Eliezer Wiesel 's Novel, Night, By Elie Wiesel Essay

1327 Words Nov 18th, 2015 6 Pages
In time of war and catastrophe, there exist only two types of people; those who survive and those who die. In Eliezer Wiesel’s autobiographical novel , Night, Elie expresses his own horrific experience during the Holocaust. Jews who inhabited in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania were forced to relocate to labor camps in Nazi Germany. At the age of 15, Eliezer Wiesel experienced the terror of the Nazis death camps. In the spring of 1944, the Jews remain calm, believing that no harm will come their way, despite the fact that the Fascist come into power in Hungary. That is until the Germans invaded Hungary and arrive at Sighet. The Germans seem friendly which keeps the Jews at ease. The Jews then were not allowed to leave their homes and forced to give up their most prized valuable. Afterwards the Jews are required to wear a yellow star to be easily identified as a Jew. Shortly after, two ghettos are set up and the Jews are relocated by the Nazis, however, Wiesel was able to stay in his own home due to his house being located in the ghetto. Eliezer’s father soon learns that all Jews must be relocated to an unknown places when he is summoned to a meeting of the Jewish council. All the Jews have false hopes and see the relocations as a holiday or vacation. This is where it all began, the mass murder of six million Jews and constant torture of those who survived. Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Romania. He grew up with three sisters named Hilda, Beatrice,…

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