Death In Elie Wiesel's Night

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Hell is a place of misery, eternal darkness, and a never-ending spiral of devastation. It is the loneliest place on Earth and it is timeless. In Elie Wiesel’s novel Night, he describes his traumatic experiences at The Auschwitz Death Camp. Had it not been for complete luck, he would have died within the first ten minutes upon his arrival. Before the Nazi invasion in his hometown, Sighet, Transylvania, his father ran a store and provided enough money for the family to live a simple and happy life. Ellie Weisel also took an interest in the Kabbalah and Jewish studies; he believed that he had a strong connection to God. When the Nazis invaded, the Shtetl remained naively optimistic, however, once the journey to Auschwitz began it was as if their…show more content…
Everything that happened from this point on was barbaric and exhibited all the Nazis’ anti-Semitism and disregard for Jewish lives. The Jews were forced out of the cattle car under the threat of being beaten and shot, all their precious belongings left behind. The Nazi’s showed no regard and in a cold tone, “Men to the left! Women to the right!” separating families without any mercy. One of the first individuals they encountered was the notorious Dr. Mengele. He was renowned for experimenting with Jews: replacing body parts, testing life limitations. Out of complete luck, Elie stood in front of an inmate who instructed him and his father to lie about both their ages and their professions. However, Elie Wiesel was a good Jew, and under normal circumstances, he would never lie. ‘”I’m eighteen.”…”Your profession?”/Tell him I was a student? / “Farmer,” I heard myself saying.’ He wisely did as the inmate advised. “A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! ...children thrown into the flames.” At this moment Elie lost all belief in God. He heard his people praising His name begging for forgiveness which made him sick. Elie Wiesel was certain he was asleep, that this was all a nightmare, that he would wake up in his bedroom with his heart pounding. In the back of his mind, however, he knew this was no nightmare. This was real. He was ready to jump into the electric fence surrounding Auschwitz and end all his suffering. “Two steps from the pit, we were ordered to turn left and herded into barracks.” Elie Wiesel and his fathers’ lives were spared
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