Elie Wiesel 's The Holocaust

1315 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
The Holocaust appeared to be a time of darkness and it seemed like on Earth and in heaven, each doorway of humanity, empathy, and kindness had been closed down. Those who did not encounter the Holocaust cannot begin to comprehend what it was like, however, those who did cannot begin to express it. Torture, genocide, and cruel acts started to fill brains and souls. The Holocaust was an event where millions of people were being murdered during World War II. The memoir, Night by Elie Wiesel is based on Wiesel’s experiences in concentration camps, in order to give readers an insight of someone who was a victim of the Holocaust. The young narrator, Elie Wiesel, faces countless struggles for survival among the horrors of the Holocaust. In the memoir, Eliezer, the passionately, devoted boy with a benevolent family, is taken from his home and sent to a concentration camp. Through their unstable and dangerous journey, Elie is detached from his mother and sisters but lingers on with his father, only to be relocated from camp to camp. Elie mentions the death of numerous family members, the death of his own identity and innocence, to an extent in which living or dying did not matter anymore. In Night, Wiesel reveals that the exposure to an unsympathetic, bitter world generates to the destruction of the three main themes throughout the memoir which are; religious faith, identity, and family.
To begin with, one of the themes that is presented throughout the memoir is the loss of…
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