The Night and Fugitive: Two Impressive Books

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At the beginning of 19th century, the form of anti-Semitism becomes more serious. Germanys seems to isolate and eliminate Jews. When the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, comes to power in Germany in 1933, it wants to set up the Perfect Nazi state. The Nazi wants to stamp out any opposition to their rule, so they set up a system of camps, for instance, concentration camps, death camps for holding people that they see as “undesirable”. Lots of those “undesirable” people are Jews. From 1933 to 1945, about six million Jews are murdered and it is called the Holocaust. The Holocaust is the greatest single case of mass murder in history and is difficult to ignore. After World War II, survivors of the Holocaust tell their…show more content…
Faith is the strongest support. Life is full of ups and down, people cannot change the world but they can, hold onto their faith to be able to go through the bad times. As a young boy Elie is a devout Jew and only lives with God. He is taught that God is everywhere in the world, that nothing exists without God. After Elie experiences how Jews are exterminate inhumanly by Nazis, he losses confidence of God. “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke…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” (Wiesel 34). This famous quote reflects that Elie’s faith is destroyed. He wants to know why the merciful God could just stand beside to look those horrible behaviors to his people. But soon he returns back to his faith. “Behind me, I heard the same man asking: Where is God now? And I heard a voice within me answer him: ... Here He is—He is hanging here on this gallows” (Wiesel 65). When his sick and would die in any moment, Elie prays to God. God always stays inside Elie’s heart and she forces him to go forward, to sweep a road through the thistles and thorns. In addition, religion gathers people together. Elie comes from a deeply religious Jewish

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