Night, By Elie Wiesel Essay

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In the memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel displays all the tragic experiences that his family along with himself had to endure during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a mass genocide of Jews; however it was not only a genocide because for those that survived it also was the most demoralizing and dehumanizing experience for the Jewish community to undergo. Elie’s memoir captures how Jews beliefs changed from asking questions to God to questioning their belief in God and he also demonstrated the Nazis inhumane treatment towards the Jewish people. Elie and his family endured the most demoralizing event in history which was the Holocaust and throughout the memoir Elie’s faith in God is tested because the disturbing and heart wrenching experiences of the Holocaust changes a Jews belief. Jews at first had strong beliefs in a higher power. For example, in the memoir Night in the beginning of the story Elie lives out normal days such as him praying every day, and his Dad being an important figure to the church. When Elie displays this in his memoir it is to set up a foundation to see that he and his family are very religious people, which highly relied on God to help them and answer their questions. This foundation is important because it allows for the people to be able to see the transition of the faith in God through the crushing experience like the Holocaust. The next step in the dwindling faith in God during this demoralizing experience is the doubting of God. The Jews thought

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