Though faithful as they enter the horrific camps of Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Buna, Birknau, Dachau, and Buchenwald, the Jews become capricious. They start losing grip and begin falling down the slippery slope of death the Germans set up for them as more horrors of the camps become unveiled. Soon after arriving in the camp and being told about the crematoria, he felt “anger rising with me [Elie]. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent” (33). This is the first time that his faith is challenged. After a few days in Auschwitz he “had ceased to pray. I [Elie] was not denying His existence, but doubted His absolute justice” (45). As seen, Elie is beginning to have doubts about God and therefore his belief and faith in him. Finally, when Elie is looking for God to come though he doesn’t and he asks,
Alycia Grant Rough Draft: The book "Night by Elie Wiesel was the most interesting book that I have ever read. It conveyed very well what had occurred during the Holocaust. Reading this book made me feel the emotions, and stress involved with him being in this situation. The writing was descriptive, but not too much so that it was boring. The writing in this story painted a vivid picture in my mind. No matter where he was, I had a good idea of how his environment appeared in his mind. He described well what he felt, heard, smelled, tasted, and seen. This made me like the book much more, and it helped me better understand how horrible and traumatic this event really was. Elie Wiesel is a strong person in my opinion for being able to go through what he did, and then write about exactly what happened, in deep detail, afterwards.
"Never shall I forget that night the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed," -Elie Wiesel, Night. This quote is one of the quotes from Elie Wiesel's book Night that refers to the title of the book. The title of the book is called Night for reasons such as the fact that the first night was what changed his life, it symbolizes the darkness that encased all of their souls, and it also symbolizes how dark and evil the world was. The title Night has a stronger meaning than what it seems.
One day, when Elie returned from the warehouse, he was summoned by the block secretary to go to the dentist. Elie therefore went to the infirmary block to learn that the reason for his summon was gold teeth extraction. Elie, however pretends to be sick and asks, ”Couldn’t you wait a few days sir? I don’t feel well, I have a fever…” Elie kept telling the dentist that he was sick for several weeks to postpone having the crown removed. Soon after, it had appeared that the dentist had been dealing in the prisoners’ gold teeth for his own benefit. He had been thrown into prison and was about to be hanged. Eliezer does not pity for him and was pleased with what was happening
It was at first a slow progression from limiting the rights of the Jewish people, to wearing the Star of David and then to the attempted extermination. The Germans then began a race to kill the Jews as quickly as they could (Wiesel, 2008).
When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backward off his chair by the side of the gate. His neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man, and he was heavy. He had led Israel forty years.
In conclusion, the interview with Elie Wiesel portrays an abundant amount of themes: the consequences of human judgment, loss of faith of God, and father-son relationships. The collage showcases the themes, father-son relationships, and loss of human freedom. Completing this ISU assignment taught me a variety lessons, that would help me in the future. I really enjoyed working on this ISU assignment on Night, by Elie
Night is a memoir written by Elie Wiesel, a young Jewish boy, who tells of his experiences during the Holocaust. Elie is a deeply religious boy whose favorite activities are studying the Talmud and spending time at the Temple with his spiritual mentor, Moshe the Beadle. At an early age, Elie has a naive, yet strong faith in God. But this faith is tested when the Nazi's moves him from his small town.
One of the central themes in Night was choosing not to know. People chos not to know for many reasons. On page 7 when Moiche the Beadle came back he said “They think I’m mad.” This quote might be short but it speaks volumes. They think he is crazy because something like to Holocaust had never happend before. The people he was telling couldn't imagine being forced to dig trenches then getting shot into them. The whole concept of the Holocaust was so foreign that none of them could imagine such a thing happening. The next quote that represents choosing not to know is on page 46. It said: “Mother is still a young woman,’ my father once said. ‘She must be in a labor camp. And Tzipora, she is a big girl now. She must too be in a camp...” This quote
Setting (time and place): Early 1940s, during World War Two, Holocaust era. starting in Sighet, Transylvania, and moving throughout concentration camps in Europe.
n Night, by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist, Elie, is an admirable person. The Nazis place Elie and his family in a inhumane concentration camp. Elie heavily struggles to survive in the camp, yet he never abandons his father. Cholomo, his father, deteriorates with time, however, Elie never leaves Cholomo because he is Elie’s only reason to live. The only thing that matters to Elie is protecting and keeping his father. After three days upon arriving at Gleiwitz, Elie and Cholomo go through a selection, a process in which the weak are sent to die and the strong to live. The doctor sends Cholomo to the left side with the weak prisoners, however, Elie follows his father and creates a disturbance. This confusion allows Elie and Chlomo to flit to right
In the book Night the setting usually creates a sad mood and, it shows that the Nazis didn't like the Jews and treated them terribly. The Nazis believed the Jews to be very evil. The author stated that he and other Jews lived on a street named “Serpent street” (11). Instead of calling it a normal name the Nazis called the street “Serpent street”. The name serpent is another name for the devil which is how the Nazis viewed the jews because of how the Jews supposedly betrayed the Nazis in WW1. The Nazis took the Jews by surprise. The author states that “on the table, there was a half eaten bowl of soup” (20). Instead of just telling us the Jews were taken by surprise the author gives us hints that the Jews were not expecting
Elie Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor who wrote a firsthand account of his experiences – Night. He was from Sighet. Although, given the opportunity to flee to Palestine, most of the Jews who were in Sighet did not believe that the Nazis would be able to get to them before World War II would come to an end (Wiesel 8). Wiesel and his family – his mother, his father and three sisters – were evacuated from their home in 1944 – near the end of World War II. Night by Elie Wiesel demonstrates that tragedy does not disappear from a person’s memory; instead, it shapes that person to be more empathetic, aware of the importance of hope and the need for a purpose in life.
Many things have happened since that day and these eyes haven't forgotten a single one. That day was the beginning of the end. A star suddenly defined me My thoughts and my memories were discarded, as though they belonged amongst the garbage. In the end, I was forced to accept my reality, the reality of nearly six million others. I was simply one out of six million. - Helena