Summary Of ' Night ' By Elie Wiesel

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A Loss in Faith, Ever Found? Night, written by Elie Wiesel, tells the terrifying experience in the concentration camps that many Jews were imprisoned in during World War II. Throughout most of the novel, Elie Wiesel tells about how many prisoners, including himself, lost faith in God. During the Holocaust many groups of people, especially Jews, were taken to concentrations camps and treated in the most inhumane way. Many were taken away from their homes, and lost everything that was once their own. In order to survive, many Jews encountered such brutal difficulties. They were worked to death, starved to death, killed, and all because they were Jews. Upon being taken away, many were unaware with what was happening outside their own homes.…show more content…
“I looked at my house in which I had spent years seeking my God, fasting to hasten the coming of the Messiah, imagining what my life would be like later. Yet I felt little sadness. My mind was empty” (Wiesal, 19). This shows that although his faith has not completely “rebelled” against him, upon leaving his home to the concentration camp there are a few religious aspects, including the synagogue that Ellie would go to, gone. Along with that, his home and some of his morality may be gone. Though the state and situation Elie is in right now has not entirely hurt his belief in his religion, later on it is clear. As readers, this opposition in faith is seen chapters into the novel when Elie first arrives at Auschwitz. Auschwitz was, if not, the largest concentration camp established by the Nazis during their regime. When Elie arrives he and his family are immediately separated by female/children to the right, and males to the left. Afterward, a fellow prisoner tells Elie and his father about the crematory which immediately triggers negative thoughts for Elie. The prisoners are then ordered to march toward the pits which children and adults are burned. Both Elie and his father began reciting prayers of the dead along with others who were reciting. At this point while they continued to march Elie has his first moment of loss in faith with God. “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and

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