The presence of the Holocaust, during World War II occurred to have a major impact on millions of lives. In the novel night, written by Elie Wiesel, he shares the story about his personal attempt of fighting against faith, because of the circumstances that he was forced into, during the Holocaust. This essay will argue that, Elie Wiesel is an important character in this novel, due to the fact that he had a promising faith in the beginning, which he soon started questioning, causing Wiesel to lose complete trust in God. However, this leads to his choice of sharing his experiences, by also being the narrator of the novel Night. Elie Wiesel is a significant character who must be acknowledged.
Marked by the dehumanizing and horrific genocide of the Jewish people, the Holocaust was a significant conflict that fueled the militant period of the twentieth century. As the spearhead of the Nazi Party of Germany from 1934 to 1945, Adolf Hitler sponsored the brutal persecution and genocide of around six million Jewish individuals, along with many other casualties. Subjugated to the tyranny of the concentration and labor camps where they were stripped of their identity and liberty, the individuals that survived the Holocaust will carry the burden of their traumatic memories through their lifetime. In his memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel explores his harrowing experiences imprisoned in multiple concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust.
never shall I forget" brings sadness, tragic emotions and change in faith. His faith was slaughtered before him with all the terror that was happening in the camps, even though he was still trying to survive he only did it for his dad he did not know what would happen to him or if he will survive the holocaust his faith was just
Why were concentration camps used? How many people died in the Holocaust? Did you know that young children were particularly targeted by the Nazis to be murdered during the Holocaust. They posed a unique threat because if they lived, they would grow up to parent a new generation of Jews. Many children suffocated in the crowded cattle cars on the way to the camps.
“A truck drew close and unloaded its hold small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this with my own eyes children thrown into the flames” (pg 42 Chap. 3) They put them into the fire as if they were just logs that needed to be burned. They had no mercy.
“The student of Talmud, the child I was had been consumed by flames. All that was left was a shape that resembled me. My soul had been invaded and destroyed by a black flame,” (pg. 37). The fire was a strong symbol. The fire represented destruction to everything that came in it it's way.
Who 's to blame? Over six million innocent Jewish families and children were massacred from 1933 through 1945. But why? Who could stomach the thought of little children being killed.
The Holocaust was the worst thing to ever take place in history. Many people lost their faith, their family, young children lost their innocence, and many, young and old, lost their life. These weren’t the only things that got lost during the war; many lost their mind as well. Whether it was losing your family or for hunger these people suffered a great deal.
Once liberated from these concentration camps, Elie has done much to make people around the world more aware of the indescribable events that occurred during his time in these camps, and make sure that people will speak out against these events instead of staying silent, so that these events may be prevented in the future. He wrote many pieces and delivered many speeches in attempt to lift the world out of indifference. I believe that Elie’s novel Night communicates his message more effectively than his speech, Perils of Indifference. Not only does it convey his message of that we all must speak out against
Shoah/Holocaust The Holocaust was a genocide that took place throughout Europe from 1933-1945 in which six million Jews were beat, gassed, starved, burned, and shot. It took many decades for the jewish population to get back to where it was before the genocide. Many jewish people had to go into hiding due to these terrible acts. One of the many well known jewish people that went into hiding was Anne Frank in which she spent two years in a secret annex with her sister, mother, father, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer.
I learned a lot of new information while reading Night, there were many things I didn’t know about the Holocaust before that I know about now. I never knew much about the conditions of the camps or how the people were treated there, I just knew that they were dreadful places. Now I can have an image of the camps in my head, what it looked like for the people who had to live in these horrendous camps. They committed so many execrable acts on people, they performed experiments on people, murdered whoever they wanted, starved people and many more gruesome things. I didn’t realize how bad the conditions really were and how badly the people were treated.
Even when the camp was liberated, the pain was not over, “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me“ (Wiesel 109). This quote makes you realize that the pain was still not over for the survivors. Night will leave you feeling helpless and wishing there would have been a way to help
In Elie 's book “Night” you get this feeling at the beginning that is hard to explain, you know something bad is going to happen even though you want to believe that it won’t be that horrific. I really truly believe that The Holocaust happened. After all of the things I have read in the book “Night” there is no way that it couldn’t be true. Between Eli saying they had to watch people, young children even hanged and the terrible conditions they had to travel in only the strong survived, leaving the rest of them to pass away leaving the families of the ones that passed away with false hope. If The Holocaust never happened why would Eli have wrote not only “Night” but so many other books about how terrible Germany and the surrounding countries were during this time?
Thou Shall Not Kill; a commandment, a law and four words to protect those who cannot defend themselves. These four words did little to protect the millions of Jews, during the Holocaust; who were hunted down, herded into camps, brutally beaten both physically and mentally and marked for death. Since then and before our world has seen this played out again and again in places like Nanking, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Darfur and on farms and in slaughterhouses in every country of the world. This bloodshed will not be cease until those four words are truly embraced by every culture to include every living species on this earth. Every trial and tragic event Eli Wiesel endured and wrote about in his novel, Night has happened to an animal in the woods,
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. ...