Stereotypes In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night by Elie Wiesel is his own accounts of the Holocaust. Elie uses his experiences to inform others of the atrocities he saw, so that history will not allow such events to be repeated in the future. His family is separated. He and his father are sent to Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and his accounts of Nazi death camps portray a dark time for moral values. Unfortunately for Jewish people in Europe, they were the target of oppression for Hitler. Society stereotypes the Jewish people just as other ethnicities. Stereotypes seem to be a common way for people to view others. Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat. Ignorance clouded the judgment of the German people. Ultimately the Jews would pay the price while the world was oblivious of the crimes against humanity which the Nazis committed. Elie Wiesel is stuck in dark times for people of his ethnicity. Nazis felt that the Jewish people were inferior. Elie along with millions of other Jewish people are excluded from society and are forced to suffer.First came a more mild form of oppression, “THE SMALL GHETTO. Only three days ago, people were living here.” (Wiesel 20). Elie saw the first sign of oppression when the
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Elie views many terrible actions performed by the Nazis. For example, “Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes… children thrown into flames.” (Wiesel 32). He saw cruel actions that caused him to question his faith. Despite all of this Elie persevered to let people know what they were unaware of. People did not like to talk about the holocaust. They did not see the horrific events the Jewish people had experienced, but Elie did. He made it his mission to inform others of this event, so it would not be easily forgotten. Elie’s Night helped cleared the clouds of ignorance surrounding Europe at the
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