Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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In the memoir Night, written by Elie Weisel, you take a journey through the 1940s, and learn what it was like to live during the Holocaust. Night records the life of Elie Wiesel during his teen years, and the oppression he and his family went through because of their Jewish descent. The Holocaust was a horrifying genocide where Adolf Hitler and the Nazis strived to wipe out the Jewish race, as well as Poles, Slavs, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Homosexuals, Gypsies, etc. Jews were taken from their homes and transported to concentration camps to work until they were seen unfit to do so, and then they were sent to “the chimney.” The Holocaust resulted in around six to eleven million deaths. Elie Wiesel and his family were taken from their home…show more content…
His personal recording of the events makes it more relatable than reading the facts straight from a history book. This is one of the many reasons that Night is considered a nonfiction memoir, and not an autobiography. A memoir has an informal tone and is filled with emotional truths rather than historical facts like an autobiography. They were stripped of their clothes and dignity when they got up the next morning. Their hair was also torn out and every hair on their body was shaved. They were beaten and mocked by the Kapos. “In a few seconds, we had ceased to be men” (Elie Wiesel 37). All of them were given numbers. Eliezer was now A-7713, he had no name according to the Germans. They were forced to work, and if they did not, they were sent straight to the crematorium. Eliezer and his father worked in the warehouse. As months went by, Jewish holidays arrived, and Eliezer struggled with the idea of sticking to his faith-based holidays. As other prayed to God and blessed His name, he wondered why. “Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fiber in me rebelled. Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because he kept six crematoria working day and night, including the Sabbath and Holy Days? Because in His great might He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death? How could I say to Him: Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all nations

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