Night, By Elie Wiesel Essay

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Night is a first-hand account of life for Elie Wiesel as a young Jewish teenage boy living in Hungary and eventually sent to Auschwitz with his family. The moment his family exits the cattle car the horror of Auschwitz sets in. His mother and sisters become separated from him and his father immediately, their fate sealed. Elie stays with his father and right away a stranger is giving them tips on how to survive and stay together. Immediately told to lie about their ages, making Elie a little older, and his father a little younger. This lie may have been the only chance they had to stay together, so they follow the stranger’s advice and pass by the first peril and housed together.
According to the introduction Elie knew that one day the Holocaust and the time surrounding it would be judged, so he dedicated his life to informing people through books about these times. He wanted to make sure his first-hand account was heard and just maybe people could somehow through the language barrier and all get a glimpse of the brutality inside a concentration camp. Wiesel’s attempt with Night was to open people’s eyes to the inhumane murder of six million Jews and prevent it from ever happening again. Elie knew he could not just stay silent and bear witness to the holocaust but stand up and be a voice for the millions who suffered a very different fate.
Several themes are found throughout Night, and Elie’s faith is the main recurring theme throughout the book. His faith and God are in

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