Night Reflection

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During the era of the Holocaust, racial tension grew; Jewish people were persecuted and forced to go to concentration camps. Discrimination against the Jewish became a problem throughout Europe. There were other groups that were also mistreated, for instance: disabled people and slavic people. The novel, Night, written by Elie Wiesel is based on true events as experienced through the personal lense of the author. Elie Wiesel was born on September 23, 1928 in Sighet Romania. He lived with his lovable parents and three sisters. He was considered a devoted Jewish person. His physical description was described as a normal human being; he wasn’t abnormal at all. Wiesel grew up during World War II. He witnessed people getting tortured, forced to camps, and burnt alive. In the intervening period of time, Wiesel and his family moved to Auschwitz to go to a concentration camp. Unfortunately, he and his father were separated from his mother, because men were separated from women and children. Wiesel arrived at Auschwitz in the dark, and he felt as if God have abandoned him in the darkness. Dejected, and a feeling of hopelessness. “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky. Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I

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