Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night Sequel Proposal
Night is an account of the Holocaust and persecution of the Jewish people, written by Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel wrote, “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky” (Night). Remembering the events of the Holocaust and the atrocities that occurred are a major theme of the book . The events of the Holocaust were unforgettable to Elie Wiesel and even on the first day, he saw children being burned. Throughout the book this is not the only atrocity that he saw.
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It would compare the conditions in the camp to the conditions at the Nazi concentration camps. While these internment camps were far from the atrocities of the concentration camps, it is important they are known to readers. Throughout Night, there are many references to hope that the Americans would rescue them, so a sequel would help to describe the events in the US during the war. The topics, themes, and plot of the sequel would supplement the information in Night and show what happened in the United States during World War II
In the 30 's and 40’s, there was not the same technology as there is now, so some things were different in regards to spread of information. Most news was heard on the radio or newspaper, but most Japanese immigrants were poor and could not get a newspaper subscription. It often times took a few weeks for news to get across the world. Due to this old technology, many of these atrocities were unheard of by some average citizens in the United States. For this reason, some Americans saw no reason for the US to get involved because war had not been declared on the US.Soon after the news started spreading around, Japan launched a kamikaze attack on Pearl Harbor in the US military base in Hawaii. This caused many Americans to want the military to end the war. Another fact that caused this change was the axis declared war against the US. Japanese people became worried that persecution or deportation of Japanese was possible. Immediately

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