Night Essay

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World War II and the diseased mind of Hitler were the factors the led to the Genocide. People who were not the superior race in Hitler’s opinion did not deserve to live. Jews were the target of the extermination. To establish his plan Hitler created Concentration Camps, where people were forced to work. Those that were considered useless became fuel for the gas chambers and crematory. Hitler’s long term goal was to wipe out all the Jews. In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, the author retells the unforgettable hardship and suffering that he goes through while he is in the concentration camps. In this novel, Elie helps us realize and visualize the brutality and madness of the camps and SS officers. His struggle for survival and the horror …show more content…
At the end Elie, his father, and other prisoners are moved to a different concentration camp, called Buchenwald. They have to travel in the bitter cold, which prevented many people from reaching the planned destination. The snow became their eternal resting place. Fortunately Elie and his father survived, or was it unfortunate? If they gave up death would become their way of escaping. When they finally reach Buchenwald Elie’s father becomes very sick and develops a disease called dysentery, which is an infection of the lower abdominal track producing pain. Even at this time Elie stays by him, but he discovers for himself it’s very hard to keep himself and his father alive. “ I gave him what was left of my soup. But it was with a heavy heart. I felt that I was giving it up against my will”. He himself is very hungry, but he manages to share the food with his ill father. “ Invalids were allowed to stay in the block. So I would be an invalid myself. I would not leave my father” Eliezer’s fear however prevents him from helping his father when the SS officer violently stroked him on the head. Even thoug he loved his father with all his heart he also found him a big burden, he became relived when his father died on January 29. When he learned of his fathers death those were the thoughts that occupied his mind,” I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I had no more tears. And, in depth of my conscious, could I have searched

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