Elie Wiesel Reflection

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We are all aware of the physical and emotional changes brought about by adolescence. It is something we all experience, especially on a mental stage which may make us question everything. This is the exact time in his life that writer and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was put through the destruction of six million jews along with millions of other people in europe under the iron fist of Nazi germany. We can see him mature and adapt throughout his journey from the ghettos to concentration camps like Auschwitz, birkenau, buna, and buchenwald, but the book ends directly after he is liberated. This leaves us wondering, how has he changed after the holocaust? Did he still mature and how have his outlooks been refined on his past since he left buchenwald? The first glimpse we get into Elie Wiesel’s views after the holocaust is the preface of his story night. Written not so long after he escaped death in the concentration camps, it mostly shows he has unrefined, common views of remorse and regret on behalf of the Jews who died. He does hold some more unique and negative views about the event. In particular the soul of the human race as a whole. Although many survivors were eager to share their experiences in order to sway the public, Wiesel was scared that no one would believe him. “Could men and women who consider it normal to assist the weak, to heal the sick, to protect small children, and to respectthe wisdom of their elders understand what happened there? Would they be able

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