Tragic Events In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Victim of Isis are experiencing death, suffering, and with no hope in sight. But the horrific events was not happening in the middle east during present times, but during world war II in Germany. In the book Night, Elie Wiesel explains his experiences during the holocaust. Elie Wiesel wrote this book so he can inform people who weren’t there or didn’t know what happened to prevent this from happening again. Elie Wiesel assert this by show loss of faith, brutality and suffering Elie Wiesel, for a period of time of his life, experienced many things witnessing many deaths and malnourishment for years. But one of the most devastating events that happen is the continuous slap in the face of loss of faith. Moishe was running back from the concentration…show more content…
First the Jews were thinking that they were finally be killed. Elie noted, “Hunger was tormenting us; we had not eaten for nearly six days except for a few stalks of grass and some potato peels found on the ground of the kitchens”(115).This showed that the germans were purposely starving the Jews to save money. By starving them, their bodies start breaking down the stored fat for ATP (energy). Due to this they become skinny like skeletons. Secondly the other Jews who made the age restrictions test were thinking of taking on the guards and be set free. While their dads were telling them not to. During that Elie wanted to help his father to march and not be mocked at or beaten up. The other inmates started to laugh and Elie distinctly remembered “My father had never served in the military and could not march in step. That presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and, on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely….But my father did not make sufficient progress, and the blows continued to rain on him”(55).The germans was beating up Elie’s dad. He didn’t do anything wrong, they wanted to beat up someone to set an example for the rest of the Jews. Lastly Elie was marching towards a big ditch with dead bodies everywhere. As they’d walked he noticed something that the soldiers were doing.“Without passion or haste, they shot the prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks. Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns”(6) The soldiers without even a single thought threw the babies up and shoot them as if though this was a sport. This was shown so the prisoners would be even more scared in the camp. With all of this going on Elie didn’t lose his
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