Analysis Of The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

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Systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of over 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime. That is the Holocaust. Many people survived to tell their stories of suffering and torture. One of the most prominent survivors was Elie Wiesel. The book Night was written by Elie Wiesel. The book is about Elie and his family in the 1940s who were sent to concentration camps by the German Nazis. The mother and youngest daughter were sent to the gas chamber as soon as they arrived. Elie and his father were stripped of their belongings and sent to work or die. They had to struggle to survive everyday. Near the end of the book Elie’s father is taken from his bunk in the night and killed by Nazi soldiers. While writing the book Elie goes …show more content…
Early in the book they were being tortured and beaten everyday. For example, “The Kapos were beating us again, but I no longer felt the pain. A glacial wind was enveloping us. We were naked, holding our shoes and belts.” As you can see they had to struggle everyday to survive. They lived day by day because they didn’t know if they would make it to the next day. Another point in which they realized what this whole thing was is on page 39, “Here, you must work. If you don’t you will go straight to the chimney. To the crematorium. Work or crematorium-the choice is yours.” At that point in the story Elie realized that he is about to have to fight for survival. It is a turning point in the story for everyone because they are entering into literally hell on Earth. The next sentence is later in the book when they are marching to another camp because the other one was overtaken by the Red Army. At this point in the marching Elie finds an old building to rest in, and Elie can’t sleep. “I stretched out and tried to sleep, to doze a little, but in vain. God knows what I would have given to be able to sleep a few moments. But deep inside, I knew that sleep meant to die. And something in me rebelled against that death.” Elie in that part of the book found the courage to live. For his dad, his mom, and for Hitler. For Hitler because he promised to annihilate all Jews. He survived for Hitler to show him that through all the pain and …show more content…
There were many more who died. Over 6 million Jews died during that time. Everyone in Elie’s family died in the holocaust except him. “If I survived, it must be for some reason. I must do something with my life. It is too serious to play games with anymore, because in my place, someone else could have been saved. And so I speak for that person. On the other hand I know I can’t.” He is saying that he survived so that he can speak out for the people who died. “Mr.President, I’ve seen children, I have seen children being thrown into flames--alive! Words, they never die on my lips. So I have learned, I have learned, I have learned the fragility of the human condition.” When Elie had first gotten to Auschwitz they were marching and they saw Nazi soldiers throwing Jewish children into the flames. At that point he realized how most all of the children had no chance of survival. They never had a chance at life. “At the age of 15, Wiesel and his entire family were sent to Auschwitz as part of the holocaust, which took the lives of more than 1 millions Jews.” Only 11 percent of the people sent to Auschwitz survived. That means about 1 out of every 10 people survived. Elie never wasted his survival. He spoke out for all the people that didn’t

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