Themes In Night By Elie Wiesel

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The book, Night, written by Elie Wiesel, is about the Holocaust. The Holocaust took place in Europe but specifically in Germany, between the 1930s and 1940s. Adolf HItler was the leader of that time. The Nazi party and Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate all jews, because they believed jews were the reason they lost WW1. They also believed in anti-semitism. They murdered over six million jews, but before the Holocaust was over, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. Elie Wiesel was a survivor of the Holocaust. Wiesel was from Sighet. He tells about his journey through the book. Wiesel also talks and gives details of his experiences, when he was in the concentration camps. This book gives many examples of some political issues during this tragic time. Jews were discriminated during this time. They were treated unfairly. An example of how they were treated is from the book, “every jew had to wear a yellow star.” ( Wiesel, 11) They wore this because the Nazis wanted to single them out because of who they were. When they were in concentration camps, the prisoners had to shave their head bald and dress in rags. “ He ultimate affront to their identity was replacing of every prisoner’s name with a number.” ( The Guardian) Their own identities were taken away. “Hitler’s racial notions were implemented by measures that increasingly excluded jews from German society.” ( Holocaust Denial) Adolf HItler and the Nazi party were anti-semitic toward jews. That means
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