Elie Wiesel Night

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From the beginning of Elie Wiesel’s life in 1928 to the very end in 2016, Wiesel has had an extremely up and down life but the lowest of lows any person could ever endure was WWII. But it got worse when he was placed in the most arguable worst Nazi deaths camps ever; Auschwitz. When Elie was growing up as a Jewish boy in Sighet, Transylvania (present day Romania), he was very religious on his own without the support of his family. He studied Cabbala on his own but his faith wasn’t present through his journey of hell.
When Elie was fifteen years old in the year 1944 when German troops had first entered Hungarian Territory, soon they would invade the Jewish community were the Wiesel family lived. Elie would regularly visit the synagogue in his
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He left all his religious views and beliefs with his mother and younger sister who weathered and burned away in the hands of the devil himself. “. . . Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never.” (Page 43) This quote explains how Elie no longer had faith in the God he worship and lived through daily. Elie’s faith was the biggest change in himself other than the loss of his family, on page 71, the prisoners watch as a young boy is hanged for his crimes against the Nazis. As the boy slowly dies so does Elie's childhood and innocence. Before his imprisonment, Ellie would never have thought of questioning his God but, now his faith is irreparably shaken, he slowly becomes a new person. “‘Where is God? Where is He?’ Someone behind me asked. . . For more than an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed. Behind me, I heard the same man asking: ‘Where is God now?’ And I heard a voice within me answer him: ‘Where is He? He is-He is hanging here on this gallows. . . “ Elie’s God is essentially that boy, slowly dying but fighting for a chance of live, but still dead to

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