Research Paper On Night By Elie Wiesel

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The Holocaust was traumatic for all involved. Traumatic events can cause long-lasting harm, though something like this, more than likely, will last for the rest of someone’s life. Most people that suffered through the Holocaust now have to live with the torture that is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some might even argue that it would have been better to have died than endure such damage stuck in the human psyche. Because of the disregard of human rights, loss of family, and heavy psychological damage, dying during the Holocaust would be seen as preferable.
During the Holocaust, death and suffering was everywhere. If one would do something wrong, be too young or too old, their life would be cut short. Anyone that was around to witness such devastation had no choice other than to simply let it happen. If they even tried to interfere, they would suffer the same consequence. In the memoir Night, written by Elie Wiesel, he said he saw dead infants being thrown into flames (Wiesel 32). …show more content…

Jewish children were separated from their families in an attempt to keep them safe. After the war, a majority of the children that stayed in foster families found that they were the only survivors of their family, leaving them alone. In the “Separation” section of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio (HMMSA) website, it states, “children suddenly separated from their parents suffer severe emotional distress that can last into adulthood as well as change how the brain processes stress and perceived threats.” This article shows and talks about the severe trauma that was caused to not only adults, but children as well. In the case of hiding, families could experience extreme separation from the outside world; this led to paranoia, anxiety, trust issues, and depression (HMMSA). This trauma was carried on, and it will continue to cause several issues later on in

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