Lack Of Humanity In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Lack of Humanity, Loss of Identity
In Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, Elie begins the novel living a normal life in the small town of Sighet in Transylvania. He lives with a family of six, with his mother, father, and three sisters. The story picks up quickly after the Nazis move in, first taking away the town’s rights to own any gold, jewelry, or any valuables, then no longer have the right to restaurants, cafes, synagogues, or to even travel by rail. Soon the town of Sighet then came the ghettos. It was prohibited from leaving their homes after six o 'clock in the evening. Then two Ghettos were created in Sighet, one larger one in the center of town and another smaller one a few alleys away. Ghettos were primarily used to keep the Jews from escaping, and to constantly manage their location. Soon after life began to return to normal until transport vehicles started to come to ship off the Jews to concentration camps. In less then a week of the arrival of the transport vehicles all the people of Sighet were in cable cars on their route to concentration camps. Upon the arrival of the Jews the Nazis had prepared a cruel arrangement of steps to properly manage the Jews. The Nazis were determined to have their identity be stripped away from them, starting with the choice of clothes being worn, forced to wear prison uniforms. Next they were forced to shaved their heads and every hair on their body, losing the choice of appearance. Finally the Nazis gave each person a tattoo of a number
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