The Destruction Of The Holocaust

1203 Words May 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Six million jews. Six million innocent men, women and children. Emerging from the ashes and corpses, one man had the intention of preserving this tragedy, yet at the same time preventing it. Elie Wiesel’s fulfilled his purpose of showing the heinous crimes of the Holocaust through the change of characterization of Elie before, during and after the events of Wiesel 's 1940 memoir-Night. The Holocaust is remembered as a stain on history, where a massive genocide occurred. but we must also recognize the souls and personalities that were killed and burned. Wiesel trembling hands picked up these ashes, personifying their ebony remains into a young child-Elie.

For every soul that suffered during the Holocaust, there was a backstory. Backstories of rich and poor, young and old, male and female origins. For Elie, his backstory was focused around Judaism. Elie’s former life connects with readers by comparing how he was before the Holocaust-this connection further teaches readers about how vicious the Final Solution was.
At the age of twelve, young Elie is not your average boy. Elie has already dedicated his short life on earth to God. On page one of Night, Wiesel writes: “I was twelve. I believed profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple.” The Talmud is a sacred text of Judaism and the destruction of the temple refers to the romans demolishing the first sacred Temple. For me, I find this…

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