Essay on Father And Son Relationship Of Night By Elie Wiesel

1782 Words Nov 10th, 2015 8 Pages
Father and Son Relationship In Night By the time Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel was sixteen, he had witnessed the worst evils that humanity has ever had to offer, the Nazi Regime and The Holocaust. A dark time in history that had killed God in the eyes of over six million Jewish men, women, and children. Certainly the death of a god is enough to shake a boy to his core, but the death of a father is enough to shatter him. Wiesel records how he was forced to endure these events, and so much more in his memoir Night. Elie Wiesel was deported from his home as a youth and shipped to the death camp that has become infamous throughout generations for its cruelty, Auschwitz. Shortly after arrival, Wiesel was stripped of nearly everything including his valuables, clothes, and even his hair. Yet, there was one thing he was able to keep: his father. This was a gift that Wiesel would hold as tightly as he could, while others around him would soon abandon their loved ones, Wiesel would find that keeping his close was the key to keeping his humanity. Before Elie Wiesel’s innocence had been eradicated, he lived in Sighet, a small village in Transylvania. Here, his father was a well-known and well-respected man, who had ties to both the local Jewish council, as well as the Hungarian police force. Wiesel describes him in his memoir;”My father was a cultured, rather unsentimental man There was never any display of emotion, even at home He was more concerned with others than with his own…

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