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Human Rights In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Elie Wiesel is a very significant man for surviving three horrendous Nazi concentration camps. He describes theses terrifying times in his novel Night. Elie describes in his novel go against human rights and deprives humans of their basic needs to survive. In the universal declaration of human rights there are 30 articles that describe are basic rights as human and all of these rights were broken in novel Night. The new york times describes the novel as “A slim volume of terrifying power.” “Did I write it so as not to go mad or, on the contrary, to go mad in order to understand the nature of madness” (Wiesel 25)? We can connect with the same type of events in our time with 9/11 that has happened in our lifetime. An even filled with fear and terror that happened in our home country. Strikes fear in everyone's eyes , also people were scared of the unknown. This has similarities to the events that happened during the holocaust. It is not right to treat people as less than humans, what is the consequence of doing this? In the novel Night, Elie describes the horrendous events him and…show more content…
“I did not deny god's existence, but i doubted his absolute justice” (Wiesel 69). They thought if they loved god and praised him why would he put them through that hell? Many did not celebrate their religions holiday like rosh hashanah. Also they were already deprived of what the food they needed, so none wanted to starve their self even more. So many did not participate in their religion’s holiday. It was the least of their worries death was at the top of the list. “Never shall i forget these moments which murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall i forget these things, even if i am condemned to live as long as god himself.Never” (Wiesel 72). These memories will stay with Elie forever.“I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions” (Wiesel
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