Night By Elie Wiesel Summary

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Those Forgotten Shall Be Remembered Traumatic experiences are where the most emotional moments happen in life, many times; it can’t be explained truly and completely unless you were there in that moment. Just imagine having to live the horrors of Auschwitz, you were exposed to children and newborns being thrown into pits of hell-fire; men, women, and children as the dogs they were so proclaimed to be by the Fascist Nazis. When reading a first-hand account of these atrocities and the emotional struggles that come from whence the time he spent in Auschwitz; Elie Wiesel’s short story Night shows the true emotions of an impacting nature. You can’t read this story without feeling a loss of any cockiness; you can’t read this without feeling all…show more content…
The Jews and those of the oppressed were crying out, “How was it possible that man, woman, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent? No. All this could not be real. A nightmare perhaps... (32).” These outcasts of the “Aryan race” arguably experienced the worst this world has to offer, unspeakable and unbearable conditions to even exist in, they lived in the end of hope; they cried out with their only breath for this world to listen, just as the smoke consumed their hope, their lives, and their existence. Grimly, these “inmates of the European prison” faced not only a physical torture/murder of their bodies, but also a crushing blow to their mind, soul, and faith throughout the second war of the world. At the age of 15, Elie survived through the events that stole his life from him; only to leave him in a state of emotional duress, “Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke... these moments that murdered my god and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. (34)” The Nazis were as malevolent el Diablo himself; they played twisted mind games such as these, “We…show more content…
If I was going to kill myself, this was the time. ... fifteen steps to go... No. Two steps from the pit, we were ordered to turn left and headed into barracks. (33-34)” Elie was willing to kill himself just to avoid the impending mass burning he thought he was fated to go to, and by tricking the Jews they managed to severely demoralize and drive some to actually commit suicide; they cared not if the Jews died, they were of no significant value. Inmates were broken after this relentless torture; we wonder why there wasn’t a mass revolt within the camps, and this is probably why, they had no will to resist oppression anymore. The sickest part of this all is that of the mass dehumanization played surprisingly by the entire people of Deutschland, now not all people played these sick game; most of the aggression was enforced by the German army. Moishe the Beadle was one of the first to experience this cruelty, “The Jews were ordered to get off... They were forced to dig huge trenches. ... When they had finished... the Gestapo began theirs. ...they shot their prisoners...
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