Analysis Of Night In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Each day,6,000 innocent lives were taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau,one of the many concentration camps in Europe. During the “Final solution” two out of every three European Jews were killed. This genocide lasted from 30 January,1933 to 8 May,1945. Elie Wiesel,a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust,shares his personal traumatic,faith breaking and experiences with inhuman treatment in his memoir, Night. Even when faced with traumatic malice,humans have the capacity for great empathy and benevolence. To begin, when compassion was shown to Elie. Elie was beaten severely and backed up into a corner till he no longer fought back. A French girl merely wiped his forehead, smiled, secretly gave Elie a bread crust and offered advice. These inspirational, encouraging, and compassionate words were enough to keep Elie holding on with the little hope that he had, ‘“Bite your lips, little brother… Don’t cry”,she pleaded, “ Keep your anger, your hate, for another day, for later the day will come but not now… Wait. Clench your teeth and wait” (Weisel,53). Next,is when Elie shows compassion to Raziel's husband,Stein. Stein begins frantically passing through rows in the bunks,asking for “Weisel from sighet.” Once found, Stein begins explaining that he was deported in 1942 to a concentration camp and begged to know how his wife and two boys were,since Elie’s mother was Stein’s aunt. Weisel did not recognize Stein, but Elie immediately knew who he was. "Yes,my mother did hear from them. Reizel is fine.
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