Essay about Elie Wiesel's Night

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The tragedies of the holocaust forever altered history. One of the most detailed accounts of the horrific events from the Nazi regime comes from Elie Wiesel’s Night. He describes his traumatic experiences in German concentration camps, mainly Buchenwald, and engages his readers from a victim’s point of view. He bravely shares the grotesque visions that are permanently ingrained in his mind. His autobiography gives readers vivid, unforgettable, and shocking images of the past. It is beneficial that Wiesel published this, if he had not the world might not have known the extent of the Nazis reign. He exposes the cruelty of man, and the misuse of power. Through a lifetime of tragedy, Elie Wiesel struggled internally to resurrect his religious …show more content…
The prisoners were forced to walk by gallows and watch executions of fellow prisoners, and usually they showed no remorse for the dead. Some even considered them lucky to be hung, that they no longer had to endure the suffering. The most significant hanging involved a young child who was a servant to the SS; he was beloved among other prisoners. The death of the boy was the breaking point of Wiesel’s internal conflict with his faith in God.
Before experiencing the atrocious events of the holocaust Elie Wiesel was completely devoted to his religion and to God. As a young boy he would engulf himself in religious books and spend many hours at temple. His faith slowly dwindles during his hard times in the concentration camps. It is difficult to put all faith in God when experiencing something as tragic as the holocaust; it was easier to just give up hope. Faith served as his impetus, but not for long. ”I've got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else. He's the only one who's kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people” (Night Quotes). Elie rightfully began to question where God was, as the thousands were suffering. “I have seen children, hundreds of Jewish children, who suffered more than Jesus did on his cross and we do not speak about it” (Interview with Elie Wiesel). After countless prayers

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