A Silent Death: Elie Wiesel's Night

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“A silent death, suffocation. No way to scream, to call for help” ( Wiesel 94). Elie Wiesel and many other Jews were put in freight cars and and thought that their lives were over. The jews couldn’t have anyone help them, even when they were calling out for help. Elie wrote a novel called Night, he wrote from his own experience that he had when he was a child. He thought that once he got out of the freight car that it would be the end of the road. At the concentration camps jews could not talk, they had to do everything that Hitler’s men said. While the Holocaust was going on Jews were changing their emotions and how they were acting and working in the camps. When Jews were in the concentration camps they worked non-stop, the Nazis pushed them to keep working hard. The Jews were beaten badly and they got very little food to eat or clothes to wear. If Jews did not do what they were told or talk when not suppose to the Nazis would find a way to punish them. When the Jews were being punished others would not stand up for each other they just stood there silent which gave the Nazis more control over them. “... he slapped my father with such force that he fell down and then crawled back to his place on all fours” (Wiesel ,39). I think that this is an example of when one Jew is being punished and all the other Jews don’t want to fight the Nazis and save each other. “ I stood petrified. What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even
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