Elie Wiesel Reflection

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“Night”, written by Elie Wiesel is a novel where the author speaks on the events of his life, and the many different jewish concentration camps he was jailed in. Wiesel talks a lot about God, and he questions why he should even worship him because he believed that God was not helping him and his family through their misery. He also talked about the high number of deaths each day, and the all the hardships that the people in concentration camps went through, including himself. Furthermore, Wiesel talked about how me managed to get out of trouble and get food during the most hardest times. He talked about his struggles in the camp and also the struggles after he was freed. The horrifying events that occurred to Elie Wiesel always stayed…show more content…
Elie also mentions the difficulty of acquiring food, and how many people died of starvation. The prisoners were forced to eat small portion of soup every day because if they didn’t, they would die of hunger and starvation. Elie talks about this one man that was so hungry that he left his block because he saw a bowl of soup. The man knew he was risking his life if he went to eat the soup, but he knew that his severe hunger would kill him if he didn’t get it. The man didn’t think twice, but when he went for the soup he was shot and killed on the spot. Later on in the book Elie gives an example of him and his dad, he states “We stayed in Gleiwitz for 3 days. Days without food or water”(95). Elie and many of the other prisoners didn't receive water for 3 days and they were forced to do hard work; they were on the verge of death. They also did not receive food for 3 days, and they had to do the work with little energy left to keep them alive. These examples directly correlate with dehumanization because they are being denied their humanity once again. The SS didn’t care if they died because they knew they would just get more workers. The Jews were treated as non human and the SS had no care for them. The prisoners held no value whatsoever because of the vast amount of them, and the availability to get more. The SS officers killed many innocent people due the age of the person; old and young

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