Why Is Elie Wiesel Witnessed In The Book Night

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Elie Wiesel had a specific reason in mind while he was writing Night. Wiesel's book was extremely emotional for those who read it, as it described the horrors that Holocaust prisoners faced. Wiesel wanted to convey the gruesome and gut-wrenching things the Nazis put the Jews through during the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel did this not only to increase public awareness of the Holocaust, but also to ensure that such events never occur again. In the book Night, Wiesel states in the "Preface from the New Translation" that; "The witness has forced himself to testify. For the youth of today, for the children who will be born tomorrow. He does not want his past to become their future." Elie Wiesel's statement emphasizes that he solely wrote Night to educate …show more content…

However, Wiesel did not just witness these appalling events he was a part of some as well. One of the most heartbreaking things he witnessed was what the Nazis were doing to infants. Wiesel went on the write about the horrors he witnessed while at Auschwitz on page 6 of the book Night: “Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for machine guns.” Although this was a horrendous scene Wiesel mentioned many more throughout the book. Wiesel had experienced a beating of his own also: “He leapt on me, throwing me down and pulling me up again, his blows growing more and more violent, until I was covered with blood” (Wiesel 50). He wanted people to read these brutal stories of people so that they will know the true tragedies that occurred during the Holocaust. Wiesel wanted this because he wanted people to see what happened because he hoped and wished that the new generations never have to experience the things he along with many others did. Elie Wiesel wrote Night for a purpose, he doesn’t want others to have to face the hateful acts he did, he wants people to know what truly happened, and he wants everyone in the world to respect each other no matter their differences. Wiesel had many reasons in mind as he was writing Night and knew exactly the kind of message he wanted to spread to

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