The Night By Elie Wiesel

1636 Words Apr 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Elie Wiesel 's Night chronicles his experience surviving in a concentration camp. He, along with every other Jew in his town, and many more throughout Europe, were sent to concentration camps for no fault of their own. Hitler, the fascist dictator of Germany and most of Europe, hated them because of their religion. He considered them a separate, inferior race and created the concentration camps to kill them all. Elie lost his mother, little sister, father, and nearly everyone he knew to these factories of death.
I enjoyed reading Night because of how brutally honest Elie was, as well of the significance of this book. The actual experience of reading this, hearing about starvation, brutality, and watching everyone you love suffer, is something not even the most masochistic can enjoy. However, this book is something everyone should read. We all need to face the reality of the Holocaust, and this book forces the reader to confront it, in cold and sparse prose.
There many intensely emotional scenes in the book. One that stands out to me is the brief fleeting glimpse Elie catches of his sister’s face, just before she is taken to die in a gas chamber. (Wiesel, page 29) The scene in real life lasted perhaps only a second, but it is heartbreaking to read. It will be the last time he ever sees her or his mother. Elie has no idea what is happening, or that this will be the last time he sees his mother or sister ever again. Although tht enetire book is filled with scenes of horror,…

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