In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie, a thirteen year old Jewish boy, lives in Transylvania, Hungary with his family. Elie practices his religion by going to mosques and praying. However on the seventh day of Passover, the Germans arrested the leaders of the Jewish community. One of the big impacts they had was going to the unsanitized ghettos. In the ghettos the Jews were trapped in a big area of homes that were surrounded by walls. Elie and his family were lucky enough to stay in the same home they had owned, but they had to share it with other Jews. After the ghettos the Jews had to go to concentration camps. Elie and his family were the last section to leave the ghettos which is actually a huge advantage. The first group of leaving the
In the book Night, Elie Wiesel recounts his experiences of the Holocaust. Throughout this experience, Elie Wiesel is exposed to life he previously thought unimaginable and they consequently change his life. He becomes
Your existence is special, so you should be grateful for what you already have in life. If you put your mind to something, you will be able to overcome any obstacle. Keep fighting until you cannot fight any longer. Elie Wiesel has demonstrated these characteristics in his novel, “Night.” He has fought through many tough times and experiences when he was in the Holocaust. Elie was held captive in concentration camps from 1944-1945. During his time in the concentration camps, he became grateful for what he had, overcame countless obstacles, and more importantly kept fighting until he was free. [The Holocaust is very important to learn about because it can teach you some important life lessons.]
Many of the books we read today always contain some backstory to it. Whether it was just for fun or informational about an important topic or event. Many of these stories somehow or someway tie into an author 's life. Edgar Allan Poe is just one of these authors who have written works like The Cask of Amontillado, and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Another author is S.E. Hinton which wrote the book The Outsiders and a Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel who wrote Night. The moods of these books are like a roller coaster. Some of Poe’s works may be sad a one point then exciting at another point. The Outsiders go the same way while everything will be great until a life threatening event which may make it sad. Wiesel’s book Night is mostly sad because
When the First World War broke out the Committee of Union and Progress made a decision to eradicate the entire Armenian population, and have the war to cover it up. This program officially started on April 24th 1915 when armed roundups of the Armenian population began when nearly 300 Armenian political leaders, educators and dignitaries were forced out of their homes and briefly jailed then hanged or shot in the street. (United Human Rights) Any Armenians that were in the army were disarmed and worked till death digging trenches and latrines working as pack horses in what was called labour battalions (Michigan-Dearborn, 1996 ). Another initiative of CUP was to send Armenians to camps out in the Syrian Desert which the population was under the impression that they were de-militarized zones or refugee camps, unfortunately these were actually concentration camps, where the Amish were forced to walk through the desert carrying heavy equipment and were denied water and food, sometimes the caravan guards would force the prisoners to remove all of their clothes and walk through the burning desert till they dropped dead (United Human Rights). If they fell behind they were kicked and beaten and if they did not get back up and re-join the group they were killed outright. The government released violent prisoners and encouraged those to raid and loot the death marches these groups were called “butcher Battalions”. If any Turkish people were found to be
In the novel Night, the word night ironically is a motif, appearing again and again throughout the novel. One of its many appearances occurs near the beginning of the novel when Elie and his family are going to move into a smaller ghetto. “It was to be the last night spent in our house.” It next appears on the train when they hear that Aushwitz will be their last destination and that conditions were good. “Suddenly we felt free of the previous nights’ terror.” Another appearance I will share happens when Buna is being evacuated and they must march to a new camp. “It seemed as though an even darker night was waiting for us on the other side.”
The book "Night" has an incredible author than knows how to create a sense of excitement, suspense, and climax. Elie Wiesel has been pushed to the brink of his faith. While being contained on concentration camps, he was forced to give up his parents and belongings. Seeing innocent men and women being killed without any of the graves having headstones or any prayers being said. Striped of his pride and joy Elie slowly loses his faith in god.
Night by Elie Wiesel, during World War II, in Germany and Poland, Jewish people taken to concentration camps and forced to do labor. They were tortured and murdered even children.His book Night Elie Wiesel explore several themes of the Holocaust including dehumanization loss of Rights and lots of Hope.
