In a span of 10 years, the Holocaust killed over 7 million people, that’s just as much as the population of Hong Kong. In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, Wiesel shares his experience on how he survived the Holocaust and what he went through. How he dealt with the horrors and even to how he felt of his dad’s death and how he saw himself after it was all over. As he tried to publish it he was constantly turned down due to the fact of how horrid and truful it was. He still tried and tried until it was finally published.
Survivalism: the Art of Self-Preservation Self-preservation is defined as the protection of oneself from harm or death, especially regarded as a base instinct in human beings and animals. It drives us to do things we otherwise would not do, to accomplish things we didn’t know were possible. Self-preservation can often be found throughout history and literature, always in the most desperate of times. Nowhere is it more prominent than in the history and literature surrounding the Holocaust, during which over six million Jews, including 1.5 million children, were brutally murdered in what has become known as one of history’s most deadly and widely publicized genocides. For almost 80 years, historians and Jewish survivors have authored and published their firsthand accounts of the pain they were forced to endure.
Books provide a way to tell stories, present information, and like Night, record historical events. Memoirs regarding the Holocaust are published today allowing people to understand such an event through the experience of another living being. However live action films provide visuals creating a stronger understanding. Despite the fact that Night enables readers to experience the Holocaust through the words of Elie Wiesel, “Inside Auschwitz”, a documentary, brings Night to life by displaying the remains of Auschwitz.
The Holocaust was a horrible time in the 1940s. Hitler the leader of the Nazi’s had an idea of just having the perfect people which was having blonde hair and blue eyes. Hitler's plan was to kill the people who didn’t have these appearances. Hitler would do this by creating concentration camps that would torture, kill people in many ways which for example burning, starving them to death. In the book Night a book Elie Wiesel a Holocaust survivor wrote, talks how Elie survived those terrible times.
The Holocaust was a big tragedy that started on January 30, 1933, and ended in 1945.These twelve years affect a lot of people around the world differently mentally, physically and emotionally. There are some people who actually went through this horrible time period and was able to tell their story and some people who left her diary behind for others to tell their story. One book I read that stood out from other books During the Holocaust was The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust 's Shadow by Krystyna Chiger. The story was told by Chiger herself.
Elie Wiesel was very important person, Elie was a survivor of the Holocaust. He was one of the few that wanted to share the story, to let the world know what happened. He has shared his experience of the tragedy in many ways, he given speech, met with world leaders, and wrote books that millions of people have read. He changes thoughts, the way things look to people.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values.
In conclusion, Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor that delivers his effective speech on effects of indifference and makes sure the audience is aware coming into this new century. He uses facts from his history multiple time to back up his purpose. Furthermore, he leaves the audience with sympathy due to his history, but his ambition was to act as an admonition towards all the American people; that we should not only focus on what’s affecting our nation but to look over those who are on the verge of suffering. Not to mention that Wiesel’s message can be reflected as a reminder for today’s generation to prevent history from repeating.
Elie Wiesel: The Great Humanitarian Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel was born and raised in Sighetu Marmatiei,Romania until 1944,where he and his family were separated in Auschwitz,and that is where his mother,sisters, grandmother had died. Also while he was there Wiesel had to overcome Death of his family members, Starvation, and. Abuse. These adversities made Elie Wiesel become the man he is today; he is truly a humanitarian. Wiesel had to overcome the death of his family members.
I woke up at about five in the morning, did my prayers, did the house chores, then left for the synagogue to start my work. If you can think of anything to do for a synagogue, I’ve probably done it; I clean, prepare, and just about everything else. A good friend of mine, Elie Wiesel (I’d say I’m like a mentor to him), asked me a question today. “...Why do you pray, Moishe?”
Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night, follows a teenage boy through various concentration camps as he fights to live during the horrific Holocaust of World War II. Many people are apathetic to the Jews' plight, and the Jews are forced to quietly endure the atrocities of the Holocaust. Silence is a major issue that pervades throughout the entire duration of the Jewish Holocaust. The recurrent theme of silence is best portrayed in Wiesel's Night through the silence of humanity and of the Jews throughout the horrendous Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel was a writer who won the Nobel Peace Prize and was also a Holocaust survivor. Wiesel has written many books but his most famous is “Night” where he describes his experiences during the Holocaust where he survived living in the concentration camps. His book Night has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold millions of copies . Elie Wiesel was born on September 1928 in Sighet, Romania. Elie grew up with his mother, father, and three sisters in the town of Sighet.
“No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them,” said Elie Wiesel. The Holocaust took place during 1933 to 1945 primarily in Germany and Poland, but later spread to other areas of Europe. The Holocaust was deemed the persecution of millions of races, consisting mostly of Jewish families.
It has been said that “Silence gives posthumous victory to Hitler.” Posthumous means “after death.” People may be indifferent to this subject now that they see it is long over, but if that is how people think, then Hitler may have won afterall. If people are silent then others will forget. If people forget, then they will no longer know the terrors the Holocaust has caused.