Memories Of The Holocaust In Elie Wiesel's Night

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In the novel, “Night” written by Elie Wiesel, Elie shares his most personal memories of the Holocaust, which he experienced directly; during the holocaust he lost his family and many friends. The Nazis had issues with the Jews only because they were in different and did not have the same traits as everyone else. The German Nazis dehumanized the Jews by starving them of food and water but most of all the Nazis took away their rights as citizens. When Wiesel first arrived at the concentration camp and saw all the walking skeletons, Elie did not want to believe that what he was seeing was real. He wanted to believe that he might be dreaming a horrible nightmare. However, as Wiesel faces each day and witnesses the starvation, beatings of innocent people, and the tortures, his faith in God begins to waiver.
The first sight of control was when Germany invaded Sighet, The Nazis started with Edict number …show more content…

For instance, a German officer was to move into an old woman's house and he provided her with chocolates to blindside her. The more time that went by the more laws and Edicts were set into place. One day the townspeople learned that the Gestapo was coming to this Jewish neighborhood. The Gestapo arrived the town was split in two ghettos, a small and a larger one. The Wiesel family was placed in the larger ghetto, which their house was already in. The family remained there for some time until the Gestapo arrived once again to start placing the Jews in cattle cars. The Jews could only bring one pillowcase worth of their personal items, The Nazis knew the people would only bring their most valuable and prized possessions, which the concentrations camps would take once they arrived. In these cattle cars the Gestapo would load 70 or so people on board of one cart. No one had barely any room to breathe, much less

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