Throughout the book, Night the Nazis tortured and dehumanized their victims through several methods. During the first night in camp Elie Wiesel said “A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes...children thrown into the flames.” (page 32). This quote draws a picture in the mind of what concentration camp victims saw and might make anyone who reads it emotional from imagining the truckloads of babies and children not old enough to work thrown into the flames. Later on in the story Elie Wiesel finds a man named Idek and a Polish girl together half naked. What he saw caused him to laugh which then caused Idek to hear him then threaten him. Later on in the day, Elie was
Elie Wiesel describe the horrors of Auschwitz in his acclaimed book Night. So does every other book written about Auschwitz. They all proclaim the distress they encountered, the SS guards, the gas chambers, the crematory, the barracks, the death, hopelessness, and fear. The authors tell us what happened, but we will really never understand the true terrors that occurred. However, Night is written unfiltered. Nothing is sugar-coated. Everything is real.
In Night, by Elie Wiesel, he changes from being confused and unaware, to weak mentally and physically, which conveys the message that trauma affects a person in more ways than one and motivates them to speak up for others experiencing similar events. Early on in the book, Elie is confused and unaware of what the future hold for him and the other Jews. When listening to the radio, he and the other Jews remain calm despite the message that the fascists are coming. He says, "we still were not worried. Of course we had heard of the Fascists, but it was all in abstract. It meant nothing more to us than a change of ministry" (9). Despite the threat of attack, the Jews remain calm and collected, thinking nothing serious of the messages. This helps to show how unaware Elie is of what his future holds because despite hearing teh threatening
Night, by Elie Wiesel talks about his struggles as a young Jewish boy in Hungary growing up during World War Two. Before the war, Elie was very reliant on his Hebrew studies, such as reading the Talmud and the cabbala. His teacher's name was Moishe the Beadle, Moishe was a very active and exceptional man. The Hungarian government sent out a decree stating that all foreign Jews were to be sent away. Moishe the Beadle was a foreign Jew, so he is sent away. Luckily, Moishe is able to escape the camp because he was wounded and left to die, he was a lucky one while beating the odds. Moishe described “Each one had to go up to the hole and present their necks. Babies were thrown into the air and machine guns used them as targets” (pg. 4). His stories
Primarily, the Holocaust differs from that of the Armenian genocide because their overall acceptance and knowledge by the world. For example, the Holocaust is known and accepted by the vast majority of people throughout the world; in some countries it is even a law to deny the Holocaust took place. On the other hand, even to this day the Turkish government is reluctant to accept the fact that the Armenian genocide occurred. Furthermore, differences can be found in the lifestyle of the Armenians and that of the Jews. During the Holocaust, Jews were often forced to live in ghettos and had many laws which gave them less rights than other non-Jewish people. However, the Armenians were not treated as harshly and not all Armenians were relocated. Only largely populated cities of Armenians were subject to relocation in order to stop them from rebelling. Additionally, contrast can be seen in the documentation of both genocides. For instance, during the Holocaust Allied soldiers had video of the death camps and mass graves. Many photos were taken and even civilians were shown the horrors of the concentration camps after they were liberated. In contrast, there are many forged documents attributed to the Armenian genocide. Lastly, the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust are divergent in their recognition by the world, the treatment of the oppressed group, and credibility of its
In Elie Wiesel’s story, Night , their home is Sighet, Transylvania. They are then divided into two ghettos, one larger than the other. The whole story is set during World War II (1941-1945). The first character introduced is Moshe the Beadle, Elie’s Kabbala teacher. One day, all foreign jews were forced to leave, Moshe included. When he returns, he warns everyone of the horrible things the Gestapo did. He told them how they made everyone get off the train and dig large trenches. They threw infants in the air as target practice and shot all the others in the trenches they previously dug. He told them about Malka, the young jewish girl who was forced to lay dying for three days and Tobie, the tailor who chose to die before he sons so he didn’t
In the beginning of the story, “Night” by Elie Wiesel, the readers are given background of the town where Eliezer grew up. Within the background given, the readers are introduced to two major characters in the story, Moishe the Beadle and Eliezer. Moishe the Beadle is a poor man who lives in Eliezer’s town of Sighet but, he is a very knowledgeable man. Eliezer is the main character.