Night By Elie Wiesel Analysis

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Although a lot of people have heard of the horrors experienced by the Jews during their forced imprisonment in the concentration camps of the Nazi Germans, there are a still a lot more people who doubt that such horrible acts or abominations were ever committed against any race. Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, in his autobiography, Night, shares his experiences of life in the Nazi German concentrations camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Wiesel, as a 13-year-old teenager who grew up in the Jewish community of Sighet, Transylvania, was a very religious young man who was ready to dedicate his life to the service of God. But as the war began and as he witnessed his family and friends being brutally maltreated and murdered by the Nazi Germans, he started to doubt the existence of a merciful, kind and loving God. One of the major themes of Elie Wiesel’s Night is the struggle encountered by the Jewish people as they try to maintain some form of their humanity in the concentration camps. In order to accomplish such an audacious task, the Jewish people turned to God in prayer and also tried to protect as many of their family and friends as possible from ruthless and brutal death in the concentration camps. But at the same time, the Nazi Germans were also driving to degrade and strip away the humanity of the Jewish inmates by treating them as animals to be slaughtered. The Nazi Germans had many weapons and tactics at their disposal to help them strip away the humanity of
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