Inhumanity In Night By Elie Wiesel's Night

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“One day I was able to get up, after gathering all my strength. I wanted to see myself in the mirror hanging on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me” (Wiesel, pg. 115, 1956). Night by Elie Wiesel depicts the author's experiences as a teenage Jewish boy during the Holocaust. After being removed from his home in Sighet, Transylvania, Eliezer and his family are relocated from ghetto to ghetto. They then are taken away to Birkenau and then separated. Eliezer only has his father as they face the horrors of surviving in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. From 1944-1945, they are forever changed by the inhumanity that surrounds them. Cruelty shown by not just the SS Officers, but by their fellow inmates as well. Eliezer, jaded by the brutalities around him, has lost his faith in God. However, Eliezer still persevered for his father, even when others around him lost the will to live. In one year, the Holocaust took away Eliezer’s innocence, faith, and his own father. (Although Night is a memoir of Elie Wiesel’s own experiences in a concentration camp, it is written from the point-of-view of a boy named Eliezer.) As Eliezer is liberated from the concentration camp by American troops, he is left a scarred orphan. All of his immediate family is dead, and he is in an unfamiliar country, miles away from his home. Despite what has
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