The Death Of Elie Wiesel

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This picture I chose is a pile of dead bodies to represent the death to the symbol God. The reason I chose this picture is because Elie had witnessed a lot of cruel things at a young age. He had worshiped God so much and had trust and love for Him, but it was all shattered from his experiences. His experience of close death was: “They brought a crate. “Lie down on it! On your belly!" I obeyed. I no longer felt anything except the lashes of the whip. "One! Two!… "He was counting. He took his time between lashes. Only the first really hurt.” (Eliezer,57) This quote shows that he was almost beaten to death. When Elie said the first one only hurts, you can tell that he was becoming unconscious in the process of almost dying. Another encounter was what Moishe had experienced. What he told told to Elie was devastating. “The Jews were ordered to get off and onto waiting trucks. The trucks headed toward a forest. There everybody was ordered to get out. They were forced to dig huge trenches. When they had finished their work, the men from the Gestapo began theirs. Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks. Infants were tossed into the air and used as targets for the machine guns. This took place in the Galician forest, near Kolomay. (Eliezer,6) These Jews were digging up their own graves without knowing what is going to happen to them, unfortunatly they end up dying and forgotten. Until the end Elie
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