Wiesel Night Quotes

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Night Character essay Those who have managed to live through the unimaginable and inexpressible event known as the Holocaust are very unfortunate. When asked, most Holocaust survivors will say they survived because of luck however that was not the case with Eliezer Wiesel. Ellie survival was based on his traits. He was a young Jewish boy, who was not well nourished he was delicate and weak, he was living in a small town on the border of Hungary. No one thought that the German army would go that far. “The Russian army’s making gigantic strides forward... Hitler won’t be able to do us any harm.” (Wiesel 6) Ellie suffered from inhumane and unacceptable handling, beatings, sickness and deprivation thought his time in concentration camps. He…show more content…
In spite Eliezer and his sister were offered a way out to escape by his previous maid, they did not accept the offer as family always stick together instead they took a correct, decisive action and for that reason they survived the first part of the perturbation of the situation they were in. “I’m too old my son, I’m too old to start a new life. I’m too old to start from scratch again in a country so far away.” (Wiesel 6) As a family they stuck together and followed their instinct until their arrival at Auschwitz , Elie and his sister made the right decision even though no one was there to advise them. When they were taken to Auschwitz a person told them not to conceal their real age, so when the SS officer questioned their age the father mentioned that he was 40, while he was actually 50, and Eliezer mentioned that he was 18,but he was actually 15. “Didn’t you know what was in store for you at Auschwitz? Haven’t you hear about it? In 1944?” (Wiesel 30) He also had to take correct, decisive actions because they had to lie about their age so they can stay together during the time they were in the hell city, the worst concentration camp of all time. However they split up the men and women. “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…show more content…
At the end of his last couple of days at Auschwitz, a family member called Stein came looking for Eliezer and his father. He was hoping to hear good news about the survival of his wife. “Yes my mother had news from your family, Reziel is very well. The children too” [Wisel 41] Eliezer was counting his blessings. Elie never knew he had a cousin in fact he had no idea he had any family in Auschwitz. What goes around comes around, Elie’s father always gave him hope to continue living and Elie forthwith did the same thing to this so called “cousin” . Meanwhile Elie also gives himself a reason to continue surviving through the most horrific years of his life. This is how survivors become rescuers instead of victims, there is always others they are helping instead of

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