Analysis Of The Book Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

1763 Words Nov 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Elie Wiesel was a Romanian American born Jew, who was an activist, professor but, is most famous for his writing. He was imprisoned by the Nazis during the holocaust and survived the ordeal. He later went on to write a historical fiction book based upon his experiences in the concentration camps. The book night follows the writer a boy, Eliezer and his dad during the war. In the beginning the family starts in a quiet village in Romania around 1944. The village becomes under Nazi control and him and his family are forced into cattle cars and taken west to Auschwitz. They move to another concentration camp Buna, where they spend the majority of their time. Here between the rags and the measly food rations they struggle everyday to keep their health and strength. The savagery of the SS officers is made very clear as they have no regard for the Jews. A key point of this in the book is when a thirteen year old boy is hung and slowly dies before the main charters eyes. Around the beginning of 1945 the Russian bring the front closer to the camp. The Nazis force evacuation. Eliezer is sick during this and has a choice. Stay and risk being killed or marching with the rest of the party. He leaves. Not only is it brutal marching during the heart of winter, but the Nazis kill anyone who is falling behind. After three days of rigorous marching they arrive at another camp; Buchenwald. Eliezer tries to nurse his dad who has contracted dysentery back to health. In the end the…

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