The Holocaust Described in Night by Ellie Wiesel Essay

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Who was Elie Wiesel? Elie Wiesel is a famous Holocaust survivor, a political activist, professor, and a novelist. He is the recipient of many different accomplishments and achievements throughout his life. He is most known for his novel Night, which is about his survival during the Holocaust. Elie was born on September 30, 1928; he lived in Sighet, Transylvania that is now present-day Romania. When Ellie was 15 he was transferred to Auschwitz along with his younger sister, his mom, and his father. He was one of two sons and the oldest of four children; he was an average boy growing up and attended school. In 1944 his family was forced to leave their homes and were transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp. They …show more content…
Who was Elie Wiesel? Elie Wiesel is a famous Holocaust survivor, a political activist, professor, and a novelist. He is the recipient of many different accomplishments and achievements throughout his life. He is most known for his novel Night, which is about his survival during the Holocaust. Elie was born on September 30, 1928; he lived in Sighet, Transylvania that is now present-day Romania. When Ellie was 15 he was transferred to Auschwitz along with his younger sister, his mom, and his father. He was one of two sons and the oldest of four children; he was an average boy growing up and attended school. In 1944 his family was forced to leave their homes and were transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp. They were sent there because the Nazi’s wanting all the Jews, people that were not 100% German, Homosexuals, and Gypsies were to be put in concentration camps. The daughter and her mother went right which ended up being the gas chambers, and Elie and his father went left and were healthy enough to advance into working in the concentration camp. Elie and his father stayed together most of the time, the mother and daughter were killed by the gas chambers because mostly all women got killed by gas chambers due to not being strong enough to do hard labor. Elie worked very hard in order to show he was not weak and would allow him to live another day. After being in Auschwitz for a while, Elie and his father got transferred to Buchenwald concentration
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