Elie Wiesel's Life In A Nazi Concentration Camp

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Life in Nazi Concentration Camps

No food. Crammed with hundreds of people in the same room. Following orders exactly to stay alive or not be beaten. Prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps had to survive these horrific conditions for years. The works, Night, by Elie Wiesel, Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp, by Don Nardo, and "Auschwitz Concentration Camp", by Franciszek Piper, describe the conditions of these camps from multiple survivors ' viewpoints. Survival for Jews in Nazi Concentration Camps was seemingly impossible because prisoners experienced hard labor, violence, and starvation on a daily basis.

In the book, Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp, author Don Nardo, used diaries, letters, and other forms of personal writings from those who lived through WWII and the Holocaust. These artifacts, depict different experiences in many different Nazi concentration camps and how these camps impacted prisoners ' lives. The main themes of this book were survival and inhumanity. From fighting through starvation, long work days, or horrific punishments, inmates who had the hope and will to survive refused to give up. Nardo 's book provides a clear understanding of the lives of the people who survived these atrocious Nazi concentration camps (Nardo).

Author, historian, and research Franciszek Piper wrote
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In the article, around 200,000 people died from hunger, disease, and slave labor because they chose to give up (Piper 378). In contrast, instead of shutting down and letting death take over, Elie fought against death and worked through the hard times. Elie said, "God knows what I would have given to be able to sleep a few moments. But deep inside, I knew that to sleep meant to die. And something in me rebelled against that death" (Wiesel 89). Even though these ways of dealing with death were two totally different methods, prisoners chose both methods throughout their life in the
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