for living in better times. During the Holocaust the Jewish people were not treated as humans in the camps but as inanimate objects to be used and thrown away. The guards and the whole Nazi party have done inexcusable things to the jewish people. Nothing shows the horror the Jewish people faced then Elie’s description in Night when he says “ I suffer hell in my soul and flesh. I also have eyes and I see what is being done here. Where is God’s mercy? Where’s God? HOw can I believe, how can anyone believe in this God of …show more content…

People are intrigued by this suffering not just out of sympathy but as curiosity for other humans have endured and lived through increasing the fascination for historians to look at the Holocaust to see what other horrors besides starvation and brutal violence humans have suffered, survived, and conquered through. No matter the time and place it is human nature to have hope and optimism even in the darkest times. Even through the Holocaust some of the Jewish people hoped and believed they would be free one day without hate or prosecution. Hope can be shown not just through fighting or being happy but it can be shown through humor. For example in the movie Life is Beautiful the main character mocks a German soldier even when It could cost him his life by translating for the soldier but doing it all wrong in more comical tones. As a society we can look back and put ourselves in situations and see no way to provide humor or happiness during a time like the Holocaust. Yet we see people who overcome challenges and are able to stay hopeful and funny in dark

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