Night By Elie Wiesel Analysis

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Elizabeth Elie Wiesel; a father, an author, and a survivor of one of history's most horrific plagues of dehumanization against a race of people. During World War II, Adolf Hitler leads a movement that robbed the Jewish people of everything they had, beginning with personal belongings and ending with their humanity. The infamous and brilliant German icon rose to power with this bloodthirsty mission, and he nearly succeeded. Where does a person begin when considering the terrors committed in his name, the blood on his hands; do we start with the dead, the genocide, or do we name the survivors? Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’ stands as a beacon, shining this unbelievable light on the atrocities suffered throughout the Holocaust. Within the confining concentration camps, the Jewish people were beaten, broken, and shown what humanity is truly capable of. When an entire race became the country’s scapegoats, they lost so much more than just their humanity, their identity was stolen when the tattoos stained their skin. In the beginning of the end, the Jewish people were mandated by the Germans to wear the yellow Star of David with the intention of humiliation and separation from the world. This 'branding' technique served to be the first motion in a calculated and devastating plan to obliterate an entire group of people, complete figurative isolation. Wiesel’s father states, “The yellow star? Oh well, what of it? You don’t die of it…” While his father was confident that wearing the star
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