Elie Wiesel Reflection

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“I forgive you. Not for you, but for me. Because like chains shackling me to the past I will no longer pollute my heart with bitterness, fear, distrust or anger. I forgive you because hate is just another way of holding on, and you don’t belong here anymore.”-Beau Taplin. Elie Wiesel, author of Night and survivor of the Holocaust, he tells all in his memoir, Night. In his memoir, he expresses his true feelings while living through the Holocaust. Wiesel forgive the ones who tortured and killed his family and millions of others, but he wrote his memoir to specifically let future generations remember what happen to 11 million people. In addition, Wiesel wrote Night to speak for the remembrance of the ones who died. Wiesel was a child, when …show more content…
Moishe the Beadle, was a man who lived in the same village as Wiesel and his family and he was also a Jew, luckily he escaped the camp he was in but came back for one reason, to warn the others, but no one believed. He told everyone what occured, how they were treated and the brutality of the ways they were being killed ( 6-7). Moreover, no one believed him, even Wiesel himself, no one listened, but no one knew the irony that this was all true. Wiesel and his family had multiple chances to escape, yet they never took it. His family had enough money to escape and they could have left the ghetto at any moment, they even had a chance the night they left to the camp. “The verdict was already out-and the Jews were still smiling” (10). The irony in the events that was in front of them could have many of there lived all they did was to ignore it, but all the did was to let it hurt them more. In Auschwitz, Elie and his father could have stayed in the infirmary and been saved but Elie decided to leave to Buchenwald. Them leaving was one of the worst mistakes, even though they didn’t what waited for them, they should have stayed but his fate was against him. “ After the war, I learned the fate of those who remained at the infirmary. They were, quite simply, liberated by the Russians, two days after the evacuation”(82). The irony in the events that could have saved …show more content…
It will be important to history and to express it because if we do not we will forget. Therefore, the reason why Elie Wiesel wrote his memoir, Night, to express the lifetime effect of the Holocaust and his fate. Elie’s fate was challenged by the events, it created the plot and the character of Elie after the Holocaust and the events where ironic. It is important to learn about other people experiences to learn from it. It is crucial to learn about the Holocaust and how it affected people. Elie Wiesel’s memoir is highly important to learn about his experience in the Holocaust and how it changed his life in many ways. After everything Elie went through he came out a change person, he never thought about vengeance but to move on for himself and his future. The quote Forgiveness by Beau Taplin connect to the effect of the Holocaust on Elie’s life, he moved on for himself , yet many people cannot forgive they continue to hurt

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