Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night, by Elie Wiesel, is a memoir based on Elie’s experiences during World War Two as a holocaust survivor. Elie’s use of personal experiences gives readers an opportunity to explore the extent of horror inflicted on the European Jewish population by Nazi Germany. The story commences in Sighet, during 1941. Eliezer, the memoir’s narrator, is an Orthodox Jew from a modest, well respected family, He is studying the Talmud with his teacher, Moshe the Beadle. Moshe and Eliezer form a close bond through their questions and beliefs in God. Eliezer is devastated when Moshe and other immigrants are rounded up and boarded into large cattle cars. The people of Sighet do not overanalyze the deportation of Moshe and the other immigrants because they believe it is just another consequence of war. Moshe returns to Sighet in the following months to warn them of the horrors he had experienced. Moshe claimed that after being deported from Sighet, they were taken to Poland. He reports that they were taken to a forest, where they were forced to dig mass graves before being executed by a machine gun. Eliezer and the rest of the Sighet community do not believe Moshe’s claims and insist he has gone mad. Eliezer and his family remain in Sighet until 1944, listening to the unfolding war via the London Radio News. Eliezer attempts to convince his father to sell his business and immigrate; Chlomo refuses. In March 1944, German troops begin to arrive in Sighet. The German troops begin to arrest
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