Perils Of Indifferences In The Holocaust And The Holocaust

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The Holocaust. A short, unimaginable period, of just over twelve years, where almost 6 million Jews were murdered by the German nazis. Overall, 17 million victims were killed and thousands were forced to work in inhumane conditions and live in concentration camps. Elie Wiesel, a victim of the Holocaust, having been deported at the age of 12, is one of the few survivors who lived to tell their story. He has written many books and given many speeches about his experience, but they all convey a similar message, that we as a population, cannot remain silent but to stand up for the indifferences and the horrendous events of this world. He is very well known for his memoir “Night” and his speech “Perils of Indifference.” The message is much more prominent in his book “Night” rather than his speech. Real life examples are provided, it is more understandable, and it leaves you with something to think about. The length, connections, and abundant amount of description helps promote the message as well as the book tells us why we can never let such indifference as the Holocaust happen again. In the book, Elie Wiesel describes many of the real events that he experienced. By doing this, we as the reader feel much more emotionally connected to the story. After Eliezer and his family are deported to Auschwitz, him and his father are separated from his mother and sister. They are then sent to the crematoria, and here he sees “A truck draw close and unload its hold: small

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