Man's Darkest Hour

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Man’s Darkest Hour

The holocaust can be defined as one of man’s darkest periods. The Holocaust forever changed the lives of many. Those that endured and survived have many shocking stories to tell. Many survivors are too horrified to tell their story because their experiences are too appalling to express in words. Eli Wiesel overcomes this fear by publicly relaying his survival of the Holocaust in his book called Night, his moving and powerful story, touches the hearts of many and teaches his readers a great lesson. He teaches that in a short span of time, the ways of the world can change for the worst. Eli shows readers which beliefs were instrumental to his survival during the Holocaust. He wants to make sure that if the world didn't learn anything from hearing about the atrocities of the Holocaust, maybe they'll be able to learn something from Eli's own personal experience. Acts carried out by the Nazi party to forcefully remove all "inferior" people including those of the Jewish faith were more than inhuman and malicious. Those in the concentration camps were deprived of nourishment, sleep, family, and most of all, hope and faith. In Eli’s book as well as real interviews from survivors from the Holocaust, readers will be able to decipher how survival can be defined in relation to the Holocaust. The most influential beliefs that were instrumental in helping these survivors survive the holocaust was their dedication to god, their will to survive, belief in family
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