Terrorized By The Enemy In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Terrorized by the Enemy Hitler, a German, viewed Jews as his enemies because he believed that the Jews were the cause of the first World War, which killed over 100,000 Germans. From the time period of 1933-1945, the Jewish community experienced massive genocide from the attack of the Nazis that were in favor of Hitler. In the novel Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie’s experience in Auschwitz changes his mindset because the German culture influences him to question his belief of the Jewish religion through torturous beatings creating mental scars.
The sanctifying of God during a time of war and horror enables Elie to question if he openly believes in Judaism, as if he would be murdered for believing in God and not following the footsteps of Hitler.
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For example, Elie stated that he “...had ceased to pray. I concurred with Job! I was not denying His existence, but I doubted His absolute justice.” (45). Elie’s faith in God displays that he has major doubt about the reasoning and significance about why him and his father were suffering through this disastrous event. He states that he “ceased to pray”, which demonstrates how he does not care to keep up with his morals through a time of despair and injustice. It is not that Elie doubted the existence of God, he just doubted that God had healthy intentions of this event and that the millions of Jews were being “punished” for the previous years that they were not at fault for. Later in the novel, Elie further explains why he felt insecure and skeptic about the reasoning behind this cataclysmic event. “Why, but why would I bless Him? Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death. How could I say to Him: Blessed by Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us among all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch us as our fathers, our mothers, our brothers end up in the furnaces?” (67). Elie genuinely vents about the way he thinks about God, the way he despises and feels misguided by the Almighty who is supposed to lead his followers to a place where chaos will no longer be available. To a place where millions are supposed to feel safe and secure, while also enabling to put their faith and loyalty to someone who will guide them to adventures in life that will not be treacherous. But, He requires that his followers must put faith in Him and are able to die for their optimism in
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