The Holocaust was a time of death. It was initiated by Adolf Hitler and his German army and was the mass genocide that killed over six million Jews. Among those were women and children being sent to death right away, the others were then “selected”, Elie Wiesel was one of
The Holocaust was a horrible event, one most people hate to think of much less speak of. This event however is the base of young Elie Wiesel’s life and story. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel is all about his personal journey and place in the telling of the Holocaust. In the book he is sent to Auschwitz as a lamb is sent to the slaughter. He reiterates his transformation during this time, a transformation where he diverts from his Jewish roots and loses his faith in a merciful and Almighty God.
Night by Elie Wiesel develops many themes such as: emotional death, the struggle to maintain faith, and self-preservation versus family commitment. Night is a story of a young Jewish boy, Elie, sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War. Elie is the narrator of the story. Throughout the story,
People have survived many situations throughout the years. Some of the these situations have been life threatening and some have not been that bad. These situations have left people wrenched, mortified, and distressed. Elie Wiesel in Night is innocent, desperate, and numb. Overall, Wiesel is left broken. Night was written by Elie Wiesel and the book is about his personal experience about being a victim of the Holocaust.
Throughout history, many terrible things have happened that have put people in terrible conditions. During the Holocaust, millions of people died, and the few that survived were very lucky. Elie Wiesel, the author of “Night”, endured many horrible things in the Holocaust that shaped him as a person today. In “Night”, by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie, changed as a person due to his experiences at Auschwitz.
The train arrived to Auschwitz. In the middle of the night. ¨Men to the left! Women to the right” (Wiesel 29)! The SS officers shouted as they forced the Jews off the train. At this time Elie lost his mother and his three sisters. Little did they know that they were going into the gas chamber to die. The women and old people were not useful in the camps. The concentration camp was about 25 square miles. An inmate spotted Elie and told him that his age was eighteen not fifteen. He also told his dad that he was not fifty but that he was forty. The SS shouted for them to move. They ended up in the barracks. The inmates that awaited them in there ordered the new Jews to ¨Strip! Hurry up! Raus! Hold on only to your belt and your shoes¨ (35). They then were ordered to run to the barber. There they got all of their hair buzzed off. They then were soaked in disinfectant
means of survival only, family members were turning on each other. The prisoners turn cold
Elie and his family were packed into cattle cars and taken to Auschwitz. As the train arrived, they saw smoke rising from chimneys and were assailed by the horrific smell of burning flesh (Wiesel, 2008).
Night by Elie Wiesel focuses on 15 year old Elie’s experiences during the Holocaust. Elie endures circumstances which are so extreme to the point they are almost unbelievable. Elie’s account of his experiences during his life in the concentration camps has taught readers around the world about how to appreciate everything they take for granted, how desperation can make people do crazy things, and the importance of motivation in tough times.
The Jews are then marched to Auschwitz, where Elie witnesses many horrendous things happening. Elie and his father are put to
The Death of Good: Figurative Death in Night In the early 1940’s, Hitler started death camps. His goal was to kill all of the Jews because they were not pure Germans. He started concentration camps, where they would beat and starve the prisoners until they died. The prisoners went through selections
Because of the dehumanization that results from being imprisoned within a concentration camp, prisoners put their own survival needs over their family’s, transforming themselves into brutes in the face of atrocities and cruel treatment. However, unlike most concentration camp prisoners, Elie escapes the fate of demoralization, as he puts his father's well being above his own, even when his father hampers his own chances of survival. For example, Elie sacrifices his ration of soup, giving it to his dying father, stating, “I took one gulp. The rest was for him” (Wiesel 106). The selflessness Elie maintains, giving up a life sustaining resource to a man whose days are numbered, proves that Elie, despite all hardships, keeps his morals intact.
The novel Night by Eliezer Wiesel tells the tale of a young Elie Wiesel and his experience in the concentration camps,and his fight to stay alive . The tragic story shows the jewish people during the Holocaust and their alienation from the world. Elie’s experience changes him mentally, and all actions in taken while in the concentration were based on one thing...Survival.
Elie Wiesel: Born on September 30, 1928, in Sighet, Romania, s a boy Wiesel pursued Jewish
To begin with, "Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in the town of Sighet now part of Romania. Eliezer Wiesel led a life representative of many Jewish children. Growing up in a small village in Romina his world revolved around family, religious study of community, and GOD. (Avishai)." His father shlomo Wiesel was an orthodox Jew and had a grocery store while Sarah, his mother was a daughter of a farmer he had three sisters. His family was shlomo Wiesel, Sarah Wiesel, Hilda Wiesel, Beatrice Wiesel, Tzipora Wiesel. "("elie wiesel"). "His father shlomo instilled a strong sense of humanuism in his son, encouraging him to learn modern Hebrew and read the literature. His mother encouraging him to study toran and kabbalah Elie grew up speaking