The Failure Of Sighet Jews Essay

2242 WordsSep 18, 20169 Pages
Describe the failure of Sighet Jews to anticipate Nazi terrorism. The Jews of Sighet were of disproving failure to anticipate Nazi terrorism in reason of two factors: disbelief by doubt and ignorant fear within themselves and their community of Hitler’s extermination strategy. In Night, the author introduces his life as a teenager and his relations with Moshe the Beadle, a shtibl who would joyfully about the Kabbalah and its mysterious revelations and guide him into studying such esoteric tradition, but then drone endlessly about his abhorrent experience of being imprisoned as a deportee. Unfortunately, no matter how much he spoke of it, his words became dust as they left his mouth and had blown in “A calming, reassuring wind” (Wiesel, 6). The people of Sighet bypassed Moshe’s warning signal simply by not taking him seriously, and Wiesel verifies this expression in page 7, presuming how everyone “refused to believe his tales” and “...to listen,” which led them in believing that that “he wanted their pity...was imagining things…” and “had gone mad”. This doubt provoked the inconvenience of Moshe’s hopes to inform his people as a preliminary to an impending event. Wiesel later notes about the ignorant temper that everyone, including himself, showed towards Hitler’s upcoming massacre; they felt that they were “in the abstract” and “The Germans...[would only] stay in Budapest...For strategic...political reasons” (8). Citizens of the city facaded their apprehension of this
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