Wiesel's Philosophy On Oppression

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Wiesel 's philosophy on oppression is that if we do not speak, that will not help the oppressed. He states that in the following; "neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented"(Wiesel, Night). In the speeches he has done, he explains that being silent is a never a good idea and will only help the oppressor. He also speaks on how he himself after being liberated the Jews did not want to fight and did not feel guilty about it, and for us never to do that. Also, Wiesel talks about if we do not help that we will hear their pain; "now we feel their pain, their agony?" (Wiesel, Perils). The consequences of not doing anything to help people from suffering becomes a big tragedy, just like the

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