Eliezer Wiesel's Relationships

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Elie Wiesel was a young boy, when his life changed drastically. He was born in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now Romania. He was born to Shlomo and Sarah, which they had four children, Hilda, Bea, Tsiporah, and Eliezer. Wiesel and his family practiced the Jewish religion, before he was forced into the concentration camps.
In the novel Night, Elie Wiesel had a strong belief in God. When Elie and his family were sent off to the concentration camps, he tested his belief in God. In the novel Night, “Wiesel's childhood faith in the goodness and promise of God was forever shattered when as a young boy he was deported along with his family from their native Transylvania to Auschwitz. Arriving at Auschwitz Wiesel learned what Dostoevsky in
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He was taken away on a train and witness, children and adults being beaten and dehumanized. Moche the Beatle told everyone in the ghetto his story but no one believed him. They all questioned how he escaped and returned back to the ghetto. As time went on the SS officers came and took over the ghettos, and everyone was speechless.
Elie had witnessed children his age and adults being tortured, beaten, and killed. In the novel, Elie viewed, “Not far from us, flames were leaping up from a ditch, gigantic flames. They were burning something. A lorry drew up at the pit and delivered it load, little children. Babies! Yes, I saw it, saw it with my own eyes. . . those children in the flames” (Wiesel 41). During the novel, Night, Elie tries to understand the meaning of why God would want humans to treat other humans in this manner. For example, “When the narrator, Eliezer, sees a lorry filled with children who are dumped into a fiery ditch, he cannot believe what he has seen: “I pinched my face. Was I alive? Was I awake? I could not believe it. How could it be possible for them to burn people, children, and for the world to keep silent? No, none of this could be true. It was a nightmare” (Hamaoui). Wiesel was living in a nightmare; he could not get out of. He is in a state of shock that he cannot believe this is happening. In the novel, “Eliezer cannot believe what is before his eyes. His disbelief seems to numb
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