Why is the Holocaust Still Relevant Today in Wiesel's Night Essay

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The Holocaust is over and has been for about sixty years, so why are we still talking about it? Why is it still relevant in our world today? The world should have learned from its mistakes, but the sad part is that we did not. No, Hitler is no longer killing millions of innocent men, women, and children, but we are still just still just as cruel only in different ways. Night is Elie Wiesel’s factual account of his experiences in the holocaust. He brings us to a world in which not many people want to go. He tells us the true story of what really happened in Nazi concentration camps. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor chooses to tell his story and begins to teach an entire generation the dangers of ignorance and hatred. Just by telling …show more content…
Wiesel wants to show people how awful these camps were and how basically the whole world new about it, but they did not do anything to stop it because it was not them who it was happening to, so they did not think that it was a problem. You might wonder how the deaths of eleven million people could go unnoticed and why no one spoke up. This proves the ignorance of others. People knew what was going on, they just chose not to do anything about it because it was not happening to them. “First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communist and I did not speak out- because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionist and I did not speak out- because I was no not a trade unionist. Then they came for me- and by then there was no one left to speak out for me” (Poem Pastor Niemoller). This poem proves that no one spoke out for others because it was not them who it was happening to. Wiesel wants to educated people so they will not only care about them selves, but they will care enough other people to stop the hatred that might be happening to others. He wants to show people that if it were you, then you would hope that someone would speak out for you and maybe make a difference. We should now understand why Wiesel wrote Night. He does not want this to ever happen again. He does not want anyone to go through the brutality that he and many others had to go through. We