Mla Citation For Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel wrote the Nobel Peace Winning prize book “Night” Night is a book that shares his own experience in the many concentration camps during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a tragic event in 1944 taking the lives of over 5 million Jewish people all over europe. The Nazi party was defeated in 1945 and the surviving Jews were liberated from the death camps. In the beginning of World War 2 the Jewish people didn’t appear to be fighting back, Elie talks about this in his book when his father describes the yellow star the Jews were made to wear. “The yellow star? So what? It’s not lethal. . .” The Jews were under the impression that the star was as far as the Nazis would go, shortly after came the ghettos. The Jews were all moved into the ghettos and told not to leave, Elie shares how they felt about this “The barbed wire that encircled us like a wall did not fill us with real fear. In fact, we felt this was not a bad thing; we …show more content…

Elie gives many examples of why this happened to him, one example being forced to watch the public execution of a young boy along with two other men. The three had been convicted of stealing weapons during a raid, Elie describes this event in horrifying detail. “The three condemned prisoners together stepped onto the chairs. In unison the nooses were placed around their necks.” After the hanging the prisoners were commanded to march around the bodies. “The two men were no longer alive. Their tongues were hanging out, swollen and bluish. But the third rope was still moving: the child, too light, was still breathing.” Elie remembers the voices of the prisoners around him asking “For God’s sake, where is God?” Elie says “And from within me, I heard a voice answer: Where He is? This is where-hanging from this

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