`` Night `` By Elie Wiesel

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In his novella, Night, Elie Wiesel tells of his experience as a victim in multiple German concentration camps during the Holocaust of World War ll. The following passage illustrates a vivid moment during the struggle, the extent of human cruelty, "Something was being burned there. A truck drew close and unloaded its hold: small children. Babies! Yes, I did see this, with my own eyes. . . Children thrown into the flames" (32). As stated in the passage, Elie Wiesel is observing Jewish babies being thrown into a fire. The extent people will go through just to persecute another group can be an overwhelming aspect of war; furthermore, the extent of cruelty brought upon the poor souls was unjust. War is based off ideology, and when two forces clash, the extent of cruelty the opposing sides proceed in can be considered torture. Every war, though happens for a reason and bring a better change, is often gruesome. The Civil War broke America in two groups and, at the time, was the war with the most casualties and injured men. As the fight to preserve the Union progressed, so did a number of other areas. Seen in many photos, the treatment of captured troops and African Americans can be considered torture. The advanced technology produced through the Civil War assisted in increasing number of casualties. Fast forward 51 years, and the biggest battle the world has ever experienced is now in progress; furthermore, bringing along so of the most terrifying weapons of its time. Pain…

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