Imagery Of Joseph Wiesel 's Night

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Imagery of Dehumanization in Night Hate begins to grow, and in the case of the Holocaust, this incessant hatred led to the identification of all Jews, the deportation of millions of people from their homes, the concentration in the camps, and extermination of entire families and communities at once. For nearly a decade, Jews, prisoners-of-war, homosexuals, and the disabled were rounded up, sent off to camps, and systematically slaughtered in unimaginably inhumane ways. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, shares his experiences at Auschwitz in the book Night, which reveals the true extent of inhumanity in both the Nazis and the Jews. In Elie Wiesel’s Night, Wiesel uses imagery of his experiences before and while being in the concentration camp in order to develop his theme of dehumanization of both the Jews and the Nazis during the Holocaust. The first instance of dehumanization of the Jews appears in the very beginning of the book, where Elie remembers the evenings he spent studying the cabbala with Moche the Beadle, who, “was as awkward as a clown. He made people smile, with his waiflike timidity. I loved his great, dreaming eyes, their gaze lost in the distance” (Wiesel 13). However, a day comes where Moche, a foreign Jew of Sighet, has to be expelled from the country. The Jews of Sighet, kept in the dark about the true intentions of the Nazis, are left to ponder the whereabouts of the expelled foreigners and quickly forget about them. But when Moche returns to the

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