Analysis Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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The memoir Night By Elie Wiesel is a powerful book about the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Although the experience of the camp is important the novel says more about the destructive force of fascism and how it creeps into power. The experience of being in the concentration camp is more of a lesson to the lectures, a warning of what happens when you allow yourself to be pushed by people who have alternative goals, in this case the goal of the Nazis were to enslave, kill and destroy jewish culture. The preface and speech at the very beginning and end of the book are possibly the two most important parts of the book. The author highlights two very important facts.”The Nazis in Germany set out to build a society in which there simply would be no room for Jews. Toward the end of their reign, their goal changed: they decided to leave behind a world in ruins in which Jews would seem never to have existed...Hitler and his accomplices waged was a war not only against Jewish men, women, and children, but also against Jewish religion, Jewish culture, Jewish tradition, therefore Jewish memory.”(II) and that is important to “never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become
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