Examples Of God In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Tayson Neely
Ms. Scannell
English 2
God is a deity that in Elie wiesel’s night, Elie Wiesel worshipped and in the novel those who worshipped him stopped believing or just generally didn’t believe. Before the holocaust and the ghettos all started in the beginning of the novel all of the Jews had strong a faithful religion with their God. Elie in the beginning had a very strong faithful religion. He studied the Jewish Oral Law and he also studied Kabbalah. He started to have belief problems with his religion when they were moved from the ghettos to their first camp Buna. When he arrived there and was there after awhile when he saw some of things that were happening he started questioning why God would let what was happening happen.
Later on in the novel two Jewish holidays pass Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of a new year and Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. During these two holidays all of the Jews except Elie celebrated these holidays. While the rest of Jews were celebrating Elie was questioning now if God even existed and if so whys he still allowing all of these deaths and poor treatment of the Jewish people happen. Then at the end of the novel Elie didn’t believe in him anymore. All he could wonder was why would any God allowed so many deaths and cruel treatments to happen. The view Adolf Hitler had on the Jewish peoples was that everything was their faults and he hated them. Before Hitler became a Dictator he was a soldier just like everyone else in World War 1 and when the German Empire lost he was in disbelief and just couldn’t believe it. Many nationalist and conservatives believed that Germany had not lost the war on the battlefield but due to betrayal from within, by a ‘stab in the back’. Socialists, communists and particularly Jews were blamed, even though more than 100,000 German and Austrian Jews had served in the war and 12,000 had been killed.
Hitler then joined NSDAP where he started to gain his power by becoming their strongman due too being able to inspire people with his speeches. In his speeches he claimed “Jews were not only responsible for the unfair German defeat but were also blocking Germany’s recovery.” This kind of shows what he thought of
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