Elie Wiesel : A Resilient, Compassionate, Wise, And Intelligent Human Being Essay

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Introduction Imagine yourself in a situation similar to the concentration camps during the holocaust. Would you remain strong, courageous, and wise? It’s hard to know how you would act during this circumstance, nevertheless to imagine this situation at all. However, Elie Wiesel was one to not only experience this horrible situation but survive it. Through his journey he stayed strong and courageous, even if he didn’t realize that is what he was doing at the time. In my opinion, Elie Wiesel was a resilient, compassionate, wise, and an intelligent human being. Of course, no one would have realized that they were being strong or smart at this time; they were focusing on staying alive, doing exactly what the SS men said, and wondering what was happening to their other family members. Yet, as I read Elie’s experience and watched as he returned to Auschwitz I saw him as resilient for his ability to do everything he was told to, to fight for his life while in the camp, and for being able to go back and visit the place that once caused him so much pain. Not only was he strong for being able to go back and visit but he was thoughtful. He wanted to go back to the camps to pay respects to all of the people that met their fate there and to make sure they are never forgotten. Another way he strives to keep the memory of those who lost their lives is through his books. He uses his intelligence to share his memories as well as the truth of all that happened to him and all the others.

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