Elie Wiesel 's The Holocaust

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Elie Wiesel experienced several horrors throughout the Holocaust. As a boy, he lost his family and his faith in his own religion because of the mass slaughter of six million Jews along with several different races and religions. Elie describes scenes that a fifteen year old child should never have to see such as frantic families lined up for a death in fire, bodies crushed all over as people ran them over, and babies being thrown into pits of fire. One day, police move the Jews, eighty per car, into tiny, dark cattle cars. The Jews did not know what was about to happen to them; however they let themselves be pushed into the cattle cars and sent to their death bed. Since there wasn 't that a lot of area within the cars, they took turns sitting. They were told that they were now under the management of the German Army. They had to turn anything that was considered price and were told they would all be shot if one of them was unaccounted for. Elie says, "The world had become a hermetically sealed cattle car." (Wiesel 24). The car then arrived at Auschwitz. He worked within the day, slept at midnight, and therefore the work wasn 't terribly troublesome. There were, however, harsher sides to Auschwitz like the tattooed identification numbers, the barbed wire fences, and the crematorium. Elie stands and watches as his mother and sister, Tzipora, walk the opposite way. Elie talks about how he never sees them once more in the following quote: "I didn’t know that this was the

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