Reflections On Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night is a memoir written by Elie Wiesel in which he writes about the journey of his life from living in a small town of Sighet to living in concentration camp. Some of the key events that Elie Wiesel documents in Night in order to show the horrors he experienced during the holocaust were loss of his innocence; the change in him overtime; and the reason for him to write this book. The author writes about his loss of innocence after having a horror experience during the holocaust. The entire population of Jewish at his town were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp after the Nazis attacked his hometown. In the camp the author began to lose his innocence when his family was separated. The author states that “In a fraction of second I could see my mother, my sisters, move to the right. I saw them walking farther and farther away” (29). Wiesel did not know if he would see his mother and sisters again. Instead he held his father’s hand because he knew that was all he had after the loss of more than half of his family. Wiesel’s writes about the horror of change in his attitude over time. At the end of the book he has…show more content…
He wrote this book because he was the one of the fortune survivors. He did not want the tragedy to get forgotten by the world. He wrote Night to show how destructive a human can be to our humanity. Wiesel wanted to make sure that the world should not forget the loss of his family, other Jews who did not in the concentration camps. Also, He wrote this book to prevent this tragedy from repeating itself in future. As he mentioned in his speech that “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim, silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” (118). He meant that we all should take sides to help others in situation like prejudice instead of remaining silent, because the silent never helps the

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