Analysis Of The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel, one of the most famous Holocaust survivors explains his story of the Holocaust in his book, Night where is talks about not only his life, but the life of others in his community and camps. Wiesel has an interesting storyline, different from most because he along with the other Hungarian Jews only started feeling the pressure of the Holocaust in 1944. However, other jews, primarily polish jews started being effected by the Nazi regime starting in 1939 when they created new laws prohibiting jews from owning properties, running businesses and even prohibiting them from going into certain places. Although Polish and Hungarian jews had different trajectories throughout the Holocaust they ended in the same place and were equally persecuted, forced to work in horrendous conditions and tortured.
Polish Jews and Hungarian Jews had virtually opposite trajectories from the beginning of WW2 to the end. Jews in Hungary led pretty normal lives until 1944 when they were put into ghettos and eventually concentration camps whereas the persecution of Jews started in Poland right as the war began in 1939. Although these are fundamental differences the end result of both jews in Poland and in Hungary were put in ghettos and then eventually in concentration camps. The Holocaust began for jews in Poland in 1939 when jewish restriction were put in place and then in 1940 when many jewish ghettos were formed in Warsaw (Jewish Virtual Library). It was only two years later, in 1942 when

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