How Does Religion Affect Elie Wiesel's Identity

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Night is a memoir by Elie Weisel about his life and experiences during the Holocaust. The book starts by describing Elie and his family 's everyday life before laws that restricted the rights of Jews are created and they were moved to ghettos. Elie stayed in Auschwitz, then moved to Buchenwald. He lived in concentration camps from 1944, until April of 1945 when the Buchenwald was liberated. Throughout his experiences, and the memoir, Elie’s view of God changed and affected his identity. In the beginning of the memoir, religion and God were a very important part of Elie’s life. He devoted a large portion of his time to religious studies, and praying and it is such a natural part of his life that he couldn’t really explain why it was so essential

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