A Comparison Of Night By Elie Wiesel's Inhumanity In Night

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The quote “Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn” is very relevant in the Holocaust texts Night by Elie Wiesel and The Last Days directed by James Moll because it really sums up the Holocaust. Both these texts give insight to what happened inside the camps and how the survivors were changed forever. These texts both show that in times of extreme inhumanity, one can lose his faith, which leads to a loss of innocence. Wiesel struggled a lot with his faith in Night. Before the Holocaust he had full faith in God. But his faith and trust in God started to slip throughout his time in the concentration camp. The breaking point in where Wiesel completely lost his faith in God was when the young pipel was hung. After witnessing…show more content…
It does not matter what age the person is. But the fact that Wiesel did not cry after the death of his father really shows how institutionalized death was at the camp. He was hardened at the camp and Wiesel did not feel any emotion when people died. Death was the norm at the camp and really impacted Wiesel and made him lose his innocence. In the Holocaust innocent people were killed for no reason at all. Jews could not believe that their God could stay silent over such atrocities. Many people, including Irene lost their faith in result of the Nazis cruel acts. The specific event that made Irene lose her faith was when this happened, “I saw two children fall out of the truck... one SS man came out... picked up the children like that, and he banged him against the truck and the blood came running down and threw him into the truck. So that’s when I stopped talking to God.”(Moll, The Last Days). Irene lost her faith in the fairness and justice of God. Through the horrors of the concentration camps, Irene started to lose her faith. She was so devastated by the the crematories, gas chambers, and the deaths but after witnessing the cruel nazis killing the innocent children, she had enough. Lots of people who go through the Holocaust lose their faith after witnessing cruel acts such as seeing their family member murdered or beat. But as they lose their faith they also lose their innocence which they can never get back. Tom perfectly falls under that

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