Summary Of Speech To The People Of Auschwitz By Elie Wiesel

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In Elie Wiesel’s speech to the people of Auschwitz he states “The killers, the victims died and the world was the world and everything else was going on, life as usual. In the towns nearby, what happened? In the land nearby, what happened? Life was going on where God’s creation was condemned to blasphemy by their killers and their accomplices.” In this statement Elie Wiesel talks about how the men and women in Auschwitz where being killed, and life as usual was going on in the nearby towns. However, he didn’t know for sure if that was truly was going on outside the gates of Auschwitz. This being said, I think that even though the nearby towns knew what was going on, they probably wanted to help, but didn’t because they might be taken in…show more content…
For example, in the first stanza Burch states “Something inescapable is lost- lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight…” This line of figurative language and other lines like this help the reader to remember the children who died, because he is able to compare losing a child like that to something the reader might relate to. If a reader where to read this line and be able to comprehend what it may feel or look like to lose a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, then the reader might understand what it was like to lose children to the holocaust more than they had. In conclusion, I think that Michael R. Burch using figurative language throughout his poem was very helpful for the reader, and him to compare losing children to the holocaust. “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a great story that comes straight from the journal written by a young girl named Anne Frank. “The Diary of Anne Frank” has multiple themes demonstrated throughout the book. However, the most common theme is Good vs. Evil. For example, society during World War II was very much looked on as good vs. evil. You had the Germans, and you had the prisoners. The eight people hiding in the small annex from the Germans were also demonstrated as going through good and evil times. Finally, Anne is a young girl that just wants to have a normal life. Having that dream, but not being able to chase it has had a really

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