Why Do We Need To Take Action In Night By Elie Wiesel

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In Night, memoirist Elie Wiesel shares his most personal memories of the Holocaust, which he experienced directly and during which he lost his family and many friends. On page eight, Wiesel accounts for the lack of initiative adults in his community took to protect themselves and their families against the Nazis. He states that they concerned themselves with “strategy, diplomacy, politics, and Zionism—but not with their own fate.” Elie Wiesel describes these distractions with resentment, and rightfully so. In Sighet, Wiesel shows many of the Jewish people downplaying the need to take action because they believe circumstances will improve. Wiesel believes that if the elders had taken precautions earlier on and prepared themselves, the tragedy
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