The Holocaust Of Night By Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel wrote this non-fiction book to alert his audience of his and his families experiences in the Holocaust and what they went through. He notes his journey through chronological events using extreme description. He accomplished this purpose by detailing every little thing that he experienced and that the people around him experienced. The central thesis of Night by Elie Wiesel is that a hostile and insensitive environment and world can cause even the strongest person to lose faith and identity. His thesis is clearly stated when he says, “ Never shall I forget that night, that first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed...Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.”(pg.32) This thesis is related to the purpose because since Wiesel is a holocaust survivor, it showcases the horrors of the Holocaust and the effects it had on the surviving victims. The subject of Night is important to the study of U.S history because it occurred in a period of time that will never be forgotten and that impacted every part of the world. The effects of the Holocaust are still present today and the actual event is still researched and taken into account to prevent such an unspeakable event from ever recurring. Wiesel notes one of America’s parts in the Holocaust when
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