Surviving is not only about getting through something challenging, but it is also about having to live with the memory of it. “For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.” That statement was made by the one and only Eliezer Wiesel from his book “Night”. He basically said that it is wrong to forget about the people who have died and that future generations shouldn’t be stripped of the past in which he has to live on to remember for the rest of his life.
During his first night in Auschwitz, he writes, ""Never shall I forget that night…Never shall I forget those flames... Never shall I forget those moments... Never" (Wiesel 34). Wiesel not only uses repetition with the phrase "never shall I forget" to emphasize his experience, but again he stops the memoir 's continuous flow in an attempt to process what he witnessed. Eliezer breaks his narrative tone to tell the reader that his faith, which was previously the focal point of his life, is now in shambles. Thus, putting Eliezer into a crisis as he does not know where to turn after witnessing such atrocities. Although, he finishes the quote stating he will never forget the things he witnessed as long as God lives himself.
Elie’s says at the end of his speech “And together we walk towards the new millennium, carried by profound fear and extraordinary hope.” ( Wiesel - Perils of Indifference) I think that he means that we all have to move towards what we want and nobody can go and say that they are not in it cause he means we all have to move to make a difference. Also about change , making change and pushing all these jews who never did anything wrong out of these camps. These ideas were not represented in the book which was mainly a story that was different from his original version that was written in Yiddish, so maybe in the original version it had parts about everyone moving forward but it really did not talk about that message. For that reason it makes it different from the
Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, talks about the significance of the rescuers of the Holocaust. He gives us an important piece of advice when he says, “Let us not forget, after all, that there is always a moment when the moral choice is made. Often because of one story or one book or one person, we are able to make a different choice, a choice for humanity, for life”. Having been through such a traumatizing experience, Wiesel gives us a critical piece of advice: we as people are given the choice to do the right thing and stop hate all over the world. Muhammad Ali has done just that.
Last Eliezer from” Night ”which is a book that tells a life story of someone in the Holocaust Genocide, shows courage because he is in a life threating situation and stays strong the whole way through. In the novel” Fahrenheit 451” Guy Montag is one of te main characters in the book, he shows acts of courage. He is courageous because he takes banned books and tries to bring them back to society to show everyone even though is illegal. Its may not seem like a big deal but he is standing up for what he believes in even
I have always respected and explored the terrible events of ‘The Holocaust’. After reading Elie Wiesel bibliography, “The Night” I was horrified that he experienced those traumatic events, at the age of 12 and just because he was a Jew. Back when I was twelve, I just started high school and yet I had no information or understanding of ‘Holocaust’. Since reading Elie Wiesel’s book, I still don’t understand why humans could be so wicked, immoral and evil to another human being? The killing of innocent Jews, just because of their beliefs isn’t acceptable, it’s pure evil.
There are countless ways to confront denial but there area few specific ways to stop it that will make the biggest impact. First of all you can research the Holocaust and find facts to prove that deniers are wrong, then you can share the truth with any deniers that may come your way (par 8). Finally you must always remember that no matter what happens you should stand up to people that are denying the Holocaust, or even just making a hateful statement aimed towards others(par 8), because if we just sit around letting these words be said we are going to be allowing hate for not just the Jewish but many other religions and cultures into our society. We do not need more hate because it is a very powerful emotion and we already have too much of it, adding more is just going to cause history to repeat
“I realized that he did not want to see what they were going to do to me. He did not want to see the burning of his only son”(42). When Eliezer arrives at Auschwitz, the separation of his family puts an emotional toll on his father since he realizes that only him and Eliezer are still alive. This will be a catalyst to their relationship becoming stronger as they endure more together. Elie Wiesel, the author of the novel Night writes his own personal accounts of experiencing the Holocaust through the character Eliezer.
Ann continues to tell her story to the world hoping that she will raise awareness to the future generations about the hidden enemy that can strike at any time, hatred. Throughout her speech, Ann recalls the oppression, fear, and despair that she felt during the most unjust and unjustified crime in the human history. At first, oppression was a major factor that prevented Jews from trying to save their lives. Given the small number of inhabitants in the village where Ann was located building a ghetto was not necessary. A verbal warning was enough from the Nazis to erase any thought of escaping to save
As a survivor of the holocaust losing his family and home was not something new. The Kosovo War is just a reminder to Weisel how history is about to repeat itself. He presents the speech “Perils of Indifference” to persuade those who turn a blind eye against negative actions to make a change, and understand its connection to repetitive history using stylistic techniques including questions, repetition, and antithesis. Weisel asks questions frequently throughout his speech allowing those who can make a