Night Elie Wiesel

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The Holocaust was an absolutely devastating time period, killing over 6 million innocent Jewish people. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel lived through the tortuous time and wrote a meaningful memoir called Night. He also made a visit to Auschwitz, a concentration camp he stayed at. The visit to Auschwitz was made into a moving documentary called “Winfrey & Wiesel:Auschwitz”. A memoir and a documentary are both ways to convey and expose the events of the Holocaust and their severity. The nonfiction memoir genre is important to the Holocaust because it gives individualized information about one person, the memoir allows the reader to have their own emotions, and the reader can empathize with the author. First, a memoir gives personal, individualized information about the author. In the memoir Night, author Elie Wiesel gives the reader personal information about what happened to him during the Holocaust and his stay at concentration camps. For example, Elie tells readers about the last time he saw his mother and sister. Elie, at the time, never knew that it would be the last time he would ever get to see his mother and sister. This individualized information allows the reader to grow closer to Elie and see what his emotions were through the devastating time period. The reader can realize that Elie was just one of millions that …show more content…

Few survived this calamitous time period. Elie Wiesel was one of the lucky few. He wrote an inspiring memoir Night, about his experiences at the concentration camps giving the reader emotions and empathy for Elie Wiesel. Elie also was in a moving documentary with Oprah called Winfrey and Wiesel Auschwitz. The documentary provided images and videos allowing the viewer to realize the amount of damage the Holocaust did to so many. Both forms of the nonfiction genres are important to telling the story of the

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